Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has launched its first-ever smartwatch alongside the new Redmi Note 9 smartphones in its home country China. Dubbed Redmi watch, it has Apple Watch like design with square shaped display.
This entry-level wearable features a 1.4-inch square colourful display with 320×320 pixels resolution having 323PPI pixel density and 2.5D tempered glass. It has automatic brightness control based on ambient lighting conditions and can be customized with over 120 watch faces on pairing with Mi Fit app.
It supports 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, breathing training, sedentary reminder and has seven sports modes- cycling, indoor cycling, running, treadmill, walking, swimming in the pool, and free activities. It has 5ATM water resistance allowing it to work in up to 50 meters of water.
The smartwatch houses a 230 mAh battery that takes about 3 hours to fully charge and can last for up to 7 days in regular usage and 12 days in long battery life mode. It also has Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and compatible with phones running on Android 5.0 or iOS 10, and above.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi Watch is priced at CNY 299 (about Rs 3,300) and currently available for pre-orders in China at an introductory price of CNY 269 (about Rs 3,000). It comes in Elegant Black, Ink Blue, and Ivory White dial colour options and sale begins on December 1st in China. Although the company has revealed any details about the global launch of this watch, some reports suggest it will be launched as Mi Watch Lite in other markets.