Xiaomi Mi Watch officially presented: Wear OS and two days of battery life
A worthy competitor to Apple Watch with a native app store.
Xiaomi has announced the long-awaited smartwatch Mi Watch. Although the company’s portfolio has many watches under the Amazfit brand, this is the first device of this type released under the Xiaomi brand. The novelty received a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a mechanical navigation key and a wheel a la Apple Watch.
The watch does not need a smartphone connection to play music. You can download it to your watch’s memory or listen to it online – but for this, there should be a Wi-Fi network nearby. The device supports eSIM.
The heart of the new product is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 4G processor. There is an NFC sensor for contactless payments and a sensor for measuring heart rate. This did not end the health care: the device even knows how to measure the level of oxygen in the blood.
The battery capacity was an impressive 570 mAh. This should be enough for two days of active use. For comparison, the Huawei Watch GT 2, Galaxy Watch Active 2, and Apple Watch 5 using 455, 334, and 296 mAh batteries, respectively.
This is the first device on the Mi Wear – Wear OS platform from Google with the proprietary Xiaomi interface. Like the Apple Watch on watchOS 6, the new product supports the native app store: 40+ programs have already been optimized. Thanks to this, right from the watch, you can control the Mijia / Mi Home application and control all compatible smart home gadgets.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch case is aluminum with a matte finish, the inside with ceramic charging connectors. Rubber bracelets are hypoallergenic and easily change to any suitable size.
The watch was rated at 1,299 yuan, pre-orders are already open. The Mi Watch will go on sale November 11 in China, the international release date has not yet been announced. In addition, an exclusive version with a titanium case, steel bracelet, and sapphire crystal will be available. She was valued at 1,999 yuan, it will go on sale in December 2019.