Xiaomi watch Color is Xiaomi’s official launch of the second watch product, note that here does not place too much emphasis on the word “smart”, Xiaomi officially defines it as a “wrist tide”, from the name can be seen, they want to emphasize the shape rather than how powerful it performance, This is in sharp contrast to the previous launch of the xiaomi watch, which is known as a wrist phone.
There are many similar products on the market, such as Xiaomi’s own good Kiwi Huami has done a lot of similar products, last year’s word-of-mouth and sales are very good Huaweiwatch GT also this meaning: although they look like smartwatches, but in fact, only the interface and appearance like All have the most common functions of monitoring sports health and other smart meters, and do not use smart ecosystems such as wearOS, but their own research and development of closed systems, limited scalability. But it is also because of this, the battery life has been greatly improved, basically can reach 10 days or more.
In short, they’re a litup version of a smartwatch that trades non-intelligence for longer battery life, which is a point that many users care about.
Back to the Xiaomi watch Color this product, Sina Digital this is not actually “Color”, the all-black body and all-black rubber strap, the screen extinguished when the sense of integration is very strong, lit is a 1.39-inch circular screen, diameter of about 47 mm, PPI reached 326, the fine degree is no problem. Coupled with the water drop ping surface of the circular glass watch is relatively narrow, Corning Gorilla 3rd generation glass light transmission is relatively high, and the thickness is about 6 mm of metal frame, the overall visual effect is very good.
Although the positioning is lower than the previous square millet watch, but the xiaomi watch Color’s face value is much higher than the former, at least does not make people say who looks like who’s the product. The Xiaomi watch Color currently has six colored silicone straps, as well as a crocodile leather leather strap, plus a built-in 110-something dial that can be combined with the strap to create more color. This is also the reason why it is called Color, square millet watch also does not have colored straps, but that too rigid shape, always make people feel a little formal, not as casual as the Xiaomi watch Color.
Xiaomi watch Color’s operating logic is still the touch screen and physical button, unlike the square Xiaomi watch, its right side has two keys, one is power, used in and out of the menu, long press shutdown, etc. ;
Although the screen is round, but Xiaomi watch Color is very similar to the previous “MIUI for Watch”, especially the menu part, but because it is not a smart system, its function is more like Xiaomi bracelet 4 generations, but also some of the functions of the circular large screen optimization, such as sliding from the four directions of the screen to the center is notification / control center / motion card / return, long press power key can call small love – but because there is no speaker this small love can only talk with the small screen.
This text version of small love will also appear in the Mi home smart home, directly use it to control home appliances, rather than the imagination of the operating interface. But after the execution did not have a vibration feedback, is an experience shortcoming.
Little Love Students Control Smart Home
Another appeal for smartwatch products is push notifications, and Xiaomi watch Color can do the same, including WeChat, the most common demand for Chinese users, and although it can’t reply, it can receive 100 Characters, most of which are adequate. (Think how many WeChats you’ve had with your watch?) )
WeChat’s notification style on the watch
The watch is equipped with accelerometers, gyroscopes, air pressure sensors, ambient light sensors, geomagnetic sensors, and can recognize motion postures, plus a third-generation HRM heart rate sensor, as well as Xiaomi’s motion algorithm, to recognize heart rate changes to calculate motion calories. It also supports 5ATM living waterproof and can be used for swimming, but not for hot springs, snorkeling and other scenes.
It should be said that most of the Xiaomi bracelets in these features are OK, but different product patterns, screen sizes, and battery capacity make them experience completely different. In particular, the battery, 420mAh capacity in comparison with xiaomi bracelet 4 that more than 130 milliamps to most, and it does not consume power chips or applications, with Bluetooth 5.0 and mobile phone connection and no eSIM and so on, the official said typical use mode battery life of up to 14 days (long battery mode 22 days).
We only got the watch for two days and couldn’t verify the range parameters. One day the low frequency used to lose 5% of the electricity, about the official parameter can be estimated to be reliable. At least it doesn’t give users a sense of electrical anxiety.
Another outstanding advantage is NFC, which inherits the fine tradition of Xiaomi’s mobile phone/bracelet, which simulates (unencrypted) door cards in addition to supporting bus cards. Because the watches and linked apps we got were beta versions, the analog door card was not complete until this article was sent out.
The emergence of this kind of hand ring and real smartwatch intermediate product, in fact, is the latter targeted lightweight scheme. It doesn’t have a Qualcomm watch-specific chip or oswear os system, but for most people, like a large SUV or a hatchback, not everyone needs as much functionality as it gets, and the resulting power consumption.
The two core uses of smartwatches, “notification” and “motion detection”, are already in place, and the reduction in other features has led to longer battery life and a price of $799, which is worth it for most people. And its system also added to the control of the intelligent ecology of the Rice family, is also a little advantage.
In contrast to Huawei’s similar products, Xiaomi focused its marketing efforts on fashion accessories, not using “smart” to give everyone too much to look forward to, and for 90% of people, its actual experience is even better than smart meters.