After a variety of models from his popular production partnership - the successful Chinese company goes all out on its own with the lost brother to theApple Watch that runs the Google watch operating system
Shiomi is a company that has long successfully created its own style and visual style, which accompanies most of its products in both software and hardware aspects - but sometimes there are exceptions, and such is the first smartwatch it has designed and created itself. The Mi Watch looks like a duplicate of theApple The modern watch, and while the price advantage is undeniably on its side, it is hard to ignore the fact that this is a mystery on the part of the Chinese manufacturer, which has become one of the largest in the world and purports to be a technological leader, not an imitator of others.
The Mi Watch is the first smartwatch to run Google's Wear OS system in a configuration with a dedicated and customized graphical interface, after several years in which all the products on the platform offered a uniform software look created, developed and supported by Google itself - the Mi Watch wins the system The MIUI image is familiar from Shiomi smartphones and tablets, and is also based on a dedicated application store of the Chinese manufacturer, which will probably include an even more modest range than the one in the store. Apps Original watch Wear OS Unfortunately.
Beyond the unique-looking operating system, the Mi Watch features a 1.78-inch rectangular Super AMOLED screen with 410 × 410 pixels resolution, chip Snapdragon Wear 3100 which is still based on an "antique" 28-nm manufacturing process with four Cortex-A7 cores, 1GB dynamic memory, 8GB built-in storage, chip Built-in NFC, built-in GPS receiver, pulse meter, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and the largest 570mAh battery seen in this area to date with wireless charging support and life assurance battery Of up to 36 hours.
The Mi Watch offers 44 gram weight and a significant 12.3 millimeter thickness, with support for eSIM technology that also provides connectivity Mobile phones LTE For independent functioning in any situation, without the need for a smartphone alongside it. There is even a built-in microphone and speaker that allow you to make VoIP calls through various supporting applications.
The Lost Brother of theApple Watch will only be offered in the Chinese market in the first phase, and at a price that can certainly cause panic (or alternatively, break out in rolling laughter) - 1,300 yuan, about $ 185 in direct conversion, to the basic model with an aluminum alloy shell and Gorilla Glass 3 protective coating, and 2,000 RMB ($ 285) for the premium model that includes a stainless steel casing and bracelet and sapphire glass cladding above the screen. Relative to $ 400 for an aluminum casing with a rubber strap and $ 700 for a steel casing that requires theApple Watch Series 5, this is a real bargain price - although it is impossible to ignore the much more mature software shell that comes with it Dark To the table.
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