Xiaomi has announced a wide range of new products for India under the motto “Smarter Living”, which will further advance the devices in its ecosystem beyond smartphones. Some of them have already been offered for sale in modified form in China, but they are all new to India.
First up is the Mi Watch Revolve, which looks very similar to a product sold in China as the Mi Watch Color, which itself was almost identical to the Amazfit GTR. The Revolve has a 1.39-inch round 326 ppi OLED screen, and Xiaomi claims it has up to a week of battery life.
It's not clear what software the Revolve is running, but in screenshots it looks similar to what it does on Amazfit watches like the T-rex, and it's certainly not a Wear operating system. Amazfit is part of the Xiaomi ecosystem, so it makes sense to share software at least partially.
The Mi Watch Revolve will go on sale on October 6th for Rs. 9,999 (~ $ 135) until Diwali, if the price gets to Rs. 10,999 ($ 149).
Xiaomi is expanding its range of wearables with the launch of the Mi Smart Band 5 in India. The fitness band has a 20 percent larger OLED screen with 1.1 inches, is waterproof up to 50 meters and should be durable for two weeks if charged.
The Mi Smart Band 5 is on sale for Rs. 2,499 ($ 34) on October 1st.
Perhaps the most traditional wearable from Xiaomi to date, the company is also introducing its new Mi Athleisure shoes. They are described as "the perfect training companion" and look like Xiaomi's version of the Nike Roshe Run, with a mesh fabric and an oversized EVA sole.
The athleisure shoes are on sale for just Rs. 1,499 ($ 20).
Next up is the automatic soap dispenser Mi. This device uses automatic hand recognition for contactless hand washing. It can hold 300 ml of soap for up to 375 hand washes. Xiaomi says it dispenses soap in a quarter of a second.
It will be available for Rs. 999 ($ 14).
We also have the Mi Smart Speaker which uses the Google Assistant and has an Alexa-style blue ring on top. According to Xiaomi, when using a 12W speaker and a 63.5mm driver, this product focuses heavily on sound quality. Two can be paired together for stereo sound.
The Mi Smart Speaker will go on sale on October 1st at the introductory price of Rs. 3,499 ($ 47), which is an impressive feat when it lives up to Xiaomi's claims for audio quality. We have to test that ourselves.
Finally, Xiaomi introduces an inexpensive new smart light bulb called the Mi Smart LED Bulb. It has a B22 faucet for Indian households, can be controlled via the Mi Home app or with a voice assistant and is now available for Rs. 499 ($ 7).