Xiamoi has finally launched its first-ever smartwatch that looks strikingly similar to an Apple Watch and runs a skinned version of Google Wear OS. The Mi Watch is reported to have a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with 326ppi pixel density and a 570mAh battery which is said to last 36 hours on a single charge. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor which includes four Cortex A7 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. The smartwatch also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC functionality, a heart rate monitoring feature, and eSIM support for 4G connectivity.
Moreover, the smartwatch comes with a specially developed OS meant to support an app ecosystem and a great build quality. Also, MIUI for Watch comes with its own app store offering downloadable apps as well as a separate store for getting new watch faces. The Mi Watch will track heart rate, steps, and calories as expected but the extras come in the form of a blood oxygen sensor, sleep and exercise tracking, and body energy tracking.
However, the smartwatch will be available only in China initially. The basic watch is priced at CNY 1,299 (approx. Rs 13,000) and a more premium model of the Mi Watch, featuring Sapphire Crystal glass, stainless steel casing and the metallic strap is priced at CNY 1,999 (approx. Rs 20,000).