Xiaomi Band 7 vs. Amazfit Band 7: Which is The Better Fitness Tracker?
Two of the best and most affordable fitness trackers of 2022 are the Xiaomi Band 7 and Amazfit Band 7. These are the hottest products to grab in the 50$ category. Both products are from the Xiaomi ecosystem and look very similar on paper.
So, which one is the better product?
We will find this out in several rounds in which both products will be compared in 7 categories.
- Design and Build Quality
- Battery Life
- Smartphone Apps
Before starting the comparison, this is how the specs sheet of Xiaomi Band 7 of Amazfit Band 7 looks like.
|Xiaomi Band 7||Amazfit Band 7|
|Display||1.62-inch AMOLED screen, 500 nits, 192 x 490 resolution||1.47-inch AMOLED, 198 x 368 resolution|
|Body||Plastic Body, Tempered Glass Screen and Silicon Strap||Plastic Body, Tempered Glass Screen and Silicon Strap|
|Weight||13.5 grams||28 grams|
|Sensors||PPG Heart Sensor, 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, High Precision 6-axis Sensor||PPG Biometric Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, 3-axis Accelerometer|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.2 BLE||Bluetooth 5.2 BLE|
Design and Build Quality
Let’s start with the design and build quality of the smartwatches. Both watches have the same plastic and tempered glass construction. Neither of them has a physical button. The bands are silicon, and the screen has tempered glass protection, which is not easy to scratch. Moreover, the water resistance rating is the same, the straps are the same, and the feeling around the wrist is also very similar. The only difference is in design.
Xiaomi Band 7 is rather slim and stylish with signature rounded corners, the typical trait of Xiaomi fitness trackers.
On the other side, Amazfit Band 7 uses the other significant design stream, the square or boxy corners with a slightly wide body.
The display is an essential aspect of a fitness tracker. Looking at the specs choosing a winner can be challenging.
Xiaomi Band 7 has a 1.62-inch display with a peak brightness of 500 nits. The solid screen has a tempered glass top with an anti-fingerprint coating. It is taller, so watch faces are not very intuitive.
Amazfit Band 7 has a smaller 1.42-inch screen, but it feels bigger because of its width. It has 20000 more pixels than Xiaomi band 7. The width makes it much more attractive and user-friendly. Moreover, the Amazfit Band 7 has an always-on display, an excellent fitness tracker feature.
Amazfit Band 7 is a clear winner for a better and more friendly screen with always on display option.
The formula to assess the battery life is pretty simple, the more days it lasts, the better it is. Xiaomi Band 7 and Amazfit Band 7 do not support wireless charging; instead, they have magnetic pogo pin connectors. But given the long battery life of both devices, you will only have to charge them twice or thrice a month.
To test the battery life, I enable all the auto-tracking features and test them with multiple outdoor activities every week. But the numbers can be different in your region because there are various factors like the weather, the type of exercise you are doing, display brightness setting, etc.
In my case, The Amazfit Band 7 was way ahead then the Xiaomi Band 7. It gave me 3 to 4 days more, which is quite remarkable. With always-on display, Amazfit Band 7 still runs for solid five days, making it an easy winner of this round.
Both fitness trackers are well-capable and packed with exceptional features. They have excellent fitness tracking, attractive screens, solid and beautiful designs, and much more. Based on the spec sheet, the differences are pretty minor.
Xiaomi Band 7 and Amazfit Band 7 have best-in-class fitness tracking. They can automatically measure workouts, heart rate, sleep cycles, and menstrual cycles. Moreover, step counting and SpO2 tracking are amazing; the numbers are never wrong, and both devices provide rich and valuable data charts for better health monitoring. The bands do not have NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity is very stable and fast. Both bands can receive notifications as well.
The only edge that Amazfit Band 7 has is the Amazon Alexa integration. Although it is limited because of the absence of speakers but it is great to have, and something is better than nothing.
The slight edge makes Amazfit Band 7 a winner of this round.
Xiaomi Band 7 uses the Mi Fitness app, a lighter and new app with many watch faces with slightly fewer customization options. The app is interactive and has detailed charts of measured activities. You can add some extra apps to the tracker and integrate them on the watch face with the app. Another awesome thing is its ability to support sharing data with Strava.
On the other hand, Amazfit Band 7 uses Zepp App. It is among my favorite fitness app for data grouping, features availability, and customization options. Moreover, it has all the features of the Mi Fitness App. A fantastic feature of the app is the modes app store section, in which you can install additional apps to enhance the tracker’s functionality.
Zepp is the winner because of its better customization option and data grouping.
You might be thinking, what am I talking about? Accessories are the third-party products available for the fitness tracker.
Xiaomi Band 7 has hundreds of options on all e-commerce platforms, including Amazon and Ali Express. This is the first thing I will do because Mi Band has a button system that unlocks quite easily, and I was close to losing my watch multiple times. So, I have got the buckle version as it is safe.
There are also many products available for Amazfit Band 7, but there is not much variety. So, it is a clear win for Mi Band 7.
Lastly, the price. Both bands are available around the world in the range of 40$ to 60$ depending on the country, promotion, and store.
In Europe, both Band 7 costs 49EUR, which is an excellent price for fitness trackers of this caliber.
Amazfit Band 7 is a clear winner in the comparison; it is a slightly better fitness tracker with its unique features and outstanding mobile app. So, whichever fitness tracker you buy, it will serve in the best possible way. Moreover, both of them are exceptionally affordable. If you want a round shape, the Xiaomi Band 7 is the right choice for a boxy and a little smartwatch-like appearance, go for the Amazfit Band 7.
What do you think about these beautiful fitness trackers? Let us know in the comments. If you want a slightly more detailed comparison of either of the products we have also reviewed the previous generation of these products. Learn more about them here.
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