Xiaomi Mi Watch: An Apple Watch wannabe?

Just yesterday, we shared with you the good news that the Apple Watch Series 4 is discounted on Macys. The offer is only for a limited time but it is definitely good news for those who have been wanting to buy the smartwatch but think it is a bit pricey when the Series 5 is already available. Well, nothing is expensive when it comes to premium products.

If you are still not convinced whether to get an Apple Watch or not or which model, pause for a while. Check out this new wearable device from Xiaomi and see if it passes your standards.

Not Quite an Apple Watch

At first glance, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch looks a lot like the Apple Watch. We can show you the two side-by-side and you may be confused if you are not familiar with both devices.

The smartwatch has launched after weeks of rumors and speculations. It was initially thought to be powered by Wear OS but the Chinese OEM has its own ‘MIUI for Watch’ which is basically based on the Android wearable platform.


Xiaomi is not new to the wearable business. It has previously launched several health and fitness trackers. The Mi Watch can be a flagship smartwatch if Xiaomi is serious in this category but we are not sure if it is a priority.

Xiaomi Smartwatch Runs on MIUI Too

The Apple look-a-like can sell on its own if we are just to look at the starting price of CNY 1,299 which is $186. That is about half the price of the Apple Watch.

Xiaomi Mi Watch comes equipped with a 1.78-inch AMOLED touchscreen, always-on display, 326 PPI, eSIM support, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC. It is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset by Qualcomm. The ‘MIUI for Watch’ includes some 40 apps available at launch. It is complemented by the brand’s XiaoAI virtual voice assistant.  

The 44mm watch features a matte finish, ceramic backside, and aluminum alloy casing. There is also the usual heart rate sensor for health tracking, two microphones for audio input, plus a loudspeaker.

China will receive the Xiaomi Mi Match for obvious reasons. Pre-order is open. India, Indonesia, and Singapore will also receive the new Xiaomi product beginning next week.