Mi Watch Lite could be on its way to India. The smartwatch has been spotted passing Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) certification by a known tipster. To recall, the smartwatch silently appeared on global Mi website in December.
From the details available, the Mi Watch Lite looks like a rebranded version of the Redmi Watch which comes at a slightly cheaper price. Also, the BIS listing mentions the model as Redmi. This is a huge hint that it's the Redmi Watch that's being rebranded as the Mi Watch Lite for the Indian market.
The leak comes from noted tipster Mukul Sharma who also spotted the OnePlus Watch passing BIS listing just yesterday. Here's the screenshot he tweeted-
Xiaomi might soon launch its Mi Watch Lite in India, receives the Indian BIS certification.#Xiaomi #MiWatchLite pic.twitter.com/C0UCH8wXNp— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) January 21, 2021
The Mi Watch Lite has a Fitbit Versa-like square display with rounded edges. It comes with a 1.4-inch LCD screen with 320 x 320 resolution. The display can also be customised with 120 different watch faces.
The strap is made of TPU or thermoplastic polyurethane and comes in different colours. The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite has 11 different workout modes. It is also water-resistant of 5 ATM, so you can wear it underwater to depths of 50m for up to 10 minutes, which means you can wear it for a swim.
Other features include sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, step counting, activity reminders, exercises and a unique counter that tells you the number of times you stand up each day.
Some smartwatch features found on the watch are notification alert, calling, weather reports, music controls and more. The Mi Watch Lite also relies on Xiaomi's in house OS like the Mi Watch. What's impressive is that it also features GPS - a rare feature on an entry-level smartwatch. This means you can track workout distance without needing the phone by the side.
The Mi Watch Lite is claimed to survive nine days of 'typical usage' on a single charge. You can also access your activity and workout data, manage settings and get detailed stats on the Xiaomi Wear companion app.
Currently, Xiaomi is only selling one smartwatch under the 'Mi' brand - the Mi Watch Revolve. It was launched in September 2020 and is available at Rs 8999. Further, if we consider Redmi Watch's (same as Mi Watch Lite) price in China, it converts to Rs 3400. So even if the company decides to price it higher, it should be under Rs 5000.
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