Thu. Aug 18th, 2022
Xiaomi Watch S1 et S1 Active

In addition to its 12 series, Xiaomi presents its new connected watches. The Watch S1 is based on an elegant design and accompanies a sportier S1 Active.

Following the Chinese announcements, Xiaomi has just launched its new Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro globally. The event is also an opportunity for the manufacturer to discuss the arrival of its new connected watches. High-end, the Watch S1 presents itself as an elegant and connected watch. It accompanies a Watch S1 that offers a more sporty approach.

The two clocks are based on a common base and include a 1.43-inch round panel (466 x 466 pixels); with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The latter benefits from AMOLED technology and the screen of the Watch S1 is protected by a sapphire crystal.

Xiaomi watch S1
The Xiaomi watch S1. ©Xiaomi

This screen will be used to display notifications, messages or calls. It also provides health information as the Watch S1 offers 117 fitness modes and 19 professional modes (running, swimming, tennis, etc.). Like its competitors, the watch adds sleep monitoring, heart rate or oxygen saturation (SpO2). As for waterproofing, the Watch S1 is certified 5 ATM, that is, a resistance of up to 50 m.

The watch incorporates a GPS (GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS and QZSS) and offers Wi-Fi 4, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC connectivity. There are also features like Bluetooth calling, thanks to the built-in microphone and speakers. Contactless payments are also possible and it is possible to use a voice assistant (Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa).

durable watches

The Xiaomi Watch S1 and S1 Active claim great battery life, with 12 days of use on a single charge. The manufacturer evokes a classic use to achieve this duration, and up to 24 days on standby.

Therefore, the difference between the two models lies in the design. The Watch S1 Active targets a sports audience with its display in a metal bezel and a choice of 200 watch faces. The watch is available in three colors (white, black and blue) and different straps are available.

Xiaomi S1 Active Watch
The Xiaomi Watch S1 Active. ©Xiaomi

Xiaomi wants to satisfy all audiences with its Watch S1 (Active)

Closer to a classic watch, the Watch S1 represents Xiaomi’s high-end. In addition to its screen covered by a sapphire crystal, it incorporates a stainless steel case and a leather strap option. A first for the Chinese manufacturer, which has also chosen to include two straps (leather and rubber) with its connected watch. Otherwise, it inherits all the sports functions of the Watch S1 Active.

Xiaomi announces a price of $199 for the Watch S1 Active and $269 for the Watch S1. We are waiting for more information from Xiaomi France on prices in euros and availability dates.

In addition to its connected watches, Xiaomi mentioned the international launch of the Buds 3T Pro. These active noise-canceling in-ear headphones retail for $199.

This article was translated from this source written by Thomas Estimbre

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