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The best Xiaomi Mi Band 7 alternatives

When it comes to fitness trackers, there are plenty of picks worth consideration.
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December 21, 2022
A Fitbit Inspire 3 rests on a blue chair, displaying the Notifications screen.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

You don’t need to break the bank for a competent fitness wearable. If Xiaomi’s latest isn’t for you, check out one of the Mi Band 7 alternatives below.

See also: The best fitness trackers you can buy

Buying the right fitness tracker for your needs

Budget doesn’t mean bad. Not only is the new Xiaomi Mi Band 7 a powerful fitness tracker, but there are also plenty of other similar products available. From accurate workout tracking to SpO2 and heart rate monitoring, many affordable options pack more features than ever.

Check out our picks below for the best devices on the market at Xiaomi’s price point. In case budget isn’t a concern, we’ve also included some pricier picks as well.

The best Xiaomi Mi Band 7 alternatives

  • Fitbit Inspire 3: Fitbit’s Inspire 3 is a great tool for fitness, health, and sleep tracking and boasts a 10-day battery life. The Fitbit app is also one of the best companion apps we’ve seen.
  • Amazfit Band 7: With a bright display, Huami’s Amazfit Band 7 features Alexa support and blood oxygen monitoring.
  • HUAWEI Band 7: HUAWEI’s latest offering, the HUAWEI Band 7 is also loaded with features at a good price.
  • Fitbit Charge 5: Our current pick for the best fitness tracker you can buy, the Fitbit Charge 5 offers a bright OLED display and a mix of accurate sensors. It does, however, come at a price.
  • Apple Watch SE 2: If you’re an Apple shopper and can spring for a slightly higher price point, Apple’s budget device is a very solid smartwatch with a deep well of fitness tracking features.

Fitbit Inspire 3: The best budget pick from Fitbit

A Fitbit Inspire 3 displays a user's SpO2 level.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

Fitbit’s most affordable tracker, the Inspire 3 is an impressive entry-level device from a trusted brand. The latest model boasts a colorful always-on display and all-day SpO2 monitoring, bringing the Inspire lineup up to par with competitors at this price. For runners and cyclists, it also offers connected GPS and incredible battery life.

Beyond its comfortable build and useful tracking metrics, the biggest strength of the Inspire 3 is access to the Fitbit ecosystem. Users will find one of the market’s most robust sleep-tracking suites plus plenty of other helpful tools from the company. Each purchase also comes with six free months of Fitbit Premium so you can try out tools such as Daily Readiness Score.

Fitbit Inspire 3Fitbit Inspire 3
AA Editors Choice
Fitbit Inspire 3
Excellent display • Long-lasting battery • Detailed and fun sleep tracking
MSRP: $99.95
Fitbit's entry-level device tracks all the basics, from sleep to SpO2
The slim, comfotrable Fitbit Inspire 3 packs accurate sensors and a bright, colorful display. It also boasts a nearly ten-day battery life so you can track activity by day and monitor sleep overnight, without worrying about daily charging. Plus, each Inspire 3 comes with six free months of Fitbit Premium access.

Pros

  • Colorful screen with optional always-on display
  • Incredible battery life
  • Detailed and fun sleep tracking
  • Continuous SpO2 monitoring
  • Excellent companion app
  • Great value

Cons

  • No NFC for digital payments
  • Connected GPS only
  • Fitbit Premium subscription required for full feature set

Check out our full review to learn more about the Fitbit Inspire 3.


Huami Amazfit Band 7: A solid, cheap competitor

The Amazfit Band 7 features a large display and adequate health and fitness tracking.
Amazon

Huami’s latest features an oversized 1.47-inch AMOLED touchscreen display which is considerably larger than the previous model. The company didn’t launch a Band 6, so this is the direct follow-up to the HUAWEI Band 5. It boasts a 232mAh battery and can last up to 18 days on a single charge.

For health tracking, the Amazfit Band 7 features an optical heart rate and blood oxygen sensor and will alert users if it detects an unusual heart rate, low blood oxygen levels, or stress.  On the fitness front, the band supports 120 sports modes. It also features more than 50 watch faces, plus support for voice commands via Amazon Alexa. It’s available in black and beige with straps in green, blue, pink, and orange. Most importantly, the Amazfit Band 7 costs less than $50.

