Xiaomi Band 8 was officially released on April 18 this year. The regular version was sold for 239 yuan ($33), and the NFC version was sold for 279 yuan ($39). This new smart band now has a new update, version 1.4.178. This new update brings a couple of features including cycling supports automatic pause and start as well as support for the iOS battery widget. Previous firmware updates for the Xiaomi Band 8 have introduced various enhancements, such as NFC credit card feedback and optimizations for iOS mobile connection stability and callback experience. These updates have contributed to the overall improvement of the device’s performance and functionality.
To take advantage of the new features introduced in firmware version 1.4.178, iOS users can follow the steps to connect their Xiaomi Band 8 to their devices. The process involves using the Mi Fitness app to pair the band with the iOS device, enabling access to the new functionalities.
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Xiaomi Band 8 features
Xiaomi Band 8 comes with a 1.62-inch Tianma OLED runway-type display that supports 60Hz, 326PPI, and 600nit brightness. It adopts a runway-shaped design and has infinite automatic brightness adjustment. It also uses a quick-release structure and comes in two colours: “light gold” and “bright black”. The mid-frame colour matching also supports a new necklace form.
The strap is made of calfskin, and there is also a double-circle genuine leather wristband. This device has more than 200 built-in watch faces. It also supports more than 150 sports modes and has a new running bean mode. This new mode can not only monitor regular running data, but also provide 13 items such as cadence, stride-to-ground-to-air ratio, and landing impact force. Professional data and provide professional interpretation of various types of data. For the first time, the Xiaomi Band 8 supports the Mi Enjoy Center which can control a variety of Xiaomi smart devices. The charging of this device takes about 1 hour and typical usage scenarios are extended to 16 days. In Always-On-Display mode, it can last for 6 days.
The firmware version 1.4.178 upgrade for the Xiaomi Band 8 NFC version brings significant improvements. This includes support for the iOS power widget. This update enhances the device’s functionality and addresses user feedback regarding iOS integration. The major specs of the smart band are also discussed for those who are not conversant with the band.