Xiaomi is reportedly preparing to launch its first smartwatch in India, the Mi Watch Revolve. It will be joined by the company’s latest smart band, the Mi Band 5. Xiaomi could soon launch two new wearables in India. The company is all set to launch the Mi Watch Revolve and Mi Band 5 in the country. When it comes to established smartphone companies, this seems to be the next logical step after building a brand, creating a closed ecosystem of gadgets. Samsung and Apple have already completed this stage and companies like OnePlus and Xiaomi seem to be following in their footsteps.
Mi Watch Revolve will be Xiaomi’s first smartwatch in India. It’s believed to be a rebranded Mi Watch Color that’s already out in China. The rounded Mi Watch Color is a cheaper alternative to Xiaomi’s Apple Watch lookalike the Mi Watch. It’s also more akin to a fitness watch than a full-featured smartwatch in that it doesn’t make/receive phone calls or support third-party apps. It does, however, get a host of fitness tracking features and boasts 14-day battery life. It also features an AMOLED display, NFC (at least in China), 5ATM water resistance, and Bluetooth 5.0.
As for the Mi Band 5, we’ve already seen the fitness tracker launch globally. We don’t expect any changes to its specs when it comes to India, except for the removal of NFC, SpO2 tracking, and a voice assistant. Xiaomi doesn’t offer these features in the global variant of the fitness band, so it won’t be wrong to assume that the India model also lacks them. These two gadgets at their highly affordable price points will make it the perfect purchase for young people who want to monitor their fitness and want something more with the watch. This will also cater to people who cannot buy the expensive Apple Watch and other devices with higher prices but want something similar.
The Mi Watch Revolve will be available in Chrome Silver and Midnight Black colourways in India. If the Mi Watch Revolve is indeed released as the Mi Watch Color, customers in India can expect to pay around Rs.10,000 for it. The Mi Band 5 is available in a variety of solid colours and the pricing in India might be slighter than Xiaomi’s home market of China. Conversion suggests that the price of the fitness tracking watch can be expected to be around Rs.3,000.