Along with the launch of Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro and Mi TV 5 Pro, Mi TV 5 Smart TVs, the company has also launched Mi Smart Watch in Beijing, China today. The Xiaomi Mi Watch comes in Silver and Elegant Black colours with rubber band priced at 1299 yuan (Rs 13,125 approx.). The Premium Edition in Black colour with Stainless Steel band is priced at 1999 yuan (Rs 20,200 approx.).
The design of the Mi Watch is very similar to Apple Watch featuring the same squarish form factor, bezel-less display, and a circular digital crown on the on the right that can be used to navigate through the watch UI as the Apple Watch Series 5. The left houses a single speaker and microphone. At the bottom, there are pins for the charging dock and the heart rate monitor.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch features a 1.78-inch AMOLED touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 326 PPI and always-on capabilities housed in a 44mm casing. The back of the watch is made out of ceramic. The Premium Edition Mi Watch which comes with a sapphire crystal screen.
It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 and this uses four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and 8GB eMMC. The wearble runs Wear OS with MIUI for Watch with support for Android and iOS. It comes integrated with Xiaomi’s own XiaoAI assistant. The Mi Watch comes with over 40 apps, including call, mail, alarm, messages, music, among others.
One of the highlights of the Mi Smartwatch is its battery. The watch features 570mAh battery which claims to offer with up to 36hours of battery life on 4G. The Xiaomi smartwatch has GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and eSIM support to connect to the internet via cellular network as well as make and receive calls independently.
The Mi Watch also tracks steps, activities like swimming and running and also tracks heart rate and the device is also water-resistant for swimming. Sensors on board include Accelerometer, Geomagnetic sensor, Heart Rate Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Barometer. The watch measures 44.69 x 36.92x 12.28mm and the weight is 44g (without strap) / 56g (Premium Edition without strap).