Redmi launch its first smartwatch in India. The Redmi smartwatch comes with features like 24/7 heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, in-built GPS and many more. 2YoDo used this smartwatch for few days daily and will be sharing experience here.
Price in India
The Redmi Watch price set in India at Rs 3,999.
Redmi Watch comes with a 1.4-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 320×320 pixels and a 2.5D curved glass on top.
The Redmi Watch display have a peak brightness of 350 nits.
Xiaomi has not reveale which processor it has use to power its first smartwatch also how much RAM or storage space is provide.
The Redmi Watch sensors include a PPG Heart Rate Sensor, Three-axis Acceleration Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope and an Ambient Light Sensor.
Redmi Watch connectivity options include GPS, GLONASS and Bluetooth 5.1 (Low Energy).
The Redmi Watch comes with 11 sports modes including running, hiking, walking, cycling, swimming, cricket and many more.
Health and wellness features include 24/7 heart rate detection, sleep tracking, guided breathing, air pressure detection, step counter and much more.
Redmi Watch features also include over 200 watch faces, 5 ATM water resistance, music control, alarm, weather and app notifications.
The Redmi Watch comes with a battery life of up to 10 days on a single charge.
Xiaomi also claims that the smartwatch can be charge within under two hours.
Design and Build Quality
Redmi Watch comes with a plastic build missing the digital crown.
The Redmi smartwatch features a face size of 20mm and looks and feels like a good size for an average-sized hand.
The watch is available in three watch case colour options :
The watch is available in four strap colour options :
2YoDo did not like the Black option.
The Redmi Watch case is made out of plastic with a 1.4-inch TFT LCD 2.5D curved display on the front.
The display does have bezels.
The front glass panel is black coloured which manages to hide the bezels but when the display is not in use.
The Redmi Watch dial is built with good quality silicone straps which have a connector.
The back panel of the Redmi Watch includes the PPG heart rate sensor, a subtle Redmi branding and two circular charging pins.
The Redmi Watch comes with a rotatable Digital Crown on the side.
This helps you navigate the UI by either opening the main menu or taking you to the home screen.
Redmi Watch feels quite good and in our opinion one of the better built budget smartwatches.
Redmi Watch is also pretty lightweight, which makes it very comfortable to wear.
People who like to wear their smartwatch at all times can also wear it into the shower or to a pool as it comes with 5ATM water resistance rating.
The display is the main part of the Redmi Watch that you will be interacting with.
LCD displays on a smartwatch are not as crisp as we would have been wanted.
The Redmi Watch is pretty bright indoors, but outdoors under direct sunlight it does not manage to shine but is visible.
While outdoors you would always have the brightness levels fully to level 6.
And when Indoors 2YoDo use to keep it between levels 3 to 5.
An auto-brightness feature is available but not as good.
The ‘Raise to Wake’ feature worked perfectly fine.
Redmi Watch user interface (UI) is pretty simple and does not require much training to use.
It is quite responsive and features a swipe to use approach for everything.
While the watch feels pretty smooth, swapping through screens refreshing with every swipe.
The home screen consists of three pages :
- The main time dial,
- A heart rate page,
- A music control page.
Swiping down from the top brings up the notifications panel and swiping up from the bottom brings up all of the quick controls.
Quick controls include a flashlight, raise to wake, lock, DND, wake for 5 minutes and the Settings menu.
Long pressing the home screen will allow you to change up the watch face of the watch.
You can also browse the large collection of Watch Faces inside of the Xiaomi Wear app.
Press the single side button and it opens the main menu, which only consists of images rather than any text, which most people would be able to recognise easily.
Inside the settings menu you will find options to set the brightness levels, vibration intensity, DND schedules and select heart rate monitoring intervals and many more.
The settings options are pretty simple and can be configured to your liking within a few minutes.
You cannot receive or decline calls nor can you even reply to a notification.
Bad part is to do all of that you will be required to take out your phone from your pocket.
Xiaomi Wear app had a simple interface and was easy to use.
There are a lot of customisations that you can do with the app to make the watch feel much more personalised.
The UI is clean and easy to navigate.
All of the data is shown inside the app with the help of coloured graphs and charts.
Overall, the app is good, but as they say there is still scope for improvement.
Fitness Tracking Features
The Redmi Watch comes with a PPG Heart Rate Sensor, Three-axis Acceleration Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope and an Ambient Light Sensor.
The Redmi Watch does miss out on a SpO2 sensor.
We guess reason behind not including a SpO2 sensor is that they were not able to get accurate enough readings out of it and they did not want their customers to have a sub-par experience.
Redmi has included built-in GPS tracking considering that it is a feature that you would find missing in some of the much more expensive smartwatches.
This will help you track your running sessions without the need to carry your smartphone.
Redmi Watch has included 11 different fitness tracking modes, which will cover most of your basic exercising requirements.
Overall you will be likeing all of the fitness features that the new Redmi Watch has to offer, especially the addition of the integrated GPS.
When Heart Rate Monitoring set to 30 minutes and notifications turned on, auto brightness enabled and GPS tracking, I was able to fully discharge the Redmi Watch within 5 days.
Turning off the auto heart rate monitoring feature does improve the battery status and could help in achieving the 10-day battery life.
The Watch comes alongside a charging cable which honestly is much better built.
You will be able to charge the Redmi Watch from 0-100 % within one and a half hours.
Redmi Watch is priced at Rs 3,999 and is a good option at the price.
The UI is quite smooth, tracking features are good and the overall build of the device is good.
The only feature that you might miss could be the SpO2 feature,
2YoDo do feel that an integrated GPS would come in more handy for a user when compared to a SpO2 sensor.
Overall 2YoDo did like the Redmi Watch and if you are looking for a budget smartwatch under Rs 5,000, this is definitely a product that you should consider.
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