2020 has seen Xiaomi try to morph itself from a budget darling to a brand that can hold its own in the
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve review: A larger Mi Band
The primary data page takes a widget-like approach and gives you basic information for workouts, steps, heart rate, and more. You can then dive in and take a look at more granular information.
Unfortunately, there is no way to export your data at all which is a definite downside in my books.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve specs
|Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve|
454 x 454 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Sensors||PPG heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Estimated 14-day battery life
20 hours in GPS mode
|Tracking and other features||Outdoor running
Open water swimming
Message and call notifications
5ATM water resistance
|Charging method||2-pin POGO connector|
|Supported devices||Android 5.0+ or iOS 10.0+|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Chrome Silver|
Value and competition
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The Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve isn’t the only option in the price segment. In fact, Huami has been churning out a range of wearables that offer up a variety of case designs, and a similar degree of smartness.
If you prefer a more butch design, the Amazfit T-Rex might be more to your liking. In our review, we found it to be a bit too simplistic with a build that didn’t live up to the price. The Amazfit T-Rex is priced at Rs. 9,999, right alongside the Mi Watch Revolve.
Meanwhile, the Amazfit GTS is a more traditional option that is unapologetic in its design inspiration. However, we found step tracking to be unreliable making it a nonstarter. The Amazfit GTS is priced at Rs. 9,999.
If you are willing to step up your budget, the Oppo Watch is one of the better Wear OS smartwatches. It offers a full-blow connected experience for not much more money. Priced at Rs. 14,990, it requires a higher initial outlay, but the third-party app store and reliable connectivity make the Oppo Watch an excellent option.
Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve review: The verdict
Look, if you want a large screen fitness tracker that offers a wide variety of watch faces and just enough smarts, the Mi Watch Revolve might cut it for you.
Don’t get me wrong — the Mi Watch Revolve is a rather good fitness tracker, but at half the price the Mi Band 5 delivers much of the same capabilities. I’m not sure if the added bits are truly worth the extra cost involved. More so when an actual Wear OS smartwatch like the Oppo Watch doesn’t cost that much more money.
There’s not much that’s wrong with the Mi Watch Revolve. In fact, even the pricing isn’t exorbitant at all. However, prospective buyers would be well served by knowing exactly what they are buying — an upgraded fitness tracker, and not a value-priced smartwatch.
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Author: Dhruv Bhutani