After Xiaomi recently introduced the Watch S1 and S1 Active for the Chinese market only, this was followed by the official presentation for the European market. Besides introducing the Xiaomi 12 series to the European market, Xiaomi announced on March 15 that the two watch models are now available. In this article we will return to the two-hour data.
Xiaomi Watch S1
Accommodation and show
The Xiaomi Watch S1 is 11 mm thick and 46.5 mm in diameter. exact dimensions 46.5 x 47.3 x 11 mm. This makes the watch a bit larger than most other smartwatches. Xiaomi mentions that the materials used are sapphire glass and stainless steel. Due to such high-quality materials, the watch also weighs 52 grams on the scale. It is important here that the specific weight refers only to the watch case without the bracelet!
It is positive to emphasize that the watch is delivered not only with a bracelet, but in addition to a high-quality leather strap, an interchangeable silicone strap is also included in the scope of delivery. The AMOLED screen on the front is round and measures 1.43 inches. With a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels, this results in a crystal clear pixel density of 461 pixels per inch. Smooth refresh rate 60 Hz. While 60 Hz is now the most critical point of the smartphone, the situation is completely different for smartwatches, because until recently the standard here was 45 Hz.
Xiaomi Watch S1 battery
A power source is provided 470mAh big battery at home. Xiaomi mentions a battery life of approximately 12 days with “typical use of smart watches”. We need to clarify what this means in the test report. In eco mode, up to 24 days of battery life should be possible. Here, too, the test should show what this state of the economy means and to what extent the range of jobs will be restricted. The watch is charged using a closed magnetic charging stand. Commercially available wireless charging QI Charging Pads Unfortunately, this is not possible.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Active
Accommodation and show
The basic dimensions and screen remain the same. Once again, we have dimensions 46.5 x 47.3 x 11 mm And the screen is the same resolution. However, the watch is much lighter than the regular S1 watch. The weight here is 36.3 grams (this is also only the case, that is, without the bracelet). This is primarily due to the fact that the materials used here are not entirely high quality.
The active version comes with a metal case, but its low weight is a clear advantage of a watch that is aimed specifically at sports enthusiasts. Another difference from the regular model is that the Active only comes with a silicone strap. Xiaomi does not use leather wristband or interchangeable wristband here.
Xiaomi Watch S1 Active Battery
There are no changes to the battery, a 470mAh battery is also used here, which should last up to 12 days with “usual smartwatch use”. The watch is also charged via the supplied wireless charging stand.
Xiaomi Watch S1 and Watch S1 Active have the same set of functions as well as a slightly different design and different materials used. So, both are generally distinguished 117 fitness modes and 19 professional training modes With interval training and elliptical. Thus, the watch should ideally manage the balance between leisure fitness and work style. In addition, both watches are water-resistant to five atmospheres and can be used for more Dual Band GPS Register the site at any time. Health tracking is available around the clock, including functions such as heart rate, sleep quality, stress level and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), which can be seen at all times. Moreover, the watches can be set according to your own preferences with more than 200 different watch faces in different styles and support for MIUI Super Wallpaper. Thanks to NFC, the watch can also be used for contactless payments. However, only MasterCard is supported. With the help of Curve, it is very easy to create a “digital” master card. Jonas Curve tried with Mi Band 6 NFC and was happy.
Availability, pricing and our rating
The watches are now available in the Mi Store and in general stores. Watch S1 starts at €230, Watch S1 Active starts at €180. The S1 watch comes in black and silver. The silicone bracelets match the case color, the black variant comes with a black leather wristband, and the silver variant comes with a brown leather wristband. There will also be an alternative with a blue leather strap. The Watch S1 Active, on the other hand, comes in a black case and you have a choice of six strap colors.
In general, the two smartwatches differ only slightly in design. The rest of the specs are the same for both devices so it totally depends on your own preferences which you end up using. If you are looking for a light smartwatch, then you should choose the active version. If you are looking for a stylish watch then go for Watch S1. It should be noted that the bracelets on both watches can be easily interchanged.
*Prices include shipping and customs. Prices, arrangement, delivery time and costs may change in the meantime. Prices last updated on 03/16/2022
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