Yesterday, Xiaomi announced their first ever smartwatch – the Mi Watch which takes inspiration from the Apple Watch. It follows up on the 4 generations of Mi band smartbands released in partnership with Huami who have released series of smartwatches under the Amazfit lineup.
The Mi Watch is the first smartwatch from Xiaomi, it runs on a custom MIUI on top of Google’s Wear OS platform, and is the first ever customization of the operating system. There are over 40 apps baked into the watch, including lighter versions of popular MIUI apps like Tasks, Recorder, Notes, Mi Home and more. MIUI For Watch also has its own app store which is now accessible to third-party developers.
The MI Watch is powered by the Snapdragon 3100 chip and as such joins the likes of Fossil Gen 5, Armani Smartwatch 3 and Diesel Axial – all Wear OS smartwatches powered by the 3100 chip. The Mi Watch takes inspiration from the Apple Watch design with a 44mm square case and 1.78 inch AMOLED display.
Its has 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microphone, loudspeaker, NFC, Wi-Fi, e-SIM for cellular connectivity and inbuilt GPS with 570mAh battery capacity tested to last 36 hours with continuous LTE connectivity.