Xiaomi actively debuted into the smartwatch world by introducing the Mi Watch in its home market China. This new watch from Mi looks like an Apple Watch. It's squarish form factor, bezel-less display, are all similar to the Apple Watch Series 5. The Mi Watch features a fitness band with a slew of tracking options such as heart rate monitor, step counter, calories burnt, and sleep mode.
Mi Watch specifications
Mi Watch has a 44mm face covered by a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 326ppi pixel density. The watch is said to be having two versions available - one with an aluminum body and strap, and one with a stainless steel bezel and strap. There is an in-built microphone available for making calls or recording voice notes. Moreover, there is a speaker for listening to incoming calls or music.
When it comes to battery, it contains a 570mAh battery that lasts up to 36 hours of use. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 4GB processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The watch runs on MIUI software, based on Google Wear OS. It is also said that there will be a separate App Store available for downloading more apps. For measuring heart rate and sleep, it has in-built fitness functions. The Smartwatch supports ten special modes for activities like running, cycling and swimming.
The standard aluminum Mi Watch price in China is RMB 1,299 - Rs 13,000 in Indian currency. Furthermore, the exclusive stainless steel version will cost 1999 RMB ($286) and will be released in December. Mi watch price is about half the price of an entry-level Apple Watch Series 5, which costs $399. It comes in grey, white, and navy blue hues. The company disclosed that the watch will be available in China starting November 11th. These sales are available in China only. We may expect its launch in other regions too in upcoming days.