Tagging along during the local launch of the Xiaomi 13 series is the brand’s latest and high-end wearable, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro. Being a slight upgrade over the original, it’s no wonder that the newer member of the smartwatch line-up debuted with little to no fanfare. Regardless, the option is there if you fancy a variant that packs a bigger display and battery capacity than the last year’s model.
More specifically, the new Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro features a 1.47-inch AMOLED touch display, which features 480 x 480 pixel resolution, 500 nits brightness, and sapphire glass protection. Like the original, it is also encased in a 5 ATM waterproof stainless steel body, which features a single button and a fully functional dial on its right-hand side.
In terms of choices, the new smartwatch is offered with either a black fluoro rubber strap, or a more premium-looking brown leather option. The two are also interchangeable, in case you wish to use a different one for separate occasions.
Again, much like the vanilla Watch S1, the newer model comes with numerous smartwatch functionalities such as notifications and call management, as well as a host of built-in sensors for heart rate, SpO2, and other health and sports based tracking. Besides that, other onboard features include over 100 sports modes, numerous workout monitoring tools, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi and dual-band GPS connectivity, and also a built-in microphone and speaker for hands-free calls and so on.
As for battery, the Watch S1 Pro’s 500 mAh battery is claimed to be capable of lasting up to 14 days of typical usage on a single charge. When required, Xiaomi says a full top-up via the included wireless fast charger will only take 85 minutes, while a shorter 10-minute charge is said to be enough for two days of usage.
During yesterday’s launch, Xiaomi announced that the Watch S1 Pro will be priced at RM 1,399, which is RM 500 more than the vanilla model’s current retail value. However, the company has yet to confirm when the newer smartwatch is expected to be available for the Malaysian market.
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