Xiaomi last month announced the Redmi Watch, the first smartwatch to be launched under the Redmi brand. The smartwatch was expected to make a second debut in some markets as Mi Watch Lite. And indeed, the Mi Watch Lite smartwatch has now gone official for the global market. The watch is presently listed on mi.com but the pricing and availability details are not listed.
Design-wise, the Mi Watch Lite has a similar design and even specs with the Redmi Watch. That is, it features a square-shaped screen with a simple but elegant design. It weighs just 35g with the strap and 31g without the strap. The Mi Watch Lite comes in three different watch cases and five strap colours.
The minimalist design language includes a 2.5D curved glass panel, matte texture body, metal texture buttons, matching skin-friendly TPU material strap, manufactured using heat bending process in order for it to fit the curvature of the wrist. The watch also comes with a detachable buckle design.
The Mi Watch Lite sports a 1.4-inch TFT color touchscreen with a pixel density of 323PPI. The watch also features more than 20 custom dials, including classic simplicity, cool IP, independent design, etc.
In terms of functions, the lite edition supports heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and sedentary monitoring. It can record 24-hour heart rate changes, resting heart rate for the past 30 days, and also supports breathing training functions. The watch comes with 11 workout modes which include outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, walking, swimming in the pool, and free activities.
Furthermore, there is a built-in high-precision six-axis sensor with a motion algorithm and supports 5 ATM (50 meters) water resistance. The watch also packs a decent 230mAh battery under the hood which is touted to deliver up to 9 days of battery life on a single charge.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite Specifications
- 2G bands: N/A
- 3G bands: N/A
- 4G bands: N/A
- Announced: 2020, December 10
- Status: Exp. release 2020, December
- 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, 350 nits (typ)
- 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
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: No
- Audio 3.5mm jack: No
- WLAN: No
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with GLONASS
- NFC: No
- USB: No
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer
- Messaging: Email, IM
- Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Ion 230 mAh, non-removable
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is offered in three watch cases and five straps – Pink, Ivory, Black, Navy Blue, and Olive. It will be priced at US$ 46 and available globally.