After the publication of several teasers, Xiaomi has now officially launched its new premium smartwatch. The Xiaomi Watch S1 joins this Xiaomi 12 series as the company’s leading mobile device on the way into 2022.
Xiaomi emphasizes the use of sublime materials in the Watch S1, from the sapphire crystal display to the calfskin strap to the stainless steel case. Overall, it’s a pretty big smartwatch with a 1.43-inch AMOLED display.
While the wearable is primarily aimed at business people, the Watch S1 117 supports sports modes with GNSS positioning for tracking outdoor activities. Xiaomi notes that the watch offers 24/7 health management, but does not comment on the device’s sensors or the monitoring functions. Nevertheless, it offers a water resistance of 5 ATM for keen swimmers and a battery life of 12 days for street fighters. Wireless charging functions add to the convenience of the device.
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Xiaomi Watch S1: prices and availability
Despite its construction, the Xiaomi Watch S1 isn’t too expensive at a relatively modest retail price of 1,099 yuan (~ 173 US dollars). There’s no word on global availability, but those in China can get one starting December 31, 2021.