Finally Xiaomi has presented its new Mi Watch Color , a smartwatch in round format that reminds us of the Amazfit GTR but integrating a more careful design, 1,540 customization options and an autonomy that exceeds the half-month barrier.
Even so, Xiaomi has changed its strategy with this second smart watch because unlike the Mi Watch we already knew, this new model with “Color” flap does not include its MIUI for Watch customization layer, that is, it does not integrate the famous system Google operating, WearOS .
Design, straps and measures
Xiaomi Mi Watch Color comes in two color variants: Elegant Black and Fashion Silver. These in turn can be combined with up to 110 spheres and a total of 7 different straps , resulting in a total of 1,540 customization combinations available.
The size of its dial is 46.2 mm , resulting in total dimensions of 46.2 × 53.3 × 11.4mm . As far as resistance is concerned, this new Xiaomi Mi Watch is able to function normally in a temperature range of -10ºC to 45ºC, also having water resistance of 5ATM (50 meters).
To change its belts Xiaomi has devised an easy replacement exchange mechanism, allowing us to combine in just seconds a total of 7 official belts that have been manufactured in quality materials such as skin or silicone.
The new Xiaomi Mi Watch Color has an AMOLED screen of 1.39 inches and a resolution of 454 × 454 pixels. Around this, a small stainless steel frame has been integrated that, in addition to providing a more premium finish, protects the screen from bumps and scratches.
Inside, as with his older brother, he has NFC with whom we can make payments, operate smart locks or use transport cards, as well as GPS and GLONASS . For its pairing with our smartphone makes use of Bluetooth 5.0 BLE characterized by its low energy consumption.
In addition, this new smartwatch integrates ambient light sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, accelerometer and barometer. Thanks to the combination of these, Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is able to recognize up to a total of 10 different sports activities such as running, treadmill, hiking, climbing, cycling, elliptical exercise, swimming, etc.
Likewise, this new Xiaomi smartwatch has VO2Max measurement systems using FIRSTBEAT to analyze our physical activity and provide better guidance when exercising. And, this new system is capable of measuring up to 30 parameters of our body such as heart rate, stress level, energy level or even intensively track our sleep.
Battery and other functionalities
Inside the Xiaomi Mi Watch Color we find a large 420mAh battery giving a range of up to 22 days in basic mode. In detail:
- 14 days : Autonomy obtained with an average use of the smartwatch in combination with a regular use of GPS.
- 22 days : Autonomy if we use the smartwatch in basic clock mode.
- 22 hours : Autonomy using the clock intensively with real-time cardiac monitoring and GPS use continuously.
For charging, a small wireless charging base with USB connector is used that Xiaomi also sells separately for only 30 yuan, about 4 euros to change.
Of rest, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch Color incorporates the voice assistant XiaoAI (Only in Chinese) with which we can control and manage the balance of products and accessories for home automation that we have added to Mi Home. However, this new smart watch does not have a microphone or speaker .
In addition, contrary to what was expected, the Xiaomi Mi Watch Color does not run MIUI for Watch so it is not based on WearOS . It also has no internal storage so we can not install third-party applications or store songs or images.
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