In addition to the announcement of the new Redmi Note 9 series of smartphones, Xiaomi today also introduced the first smartwatch under the Redmi brand. The novelty is the second wearable device of the brand – the first was the Redmi Band fitness bracelet, presented at the beginning of the year.
The Redmi Watch has a square case with a matte finish and 2.5D glass covering a 1.4-inch screen with a pixel density of 323 PPI (dots per inch). The weight of the novelty is only 35 grams. There are several colored straps for the gadget: black, ivory, blue, cherry pink and green.
The smartwatch has more than 20 pre-installed watch faces, including classic ones, and also offers to create your own. As for the built-in functions, the Redmi Watch is equipped with a heart rate sensor, sleep and activity monitoring, 24-hour monitoring of changes in heart rate during activity and rest of the user, and can also store this information for the last 30 days. In addition, Redmi Watch provides 7 sports training modes, including two types of running (indoor and outdoor), cycling, walking, swimming and other activities.
The device is equipped with a high-precision sensor with a motion algorithm. The novelty is declared water resistant when immersed up to 50 meters. The company did not specify the battery capacity of the smartwatch, but said that it can work on a single battery charge for a week. The battery saving function can extend the operating time up to 12 days.
The device also includes a built-in microphone with support for the XiaoAI voice assistant. In addition, the new product has multifunctional NFC support, can work with the Alipay payment system, 270 different cards for paying for public transport, is able to open Xiaomi smart locks and work with other smart gadgets of the company.
The manufacturer estimated the Redmi Watch at 299 yuan (about $ 45), however, when pre-ordering, the buyer will receive a discount of 30 yuan, which will ultimately reduce the cost of the smart watch to $ 40. Unfortunately, the availability of new items in markets other than China has not yet been reported. In the Celestial Empire, the gadget will go on sale on December 1.
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