Xiaomi offers two smartwatches in China i.e the Mi Watch and Mi Watch Color. The later was launched in the home market earlier in January this year. In India, the brand only offers Mi Band fitness trackers.
Now 91mobiles has learnt via tipster Ishan Agarwal that Xiaomi is soon set to launch the Mi Watch Revolve and Mi Band 5 in the country. As per Agarwal, the Mi Watch Revolve will a rebranded version of the Mi Watch Color in China. The Mi Band 5 is the successor to last year’s Mi Band 4 (review).
Exclusive for @91mobiles: Guess what! Xiaomi is launching the Mi Watch Revolve & Mi Band 5 soon in India.
Expect Silver and Black colour variants for Mi Watch Revolve.#Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve was launched in China as Watch Color.
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) August 30, 2020
If the latest report is true, the Mi Watch Revolve will be Xiaomi’s first smartwatch in India. The device is tipped to come in Silver and Black colour variants. It will compete against the likes of Amazfit, Huawei and Realme in the country. As for pricing, the Mi Watch Color costs RMB 599 (~Rs 6,400) while the Band 5 retails at RMB 189 (~Rs 2,000) in China. We expect the upcoming offerings to be priced similarly in India. There is no official word on the launch date yet. To recall, the Mi Band 4 was launched in September last year, so we expect the Mi Watch Revolve and Mi Band 5 to debut at the same time.
Mi Watch Revolve specifications and features
The Mi Watch Revolve is expected to retain the same specifications and features as the Mi Watch Color that is offered in China. The device features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display. It offers a 24 x 7 heart rate monitor, sleep tracker and 10 different sports modes. It also comes with in-built GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and 5ATM water-resistance rating. The smartwatch runs the WearOS-based MIUI and is backed by a 420mAh battery unit.
Mi Band 5 specifications and features
The Mi Band 5 packs significant upgrades compared to the Mi Band 4. The fitness tracker comes with a 1.1-inch OLED screen with a small capacitive button at the bottom of the display. The Mi Band 5 is equipped with a heart rate sensor, 11 sports mode, sleep monitor and women’s health mode with menstrual tracking feature.
It is also capable of tracking stress and breathing activity. The Mi Band 5 supports NFC for making payments, but it’s unclear if the feature will be available on the Indian variant. The fitness tracker offers notifications from social media apps, incoming calls, text and weather updates. Users can control their smartphone camera with a new remote-control feature on the Mi Band 5.