Xiaomi’s first proper smartwatch is finally here. Meet the Xiaomi Mi Watch.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way first. The Xiaomi Mi Watch looks very identical to the Apple Watch. It features a boxy 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with an always-on feature, inside a 44mm ceramic or stainless steel body.
There’s a digital crown on the left side, above the built-in microphone and a single button. We have another microphone on the right side, alongside the loudspeakers.
Interface and software could easily make or break a smart device. Thankfully, it appears that Xiaomi nailed that one on the Xiaomi Mi Watch.
The device will run on Android Wear OS, with Xiaomi’s MIUI for Watch interface. MIUI is already in tons of Xiaomi smartphones worldwide. The wearable will come with more than 40 built-in apps and even has its own dedicated app store.
Of course, the Mi Watch have fitness and health-tracking features. For one, it can track your swimming performance, which means that it is also water protected enough to go to the pool. We also have a heart-rate scanner on the back to aid on all exercise and sleep tracking features.
Hardware-wise, the Xiaomi Mi Watch will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 4G chipset, with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage for your apps and media. This one uses an eSIM for the 4G connectivity to be utilized.
It also has a 570mAh battery that can last for up to 36-hours, and charges via pogo pins.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch has a price of CNY1,299 (~Php9,400). While a Premium Edition model with Sapphire Crystal screen and stainless steel metal design will go for CNY1,999 (~Php14,400).
They will be initially exclusive to China, although a global rollout is expected to happen soon. We’ll let you know about its pricing and availability here in the Philippines once more details become available. Hopefully, it will arrive alongside the also-new 108-megapixel Mi CC9 Pro.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Specs
- Android Wear OS, MIUI for Watch
- eSIM support, 4G LTE
- 1.78-inch AMOLED display, 368 x 448-pixel resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 4G processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Xiaomi Wear App support
- Ambient light sensor
- Heart-rate sensor
- GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- WiFi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.2
- 570mAh battery, up to 36-hours, Pogo pin charging