Xiaomi has announced a new smartwatch under its sub-brand, Redmi. While Redmi has its own wireless earbuds, this is Redmi’s first-ever smartwatch, and it boasts some pretty decent features. The new Redmi Watch has a 1.4-inch rectangular touchscreen LCD display and comes in three color variants—Black, White, and Blue.
The strap, which is made from silicon, comes in Pink, Blue, Green, White, and Black. Besides the touchscreen display, the Redmi Watch also has a side button. This side button works alongside the touch display to navigate through the apps and menus and select options in the watch interface. The Redmi watch can also be operated by means of the Mi Fit app on any paired smartphone.
Other features present in the new Redmi smartwatch include water resistance (up to 50 meters), over 120 watch faces, Near Field Communication (NFC) which helps to make payment processes seamless, a heart-rate monitor that monitors your heartbeat all day long, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Redmi’s maiden smartwatch also has 7 sport modes, and at 35 grams, it has a really lightweight design. When connected to a smartphone, the watch can serve as a personal digital assistant, offering the user notifications for calls, SMS, and third-party apps.
Redmi makes some really bold claims about this smartwatch’s battery life. The Redmi Watch is said to be able to deliver up to 7 days of juice on a full charge. And if you switch to the power saving mode, you can get an extra 5 days on that 7-day battery life.
Redmi Watch Features at a Glance
The core features of the newly-announced Xiaomi smartwatch are:
- 1.4-inch 320×320 pixels LCD screen.
- Bluetooth 5.0.
- Multifunctional NFC.
- Water Resistance (up to 50 metres).
- 230mAh battery
- Size and weight: 41x35x10.9mm; 35g.
The Redmi Watch has already been launched in China on December 1 at an attractive price of 299 Yuan, which is about $45. It is expected to hit stores globally in the coming weeks.