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Xiaomi Mi Smartwatch – An Apple Watch lookalike set to be unveiled in China Today!



After being successful in the world of fitness trackers, Xiaomi is now stepping into the world of smartwatches, Yes you heard it right. Xiaomi is set to unveil its first-ever smartwatch i.e. Mi smartwatch on November 5th in China along with CC9 & CC9 Pro smartphones & Mi TV 5. the watch seems like an interesting product in all of the product hence people are excited not only but Globally as well.

Everything You need to know about the upcoming Mi Smartwatch

The Mi Smartwatch has a boxy chassis probably made up of metal, a full-screen curved display with rounded corners, a digital crown on the right side & a pill-shaped home button below it. If you’re wondering this design looks familiar then it is, yes the Mi smartwatch looks exactly like the Apple Watch, even the straps resemble the apple watch though this is not the first time a Xiaomi Product is inspired from Apple. Huawei a Xiaomi backed company recently launched a smartwatch i.e. Amazefit GTS which looks same as Apple Watch. The display is said to be AMOLED like all other premium smartwatches and has the Always-On display functionality. The front features a sapphire glass which is scratch resistant & scratch proof.

Mi Smartwatch is said to be running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset for wearables, that being said Qualcomm hasn’t had much success in wearables than it has in Android. With Xiaomi adopting the Snapdragon Wear 3100, the company will hope to have a chance to fight against its rivals.

With the upcoming smartwatch, Xiaomi is looking to expand its custom skin – Miui from smartphones to smartwatch as Mi Smartwatch will run on Miui for watch -A custom skin for the smartwatch though the OS is said to be based on Android. A leak suggested that it will also have an app store, which features a host of Chinese apps like Tiktok, WeChat etc. It is expected to take some UI enhancements from Wear OS, as the leaked video the user will also be able to download videos on the watch & download music on the watch itself.

Xiaomi has been teasing the Mi smartwatch for a while now & in one of the teaser image shows that the smartwatch will come in two colours – Black, Silver and with three straps – Black. White & Blue. The Watch will have GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, linear motor & a speaker. The watch will also feature e-SIM functionality and for the fitness freaks, the watch has sensors for tracking health, fitness.

As what will be the price of it, there’s not much known about it but if Xiaomi prices it under $200 then it can increase the demand for smartwatches in a country like India and could compete with other premium smartwatches.

A tech enthusiast, a graduate in Bachelors of journalism & mass communication. Gagan loves to write about technology and when he's not writing, he's honing his landscape photography skills.