Xiaomi relies a lot on low prices to swallow the market share, but the manufacturer does not hesitate to offer more expensive products, but that are high-end. The new Watch S1 is one of them.
On the occasion of the conference dedicated to the Xiaomi 12 and its variations this week, the manufacturer took the opportunity to lift the veil on its new connected watch, the Watch S1. More exclusive than the rest of the Xiaomi catalog, this Smart watch play the design card with two colors for the case (black and silver) and interchangeable straps, several of which are made of leather (brown, black and blue).
Synthetic sapphire and stainless steel.
Technically speaking, the Watch S1 incorporates a round 1.43-inch (466 x 466) AMOLED screen covered in synthetic sapphire that is resistant to scratches, but less resistant to drops. The 46mm watch is constructed of stainless steel, giving it a more luxurious feel than the normally offered aluminum.
Inside are various health and fitness tracking sensors for heart rate and blood oxygenation. Xiaomi promises 12 days of autonomy with a battery with a capacity of 470 mAh. A GPS, an NFC chip as well as a speaker and a microphone complete the technical sheet.
The S1 is water resistant up to 5 ATM, ideal for swimming or showering (be careful, this certification is insufficient to guarantee proper operation in diving). Requires connected watch, we can receive notifications from the smartphone and answer phone calls.
The S1 Watch is marketed in China at a price equivalent to € 144 with a fluoroelastomer strap, or € 165 with a leather strap. Xiaomi has not formally announced international availability, but everything indicates that the product will one day be available in Europe.