Xiaomi S1 Pro: A Stylish and Feature-Packed Smartwatch
Xiaomi isn’t a stranger to smart wearable technology. The Mi Watch was released in 2020, while the Watch S1 launched alongside the Xiaomi 12 series of flagships. The company has moved away from trying to copy Apple’s homework and now fans are in for something more classy with Xiaomi’s latest Watch S1 Pro.
The smartwatch was revealed alongside the Xiaomi 13 series of phones at this year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) and it is an evolution from the original S1. The S1 Pro instantly impresses with its 1.47” AMOLED screen and ultra-thin bezels. It can be navigated by a rotating crown and is covered in scratch-resistant sapphire glass. Smartwatch style fanatics will be happy to hear that the strap has a universal pin, so that all of your compatible straps can be utilized with it. That being said, we don’t have a definitive sizing as of now, so if you are interested in the S1 Pro, make a note to check prior to purchase.
Headpiece and Design
The Xiaomi S1 Pro looks completely different when it has had its strap changed. The headpiece has a diameter of 46mm and it is made out of stainless steel, with a ceramic-like coating on the inside. The sapphire glass on the screen is scratch-resistant and the design is screwless, making it eye-catching. The S1 Pro is 5ATM water-resistant, meaning that it can handle anything, but diving.
The S1 Pro runs on MUI Watch OS and it is Alexa-enabled, so you can take calls and access your smart home devices. It also tracks your heart rate, oxygen levels, stress, sleep, and over a hundred types of exercise. For runners, there is dual-band GPS tracking and for climbers, there is 3D distance monitoring. The battery life is up to 14 days and it supports reverse-wireless charging. It also has NFC support and you can choose between an exquisite leather strap or a fluororubber one for sports.
The Xiaomi S1 Pro is feature-packed to say the least! The lack of the feature-rich WearOS leaves room for the specialized MUI OS, which is the likely reason we are bearing witness to the insane battery life. Speaking of which, the smartwatch will be able to give you two days of battery life after just 10 minutes of charging, while the full charge will take about 85 minutes. The trackers and fitness options aren’t anything new and don’t offer a configuration we haven’t seen yet. Some of them are more advanced, but chances are that most people won’t be interested in 3D distance monitoring, as they won’t be climbing mountains anytime soon. While the option is certainly cool to have, the biggest strength of the Xiaomi S1 Pro is its design. While from a distance, the watch’s design doesn’t appear to be anything we haven’t seen before, up close the unibody design is truly impressive. The Xiaomi S1 Pro looks like a stylish and powerful option, so where’s the price point? Well, we don’t know it yet! And as of now, the success of this product could entirely depend on this final piece of the puzzle.
The Xiaomi S1 Pro is a stylish and feature-packed smartwatch that is sure to turn heads. It has a 1.47” AMOLED screen, ultra-thin bezels, a rotating crown, and a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. It also has a universal pin for straps, 5ATM of water resistance, MUI Watch OS, Alexa-enabled, dual-band GPS tracking, 3D distance monitoring, up to 14 days of battery life, reverse-wireless charging, and NFC support. While the trackers and fitness options aren’t anything new, the design of the watch is truly impressive. The success of the S1 Pro will depend on its price point, which is yet to be revealed.