As earlier teased this week, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Watch alongside the new Redmi Note 9 5G series in China. This is the first-ever smartwatch under the budget-centric Redmi brand, whose wearables portfolio includes only the Redmi Band right now. Redmi Watch boasts a square display, heart rate sensor, up to 7-days of battery life, and more.
The Redmi Watch includes a 1.4-inch square color LCD panel with 323 PPI and touch support. You can choose from over 120+ watch faces to customize the look and feel of the smartwatch. There is a single button on the right edge. You have three body color options, namely blue, black, and ivory, and 5 different colored straps, including black, olive, ivory, blue, and cherry blossom.
A major highlight of the Redmi Watch it is pretty lightweight and weighs just 35 grams. The watch supports 30-day heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and health-tracking features. You will also find a microphone onboard for calling upon Xiaomi’s own voice assistant, Xiao AI, right on your wrist. It will help answer all your queries, control smart appliances, and more.
The smartwatch supports NFC for contactless payments and Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to Android and iOS devices. It supports 7 sport modes, along with indoor swimming, which is possible due to the 5ATM water resistance rating of the watch.
Redmi Watch comes equipped with a 230mAh battery that can last up to 7-days on a single charge. The company also promises up to 12-days of standby time, which is great at this price point.
Redmi Watch Specifications
- No cellular connectivity
- Announced: 2020, November 26
- Status: Exp. release 2020, December 01
- Dimensions: 41 x 35 x 11.9 mm (1.61 x 1.38 x 0.47 in)
- Weight: 35 g (1.23 oz)
- Build: Plastic back, plastic frame
- Colors: Black, Blue, Ivory
- SIM: No
- Waterproof (5ATM)
- 50m water resistant
- Type: IPS LCD
- Size: 1.4 inches, 6.3 cm2 (~44.1% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 320 x 320 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~323 ppi density)
- Memory Card slot: No
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: No
- NFC: Yes
- Sensors: Accelerometer, heart rate, compass
- Messaging: Email, IM
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 230 mAh, non-removable
Price and Availability
The Redmi Watch will go for CNY 299 ($45) though it’s offered for CNY 269 ($40) in a limited time offer. Sales in China begin on December 1. Details on international availability were not disclosed. The wearable could make its way outside of China as the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite, a name which was spotted in an FCC listing a while back.