Xiaomi’s first smartwatch, the Xiaomi watch is set to go official alongside the Mi CC9 Pro, and the Mi TV 5 series on November 5th in China. The Mi Watch that is set to launch having the same look with the Apple Watch has already been shown off in a number of videos, and also image teasers ahead of its official launch.
Now, yet another image of the Xiaomi Watch has leaked online, but this time it is a live image of the upcoming watch. Earlier today, Li Xiaoshuang who is the general manager of the Xiaomi TV for Air Conditioning Department was spotted flaunting the Mi Watch in his wrist.
The image has revealed a rounded square design with four curved surfaces along with blackstrap, while the screen is also seen with a dark background.
The Mi Watch is going to be an interesting device since it will be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear platform. The render teased by the company suggests it will be a glorified version of the Amazfit GTS smartwatch.
Xiaomi Mi Watch seems to feature a design similar to that of Apple Watch. It is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 3100 Wear platform. While we have seen leaks about the device, the Mi Watch has now appeared in full glory in an official video. The video first spotted by IndiaShopps was shared by Qu Heng, General Manager of Xiaomi’s Ecological Chain.
Xiaomi seems to have customized its MIUI for smartwatches and Mi Watch will run ‘MIUI for Watch’. The UI is expected to be based on Wear OS by Google. The video shows that the wearable will offer a number of apps.
It also seems to have a launcher similar to the one seen on Android smartphones. Some of the apps teased include calls, contacts, alarm, messages, clock, Mi Fit, Alipay, WeChat and more.
Heng describes the Mi Watch as a smartphone in the form of a watch. The first smartwatch from Xiaomi is expected to sport an OLED display. There is a button similar to the digital crown on Apple Watch. It will be used to navigate the interface for those who don’t want to use the touchscreen display.
Wear OS has failed to compete with Apple and other wearable platforms. With Xiaomi joining the fray, Google might have a chance at redemption once again.