This is in line with the design of the Mi Watch, which will come under flack for looking quite a lot like an Apple Watch, from the rounded rectangular body to the digital crown and side button. It’s more than a little blatant, but at half the price with the same functionality, Xiaomi and Android fans might not be complaining.
It has a 1.78in AMOLED screen, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, a heart rate monitor and 4G options via the built in eSIM. Xiaomi quotes battery life at 36 hours from the 570mAh cell. It also packs in a blood oxygen sensor for deeper workout stats.
9to5Google also reports that a more premium Mi Watch with a harder sapphire glass screen, metal link strap and stainless steel case (Apple Watch, anyone?) will be available in December in China for 1,999 yuan (£220/$290).