Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone, but it’s not what we’re used to. We’re not talking about a new Mi Watch, Band, or even about the recently released Redmi Watches. We’re talking about the Hey Plus Watch. It’s a new wearable crowdfunded by the company. The Hey+ brand sprang into the limelight in 2018 when it launched the Hey+ SmartBand. The brand latest unveiled the Hey Plus 1s smart band in 2019 packing AMOLED displays.
Xiaomi Hey Plus Watch specifications
In terms of specifications, the Hey Plus Watch is something beyond the usual. The device comes with a gorgeous 1.78-inch AMOLED super retina full-screen display. The screen is a regular rectangle with rounded edges. The bezels are quite thin at the wedges. The wearable is crafted with premium material as aluminum alloy and also weighs just 38 grams. The device supports custom short video dials and features up to 100 sports modes. The wearable also comes with support for Alipay payments.
The smartwatch comes with an array of colorful straps which buyers can choose from. This is a common behavior for Xiaomi’s smartwatches. The brand often offers a wide array of straps allowing users to pick what is best for them. We can also expect third-party manufacturers to offer more customized straps in the future. In terms of battery life, the Hey+ watch’s battery can last up to 21 days in the Heavy use mode. In the Typical use mode, the battery life can go up to 29 days.
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The smartwatch offers support for blood oxygen detection. The wearable has 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, breathing training, and message reminders. Each screen can display 72 Chinese characters, and messages, WeChat, QQ and other messages can be seen at a glance. As previously stated, the Xiaomi Hey Plus Watch is already up for crowdfunding on Xiaomi Youpin. The company is asking for a very good price of just $62. The wearable shipments are set to start on December 13, 2021.
Unfortunately, the wearable lacks GPS as this is still a feature that determines if a smartwatch will be more expensive or not. GPS is useful since it allows you to leave the smartphone behind in certain activities. Also, there’s no mention of the SpO2 sensor. Apparently, Xiaomi wants a smartwatch that has quality but that still does not cannibalize the sales of the recently released Redmi Watch 2 and Redmi SmartBand Pro.