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Xiaomi’s “Smarter Living” series

Xiaomi has recently announced a new series of wide range products which will be launched in India. The new series is supposed to launch under the tagline “Smart living”. Some of the devices have already gone on sale in China with some altered variations suited for China. The list of the devices are given below:

Mi Watch Revolve

First up is the Mi Watch Revolve, which looks almost similar to the Mi Watch Color sold in China which was itself almost identical to the Amazfit GTR watch. The Mi Watch revolve has a 46mm dial which features a 1.39-inch AMOLED touch screen with a 336ppi pixel density, 454×454 resolution, 450nits brightness, Always-On display, anti-scratch coating, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and 112 watch faces. The smartwatch also offers 5ATM water resistance.

The device is also capable of detecting 10 specialised sports modes which are running, cycling, outdoor, hiking, treadmill, spinning, walking, exercise, pool, and swimming. It also supports other features like music control, notifications, find my phone, weather, flashlight, stopwatch, timer, idle alert, and alarm. It comes with Wear OS which supports both Android and iOS devices.

There is a Firstbeat Motion Algorithm which allows the Mi Watch Revolve to offer the best health and fitness suggestions to the user. The inbuilt heart rate variability feature measures time intervals between consecutive heartbeats. There is an energy level tracker feature that helps users to estimate gained and lost energy throughout the day.

The watch has a 420mAh battery which the company claims would give a standby of 2 weeks and a 20 hour run time with GPS enabled. the device also supports GPS, GLONASS, and Bluetooth 5.0 BLE. The device also has a magnetic pogo pin connector. The device also comes packed with sensors like a PPG heart rate sensor, 3-axis acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, baroreceptor, and ambient light sensor.

The Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve comes in two colour variants such as Midnight Black with Space Blackstrap and Chrome Silver with Neptune Blue strap. The other strap options available for the buyers of Mi Watch Revolve include Cosmic Dust Maroon, Space Black, and Astral Olive.

The Mi Watch Revolve will go on sale on October 6th, 2020 for Rs. 9,999 (~$135) until Diwali, when the price will go up to Rs. 10,999 ($149).

Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi is further adding to its wearables series in India by launching the Mi Smart Band 5. The new Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has a 20% larger display which is a 1.1inch AMOLED coloured touchscreen along with 450nits brightness and unlimited watch faces. The device is backed by a 125mAh battery and it comes with an all-new magnetic charging feature. As per company once it is charged, the Mi Band 5 can last for up to 3 weeks in power saver mode and 2 weeks in normal mode. The Mi Band 5 is also a 5ATM water-resistant device.

The device supports 11 professional sports mode such as outdoor running, walking, indoor cycling, indoor running, indoor swimming, free exercise, indoor riding, elliptical machine, rope skipping, yoga, and rowing machine. It also has a 24-hour heart rate monitor along with sleep tracking. The Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) function will also let users know how active they need to be to remain healthy. The wearable tech can detect stress and guide users with breathing exercises.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 supports other features such as music control, camera control, unlock phones with MIUI, find my phone, mute phone, notifications, weather, timer, and alarm. The Mi Band 5 has sensors like PPG heart rate sensor, 3-axis acceleration sensor, and 3-axis gyroscope. The device is compatible with devices running on Android 5.0 or higher and iOS 10.0 or above.

The device can be bought in colors like Black, Teal, Purple, Navy Blue, and Orange in India.

The Mi Smart Band 5 will go on sale for Rs. 2,499 ($34) on October 1st, 2020.

Mi Athleisure Shoes

Xiaomi is adding another pair of new shoes to its collection called the Mi Athleisure Shoes which is also described by the company as “the perfect workout companion”. They kind of look like Xiaomi’s version of the Nike Roshe Run Shoes. The main difference is that the new Xiaomi shoes come with mesh fabric and a big EVA sole. Xiaomi is targeting in growing its health-centric clothing and apparel sector in India by introducing this shoe. It has a trendy, vibrant look and design. The shoe has a honeycomb mesh design which supports better air circulation to keep your feet fresh all day long. The EVA foam soles also add comfort by working as a nice shock absorber for your feet.

The Mi Athleisure Shoes also promises better grip by featuring a ZiG forward grip to prevent any accidental slips to maintain the best workout experience. The shoes also come with a reflective strip and are available in 3 different color variants, namely Blue, Gray, and Black, making it suitable for everyday use.

The new shoes from Xiaomi are available at a price of 1,499 INR (roughly 20 US Dollars) from September 29th, 2020.

Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser

The Xiaomi Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser is being launched in as personal hygiene and hand care has become increasingly more crucial due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, Xiaomi is launching a new household product to offer a modern design to a traditional concept of hand care hygiene. It has a compact and durable design which comes with a low noise motor and an infrared sensor. It can easily fit into the customer’s bathroom and kitchen. It dispenses soap foams in a quarter of a second claimed by Xiaomi in a completely contactless manner.

It can store 300ml of soap for up to 375 hand washes. It runs on 4 AA batteries which are not included.

It is priced at 999 INR (roughly 14 US Dollars) and will go on sale on October 15th, 2020.

Mi Smart Speaker

Next up is the all-new Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker which will a new addition to the Xiaomi’s speaker range. The company claims that it was made while keeping in mind about the sound quality. So this smart speaker comes with a 12W speaker and a 63.5mm driver for a superior experience. Being a smart device, this speaker can connect and work with various devices like it can connect with the Google Home app to better control other smart devices like lights, thermostats, smart security cameras, and more. It can also interact in the Hindi language.

The inaugural price of the device is currently 3,499 INR (roughly 47 US Dollars). The device will be available from October 1st, 2020.

Mi Smart Bulb

Xiaomi has finally launched its Mi Smart LED bulb, for India as the new smart bulb has the B22 base rather than the E27 base which its predecessor has which could not be fitted in standard Indian household bulb sockets. the new smart bulb comes in two different variations. The first one is the 7.5W version which emits 810 lumens of light which is priced at Rs. 499, it is also claimed by the company to have a life of 15,000 hours and the second version is of 9W which emits 950 lumens of light which is priced at Rs. 799, it is also claimed by the company that it has a life of 25,000 hours. Being smart devices both bulbs are compatible with Google Assitant and Alexa. Both the bulbs are compatible with Android and iOS operating systems. There light intensity and colour themes can be customised using the Mi Home app.

The smart bulbs are available for sale.

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