Xiaomi Launches Smartwatch with 5 Days Battery Life
Xiaomi, or rather Huami launched its first smartwatch in China on Tuesday. The Huami smartwatch is part of the company’s Amazfit range, that, until now had a number of smartband wearables to its name. The Amazfit smartwatch is the long-rumoured Mi smartwatch that we’ve been hearing about for some time now. It comes with circular dial, a ceramic bezel and IP67 certification for water and dust resistance.
The Amazfit smartwatch comes with user-replaceable wristband which supports 22nm straps. The 28nm GPS sensor on-board the smartwatch can assist in location tracking and distance calculation during workouts. There is also a dedicated heart-rate monitor on-board the device.
In terms of specifications, the smartwatch comes with a 1.34-inch display with a 320×300 pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. Connectivity options include: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It runs a custom operating system.
The USP of the Amazfit smartwatch is said to be its 200mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 5 days of battery life on single charge. According to the company, the smarwatch can deliver a battery life of 35 hours when GPS is on, meanwhile it can last for up to a mammoth 11.6 days if the user is merely using it as a step calculator.
The smartwatch supports Xiaomi’s Mi Fit app and also includes Alibaba’s mobile payment service, AliPay out-of-the-box. The Amazfit smartwatch will be available for buying (in China) starting from Wednesday at a price of 799 Yuan (roughly Rs 8,000). There is however no word on its global availability and pricing for now.