Mi watch revolves this is Xiaomi’s first smartwatch in India and it looks like xiaomi has done their homework. There are a lot of things to talk about mi watcher wolf. But first, let’s get to the most important point the price. MI watch revolve is priced at 10 999 rupees though I have seen it going for 9999 rupees on offer and it is capable of step tracking heart rate tracking as well as a few exercises. I spent 15 days with the mi watch revolve and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Xiaomi’s first smartwatch.
- Design: Premium metallic dial (available in Midnight Black and Chrome silver variants) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and anti-scratch coating
- Display: 1.39” AMOLED full touch color display with a resolution of 454 x 454
- The battery runs up to 14 days on a single charge
- 110+ watch faces suiting all your moods and styles
- Mobile App: Xiaomi Wear (Android) or Xiaomi Wear Lite (IOS)
- Comes with Firstbeat motion algorithm – A leading analytics engine to track fitness and wellness
- 24X7 Heart rate monitoring
Let’s get started before diving into the technical stuff like the specs and the display. Let’s ask one important question: “How much it works”. In my experience, the battery life on the mi watch revolve is gonna depend heavily on how you set it up and the frequency of your workouts. Here is my experience I got about two weeks out of mi watch revolve. By allowing only select notifications from a few apps and not enabling the always-on display function. But continuous heart rate tracking was enabled with the always-on display active and with a lot of notifications from messaging apps such as WhatsApp you will likely see a drop in battery performance.
If you frequently go out on walks and track exercises the GPS on the mi watch revolve will also contribute to battery drain. So if you have stuff like the always-on display enabled and you track your workouts every day. Then you should be able to get 8 to 10 days of battery life which is good for such a device charging. The mi watch revolve requires a proprietary magnetic charger. It took slightly over 2 hours for charging the watch complete with battery life out of the way.
The design of this device and I must say that it is gorgeous to look at. It’s definitely one of the best-looking smartwatches at this price point. There’s a circular AMOLED display in a 46 mm case with slim bezels all-around a shiny metal body and two buttons on the right. In my opinion, the big display is easy to read and packs in more content on each screen. It could look and feel too big if you have skinny hands also you might accidentally hit the watch while walking around something. I did it in the first few days while I was using it. However, you see this xiaomi has erased the case around the display which keeps it safe in the event of accidental knocks. You also get corning gorilla glass 3 with an anti-scratch coating for protection just in case if you’re wondering. So now that we know that this watch looks good and has the endurance to perform.
For connecting your mi watch revolve to your android phone. You will need to install the xiaomi wear app and if you want to connect the watch to an iphone you’ll need to install the xiaomi wear light app. I have to say for all those people hoping to be able to carry on a WhatsApp conversation from the watch. Do note that the mi watch revolves works more like a notifier which means that you cannot reply to messages. Similarly, you will be able to see alerts for incoming calls but you won’t be able to take a call through the watch.
Besides this, on the performance front, the watch is capable of tracking your distance and steps. And, I have to say that the distance and step tracking do show some slight deviations but not enough to bother a casual user at the end of the day. You will still be able to get a fair idea of the number of steps you’ve taken and the distance you’ve covered. Apart from this sleep tracking was accurate. The mi watch revolve did a good job of tracking different stages of sleep. It also guides you to improve your sleep quality. I did not wear mi watch revolve to sleep every day because I found it a bit bulky to have this on my wrist while sleeping.
Heart rate tracking was fairly accurate but the mi watch revolve was sometimes slow to register the change in heart rate. This was noticeable especially when I was exercising. The watch is also capable of tracking stress by measuring heart rate variability and comparing that to activity intensity data. This means that if your heart rate fluctuates quite often without you moving about then it indicates higher stress. So this works best when you’re stationary. The mi watch revolves also shows energy levels by considering multiple parameters. Such as daily activity exercise stress and sleep I noticed that it reported lower energy levels on days. When I didn’t sleep well but I wouldn’t take this metric very seriously.
The highlights of mi watched evolve are its circular body and crisp AMOLED display in terms of functionality. It feels a lot like a fitness band in the body of a smartwatch even. So you do get the advantage of a bigger body in terms of better battery life and some additional features compared to the mi band 4 and the mi band 5. Well, there you have it the mi watch revolve undercuts. The Huawei watch gt2 by quite a bit in terms of pricing. However, if you want a proper smartwatch experience then you’ll have to spend almost twice as much for the oppo watch or the Samsung galaxy watch active too.