Xiaomi funded Amazfit has launched their Amazfit Watch in China. The brand owned by Huami is known to make fitness accessories. Infact, Huami was the manufacturer for all the Xiaomi Mi bands in existence. The Amazfit Watch is the manufacturer’s first smartwatch to hit the market.
Huami helped Xiaomi storm the activity tracker market with the Mi Band. The smartwatch sports a circular display measuring 1.34 inch with a resolution of 300×300 pixels. The resolution might look small but it is well matched for a screen of that size. The bezel on the smartwatch is made of ceramic and hence is scratch resistant. The watch is rated at IP67 which makes it resistant to dust and water.
In terms of the hardware powering it, Huami lists a 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. There is Bluetooth (4.0 LE) and Wi-Fi for connectivity and the battery is rated at 280mAh. The battery capacity is low when compared to the other smartwatches in the market. The smartwatch has 4GB of internal storage available. The watch is not an Android Wear smartwatch and runs on proprietary software.
The Amazfit Watch sports a dedicated heart rate sensor at the back and a 28nm GPS sensor. The GPS is used to track distance and location while working out. In terms of battery life the device can go on for 5 days with normal use, it goes down to 36 hours if the GPS chip is on all the time. If you don’t use the GPS, limiting the watch only to step tracking, it would go on for a little over 11 days.
The watch syncs to the phone via the Mi Fit app and can also be used to unlock the device. The watch will go on sale soon with a sticker price of 799 Yuan (Rs. 8000) in China.