Xiaomi Mi Watch Review(Global Version): Check Features and Specs

Xiaomi Mi Watch is about to go global. Overall, it has improved features, battery life and specs at an affordable price. Overall, it is the best affordable smartwatch you can buy in 2021. It seamlessly integrates with both Android and iOS devices.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Review
Source: mi.com

With many smartwatches lined up from the beginning of this year, Xiaomi Mi Watch is another add-on to the list of affordable smartwatches. Its earlier version was released in China last year. Now Xiaomi is initiating its global release by launching it in the UK. 

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homeXiaomi is a tech-giant and already has an extensive line of popular wearable tech devices such as Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5, Mi Band 4, etc. It offers fantastic features and functionalities at a lower price, and it is already creating excitement among tech-lovers and fitness freaks. 

Xiaomi Mi Watch Review: Is it Worth Buying?

The watch sports a 5 ATM water resistance score and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. The latest Mi smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.  

The latest Mi Smartwatch is also not an exception. Before you buy, have a look at our initial review of the Xiaomi smartwatch global version.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Specs

Watch Name

Xiaomi Mi Watch

Display Specs

1. AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
2. 1.39 inches
3. resolution:  454 x 454 pixels
4. PPI: 462
5. Dimension: 53.3 x 45.9 x 11.8 mm
6. Always-on display
7. 100+ watch faces

Weight

32. grams

Sensors

1. 3-axis accelerometer
2. Gyroscope
3. Optical Heart Rate Sensor
4. Barometer
5. Compass
6. SpO2
7. GPS LONASS, Galileo and BDS
8. Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

1. Wifi
2. BlueTooth 5.0
3. No SIM
4. No NFC Support

Compatibility

1. Android(4.4 and above)
2, iOS(10.0 and above)

Health Tracking Features

1. 24 hours heart rate monitoring
2. Blood Oxygen(SpO2)
3. Sleep Monotoring
4. Stress Tracking
5. Breathing Training
6. Increased heart rate alert

Activity Tracking Features

1. 117 Activity Modes
2. Automatics Activity Detection
3. Recovery time
4. Calories Burned

Smart Features

1. SMS and Call alerts
2. Silence incoming calls
3. Alarm, timer, reminder, compass and flashlight
4. Find my phone
5. Smartphone camera control
6. Do not disturb mode

Water-ratings

5 ATM water-resistance

Battery Spec

1. 16 days on typical usage mode
2. 22 days battery on Long battery Mode
3. 50 hours(Outdoor Sports Mode)
4. Quick Charging
5. Magnetic Charger

Design and Display

The fitness-freaks will surely love the simple and lightweight sport watch during their workout times. The watch comes with two navigation buttons on the side; one for the opening menu screen, another for sport mode.  

The new Mi Smartwatch comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display protected by the Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3. The 454×454 resolution will surely let you see the screen clearly in outdoor sunlight. 

Moreover, on swipe up and down on the touch screen, we will get quick access to all features and notifications from your phone quite easily. 

The latest Xiaomi Mi watch is available in blue, black, and beige variants, and the strap colors will vary accordingly. It has four inbuilt watch faces already. With Xiaomi Wearable App, you can get even more watch faces.

 

Xiaomi Mi Watch faces
Source: mi.com

Fitness Tracking Features

This smartwatch is coming with over 117 workout modes like walking, running, biking, cycling, etc., and that is undoubtedly remarkable. In the Xiaomi Wearable App, you can get in-depth data about your activities and daily progress. 

The companion app, the Xiaomi Wearable App, is quite easy to use and user-friendly. Our initial review is just focusing on the major features and will surely come up with more features in future updates. 

Let us start with the GPS tracking feature, and this one is commendable. The added GLONASS, Galileo, and BDS are noteworthy for an affordable smartwatch. With this, you can expect more accurate data on your outdoor activities.  

Health tracking features

Woman workout

The Mi Smartwatch’s health-tracking features include heart rate monitoring, SpO2, calorie burned count, etc. Xiaomi is also using German-owned First Beat to track your exercise effects and recovery. This makes it one of the perfect smartwatches for outdoor activities. 

SpO2 features  

This feature is quite common among recently released smart wearables, especially after the pandemic outbreak. This latest Mi Smartwatch also has a sensor to track blood oxygen levels (SpO2). It allows you to measure SpO2 levels anytime and anywhere. 

The SpO2 reading was accurate when compared with a medical-grade SpO2 monitoring machine. However, this is not a piece of medical-grade equipment.  

Stress monitoring

Man Stress

Stress monitoring is another feature that has attracted us. It is probably counting on sleep quality and daytime energy. Do not forget to grab a cup of coffee or even take a nap if it alerts you for stress.  

Sleep monitoring

Man Sleeping

The sleep monitoring features are not as detailed as the Fitbit wearables. But it still gives you some valuable insights into your various sleep data such as awake time, REM, and Deep sleep. 

You can track your sleep breakdown data on the wearable app. However, we have not found any feature to guide how to develop sleeping quality.  

Smart features

The smart features of Mi Smartwatch include call and SMS notifications, smartphone app notifications and many more. The smartphone camera control and music control are other helpful features of this smartwatch. 

It also supports Alexa, allowing you to do some Hands-Free operations such as check weather updates. However, many other affordable smartwatches in the same price range, like Amazfit GTS 2e and Fitbit watches, provide a lot smarter features than the Mi Smartwatches.  

Battery Life  

The Mi Smartwatch comes with a 420 mAh battery that can last for more than 16 days (about 2 and a half weeks). It is not bad for a low-cost smartwatch. It ensures a week’s battery life with GPS tracking and with all notifications switched on.  

It comes with a magnetic charging cradle, but it does not support wireless charging. 

Availability and Price

The first Mi Smartwatch released in China on October 2020. As the part of global release, it is now available on the UK. In UK, it cost around £100.

Soon it will be available on the Australia. But there is no updates on the USA and Canada.

Our Verdict  

Our Xiaomi Mi watch Review is just an initial analysis of its declared specs, and the in-depth analysis will inform much more on it. However, on the pro side, we are happy with its features and specs. You can opt for this if you are a Xiaomi fan; if not, you will get better options in the market, such as Amazfit GTS 2e or Amazfit GTR 2. 

I hope that this Xiaomi Mi Watch Review(Global version) helps you understand its features and specs. If you have any more questions or concerns, please feel free to comment.

Priyanki Baruah, an accomplished IT professional with a reputed MNC, took to writing some 5 years ago. Since then it has been no looking back. Her insightful, incisive, and innovative write-ups have adorned and added value to many businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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