The first Xiaomi connected watch with WearOS will have an interesting technical data sheet, all for a price three times lower than Apple Watch's Apple Watch.
This is not a surprise, Xiaomi's new Mi Watch will look a lot like the Apple Watch. If the design of the connected watch had already been formalized on social networks, there is however a point on which the two accessories will not align, it is at the price level. Accustomed to aggressive prices, the Chinese brand has formalized the marketing of its Mi Watch, for a starting price announced at 1299 yuan, a little less than 167€ reports the US site Engadget, which also refers to a stainless steel version at 1999 yuan (157 €) for December. For comparison, the Apple Watch Series 5 released in September starts at € 449, and can go up to € 849 depending on the finish. A rather large gap so …
At this price, high-tech enthusiasts were obviously waiting to learn more about the technical sheet offered by the very first Xiaomi watch running under the interface of Google WearOS (overlay MIUI). It must be admitted that once again, the Chinese manufacturer has been able to combine reasonable price and eye-catching features. Featuring a 1.78-inch curved AMOLED display in a 44mm case, the Mi Watch has a 326 ppi resolution. Under the hood, there are more than 40 pre-installed applications that will manage calls, send messages or launch a playlist. Equipped with activity tracking already present on the Mi Band, the watch will also include a heart rate monitoring, a sleep tracker or a VO2max calculation system during the effort.
Side technical sheet, it is again the performance that prevails, with a chip Snapdragon 3100 4G quad-core Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2 GHz. Thanks to its eSIM compatibility, it will be possible to use the Mi Watch independently of the phone, to make calls or connect to cellular networks for example. Equipped with GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC, the watch will mainly offer a huge battery of 570 mAh, far from the 270 mAh of the Apple Watch last name. Delivered from November 11 in China, and already available for pre-order, the Mi Watch should soon be formalized in Europe.