As programmed, just a few minutes ago Xiaomi has presented its first smart watch. We talked about the Xiaomi Mi Watch , a new smartwatch equipped with a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor , which together with its support for eSIM , NFC, speaker and integrated microphone, as well as a long-lasting battery, aims to become a whole wrist smartphone.
And, to be the first smartwatch of the firm, the Mi Watch has really complete specifications in relation to the rest of the watches that we can find in the market. In addition, its hardware combines perfectly with an advanced MIUI for Watch specially designed so that we do not miss virtually any function in its small 1.78-inch screen.
Xiaomi Mi Watch, technical specifications
|Xiaomi Mi Watch|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||
44.7 × 36.9 × 12.3mm, 44/56 grams
|SCREEN||AMOLED 1.78 ″ 326ppi (368 × 448 pixels)|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon Wear 3100|
|MEMORY||1GB RAM / 8GB storage|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||MIUI for Watch|
|DRUMS||570mAh (36 hours)|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity, compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||4G / LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, A-GPS / Glonass|
|DURABILITY||5ATM, IPX (Not determined)|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, HRM, ambient light|
|PRICE|| Xiaomi Mi Watch (Aluminum): 1,299 yuan, 167 euros
Xiaomi Mi Watch (Stainless steel + sapphire): 1,999 yuan, 257 euros
* Xiaomi Mi Watch specification table
Design and appearance of the Xiaomi Mi Watch
Xiaomi has tried to turn its first smartwatch into a fashion accessory, striking in functionality and elegant in terms of design. The new Mi Watch is made of high quality materials such as stainless steel for the most expensive variant or aluminum alloy for the most economical.
In addition, its dial has a sapphire coating . With this it is achieved that we can carry it with total peace of mind on our wrist thanks to the high scratch resistance that this type of material has.
Likewise, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch has a small interchangeable strap mechanism, allowing us to quickly release them by means of a simple button. For now the brand has announced a total of four official belts that combine in black, dark gray, light gray and dark blue.
One of the most complete smartwatches in the market
On a hardware level we are facing a smartwatch equipped with a powerful Snapdragon Wear 3100 . To this is added a WiFi and Bluetooth module, NFC support with which payments can be made (Only in China for now) and GPS. In its 44mm dial it has a screen of type AMOLED of 1.78 inches and 326 ppi.
In addition, thanks to its support for eSIM we can make and receive calls from the watch itself thanks to the integration of a microphone and speaker in the watch body itself. Likewise, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch has a powerful linear vibration motor , capable of vibrating with great intensity for any notification.
In the section Xiaomi autonomy guarantees that the new Mi Watch is capable of reaching 36 hours of uninterrupted use making normal use of its functions. This is achieved thanks to a 570mAh battery and the co-processor of the Snapdragon Wear 3100.
As if that were not enough, Xiaomi Mi Watch is fully submersible, withstanding 5ATM of pressure and making it ideal for use in water sports such as swimming in the pool and open water. In turn, in its lower part we find an advanced cardiac measurement system.
More than a smartwatch, a wrist smartphone thanks to MIUI for Watch
Beyond its design, another important aspect of this new smart watch is its system called « MIUI for Watch «. An advanced system that apparently is finally not based on Android Wear , but that together with its 40 applications available to date will allow us to perform a large number of tasks.
In detail, MIUI for Watch has an ingenious keyboard specially designed to be used on its small screen. In this way, in addition to being able to make and answer calls, we can answer text messages or any other application that is compatible.
This system gives the Mi Watch FM radio , as well as various applications that will allow us to observe in detail the evolution of the US and Hong Kong stock market in real time. In addition, it has a complete integration with Mi Home so we can configure and activate all our smart gadgets and appliances from the clock itself.
We can also monitor our physical activity in up to 10 different sports . And, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch has Firstbeat support capable of analyzing our performance in an advanced way, improving recovery and the level of sports stress.
MIUI for Watch allows you to manage and use our boarding passes . In addition, its NFC module will take a leading role when making payments. Of course, for now this function is only available in China.
Last but perhaps most important at the personalization level, this new MIUI variant specially designed for use in the Mi Watch has a wide range of customizable themes in the purest Always on Display style found in Xiaomi smartphones. Also, we can customize the background with our favorite photographs.
Price and availability
For now, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch will only be on sale in China, with no concrete date of its possible global launch. The price depending on your building materials are:
- Xiaomi Mi Watch (Aluminum): 1,299 yuan, about 167 euros to change.
- Xiaomi Mi Watch (Stainless steel + sapphire): 1,999 yuan, about 257 euros to change.