August 10, 2022
Redmi Watch to launch in India on May 13 alongside Redmi Note 10S, Xiaomi reveals

The Redmi Watch will launch in India on May 13 alongside the Redmi Note 10S, Xiaomi teased through its social media channels on Tuesday. The smartwatch debuted in China in November last year under the Redmi branding. It comes with a square shaped dial and offers up to 12 days of battery life on a single charge. The Redmi Watch also includes 24×7 heart rate monitoring. Notably, the Redmi Watch was launched in December last year as Mi Watch Lite for certain global markets.

Xiaomi deployment of A teaser video on Redmi India’s Twitter account suggests the launch of Redmi Watch in the country. The video gives us a glimpse of the smartwatch from one side and shows off its wrist strap. The Chinese company also sent an email to the media to announce the launch of Redmi’s new product range with the introduction of the Redmi Note 10S. The email also includes an image suggesting the upcoming launch of the Redmi Watch.

Although Xiaomi is yet to explicitly confirm the launch of the Redmi Watch in India, a listing purportedly surfaced on the BIS site in January also suggested official approval for the Mi Watch Lite, which is mandatory. The Redmi Watch has been officially rebranded.

Redmi Watch price in India (Expected)

There is no indication yet about the price of Redmi Watch in India. But the smartwatch was launched in China for CNY 299 (roughly Rs. 3,400) and its India price is likely to be closer to the Chinese version. The Redmi Watch debuted in China in Elegant Black, Ink Blue and Ivory White shades and its strap color options included Cherry Blossom, Elegant Black, Ink Blue and Ivory White.

Specifications of Redmi Watch (Chinese version)

Redmi Watch comes with 1.4-inch (320×320 pixels) square display with 323ppi pixel density. The display is protected with 2.5D curved glass. The smartwatch includes NFC support for on-the-go payments and an optical sensor for continuous heart rate monitoring. It also has a built-in six-axis accelerometer and a geomagnetic sensor for tracking activity.

Xiaomi has given seven sports modes on the Redmi Watch. These include outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, running, treadmill, walking and swimming. The smartwatch is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and packs a 230mAh battery that is claimed to provide up to 12 days of usage.

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