Xiaomi’s Mi Band is the most successful smart fitness band. Furthering its smart wearable ecosystem, Xiaomi unveiled its Apple watch clone, the Mi Watch. Resembling the Apple Watch, the Mi Watch is powered by Google’s Wear OS. It has a square body, a crown and a button. Mi Watch features 1.78-inch AMOLED display with the always-on capability and runs MIUI for Watch.
The Mi Watch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100 4G chipset clocking at 1.2Ghz. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The Mi Watch uses eSIM capability to connect to cellular towers. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. The Mi Watch comes in only 44-mm size and has a ceramic back. The watch also has a heart-rate sensor. The fitness functions of the watch include – swimming, cycling and running, and more. It can also track sleep. The Mi Watch has a 570mAh battery.
There are two variants of Mi Watch in China, the regular Mi Watch and the Mi Watch with four-curved sapphire glass, a high-glossy stainless steel body, a stainless steel chain strap, and a ceramic back cover.
In China, the Mi Watch is available for 1299 yuan (approx Rs. 13,000) and the Mi Watch with sapphire glass will retail for 1999 yuan (approx Rs. 20,000). India being a large market for wearables, Xiaomi should launch its Mi Watch in India soon.