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Everything Xiaomi announced at its Smarter Living event
- Xiaomi has announced six new products for India at its Smarter Living event.
- Products include the new Mi Watch Revolve smartwatch and Mi Smart Speaker.
Xiaomi has kicked off its third annual Smarter Living event, where it typically announces a range of tech products for health and smart home segments. This iteration is no different, as the company had plenty of products in these segments.
The teaser image for the event pointed to several products, such as the Mi Band 5, a smartwatch, and other home electronics. And these were all indeed represented at this event in addition to a few surprises.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve
According to Xiaomi, a new smartwatch was the most requested product from its fans in India.
The Mi Watch Revolve features a stainless steel 46mm wide circular face with two color options – midnight black chrome silver. An AMOLED display with 450 nits of brightness also packs an always-on option which remains activated while the watch is worn.
A Gorilla Glass 3 coating protects the display, while customers have a choice between 112 watch faces and five straps in silicone or leather.
Xiaomi’s watch also features heart-rate variability monitoring technology. Stress tracking and sleep tracking are also included. The watch also estimates users’ energy levels, a figure that’s calculated using sleep, heart-rate, and stress levels garnered throughout the day.
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For active users, the Mi Watch Revolve tracks 10 specialized sports disciplines including running, cycling, and swimming. The wearable also keeps tabs on users’ VO2 max levels, recovery time post-workout, and energy consumption during training.
Other niceties include 5 ATM water resistance, onboard GPS and Glonass, and a 420mAh battery which can provide juice for up to two weeks.
The Mi Watch Revolve will be priced at Rs 10,999 (~$149) and will be available on Xiaomi’s Mi Store, Amazon India, and other stores.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
We’ve previously covered the Mi Band 5 when it launched internationally, but the fifth iteration of the Mi Band finally has Indian pricing and availability.
As a quick recap, the 1.1-inch AMOLED display wearable comes with five strap colorways, lasts up to three weeks on a single charge, and now features magnetic charging. It’s also water-resistant up to 50 meters, packs tracking for 11 workout modes, sleep tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, and a personal activity recommendation system. Notably, NFC doesn’t make the cut on the Indian model, but music control smarts and a find my phone feature are present.
The Mi Band 5 is priced at Rs 2,499 (~$34) and is available from October 1 on Xiaomi’s Mi Stores and Amazon India.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker
Another new segment for Xiaomi, the company believes it can offer an intelligent speaker that also focuses on sound quality.
Those smarts are provided by Google Assistant but the unit itself arguably looks a little like a fat Amazon Echo with a light ring around its top. Touch control buttons are also included on top, as well as a mic off option. Two far-field microphones are also positioned on its roof. The speaker itself is shrouded in a metal mesh offering 360-degrees of audio from the 12W 63.5mm driver with DTS support. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is also present.
The Mi Smart Speaker will be priced at Rs 3,999 (~$54) and will be available from October 1 via Mi Stores and Flipkart.
The other stuff
Mi Smart Light
Also plugging into Google or Amazon’s smart ecosystems, the company’s intelligent LED bulbs can offer up to 810 lumens of brightness during their quoted 15,000 hour lifetime. They’ll be available from 29 September for Rs 499 (~$7) on Mi Stores.
Mi Athleisure Shoes
Yes, Xiaomi is launching new shoes too. Its kicks have a shock-absorbing sole, a breathable mesh body, come in three color variants, and feature reflective strips for night-time runners. They’ll cost Rs 1,499 (~$20) a pair from September 29 and will be sold on Xiaomi’s Mi Stores.
Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser
Forget flagship smartphones. 2020 will be the year remembered in the tech world for smart soap dispensers. Xiaomi’s calling this product the “most advanced way to wash your hands” and it’s about as simple as it seems. The unit has a motion sensor and dispenses soap within 0.25 seconds of detection. Up to 300ml of liquid can be stored too, giving users nearly 400 hand washes. It’ll cost Rs 999 (~$14) at Mi Stores from September 29.