Apart from the Mi CC9 Pro, Xiaomi also unveiled its first brand-bearing smartwatch, the Mi Watch. Dubbed as a “small phone on your wrist,” it packs a ton of features geared for both casual use and fitness-tracking.
Mi Watch has a 44mm casing, along with a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with always-on capabilities. On the right side is a single button and crown for navigating the UI.
Powering the device is a Snapdragon Wear 3100 4G chipset, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It’s 570mAh battery is the biggest ever in a smartwatch, and is touted to deliver up to 36 hours of continuous usage with 4G enabled.
The device runs on MIUI for watch on top of WearOS, with 40+ apps built-in and even a separate app store that’s open for third-party developers. It has Bluetooth, NFC, and even eSIM support, allowing it to function as a completely stand-alone device.
Mi Watch also boasts fitness-tracking features such as swim tracking, and is also compatible with Firstbeat’s performance analytics, giving a detailed breakdown of one’s heart rate based on exercise data.
As for pricing, Mi Watch will retail for CNY1,299 (PhP9,356.02). There’s also a Premium Edition with a Steel Frame and Band, along with a Sapphire Crystal Screen that’s priced at CNY1,999 (PhP14,404.90). There’s no word as to whether it will become available outside China, for now.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.