On April 30, 2020, Xiaomi officially released its new smartwatch Amazfit Midong Watch Youth Edition 1S. The information was posted on Weibo. Xiaomi claims that the new watch will continue to maintain the reputed high-battery life and provide an improved user experience.
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The watch is purported to be “light and colorful”. The new Xiaomi smartwatch uses polycarbonate plastic material, which keeps it thin and lightweight. Additionally, the watch strap weighs only 31 grams. Thus its wearer hardly feels anything on his/her wrist.
It gets its colorful tagline from its multiple color variants. There are four of them available: red-orange, carbon black, rock white, and warm powder. The watch gets a youthful appearance from the color range.
Xiaomi’s Amazfit Midong Watch Youth Edition 1S screen has been upgraded to a transflective color display from the previous generation smartwatch. Thus it’s able to provide an impressive picture display in both bright and low light conditions.
It supports NFC function and can assist in daily convenient functions: such as travel via subway bus card simulation, access control card simulation, and cash payment through Alipay offline payment.
One can wear it while swimming in a pool as the watch offers a water resistance of 50 meters. This makes it good sports watch as well. The watch provides other standard features like GPS and BioTracker.
Xiaomi’s new smartwatch differentiates itself from its competitors by its battery life. Xiaomi Amazfit Midong Watch Youth Edition 1S is equipped with a 200mAh battery, which runs up to 30 days on standard usage. However, the battery can run for 80 days if only basic functions are used.
Pricing and availability
Xiaomi has priced the Amazfit Midong Watch Youth Edition 1S at 399 yuan. The product has been booked by various malls and online portals in China It will officially go on sale on May, 8.