Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch: What's the Difference Between Them?

ByJoe Horner 2020-01-03 5936

At the end of 2019, Xiaomi released its first large-screen smartwatch, the Xiaomi Mi Watch. In early 2020, Xiaomi once again launched the Xiaomi Mi Watch Color with a price of 799RMB, which is mainly characterized by long battery life and fashion selling points. So what's the difference between these two Xiaomi smartwatches? Xiaomi Mi Watch Color and Xiaomi Mi Watch, which is more worth buying? Just read on to find out!

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch 

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch: Specifications Compare

At first, let’s have a quick look at the specs and functions about Xiaomi Mi Watch Color and Xiaomi Mi Watch.

 

 

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color

Xiaomi Mi Watch

PRICE

$129 (pre-sale estimate)

$239.99

DIMENSIONS

46.2×53.3×11.4mm

44.69x36.92x12.28mm

WEIGHT

42g (without the strap)

44g

WATCH STRAP

6 kinds of color silicone strap

4 kinds of color silicone strap

DISPLAY

1.39 inch AMOLED, Resolution 454x454, 326 ppi

1.78 inch AMOLED, Resolution 368x448 326 ppi

CONNECTIVITY

BT5.0 BLE

BT4.2 BLE

SENSORS

Heart rate sensor
acceleration sensor
gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor
air pressure sensor
ambient light sensor

A+G sensor
HRM heart rate sensor
Geomagnetic sensor
Ambient light sensor
Barometer
OTS optical displacement detector

BATTERY

typical use: 14 days

36 hours

basic watch mode: 22 days

GPS continuous working: 22hrs

CONTROL

Touch+2 function keys

Touch+2 function keys

WATER RESISTANCE

5 ATM water-resistant

GPS

GPS+GLONASS

GPS+GLONASS+BEIDOU

Firstbeat

Supported

SPORTS MODE

10

NFC

Supported (limited in China Version)

Mic and Speaker

Not supported

Supported

Music Storage

Not supported

Supported

Voice Assistant

Supported

Chip

/

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100

eSIM

Not supported

Supported

Third-party Applications

Not supported

Supported

 

Through the above parameter comparison table, we can clearly see that there are great differences between Xiaomi Mi Watch Color and Xiaomi Mi Watch in terms of appearance and function. Next, let’s introduce it in more detailed.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch: Appearance Differences

First of all, in appearance, the Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is a circular design, while the Xiaomi Mi Watch is a rectangular dial design, which is very close to the Apple Watch. And then, they almost have the same display screen quality. But the Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is lighter than Mi Watch and offered 6 color watch straps to choose from. Which more popular with young people.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch 

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch: Function Differences

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color and Xiaomi Mi Watch have a lot in common in terms of functionality. For example, they have the same health functions, supporting heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, energy monitoring, and stress monitoring. In addition, 10 mainstream sports modes are also supported, such as outdoor running, outdoor walking, cross-country, mountaineering, indoor running, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, swimming in swimming pools, open water swimming and free activities. Finally, they all support Xiao Ai voice assistant and can access Mijia smart home products.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch 

However, because Xiaomi Mi Watch Color lacks speakers, when using the Xiao Ai voice assistant on Mi Watch Color, it can only display content through text, just like Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

In addition, Xiaomi Mi Watch Color's system is relatively closed, there is no built-in MIUI For Watch system, nor does it support third-party APP downloads. And Xiaomi Mi Watch supports third-party software downloads. At the same time, Xiaomi Mi Watch also has an internal storage space of 8GB and supports music download.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch 

More importantly, Xiaomi Mi Watch supports eSIM functionality (currently limited to China), which makes Xiaomi Mi Watch more independent and smarter. Overall, the function of the Xiaomi Mi Watch is very similar to that of Apple Watch. The Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is closer to the Huawei Watch GT series and the Amazfit GTR series.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch: Battery Life Differences

In the above comparison table, we can clearly see that there is a big difference in battery life between Xiaomi Mi Watch Color and Xiaomi Mi Watch. Due to the limited function of Xiaomi Mi Watch Color, its battery life is greatly extended. It normally lasts for 14 days, while in basic watch mode, it has a battery life of up to 22 days. This is almost comparable to Amazfit GTR.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Mi Watch 

As for the Xiaomi Mi Watch, which is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 platform, it can only maintain 36 hours of battery life. But, Xiaomi Mi Watch's battery life is still very long in similar smartwatches. (Apple Watch 5 only supports 18-24 hours)

Summary

From the above introduction, we can clearly see that Xiaomi Mi Watch has more complete features, such as support for third-party APP downloads, eSIM calls, etc., which are very practical features. So does it mean that Xiaomi Mi Watch is more worth buying than Xiaomi Mi Watch Color?

The answer may not be certain. Although the functions of the Xiaomi Mi Watch are more complete, most of the functions are limited to China. For example, NFC and eSIM features are currently not available in non-Chinese regions, so we need to look forward to whether they can be updated and upgraded in the future. Apart from these features, the cheaper Xiaomi Mi Watch Color looks more cost-effective. In addition, Xiaomi Mi Watch Color is not inferior to Amazfit GTR and HUAWEI Watch GT2.

What’s more, the Xiaomi Mi Watch and Mi Watch Color APP Xiaomi Mi Wear are not available with iPhone at present. Xiaomi Mi Watch vs Xiaomi Mi Watch Color, which one would you prefer?


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