The Mi Watch has a 44mm face, covered with a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 326ppi. Two versions are available – one with aluminum body and strap, and one with stainless steel lining and strap.
Available with a built-in microphone for making calls or recording voice memos, and has a speaker for listening to incoming calls or music. There is an eSIM slot for call support and 4G connectivity, plus Bluetooth and WiFi as you expect. GPS and NFC are also available so it can be used for location and contactless payment.
The 570mAh battery promises to last up to 36 hours of use, with the clock powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 31
The software that launches is MIUI For Watch, which is based on Google Wear OS and will have a separate app store for downloading more applications. It comes with built-in fitness features for measuring heart rate and sleep, with ten special modes for activities such as running, cycling and swimming.
The standard aluminum version of the Mi Watch will cost RMB 1299 ($ 186) and is on sale in mainland China now, while the exclusive stainless steel version will cost 1999 RMB ($ 286) and be released in December. That's about half the price of the entry-level Apple Watch Series 5, which costs $ 399.
Both Mi Watch versions are only for China so far, but they are likely to break into Xiaomi's regional stores in the future.