Redmi Launches First Smartwatch in China

Xiaomi, the leading Chinese smartphone brand with its sub-brand Redmi launched its first-ever smartwatch in China’s home country. The smartwatch made its debut alongside the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 9 5G and the Note 9 4G phones. The new smartwatch from Redmi comes with a square dial with multiple fitness features and other smart features.

The company has only launched the watch in China for now, with the tech giant not revealing any global availability information yet. However, reports already suggest the Redmi Watch could launch in global markets as the Mi Watch Lite in the coming weeks. The watch is expected to be launched alongside the Mi 11 series. It has been launched as an affordable offering that is aimed at entry-level users. The price is CNY 299 (around Rs.3400 Indian rupees) in China but offers a decent spec sheet and feature list for the price. The Redmi Watch is an NFC-enabled offering that also supports Bluetooth 5.0 LE. It comes with a 1.4-inch display with a 320×320 resolution and an interesting square form factor. The strap is made up of silicone with black, white, blue, green, and pink.

The display supports features such as automatic brightness control based on ambient lighting conditions. The Redmi Watch further comes pre-installed with multiple fitness modes and the ability to monitor heart rate continuously. The watch has 120 watch faces and it can be changed by connecting it to the Mi Fit app. It has seven sports modes, including running, cycling and indoor swimming and the watch is also water-resistant up to 50 meters. A heart rate sensor can give 24-hour heart monitoring and a 30-day report of the user’s resting heart rate. The watch helps in improving and monitoring our fitness. 

Xiaomi always focuses more on the battery life of its gadgets. Even the Mi bands have a well-maintained battery life than any other brand’s bands. The company claims 7-day battery life on typical usage, with the number jumping up to 12 days with battery saver mode. Powering the Redmi Watch is a 230mAh battery that can be fully charged in 2 hours. However, this is done only through a proprietary charger.

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