The Chinese company presented two wearable gadgets to regain the place stolen by Samsung, and it does so by presenting the smartwatch Xiaomi Watch S1 and headphones Xiaomi Buds 3 And Buds 3 Pro. If on the Xiaomi Watch S1 many rumors had made it clear the type of product to expect, the TWS earphones with noise cancellation Xiaomi Buds 3 are a real novelty.
Xiaomi Watch S1
The new smartwatch Xiaomi Watch S1 immediately stands out for two structural innovations: the presence of a sapphire crystal its band with fluorinated rubber compound. Sapphire crystal is used in fine watchmaking to provide better mechanical protection than normal glass crystals, and given the associated high cost, it is usually reserved for high-end products.
The version strap Obsidian Black instead is made with a compound that, compared to traditional silicone straps, offers high resistance to attack by chemical agents, ultraviolet rays, and oxidizing agents. This type of material is also easier to clean and does not become covered in dust like traditional silicone bands, which are cheaper. For those who love a more classic look, there is no shortage of genuine calf leather straps, cut in a single piece to make the most of the natural texture of this type of leather.
The Watch S1 by Xiaomi presents one 1.43 inch AMOLED screen with a density of 326 PPI and a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels. Inside we find the BES2500BP chipset, 4 GB of RAM, And 32 GB of internal memory to be able, for example, to keep your music library.
Despite the classic look, this Xiaomi smartwatch has respectable fitness functions, such as:
- measurement of heart rate and blood oxygenation;
- support and registration of over 117 sports, including 19 professional sports;
- route tracking via dual-frequency GPS with support for BeiDou, GLONASS, GALILEO, and QZSS satellite networks;
- sleep monitoring.
There 470 mAh battery integrated allows, according to the company, to be able to use it without recharging it for 12 consecutive days, and up to 24 days by sacrificing some of the smart features and tracking of vital signs. It is recharged via a magnetic attachment and takes about two and a half hours to be fully recharged.
The excellent autonomy is also due to the proprietary operating system, so on board, there will be no Wear OS like – which lately has also conquered the Samsung smartwatches. However, there will be a store where you can freely choose which apps to download on the smartwatch to enhance its functionality. More than 20 apps have been announced at the moment, including Alipay, Baidu Maps, AutoNavi Maps, NetEase Cloud Music, Air Travel, and Aidong Fitness. We do not know if, and when, this smartwatch will be localized for use in our country, the store will contain more commonly used apps such as Spotify.
The selling price is 1,099 yuan, about 150 euros at the change, for Xiaomi S1 Watch Obsidian Black with fluorinated rubber strap; 1,199 Yuan will be needed, just over 165 euros, for the Streamer Silver version with a calfskin strap.
Xiaomi Buds 3 Pro and Buds 3
The Xiaomi Buds 3 Pro and Buds 3 are the latest news in the field of TWS headphones of the brand: equipped with a double dynamic driver And up to 40 dB of noise cancellation they aim to be a reference point for music lovers. ANC noise cancellation – find our guide to the best ANC headphones on the market here – offers three setting levels, so it can be used in a versatile way in any scenario.
The body of each earphone is designed to be ergonomic and naturally adapt to the shape of the ear, with an in-ear design and silicone rubber tips. Equipped with touch controls, the Xiaomi Buds 3 can be connected to two devices and offer a total autonomy of 32 hours with the supplied case.
The new Xiaomi headphones will be available in two colors: Chuxue White And Moyu Black. The Pro version does not differ in technical characteristics from the “smooth” one but boasts a special color called Huguang Blue.
The Xiaomi Buds 3 will be available at a selling price of 499 yuan, almost 70 euros; for the Xiaomi Buds 3 Pro, the asking price at launch is 649 yuan, about 90 euros.
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