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Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Unboxing Review: Mi Watch Color First Look

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Unboxing Review: Mi Watch Color First Look

By  Joe Horner 2020-01-02 1578 0

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is the second watch product officially launched by Xiaomi. Note that there is not much emphasis on the word "smart" here. Xiaomi officially defines it as a "wrist fashion". As can be seen from the name, they want to emphasize the shape rather than how powerful it is, in sharp contrast to the recent release of the Xiaomi Mi watch, which is known as the mobile phone on the wrist. Next, let’s take a look at the specs and features about this new Xiaomi Mi Watch Color.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


There are a lot of similar products on the market. For example, HUAMI Amazfit has made a lot of similar products. Huawei watch GT, which has a good reputation and sales last year, also means this: although they look like smartwatches, they are actually just the interface and appearance. In addition, they all have the most common functions of monitoring sports health and other smart functions, and they do not use intelligent ecosystems such as wearOS, but closed systems developed by themselves with limited expansibility. But it is precisely because of this that the service life has been greatly improved, basically reaching 10 days or more.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


In short, they are stripped-down versions of smartwatches that trade non-smart watches for longer battery life, which is something that many users care a lot about.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Outlook Design

Back to the Xiaomi watch Color, it uses an all-black body and rubber watch strap, which has a strong sense of integration when the screen is off. In addition, the 1.39in round screen with a diameter of about 47mm and a PPI of 326. Coupled with the water drop arc surface of the round glass watch is relatively narrow, Corning gorilla third-generation glass transmittance is relatively high, and the thickness is about 6mm metal frame, the overall visual effect is very good.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


Although the positioning is lower than the previous square Xiaomi mi watch, the Xiaomi watch Color is much better-looking than the former, at least it won't be said to be anyone's copy product.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


The Xiaomi Watch Color currently has 6 color silicone straps and a crocodile leather strap, coupled with a built-in 110 types watch faces, which can be combined with the strap in more colors. This is why it is called Color. The square Xiaomi mi watch does not have a color strap, but the shape that is too formal always makes people feel a little formal, not as casual as the Xiaomi watch Color.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Operation

The operation logic of the Xiaomi watch Color is still touch screen + physical buttons, unlike the square Xiaomi mi watch, there are two buttons on the right, one is the power supply, which is used to enter and exit the menu, long press the shutdown, etc.; the other is the shortcut key, which can be set to click and exhale a certain function, such as movement.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


Although the screen is round, the boundary of the Xiaomi mi watch Color is very similar to the previous "MIUI for Watch", especially the menu part, but because it is a non-intelligent system, its function is more like the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, and at the same time, it optimizes some functions with a round large screen, such as sliding from the four directions of the screen to the center is notification / control center / motion card / return, etc. Pressing the power button for a long time can call Little Love-but because he can't talk without speakers, he can only communicate with the user through the screen, in the same way as the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 NFC version.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


This text version of Little Love will also appear in the mijia smart home, directly using it to control home appliances, rather than the imagined interface. However, after the execution, there is no vibration feedback, which is a defect in the experience.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Functions

Equipped with acceleration sensors, gyroscopes, air pressure sensors, ambient light sensors and geomagnetic sensors, the Xiaomi MI Color can recognize movement posture, plus the third generation HRM heart rate sensor, as well as Xiaomi's exercise algorithm, can recognize heart rate changes and calculate exercise calories. It also supports 5ATM life waterproof, can be used for swimming, but can not be used for hot springs, snorkeling and other scenes.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


Another prominent advantage is NFC, which inherits the fine tradition of Xiaomi mobile phone / Mi Band, which not only supports bus cards, but also simulates (non-encrypted) key cards. In the motion function, it not only supports 10 mainstream motion modes, but also supports Firstbeat professional motion algorithm. This is very useful.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color Battery Life

It should be said that most of these functions, the Xiaomi Mi Band is also fine, but the different product shape, screen size, and battery capacity lead to a completely different experience. In particular, the battery, the capacity of the 420mAh is much larger than the 130mA of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, and it has no power-consuming chips or applications, and there is no eSIM to connect to the phone with Bluetooth 5.0. the official claim that the typical usage mode can last up to 14 days (22 days in the long-range mode).


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


We've only got this watch for two days and we can't verify the battery life parameters. A day's low frequency uses 5% of the electricity, and it is possible to estimate that this official parameter is reliable. At least it won't make users feel anxious about power.

Summary

The emergence of this intermediate product between a smart bracelet and a real smartwatch does not have a Qualcomm watch chip or wearOS system, but for most people, like the difference between a large SUV and a hatchback car, not everyone needs that complete functionality and the resulting power consumption.


Xiaomi Mi Watch Color 


The two core uses of the smartwatch, "notification" and "motion detection", are already available, and the reduction in other features leads to longer battery life and the price of the 799RMB, which is worth it for most people. And its system also adds the control of MIJIA intelligent ecology, which can be regarded as a little bit of advantage.


Compared with HUAWEI's similar products, Xiaomi focuses on fashion accessories, does not give people too much expectation with "smart", and for 90% of people, its actual experience is even better than a smartwatch.



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