Xiaomi Mi Watch4/5 $0 - $0
Xiaomi is known for its diverse product portfolio and its expansion in the electronic market. Its product portfolio comprises of smartphones, laptops, Electronic Scooter. Smart brands and Smartwatches. Mechanical Watched, Mi Drone, Smart Home Products and other MIUI -based devices. Each category holds wide ranges of products. This consistent struggle of being in the market made Xiaomi, the fourth largest phone manufacturer in the world in 2018. The mainstream reason of such huge success of Xiaomi is its specifications, hence, Xiaomi has monopolized the market by developing a high-quality user interface.
Following its strategy, Xiaomi made yet another bigger milestone by launching Xiaomi Mi Watch. Xiaomi's wearables are probably familiar to you; the Mi Band series is one of the most common fitness trackers in history. Surprisingly, the company is also a relative newcomer to the field of smartwatches. It has launched a few smartwatches in different regions, but most of them have not made it outside of China.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch's key selling point is its low price of €99, which puts it in direct competition with devices like the Amazfit Bip S and Fitbit Charge 4. It supports 117 different sport profiles and has a range of sports-tracking features such as an optical heart rate sensor, Onboard GPS, sleep tracking, and a SpO2 sensor for monitoring blood oxygen levels are all included. Xiaomi's Mi Band range is the company's most common wearable, so it is no surprise that the company is focusing on health and fitness instead of smart features.
The case is made of a convenient and light-weight soft-touch material. On the right hand, there are two pushers: one for the workouts and another for all apps screens. It is relaxing to click them, and user is always glad to see actual buttons on fitness wearables. However, touchscreens are inconvenient to use while exercising. The rest of the features are briefly described in the below section.
Xiaomi Mi Watch is suitable for the average wrist size. The watch might seem bigger in the smaller wrist size. The Xiaomi Mi Watch has a body and two detachable bands, much like almost all smartwatches.
The straps are large with plenty of holes, composed of thermoplastic polyurethane (a material that looks like a blend between rubber and plastic). The excess strap is held in place by two keepers, and the straps feel comfortable and safe overall.
The watch face is designed as circular which has two crowns: one for viewing the workouts list and the other for navigating to the app menu. There are not any frills on this device; it is very quiet plain device. Since it is so light, weighing less than 40g, it is easy to overlook the watch while it is on your wrist.
We discovered that dust had accumulated between the lugs and the straps, but this was easily removed by removing the straps. Xiaomi MI watch is available in Blue, Beige or Black, the straps and the body is coming as per your choice.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch has a 1.39-inch display that is moderately bright and pleasant to see in bright sunlight. It is super-colourful thanks to AMOLED technology, which makes it easy to see information when you look at it when working out. We were surprised by how smooth the screen motion feels, particularly when browsing through menus or looking at post-workout breakdowns, and although Xiaomi has not disclosed the display refresh rate, we expect it to be higher than many other smartwatches. It can be a joy to use a responsive-feeling screen like this, particularly if you haven't done so before.
There are only four watch faces available out of the box on the unit, but there is a vast range of others to download. However, unlike a few other watches, there is no there is no always-on display and no choice to use your own picture as the backdrop.
Performance and Software
The Xiaomi Mi Watch is operated by the company own smartwatch operating system, MIUI, which is built on the company's smartphone OS.
The app list appears when you press the top crown; however, hardly any of the icons have names, making it difficult to locate the feature you are looking for at first. Timers, Stopwatches and alarms, for example, all have clock icons, so you will have to get comfortable to this app list.
After getting used to the Mi Watch's confusing menu, we found the layout to be more responsive – you do not have to click or tap through plenty of menus to find the tool or function you want, and all is well-organized.
Notifications are handled here, though you can see updates from some applications on your phone, but you cannot answer from the watch. You must also configure your phone correctly from the app, allowing the appropriate permissions and settings, otherwise alerts will not be received – we can see very little people having problems with this.
There are 117 sports modes in Xiaomi Mi Watch. greater than Wear OS or Huawei LiteOS smartwatches, and includes mainstream activities like cycling and running, and more niche activities like ballet, rock climbing and hula-hooping.
After a run, for example, you can see distance, time, calories burned, steps, cadence, pace, speed, heart rate, the impact of your running, recovery time, and the energy expended. On graphs, heart rate, speed, cadence and are all displayed. Xiaomi Wear app provide details regarding kilometer-by-kilometer breakdowns, and map of your route. More details, such as a is available through the Xiaomi Wear app, and you will need to make good use of it to get the most out of the Xiaomi Mi Watch. However, the built-in GPS in the Xiaomi Mi watch is notable.
The battery life of Xiaomi is 16 days. However, based on the test, 16 days are estimated which is quite impressive relatively to the brand smartwatches which goes for just one or two days. It is definitely conceivable that you can just manage it to 16 days with light usage, particularly if GPS fitness tracking is not used much, but two weeks seems to be a more average if you do go on daily runs.