Xiaomi launches new flagship products in two wearable categories: there’s the Watch S1 Pro for those who are looking for a fancy but reasonably-priced smartwatch, and the Buds 4 Pro for those who are into premium-looking and feature-packed pair of cans.
First, let’s talk about the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, which boasts a circular AMOLED screen, stainless steel body, and a leather strap for a more classic analog watch look and feel.
The watchface is protected by a sapphire crystal and the display can emit up to 600 nits of brightness for better outdoor usability.
It has all the features you’d expect from a smartwatch: notifications, built-in mic and speakers so you can take calls, heart-rate and SpO2 sensors that can also do sleep and stress tracking, 117 fitness and workout modes, and a whole lot more.
The watch also has a built-in dual-band GPS so it can track your outdoor workouts even without your phone with you. It pairs with your phone via Bluetooth 5.2 and can even connect directly to your home WiFi network. It then has a 5,00mAh battery, which the company claims can last for up to 14 days of typical use and 10 days under a heavy workload.
You can get the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro for a price of CNY1,499 (around Php12,400) in China and will come in black and silver colors. Global release details are yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro has a shiny design that comes in gold and black colors. This in-ear pair of cans is rigged with 11mm dynamic drivers, active noise cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, and has support for 96kHz HD and SBC/AAC/LHDC 4.0 codecs.
Xiaomi rigged it with three microphones for each bud and has a bone voiceprint sensor for better voice pick-up on calls. The Buds 4 Pro has pressure-sensitive stems for controls, up to 38 hours of battery with the charging case, and an IP54 rating for being dust and water-resistant.
The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro will most likely arrive in the Philippines and other markets, but in the meantime, it is only available in China for a price of CNY1,099 (around Php9,100).