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Xiaomi launches its first smartwatch AmazFit for $120, but it doesn’t run on Android Wear

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After launching an assortment of devices, including smartphones, smartbands, smart home controllers, hover board, drone, etc., Xiaomi has finally launched a smartwatch. Dubbed as Amazfit, it is made in collaboration with Huami.

When you see the design of the Amazfit smartwatch, it will remind you of Moto 360 Sport edition. It comes with a 1.34-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels. Under the hood, the watch is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and has 4GB of internal storage. On the back, there is a heart rate monitor which will constantly keep track of your heartbeats.

It packs a 280 mAh battery, which as per the company, can provide up to 5 days of battery life. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Wi-Fi for connectivity. As the device is launched in China, Xiaomi has also included on-the-go Alibaba’s mobile payment service, AliPay. Furthermore, Amazfit is IP67 rated, which makes it water as well as dust resistive. It has 28nm GPS sensor for better location tracking and distance calculation for workouts.

It, however, isn’t powered by Google’s Android Wear OS but comes with a custom software. It can track various activities, mirror a bunch of notifications, including calls, messages and more. All the logged data of activities and workouts will be synced with the MiFit app installed on your smartphone.

Xiaomi Amazfit smartwatch is priced at 799 Yuan(approx. $120), and will be available in China from tomorrow. There is currently no information about its availability in India or global market.

While we mentioned that this is the first smartphone from the company, the company had earlier launched a kid-friendly smartwatch – Mi Bunny. However, it was more of a tracking device. With almost all major companies present in the smartwatch market, it remains to see how Xiaomi’s smartwatch performs.


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