Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro launching next week as new Galaxy Watch6, Pixel Watch 2 and TicWatch Pro 5 alternative
Leaker Paras Guglani has seemingly confirmed various details about the Watch 2 Pro, barely 48 hours after Xiaomi confirmed the smartwatch's existence. While the company has not revealed what its next smartwatch looks like yet, MySmartPrice and @MysteryLupin have through several leaks. Not only has Guglani's disclosure reiterated earlier visuals, but it also outlines multiple hardware specifications.
As expected, the Watch 2 Pro will arrive with a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, which a screenshot below reveals has been protected by a version of Corning Gorilla Glass. Similarly, Xiaomi will market the smartwatch as water-resistant to 5 ATM; there is no mention of IP certification, though. Thus, it seems that Xiaomi will not advertise the Watch 2 Pro as being suitable for swimming. With that said, the smartwatch will come with over 150 sports modes pre-installed, which has become common for Xiaomi smartwatches and many of its competitors.
Additionally, the Watch 2 Pro will be capable of monitoring your heart rate, stress levels and sleep quality. Moreover, the smartwatch is said to even have the sensors necessary to take ECGs and determine your body temperature in certain scenarios. All these features will be underpinned by a Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 chipset and a 500 mAh battery, which should combine to deliver up to 2 days of battery life.
Reportedly, Xiaomi will announce the Watch 2 Pro on September 26 alongside the Xiaomi 13T series for €249.99 in some EU member states. Alternatively, the smartwatch will be available with an LTE modem for considerably less than its Wear OS peers. In other words, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro should prove a foil for the Galaxy Watch6, Pixel Watch 2 and TicWatch Pro 5, which will serve as Wear OS' flagship smartwatches until summer 2024 at the earliest.