Xiaomi announced on the Xiaomi Mi Watch smart watch in November 2019, thanks to the Mi Band series, the Xiaomi company controlling the market share of wearable smart devices,
the Mi Band series is more targeted in the global market,
but this does not meet the aspirations of the Chinese company to build a good reputation. In the smartwatch market compared to what the company reached in the smartphone market.
Xiaomi Mi Watch review
From the design side, we find that the watch is an approximation to the design of the Apple smartwatch, the great similarity between the two designs cannot be denied,
it seems that the company is continuing in the policy of producing smart devices with a design similar to other companies with a price advantage, in fact, I hope from Xiaomi to work on their own designs and develop the design department.
There are two versions of the Xiaomi smart watch,
the standard version is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3
while the second version differs with a layer of crystal on the screen
both versions have the same back made of ceramics,
Mi Watch features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with a 326 PPI, which provides a very good viewing experience. Meanwhile, it also supports the always-on display feature, which will shorten the battery’s durability.
On the right side,
there is the power button and the crown button and the microphone is placed between the two buttons on the right side,
the touch screen experience is very good,
to use the watch turn the crown button to scroll up or down the content,
slightly press the crown button to enter the application list or return to the back Press and hold to start the voice assistant.
On the left there is a single speaker that allows you to play music or have a conversation without plugging the earphones into the watch,
Xiaomi supplied the Mi Watch with a Qualcomm snapdragon 3100 processor, which was based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 mobile processor for 2013.
Operating system and other specifications in the Mi Watch
So compared to the latest smartphones,
this option is not surprising because we saw other hours using this processor and running the OS in 2019,
as the watches from Fossil and Misfit. Xiaomi supplied its smartwatch with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB with a 570 mAh battery. As for battery performance,
it is good at running applications and does not consume much energy.
The operating system in the Xiaomi Watch MIUI For Watch is built on the Wear OS interface,
the first watch to run a dedicated interface on the Google smartwatch system,
where more than 40 applications can be installed from the Watch App store,
including lighter versions of applications such as Recorder Notes, Mi home,
and a few popular third-party apps like Sogo Maps etc.
The app store is now within the reach of third party developers (app developers) and we will wait for more apps for users in the near future.
The Mi Watch is a smart phone that you wear on the wrist,
thanks to the wireless connection provided by Xiaomi in the watch, the watch contains Bluetooth,
Wifi, GPS and NFC connections, and at the same time, the Snapdragon 3100 platform supports sim-4G connection
and this is what I mean by a smartphone that you wear On your wrist you can play music, make calls, and other functions.
Fitness and water resistance in Mi Warch
As for the fitness tracking aspect, thanks to the success of the Mi band series, Xiaomi continues its usual features in fitness tracking features,
Mi Watch can track 10 physical activities, including walking, running, swimming, climbing and other exercise tracks, and also supports heart rate monitoring. It enables users to track heart rate every 30 minutes or run real-time monitoring.
I do not recommend running real-time monitoring except when exercising because it will reduce the battery’s endurance,
other beautiful features in smartwatches are changing the background, and also changing the pattern the clock.
The last feature is water resistance. Is the watch water resistant? Answer: The watch’s water resistance is conditional resistance. The watch can be worn for swimming,
and this is not possible to dive or be exposed to hot water or steam. This, if it happens, will weaken the water-resistance of the Xiaomi smartwatch.
The price of the smartwatch
Mi Watch, and its availability in the market
The price of the Xiaomi Mi Watch is about $ 185 for the regular version. As for the second version supported by Crystal Bug and the frame made of stainless steel,
the price starts from about 290 US dollars and is available in black and silver,
the bad news is that the watch is directed to the Chinese market only and there is no global version of the watch until now,
it is possible Buying the Chinese version The only drawback is most apps are customized in Chinese.