- Jul 4, 2018
Mi Band 8 | Information
Some information about Mi Band 8, from my personal experience with it.
ApplicationMi Band 8 isn't made by Huami, so you must use Mi Fitness application with it.
Good points with Mi Fitness compared to Zepp Life, is application have a dark mode, and application work fine without have to enable location.
Then, about UI, it's personal opinion .
Codenames★ miwear.watch.m66: Mi Band 8 CN.
★ miwear.watch.m66dsn: Mi Band 8 CN Disney 100th Anniversary.
★ miwear.watch.m66gl: Mi Band 8 Global.
★ miwear.watch.m66gln: Mi Band 8 Global?.
★ miwear.watch.m66nfc: Mi Band 8 CN NFC.
★ miwear.watch.m66tc: Mi Band 8 ?.
There is possibility to enable Smart wake, and there is Snooze button when alarm ring, sadly there is no option to enable/disable Snooze.
★ Night Mode:
Night Mode option disappeared with Mi Band 8, instead there is Automatic Brightness option.
Until the Mi Band 7, there is notification icons stored in smartband Firmware/Resource and used for predefined applications. For other ones there is a generic notification icon (APP), and notifications are often badly managed.
With Mi Band 8, it take application icon from smartphone notification and display it on smartband, in addition to get notifications well managed.
About emoticons, currently Mi Band 8 support only 88 emoticons, a little disappointing compared to Mi Band 6 & 7 which support ~300 ones.
List of supported emoticons:
There is now possibility to set up five locations.
Weather feature in application seem a bit bugged, it seem there is no way to delete an added location, and there is "null - null" by default option on "Choose Location" page.
A new thing with Mi Band 8 compared to older Mi Bands is the possibility to create page with two widgets which permit access to related feature by tapping on it.
FirmwaresI compared CN and CN NFC 1.1.122 Firmware version, it's exactly the same file. So Firmware file will be maybe be the same for all Mi Band 8 versions, but we have to hope for Xiaomi don't restrict languages to Chinese and English on CN versions.
LanguagesCurrently there is only Mi Band 8 CN available. The only two languages available are Chinese and English.
Sadly, officially the only way to get smartband in English is put smartphone language to English, else smartband will be in Chinese.
About other languages, we can hope they will be available on Mi Band 8 CN when Global version will be released, but Xiaomi can also choose to let Mi Band 8 CN with this two languages, wait and see.
Language list (from Firmware 1.2.138):
English Deutsch Italiano Français Español 日本語 한국어 Nederlands Português PT Türkçe العربية Polski Українська Română Čeština Eλληνικά עברית Русский ไทย Tiếng Việt Português BR Indonesia 繁體中文 Svenska Suomi Norsk bokmål Dansk 简体中文
ScreenCompared to Mi Band 6, screen is bigger and navigation is more fluid.
If that do a real difference? Yes, but for me it doesn't justify pay 40$ to upgrade from Mi band 6 as example.
With Firmwares 1.1.122 and 1.2.138 I noticed that when I receive notification it lag to unlock and scroll to view entire notification. Maybe it will be fixed in a future update.
ConclusionThis Mi Band 8 isn't revolutionary, but it's a good Mi Band, even if it's not made by Huami.
I know there is many other interesting points to talk (in good like in bad), but I prefer don't talk about things I don't use.
By the way, you're welcome to share your personal experience with Mi band 8 .
Post only in English, else it will be deleted.