In November, Xiaomi announced the budget-friendly Redmi Watch as the first smartwatch under the Redmi brand. Reports prior to its launch had claimed that the same device could be rebranded as the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite in markets outside China. The Mi Watch Lite has finally gone official today as a rebadged Redmi Watch.
As the name suggests, the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is a stripped-down version of the original Mi Watch that was announced in November last year. The Mi Watch Lite comes with a colour display, built-in GPS, 5 ATM water resistance, and it offers a long battery life.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite specifications and features
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite has a square-shaped TFT color display measuring 1.4 inches. The touchscreen carries support for an automatic brightness function, 320 x 320 pixels resolution, and a 323ppi pixel density. Users can choose from 1000+ watch face combinations to customise the watch.
The Mi Watch Lite comes in three kinds of watch cases and five strap colours such as Pink, Ivory, Black, Navy Blue, and Olive. The lightweight smartwatch weighs only 35g with the strap.
The Mi Watch Lite has a 230mAh battery that can last for up to 9 days on typical usage. With the continuous GPS sports mode on, the smartwatch can last for about 10 hours. It can be paired through Bluetooth 5.0 LE to get daily records of health and fitness and notifications for calls and messages,
When it comes to sensors, the Mi Watch Lite is equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, compass, barometer, GPS+GLONASS, and a PPG heart rate tracker. It can track 11 workout modes such as outdoor/indoor running, outdoor/indoor cycling, treadmill, open water swimming, pool swimming, cricket, trial run, walking, and freestyle.
The Mi Watch Lite supports 24/7 real-time heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and breathing exercises for relieving stress. Its other features include flashlight, alarm, timer, stopwatch, find phone, and weather report. Lastly, the smartwatch offers 5ATM water-resistance.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite pricing and availability
Xiaomi is yet to confirm the pricing and availability of the Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite. It is likely to be priced under $60 (~Rs 4,400). It remains to be seen whether the smartwatch arrives as Redmi Watch or Mi Watch Lite in the Indian market.