Redmi Smart Band Pro review: The best fitness tracker on the budget?

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Smart Band Pro fitness band alongside the Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11S smartphones. As the name of this fitness band also suggests, this is an upgraded model of the Redmi Smart Band and it comes with many additional features. Many important features have been provided in the new Redmi Smart Band Pro, including AMOLED display, SpO2 monitoring, stress tracking, and training tracking. Along with the feature upgrade, its price has also increased, but it’s not a huge increase. Is the Redmi Smart Band Pro really a value for money device? I tried to find the answer to this question by putting it through a rigorous test.

Redmi Smart Band Pro Price in India

The Redmi Smart Band Pro price in India is Rs 3,999 but as per the limited time offer, the company is selling it for Rs 3,499. This new fitness bracelet from the company is available for sale starting February 14.


Redmi Smart Band Pro Design

On the Redmi Smartband Pro, you can see a rectangular polycarbonate body, in which a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen has been placed. The panel is large and clear enough to read the text without straining your eyes. The screen has an always-on mode and its ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness. It has not been given any buttons on its body and navigation can be done through touch. The band uses a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) strap, which is curved like the Mi Band 6. They can be easily removed with the help of the connector provided on the strap, and no tools are required for this.

Health sensors were attached to the exercise band towards the lower part of his body, which were placed inside the pill-shaped nub (pill). The contact pin to charge it is also provided in this place. Magnets have been provided on your charger which makes it very easy to charge the fitness band.

The device is very light and weighs only 25.5 grams. It doesn’t feel much once it’s strapped to the wrist. I even slept wearing it but still had no problem. It has a 200 mAh battery and is waterproof up to 5 ATM.

Redmi Smart Band Pro Software and Features

Apart from Android, Redmi Smart Band Pro can also be paired with iOS smartphones. It can be paired with Xiaomi Wear on Android and through the Xiaomi Wear Lite app on iOS. The pairing process is very simple and requires a Mi account. After pairing, your settings can also be changed via the app. These apps are compatible with many Mi and Redmi portable devices and are very easy to use. You can also change the watch face through the app. For this, 50 watch faces have been provided on the device. You can also set any photo present in phone photo gallery on watch face.


The Redmi Smart Band Pro fitness band is powered by Ambiq Apollo 3.5 SoC and runs on custom software. Bluetooth 5 LE has been provided on the device for connectivity. The absence of GPS is disappointing and one has to rely on the smartphone to accurately record the exact location. You can see smartphone notifications on the fitness band and it also provides incoming call alerts.

You can track around 110 types of workouts on this fitness band, including 14 water fitness exercises. Commonly available workouts include walking, running, cycling, tracking, HIIT, and swimming, etc., which can be quickly activated. He suggests starting by identifying activities like running, walking, and the treadmill. Other than this, you can also track heart rate, SpO2, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycle tracking. You can continuously track your heart rate and you can also track your SpO2 level while you sleep, but these features come pre-disabled to reduce power consumption. You can activate them from Settings.

The user interface (UI) of the device is very simple. Swiping right from home screen you get quick toggles and swiping left you get widgets like Heart Rate, SpO2, Weather, Workout. Swiping from the top to the bottom of the screen brings you notifications from the paired smartphone, and swiping from the bottom to the top shows all the features of the smart band.

Redmi Smart Band Pro performance and battery life

I used the Redmi Smartband Pro for a week and found it quite comfortable even when I wore it all the time. The screen wasn’t difficult to read in outdoor conditions, but in a dark room it became very bright even with auto-brightness mode on. The interface was simple, but scrolling wasn’t very smooth at first. After the 1.1.127 software update that came during the review period, this problem ended. Its raise to wake function worked perfectly and the screen turned on when the wrist was raised. Then as soon as I put my hand down it used to go off again.


In addition to automatic heart rate and SpO2 monitoring, I had to manually turn on app notifications and advanced tracking metrics via the app. I set it up to monitor my heart rate every minute and to monitor my SpO2 every 30 minutes after I sleep. While set to vibrate for incoming notifications.

The band is quite accurate in terms of fitness tracking. I compared its heart rate monitoring to that of the Apple Watch Series 7 and the results were almost identical. Setting the heart rate monitor every minute took a huge toll on battery life, but the results turned out to be more useful. Sleep tracking was pretty accurate, too. The device monitored SpO2 well, even while I was sleeping. I then took the readings myself throughout the day and found that the reported readings were within the range of a medical grade pulse oximeter.

I also used the Redmi Smartband Pro for a night walk. Because it doesn’t have built-in GPS, it relies on a paired smartphone. Without GPS, the result was less than the distance actually traveled. I covered a distance of 1 km, while the device showed 0.96 km. Then, after pairing with the smartphone, it showed a better result and showed the same distance traveled of 1.02 km.


As I mentioned earlier, it automatically detects certain training activities. I started walking, the device recognized it in a minute. I counted 1000 steps, so it showed 1002. This slight difference is bound to be found in this price range.

Its battery capacity is 200 mAh, but it still provides a good backup. But it depends a lot on the way it is used. I used the Always On screen, set heart rate monitoring to minute intervals, SpO2 monitoring every half hour, and also used the advanced sleep tracking option. The app notifications were also on and it also tracked my outdoor walks every day.

It lasted 4.5 days even after such heavy use. However, the company has claimed 14 days of battery backup for this. Using some minor features, you can run it for a week on a single charge. With the help of the magnetic charger, it can be easily charged and the battery is fully charged in less than an hour and a half.


After reviewing the Redmi Watch last year, I liked it but it lacked SpO2 monitoring. The company took note of this and perfected it in the Redmi Smart Band Pro. Compared to the Redmi Watch, the only thing missing from this fitness bracelet is GPS. If you’re in the habit of carrying a smartphone with you while you’re out for a walk, then this fitness band will be able to track your walk properly, hopefully.

All the features of a fitness bracelet are found in this device and it has been launched at a good price. If you don’t want to spend a lot, you can also go for the Mi band 6. It is also cheaper in price and gives almost the same feeling. The Smart Band Pro competes directly with the Honor Band 6, which offers similar features at the same price.

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