Xiaomi, a brand that broke the Guinness world record by selling 2.1 million smartphones in just one day, is set to venture into the world of smartwatches with two new beasts. The Mi Smart Watch a high-end variant, and the Mi Watch Light a more budget-focused model. Xiaomi known notoriously for their fitness band and mi gear, will transition easily into smartwatches with some of their best smart watch.
MI WATCH REVIEW: BETTER THAN YOU THINK
Wristwatches were considered just a portable timepiece. However, the rapid increase in technology has paved many ways for new inventions. And the Mi Watch is the perfect representation of that. Equipped with modern technology, outstanding aesthetics, and the best mechanics, it stands above all. The Mi watch price is PKR 16,999 on all exclusive MI stores.
Mi WATCH SPECIFICATION
The Xiaomi Mi watch might look like an average wristwatch but, it’s for sure not. A 1.39-inch 454*454 pixels high-resolution and 450 nits of brightness AMOLED Display provides crisp notifications and fitness details even in direct sunlight. The Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts the brightness depending on the light intensity.
The Customizable Design allows the Mi Watch to adapt to your style, whether you opt for casual streetwear, sports, or a business look. You can get the skin-friendly and replaceable TPU strap in Three Colors: Navy Blue, Beige, and Black. With a round-shaped dial that has 100 different interfaces, it is for sure something above and beyond the thinking capacity.
Inside the Watch, you can find a 16 Mb Ram accompanied with 1GB of ROM and a 450 mAh Battery. On the right side, the Mi Watch embodies a Simple Two Button Navigation. The top button helps to access the list of apps and to navigate back to the main menu. The bottom button launches the fitness modes. Through the Mi Wear App, you can sync your smartwatch with your Android or IOS smartphone. Once the watch is all set, you can change your setting and sync all your fitness data on your smartphone. The intuitive and easy touch user interface helps to access quick controls by swiping from bottom to top. Similarly, you can receive notifications by swiping from the top to the bottom.
Beside the basic functions you will find a lot of HEALTH AND FITNESS FEATURES installed within the Mi Watch. The smartwatch encompasses four major positioning systems: a built-in high-end Airoha GPS chip along with GLONASS, Galileo, and BDS. The device locks onto the signal with ease and uses the positioning system to provide precise tracking for outdoor activities. The new Blood-oxygen Testing feature uses the SPO2 blood oxygen sensor and sketches a better graph of your physical health condition. The Mi Watch is capable of continuously recording the resting Heart Rate for up to 30 days. You get vibrating alerts when a higher heart rate is detected. The post-workout analysis is what you will find immensely useful and better than others. First beat generates quite a detailed analysis. Providing you with the total time, step count, calories burned, pace, speed, heart rate, heart rate zone, training effect, VO2 max, recovery duration, and energy consumed, along with a cadence graph of pace and heart rate.
SLEEP TRACKING is a premium feature of the Mi Watch. That keeps track of your sleep through different stages and displays these details in an easy-to-read graph in the Xiaomi Wear app. So, you can improve your sleeping habits. Features like Stress and Vital Sign Monitoring with the Breath Training are extra perks you get when buying the Mi Watch.
The Mi Watch provokes you to be fit with its 117 different types of WORKOUT MODES. From Triathlon, Outdoor Running, Treadmill, Walking, Trail Running, Hiking, Swimming, Rowing Machine, Outdoor Cycling, Jump Rope, High-intensity interval training, yoga, freestyle workout, trekking, open water swimming, indoor cycling, elliptical training, to a lot more. The Mi watch automatically senses the activity and chooses the activity mode. The LIGHTWEIGHT AND SLIM structure of the spherical dial provide a more focused workout experience.
Let’s talk a bit about the PROTECTION for carefree daily use. With 5ATM waterproofing, it can remain 50 meters under the water for about 30 minutes. The AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
The BATTERY Life advertised by Xiaomi is 16 days on standard mode, 22 days on Long battery mode, and 50 hours in Outdoor sports mode on a single charge. The AI algorithm prolongs the battery life but can further increase the battery by switching off the Always on Display.
In the Box, the Mi watch comes with a Magnetic Charger capable of fully charging the watch in nearly 2 hours along with a user manual.
MI WATCH LITE REVIEW: A BUDGET ALL-ROUNDER
Mi Band 5 on steroids would be the proper representation for Mi Watch Lite. With a larger display and plenty more features, it stands to be the best budget smartwatch. For those who were left stocked by the Mi Watch but the price exceeded your budget, then Mi watch lite would be perfect for you. Envisioned to provide the purest smartwatch experience at a reasonable price tag with instant call logs, texts, app notifications, and daily health data always available at the ease of your wrist. The Mi Watch Lite fits to be a desirable daily companion. The mi watch lite price is set at a budget price tag of PKR 9,999.
Mi WATCH LITE SPECIFICATION
The watch exhibits a squarish Dial DESIGN that curves at the edges with a glossy glaze at the rims. The replaceable TPU straps are available in 3 Color Variants: IVORY, NAVY BLUE, and BLACK. Even designed for users with sensitive skin as it offers an additional hypoallergenic layer for skin protection.
Xiaomi Mi watch lite embodies a 1.4-inch LCD TFT COLOR TOUCH DISPLAY with 320*320 resolution and 323 Pixels per inch. The display paired with 350 Nits of backlight provides vivid visuals and can automatically adjust to the enclosing light intensity.
Through the Mi Wear Lite App, it takes less than 10 seconds to sync to your Android or IOS smartphone. Once the watch is all set, you can change your setting and sync all your fitness data on your smartphone. Being a budget model, it does not provide as many traits as the premium Mi watch. On the right side of the dial, a single button is there to navigate through different settings. A simple horizontal swapping graphic user interface helps you elect various functionality by simply clicking on them.
The 11 FITNESS MODES pilot you along with your daily fitness regime. The Mi Watch Lite can keep track of all your indoor and outdoor activities. And assist you with Outdoor Running, Treadmill, Outdoor Cycling, Open Water Swimming, Pool Swimming, Freestyle, Walking, Trekking, Trail Run, Indoor Cycling, and even Cricket. For underwater activities, the 5ATM water resistance protects up to 50 meters of depth.
MI Watch Lite packs a 230 mAh BATTERY that keeps the watch running for nine days straight while saving the hustle of daily charging. The Mi Watch lite takes almost 2 hours to charge to its full capacity.
With spot-on accuracy in all aspects, the Mi Watch has been in line with other high-end smartwatches like Huawei GT 2 and Amazfit GTS by Huami. And those of you eyeing the Mi Watch lite, in my opinion it is best for those who want to transition from a fitness band to a smartwatch with basic functionalities along with premium health and fitness features in a budget price tag.
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