Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite goes official with a 1.4″ display, GPS, and 9-day battery life
Mi Watch Lite is finally official after several leaks suggesting its impending arrival. The Mi Watch Lite seems to be a rebranded model of the Redmi Watch unveiled in China in November. The wearable is listed on Xiaomi’s global site but its pricing and availability haven’t been announced. Xiaomi is expected to reveal these details soon for the markets it’ll launch in. The Redmi Watch is priced at CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 3,300) in China, and therefore the Mi Watch Lite should be priced around the same range globally.
The Mi Watch Lite is now listed on the Mi.com global site. The wearable’s features and specifications are detailed on the web site. The Mi Watch Lite is seen to return in Pink, Ivory, Olive, Navy Blue, and Blackstrap options.
Xiaomi’s new Mi Watch Lite features a 1.4-inch (320×320 pixels) square LCD display with 323ppi pixel density and adaptive brightness (minimum 350 nits). There is a 230mAh battery inside that takes about two hours to charge completely. It is touted to give up to nine days of battery life in a typical usage scenario and up to 10 hours in continuous GPS sports mode. The Mi Watch Lite offers 11 sports modes that include outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, outdoor running, treadmill, walking, open water swimming, swimming in the pool, cricket, trekking, trial run, walking, indoor running, and free activities.
Mi Watch Lite comes with 5ATM water resistance that allows it to work in up to 50 meters of water. It supports heart rate monitoring, sleeps monitoring, and guided breathing exercises. There’s chat and call notifications, weather support, flashlight, and music controls. There’s also idle alert for those that have a sedentary work life. The Mi Watch Lite offers over 120 watch face options with more expected to arrive regularly inside the watch face store.
Onboard sensors include GPS/ A-GPS/ GLONASS, optical heart rate sensor, six-axis sensor, L-sensor, Barometer, and compass. The dimensions are at 41x35x10.9mm and the Mi Watch Lite weighs 35 grams with the strap on.
Android users will have to install the Xiaomi Wear app to connect the watch to their devices, while iOS users will have to install the Xiaomi Wear Lite app.