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Amazfit Band 7 Fitness Smartwatch
Affordable • Long battery life • Large display
MSRP: $49.99
A budget fitness tracker with smartwatch traits
The Amazfit Band 7 is a fitness tracker for those who don't want a large smartwatch on their wrist. It has a large AMOLED screen, up to 18 days of battery life, and a respectable health tracking suite. This includes heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring, and 120 sports tracking modes.

HUAWEI Band 7: Keeping up with Xiaomi

HUAWEI Band 7 1
Huawei

Huawei’s latest model, the HUAWEI Band 7, is another solid option in the budget category. It sports a smartwatch aesthetic with a large 1.47-inch AMOLED display plus all-day SpO2 monitoring, sleep tracking, 96 workout modes, menstrual tracking, and more.

Compared to the HUAWEI Band 6, it improves users’ experience with music controls, message quick reply, and the ability to answer phone calls. It also offers support for NFC payments on the wrist.

Huawei Band 7Huawei Band 7
Huawei Band 7
Affordable price point • AMOLED display • Solid tracking suite
MSRP: $64.99
An attractive tracker at an incredibly low price
The Huawei Band 7 offers the full gamut of basic fitness tracking plus blood oxygen readings, heart rate tracking, and sleep monitoring. It's a thin, light fitness tracker with an impressive display for such a low cost.

Charge 5:The best Fitbit fitness tracker

A user models the Fitbit Charge 5 in front of a painted mural wall.
C. Scott Brown / Android Authority
Fitbit Charge 5

Fitbit’s Charge 5 is a notch above, a fact that’s also reflected in its price. It features a bright OLED display on a slim comfortable device conducive to all-day wear. Users will find an EDA stress sensor, SpO2 sensor, and skin temperature tracking, plus, of course, built-in GPS.

But is it worth springing for this device? If budget isn’t a concern, we say absolutely. On the other hand, the Charge 5 asks users to spend $50 more than they would on a Charge 4 which keeps Fitbit’s last generation in the conversation. We loved the older model and would still recommend it to anyone looking to cut costs.

Fitbit Charge 5Fitbit Charge 5
AA Recommended
Fitbit Charge 5
Bright OLED display • Stress monitor • Accurate sensors
MSRP: $149.95
The first stress management watch from Fitbit.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is a major update from its predecessor. Not only does it have a color AMOLED display, it's the first tracker to come with Fitbit's Daily Readiness Score — a feature that aims to predict how much activity or rest you should take on for the day.

Pros

  • Bright, beautiful full-color OLED display
  • Smaller and slimmer than Charge 4
  • EDA, SpO2, and skin temperature tracking
  • Usual quality of Fitbit tracking accuracy

Cons

  • No altimeter
  • Battery life isn’t great
  • Expensive

Check out our full review to learn more about the Fitbit Charge 5.


Apple Watch SE 2: The best pick for Apple users

An Apple Watch SE 2 user reviews their app library.
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If your budget can stretch, the Apple Watch SE 2 is pricier still, but it’s the cheapest Apple Watch available. In fact, it’s the model most people should buy. The company’s affordable offering, the SE 2 makes lots of small cuts, such as extra sensors, that won’t matter to most buyers anyway. It keeps, however, Apple’s accurate fitness tracking, noteworthy iPhone integration, and unmatched app support.

Of course, this device lands at a higher price point than the Xiaomi Band 7, but if you can afford it (and are an Apple user looking for an accurate fitness tracker as well as a powerful smartphone companion), it’s worth the cash.

Apple Watch SE (2022)Apple Watch SE (2022)
AA Recommended
Apple Watch SE (2022)
Great value • Handy Low Power Mode • Excellent processor and software
MSRP: $249.00
Apple's budget-friendly lineup packs all the tools the average user really needs
With unrivaled app support, detailed fitness tracking, and improved sleep monitoring, the SE 2022 is a great entry point into the Apple ecosystem. It trades a few advanced health sensor for a more affordable price tag, but still offers all the essential features most shoppers want.

Pros

  • Great value, priced lower than original model
  • Speedy S8 processor
  • Handy Low Power Mode
  • Color-matched back panel
  • A lot to like in watchOS 9
  • Much improved sleep tracking

Cons

  • Still no always-on display
  • Limited screen real estate
  • No SpO2 sensor
  • No advanced health tracking features

Check out our full review to learn more about the Apple Watch SE 2.