The Amazfit Band 7 and Xiaomi’s Mi Band 7 are great options for anyone looking for a fitness tracker on a budget. Here’s how they compare.
The Amazfit Band 7 is a new affordable fitness band, and its biggest competitor right now is the Xiaomi Mi Band 7. Xiaomi and Zepp Health are actually more partners than rivals. Zepp Health is Xiaomi’s preferred wearable development partner and this partnership has been around since the early days of the Mi Band.
In 2020, Zepp Health announced a three-year extension of its partnership with Xiaomi. In addition to helping Xiaomi develop its wearable products, the partnership will also see the two companies collaborate on the research and development of new technologies for wearable devices. This collaboration can be seen in some features common to both brands’ smartwatches and fitness trackers, one of which is Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI), a points-based metric that scores users based on their heart rate during workouts. activities.
The Amazfit Band 7 and Mi Band 7 are easily distinguished. Amazfit Band 7 has a rectangular screen while Mi Band 7 has a pill-shaped panel. Both have a polycarbonate casing, TPU straps and a 5ATM water resistance rating which makes them suitable for swimming. Zepp Health sells the Amazfit Band 7 in beige and black and provides replaceable bands in blue, green, orange and pink. In contrast, the Mi Band 7 is available in black, but buyers can purchase additional TPU straps available in up to 10 different colors, including camouflage and reflective options.
The Amazfit Band 7 has longer battery life
Amazfit Band 7 may seem like the biggest device but it is actually smaller than Mi Band 7. According to their dimensions, Mi Band 6 is longer but slimmer while Amazfit fitness tracker is shorter but wider. Amazfit’s fitness tracker features a 1.47-inch 198 x 368 AMOLED display while Xiaomi delivers its fitness tracker with a 1.62-inch 192 x 490 AMOLED display. Both devices are touch-operated and their screens are protected by tempered glass with an oleophobic coating.
Some of the common features of both wearables are all-day heart rate monitoring and all-day SpO2 level tracking. However, only the Amazfit Band 7 has all-day stress monitoring. Both wearables can also track sleep and menstrual cycles. In terms of fitness tracking, the Mi Band 7 supports 120 sports modes (the global version has 110 sports modes) with automatic detection for five. In contrast, the Amazfit Band 7 can track 120 different activities and has smart detection for four activities. Neither wearable has a GNSS chip to track exercise routes, but can connect to GPS on a paired smartphone.
The Amazfit Band 7 and Mi Band 7 have Bluetooth 5.2 and are compatible with Android and iOS devices. However, while Xiaomi’s fitness tracker will work with devices running Android 6.0 and later or iOS 10 or later, the Amazfit Band 7 supports devices running Android 7 and later or iOS 12 and later. Both fitness bands offer incredible battery life, but the Amazfit Band 7 comes out on top. Its 232 mAh battery can last up to 18 days in typical usage mode and up to 12 days in heavy usage mode. On the other hand, Xiaomi’s Mi Band 7 has a smaller 180mAh battery, but even with its larger screen it manages to last up to 14 days in typical usage mode and up to nine days in normal use. intensive use mode. It’s also worth mentioning that Amazfit’s fitness tracker integrates Alexa.
The Amazfit Band 7 and the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 are almost on par when it comes to features. Except for the built-in voice assistant, longer battery life and more sports modes on the Amazfit Band 7, there’s not much missing for those picking up the Mi Band. 7. However, price and availability are also factors to consider. Xiaomi doesn’t sell the Mi Band 7 in the US, but it’s available in the UK for £54.99 and in Europe for €50. The Amazfit Band 7 on the other hand is priced at $49.99 and is only available in the US for now.
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