Some days ago, Xiaomi released a lite version of its popular smartwatch – Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite. Actually, Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is not a real smartwatch, because it doesn’t have SIM support or even Bluetooth calls.
Moreover, the new Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite looks very similar to Redmi Watch. Many people say that Mi Watch Lite is a global version of the Redmi Watch, but there are some big differences between them.
Let’s talk about the main features, and find out which fitness watch is better to buy.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite and Redmi Watch have completely the same design. Both of them come with a 1.4-inch display and 320 by 320 pixels resolution. The screen is covered by 2.5D glass.
Xiaomi and Redmi’s new watches have a physical button on the right side and a heart rate sensor on the back.
The strap is also the same. It is made of TPU, and it is removable.
By the way, Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite and Redmi Watch have 5ATM water resistance. You can swim in the water, but diving is not recommended.
So, the new Xiaomi watches have completely the same design. The main differences in functions. Let’s talk about them.
Before we start talking about differences, I want to tell you the common functions. Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite and Redmi Watch have more than 120 watch faces.
Both of them support Bluetooth 5.0, heart rate sensor, geomagnetic sensor, six-axis motion sensor, and ambient light sensor.
You know, the main difference between these watches is that Redmi Watch has NFC and a built-in microphone for Xiaomi voice assistant. Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite doesn’t have these functions.
From other side, the Xiaomi watch has a built-in GPS. Redmi Watch doesn’t have GPS.
Also, you should know that Mi Watch Lite has 11 sports modes, while Redmi Watch has only 7 sports modes.
You know, the watches are equipped with the same battery capacity – 230mAh, but the battery life is different. The typical usage of Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is 9 days, while Redmi Watch has 7 days.
So, Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite really looks like the global version of Redmi Watch, but there are some differences. In my opinion, Mi Watch Lite is better than Redmi Watch, because it has built-in GPS and longer battery life.
From the other side, it is more expensive – $60. You can buy Redmi Watch for only $45.