Xiaomi took advantage of the launch of the Xiaomi 12 to present its new high-end connected watch, the Xiaomi Watch S1.
This Tuesday, on the occasion of the presentation of its new Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer presented, as expected, its new connected watch: the Xiaomi Watch S1.
Although the manufacturer had already provided some information in this regard, specifically by revealing in part its design or its materials, this Tuesday’s presentation allows us to learn more about this striking new style to say the least elegant. It must be said that the Xiaomi Watch S1 strongly plays the design card with a screen protected by sapphire glass, a stainless steel case and a calfskin or silicone strap. Still design-wise, the smartwatch benefits from a round display, as well as two buttons available on the right-hand side for navigating the interface in addition to the touchscreen. The watch is also 5 ATM certified, which guarantees protection against submersion, without however allowing diving with it.
For the Watch S1 system, Xiaomi will adopt the new MIUI interface for connected watches, based on the same MIUI 13 interface as for smartphones. This system has the advantage of supporting third-party applications that can be downloaded from the Xiaomi store in China. NFC is also available for contactless payments.
Regarding the screen, Xiaomi has integrated a round panel of 1.43 inches diagonally, 466 x 466 pixels on the side and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It is an Amoled screen with a fairly standard pixel density. 326 pixels per inch.
Autonomy of almost two weeks
Xiaomi also promises a particularly long autonomy since its Watch S1 can, according to the manufacturer, be used for 12 days in conventional use, and up to 24 days in power saving mode thanks to the 470 mAh battery. Without Qi wireless charging, on the other hand, it will necessarily go through the supplied magnetic charger.
Regarding health monitoring, Watch S1 is capable of analyzing up to 117 different sports. It also benefits from geolocation via GPS, Galileo, Glonass or Beidou thanks to an integrated chip. The watch can also analyze sleep phases, heart rate, or blood oxygen saturation.
The Xiaomi Watch S1 has so far only been announced for China. It will be available in five variants: two with a black or white silicone strap and three with a brown, black or blue leather strap. Models with a silicone strap will be offered at 1,099 yuan (152 euros) while knockers with a leather strap will be displayed at 166 euros. For now, no marketing has been announced for France.
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