The Chinese company Redmi, which is known in our region mainly for its mobile phones, has introduced new cheap smartwatches. The performance took place yesterday on the domestic Chinese market.
The Xiaomi subsidiary is renowned for its excellent price/performance ratio. This will not be the case with their very first smartwatch. This message was brought by the Gizmochina portal.
Redmi smartwatches offer a square design, which is known especially for many times more expensive Apple Watches. A very simple but elegant design is used. The weight is at the level of a very pleasant 35 grams. The watch frame will be available in three colors, black, blue, and ivory. The colors of the strap will be four in total, namely black, cherry pink, pine green, and ivory.
Large display with great resolution
The size of the display with 2.5D curved glass is at the level of 1.4 ″. The pixel density stopped at 323 PPI, which is comparable to a much more expensive watch. For example, readability in direct sunlight remains questionable. More than 20 dials of various types are available.
In terms of features, Redmi watches support heart rate measurement, sleep monitoring, sitting monitoring, and, for example, proper breathing training. They support 7 different sports, namely outdoor running, indoor running, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, walking, swimming, and free activities.
Mobile payments will not be a problem
Battery capacity has not been specified. It has been said that they will last a whole week on a single charge. Using the save mode should not be a problem to get up to 12 days of endurance. The surprise in this price tag is the use of NFC for mobile payments. Of course, water-resistance up to a pressure of 5 ATMs is also present.
The price tag on the domestic market is set at 299 Chinese yuan, in terms of 40 euros. Pre-orders are currently running. Official sales will begin on December 1, 2020.
Do they have any competition at all?
Redmi set a very aggressive price tag. In a similar price tag, the problem is finding a similarly equipped smartwatch. One option is to choose the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip S, which offers a much worse display but better battery life. Another option may be smart bracelets. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 or Honor Band 5 come into consideration here.