Today in India, Xiaomi held its press event Smarter Living, during which it presented several new products. One of them is the Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve smartwatch. It is a gadget with a 46mm dial, the front side of which is occupied by a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 454×454 pixels and a peak brightness of 450 nits. The third-generation Gorilla Glass protects the screen.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve launched with 2 weeks of battery
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve case is made of stainless steel, offers 112 different watch faces and an Always-on Display function. The smartwatch is equipped with FirstBeat Motion and is capable of recognizing 10 types of sports training. The watch is waterproof and can be immersed in water to a depth of 50 meters. They are powered by a 420mAh battery and one charge should be enough for 14 days of battery life in standby mode.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve allows you to track your heart rate, sleep phases and stress levels. There is GPS and Bluetooth 5.0. The wearable gadget is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and higher, as well as iOS. The watch will go on sale on October 6 at a price of $145, and a $14 discount will be available for the first buyers.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve specifications
- 1.39-inch (454 × 454 pixels) AMOLED screen with 450 nits brightness, Smart always-on display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS
- Compatibility: Android 4.4 and above; iOS
- Heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, barometric sensor, ambient light sensor
- Sleep tracking, Fitness tracking, 10 sports modes
- Heart rate variability, Energy level and stress level tracking
- Dimensions: 46.2 x 53.3 x 11.4mm; Weight: 40g (excluding strap)
- Water-resistant up to 50 meters (5 ATM)
- 420mAh battery with up to 14 days battery life, 20h with continuous GPS use
Canalys: Global smartwatch shipments grew by 12% in Q1 of 2020
The research company Canalys has provided another of its reports for the global market for a smartwatch. Worldwide, smartwatch shipments grew 12% YoY in the first quarter of 2020. That’s a pretty awesome result, especially when we take in mind the spread of COVID-19 and all the consequences it brought to manufacturing processes, logistics, and consumerisms. If we take the smartphone business as an example, we can see how the pandemic decreased the sales of smartphones during the first quarter. However, this tendency of decline doesn’t follow in the smartwatch segment.
Apple still has the dominant of the smartwatch market, with 5.2 million shipments of multiple Apple Watch models. However, this number represents 13% fewer shipments if we compare it with last year’s result. Huawei comes in second with 2.1 million units shipped with 113% of growth YoY. Samsung comes in third place with 1.8 million units shipped compared to its 1.2 million in the first quarter of 2019. Garmin and Fitbit rank fourth and fifth, respectively. Garmin grew 24% Year on Year, Fitbit fell 21% YoY.