Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, recently released the Xiaomi Watch. This smartwatch had a good outing in the recent 11.11 Chinese sales. However, the Director of Xiaomi Ecological Chain Design, Ren Yi, recently summed up the issues that Xiaomi watch encountered.
In his recent Weibo post, he said that the major difficulties in smartwatches are the power, weight/volume, and AI compatibility. Since smartwatches do not come with standard sizes like phones, some features are difficult to incorporate. According to him, watches will have to leave behind some of the user needs and everyone will have to choose based on his preference.
The Xiaomi Watch comes with a 1.78-inch AMOLED square screen. It has a 44 mm dial pixel density an hits 326PPI brightness. In terms of hardware, Xiaomi Watch is the world’s first watch to use Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 4G version. It supports independent WiFi, Bluetooth, multi-function NFC, and other features. With its built-in 570 mAh large-capacity battery we get 36 hours of battery life. This smartwatch comes with a special system – MIUI For Watch. Users have access to 100 quality dial themes and can download Apps. In addition, it supports custom dial and photos can be set to dial.
This watch also supports long bright shimmer mode and it has two versions – standard version and exclusive version. The standard version costs 1299 yuan ($185) while the exclusive version goes for 1999 yuan ($285).