Xiaomi sub-brand Huami releases the Amazfit Smartwatch

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Huami has just released its latest wearable the Amazfit Watch in China. Huami has released products other Amazfit products before this, but the Amazfit Watch is the first ever smartwatch from the company. Could this be the long awaited Xiaomi Watch?

The Amazfit Watch utilizes Xiaomi’s MiFit app to function. It sports a 1.34-inch display with 300 x 300 pixels resolution, and is powered by a 1.2Ghz processor along with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage.

Not to be confused with the Amazfit Smart Bracelet from last year
Not to be confused with the Amazfit Smart Bracelet from last year

On the back of the dial there’s a heart rate sensor that, unlike the Mi Band’s heart sensor, can continuously read your heart rate. Aside from that, the Amazfit Watch can also be used for on-the-go payments with Alibaba’s mobile payment service AliPay, at least in China.

The Amazfit’s bezel is made of ceramic, making it nice and scratch resistant. The wristband is user replaceable, and the dial can be attached to any other 22mm band. The Amazfit is powered by a 200mAh battery, which should give up to 5 days of battery life.

We do wonder whether this is the much awaited Xiaomi Watch or of it’s just a product of Huami that released with good timing. Regardless, the Amazfit Watch goes on sale tomorrow for a decent 799 yuan or $120.


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