Redmi released the Note 9 along with its new smartwatch, simply called the Redmi Watch. These days, smartwatches are getting more popular, especially because some models are super affordable, while still ensuring decent quality and features. Priced at just $45, it is quite intriguing what the Redmi Watch could give us. For highly active budget users, the Redmi Watch offers multiple sports modes, including the indoor running, outdoor running, walking, indoor cycling, swimming and walking. Another impressive feature of the Redmi Watch is that it could last for 12 days on a single charge with 120mAh battery. It supports touchless transaction with NFC-based payments. Weighing at just 35 grams, the Redmi S should be an interesting 24 x 7 heart-rate monitor.
The Redmi Watch has 1.4-inch display with 320 x 320 resolution, which is equal to 323ppi of pixel density. The 2.5D tempered glass screen provides some amount of protection against scratches. This smartwatch is also highly customizable with more than 120 face options and your can get more in Redmi’s store. With water resistance rating of 5ATM, this smartwatch should survive submersion in 50 metres of water. Built-in sensors include ambient light, geomagnetic, six-axis and optical heart rate sensors. With available sensors, the Redmi Watch can detect how long you do breathing exercises, stand up or sleep. So, you will know whether you do enough exercises or have proper sleep. The NFC features supports a wide range of payments, including for public transportation.
One thing that’s clear, Redmi Watch has a simple design. It has a square appearance that should work for many users. Compared to round-shaped smartwatches, the Redmi Watch has more screen real estate. However, the Redmi Watch has rather thick bezels at top and bottom. However, because the interface has black background, the thick bezels are not easily visible. Another interesting fact about the Redmi Watch is its compactness and light-weight design. Measuring at 41mm long, 35mm wide and 10.9mm thick, the Redmi Watch should be quite comfortable to wear. Weighing at only 35 grams, you won’t really feel that you are wearing a smartwatch. There is a rear sensor on the back of Redmi Watch, but it doesn’t protrude too much, which should be acceptable for your wearing experience.
There’s a multi-purpose button, located on the right side of the smartwatch. You can use to access many functions, like enabling the voice assistance (XiaoAI), going back to previews interface screen, viewing apps in tile-based list and light up the display. If you are familiar with the Xiaomi Mi Watch, there are also many similar features in Redmi Watch, like sports tracking, heart rate measurement, volume control, song switching and others. However, Redmi Watch doesn’t have integrated eSIM slot, so it can’t make or accept phone calls. As mentioned above, the Redmi Watch is available for $45, which provides a great value. Instead of buying a typical analogue wristwatch, you can get so many useful features with that amount of money.