Xiaomi yesterday unveiled the Mi Watch alongside the Mi CC9 Pro and Mi TV 5 in China. As usual, not all details would be disclosed during the event especially as three high-powered products were outed. So, there were many questions about the Mi Watch that was left off by fans. Xiaomi has now come out to answer some of the questions.
The response comes from Xiaoheng, the general manager of Xiaomi Ecological Chain via a Weibo post. One of the areas he talked on was the eSIM feature onboard the MI Watch. A number of fans were curious to know the cities in China where the eSIM feature could work. He disclosed that China Unicom users can use the e-SIM in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Wuhan. On the other hand, China Mobile users in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Chengdu can use the e-SIM. Finally, China Telecom users can assess e-SIM service in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Wuhan.
Next, he spoke on the Mi Watch battery life, revealing that the watch can be used for 36 hours under normal usage. Compared to other competing products that use the Wear OS operating system, the Mi Watch battery life is significantly improved.
How about the waterproof level? Xiaoheng disclosed that the Mi Watch can be used in the swimming pool and other shallow waters.
In addition, the smartwatch can be used to control other smart home products as well as order a taxi, set reminders, read the live encyclopedia, listen to songs and listen to more than 100 kinds of smart voice scenes.
He also reiterated that the watch comes with support for several sports modes like outdoor running, outdoor walking, cross-country, mountaineering, indoor running, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, swimming pool, open water swimming, free sports.
The Xiaomi exec clarified that the Mi Watch strap can be replaced but it has to be with a matching strap of the same size. He advised against using unofficial metal straps or other types of straps, as other features of the watch (communication, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi) may malfunction due to mismatch.
Finally, on support for iOS, he disclosed that iOS users can temporarily download the WearOS app binding device through the App Store. However, functions such as NFC, which is dependent on Xiaomi’s app, and management of sports health data won’t be available for now. Apparently, they are still working on making all the features work.
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