Xiaomi Launches Its First-ever Smartwatch

Posted: Nov 5 2019, 9:00pm CST | by , in Technology News

 

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Xiaomi launches its first-ever smartwatch

Mi Watch will let users make calls as it comes with eSIM.

Chinese consumer electronics company Xiaomi has announced its first foray into smartwatches as it unveiled Mi Watch, the company's first-ever smartwatch.

Xiaomi is entering the growing smartwatch market that is currently dominated by the likes of Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, Garmin and even Xiaomi's closes Chinese competitor, Huawei.

Xiaomi said the Mi Watch runs on MIUI For Watch, its dedicated operating system for the smartwatch. MIUI is currently Xiaomi's Android-based operating system for Mi and Redmi phones.

Mi Watch features a 1.78’’ AMOLED square screen with a 326 PPi pixel density and a four-side curved design. It also sports independent speakers, NFC function, plus users can connect it to WiFi. Users who own Bluetooth headsets or speakers can also connect to the Mi Watch easily as it has Bluetooth connection.

Xiaomi added that the Mi Watch is the first ever smartwatch to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon WearTM 3100 chip.

The Mi Watch also serves as a fitness devices as it has a built-in six-axis sensor and a 3rd generation heart rate monitor sensor. The watch can detect complex motion gestures and heart rate fluctuations during physical activities, Xiaomi said.

There are 10 pr-sport modes to choose from such as outdoor running, outdoor biking, open water swimming, and mountain climbing.

Mi Watch users can make calls with the device as it comes with eSIM. The eSIM also lets users connect to the internet without having to insert a physical nano-SIM.

Xiaomi will initially roll out 30,000 units of the Mi Watch at 1,999 Chinese yuan for the Black and Silver color variants and 30,000 units for the Mi Watch Special Edition priced at 2,999 yuan. Customers in mainland China can start pre-ordering the watch around mid-December. Xiaomi did not disclose whether it plans to roll out the smartwatch to other markets including the U.S.

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