Xiaomi Watch S1 with AMOLED display, stainless steel frame launched; Xiaomi Buds 3 tags along

Check out the new Xiaomi Watch S1 and Xiaomi Buds 3, which were launched yesterday alongside the Xiaomi 12 series in China.

Highlights
  • The Xiaomi Watch S1 and Xiaomi Buds 3 were unveiled alongside the Xiaomi 12 series and MIUI 13 on Tuesday.
  • The smartwatch comes with sapphire glass protection and a stainless-steel frame.
  • On the other hand, Xiaomi Buds 3 are rated to deliver 32 hours of battery life, with the charging case.

On Tuesday, Xiaomi announced the Xiaomi Watch S1 and Xiaomi Buds 3, alongside the Xiaomi 12 series and MIUI 13. The Xiaomi Buds 3 are the company’s newest truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones, while the Xiaomi Watch S1 is the company’s new premium smartwatch. The Xiaomi Watch S1 has a polished stainless-steel frame with sapphire glass for protection. It also comes with a leather wristband option for a premium feel on the wrist. The Xiaomi Buds 3, on the other hand, provide an engaging wireless audio listening experience with active noise cancellation (ANC) and HiFi audio. With its stainless steel build, sapphire glass-protection 1,43-inch AMOLED display, and third-party app compatibility, the Watch S1 is Xiaomi’s most luxury watch to date.

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Xiaomi Watch S1 and Xiaomi Buds 3 price, availabilty

The Xiaomi Watch S1 with Viton bracelet option is priced at CNY 1,049 (approximately Rs. 12,300), while the leather wristband option is priced at CNY 1,099 (about Rs. 12,300). The Xiaomi Buds 3 on the other hand, are available in Black Jade and First Snow White colour options and cost CNY 449 (approximately Rs. 5,300). Beginning December 31st, both accessories will be available for purchase in China. The Xiaomi Watch S1 and Xiaomi Buds 3 are also expected to launch globally, including India, although no specific date has been announced for now.

Xiaomi Watch S1 specifications

On top of the Xiaomi Watch S1 is a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with 326 pixels per inch (ppi). It has a 5ATM water-resistant rating, 117 sports modes, and a GNSS location for outdoor movement tracking. With its 470mAh battery, Xiaomi claims 12-day battery life for the Watch S1. This battery lasts up to 24 days while not in use. Wireless charging is also available in the Watch S1.

The Xiaomi Watch S1 may be used to navigate messages and notifications when coupled with a compatible smartphone. It also has a microphone and speaker, allowing users to answer phone calls without having to pull their phone out of their pocket. Other features of the smartwatch include blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate monitoring. In addition, the wristwatch comes with a stainless steel frame, which helps in the watch’s durability and overall premium-ness.

Xiaomi Buds 3 specifications

The Buds 3 include two magnetic dynamic drivers and compatibility for Hi-Fi audio. The TWS earbuds include a high-performance noise cancellation ship as well as a pair of microphones that can reduce noise by up to 40 decibels along with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). They offer three noise canceling modes – Air Travel mode, Office mode, and Daily mode – thanks to the specific technology. It also has two transparency modes, which allow users to listen to ambient sound without having to remove their headphones.

Further, the earbuds come with Bluetooth 5.2 support and an AAC audio codec for communication. The Xiaomi Buds 3 also include smart wear recognition, which means that when a user takes them off, the music immediately ceases and resumes when the buds are connected with the ear. Touch features for music playback including play, stop, attend/reject calls, and hop between songs, are also available on the Buds 3. Without ANC, the Buds 3 offer a battery life of up to 32 hours (with the case). The case features a Type-C charging connection and also supports Qi Wireless charging. The Xiaomi Buds 3 have an IP55 rating, which means the earbuds can withstand dust and showers.