Xiaomi launched its first smartwatch loaded with Google’s Wear OS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 4G chipset in China. Earlier in November 2019 at the time of Mi Watch launch, Redmi GM Lu Weibing hinted that the company is working on the Redmi smartwatch. Till now, there isn’t any news regarding the same, and the company seems to be keeping it confidential. Ahead of any China-related certifications, the Redmi Smartwatch has appeared on BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification in India, suggesting imminent launch at least in the Indian market.
The Redmi smartwatch that appeared in BIS website has a model number HMSH01GE. Any device before getting launched in India has to get the certification from BIS. As the Redmi smartwatch now gets certified, launch date should not be far from now.
Based on the Weibo post of Redmi Lu Weibing, Redmi smartwatch should also be a Wear OS-powered one and will probably be equipped with Snapdragon Wear chipset. This kind of speculation arises because Lu Weibing first revealed the Redmi smartwatch relating to the Mi Watch. Here’s what Lu Weibing’s Weibo post reads:
“How do you feel about the first Redmi Watch? Looking forward to the Redmi Watch?”
If this speculation comes true, Redmi will compete with Huawei Watch GT2, Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Apple Watch Series 5 in terms of features, but will most likely disrupt the segment with its pricing strategy.
As for the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Watch are concerned, the smartwatch comes with 1.78 inch AMOLED square display, Google WearOS-based MIUI and Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100. Its battery is larger than its competitors, which measures 570mAh. There’s also a 50m water resistance. The standard variant is priced in China at CNY 1299 and the premium edition comes with a price tag of CNY 1999.