Xiaomi Watch S1 joins Xiaomi 12 smartphones in upcoming major launch event
December 28 is going to be a very busy day for Xiaomi as not only is there a launch event for the Xiaomi 12 smartphones and a first official appearance for MIUI 13, but it also seems that the Chinese OEM has managed to squeeze in a surprise product release in the form of the Watch S1. A few initial details about the smartwatch were revealed earlier this month, and now it has appeared (partially) in an official marketing image.
Unfortunately, the promo picture (see below) doesn’t really shed much light on the Xiaomi Watch S1, apart from claiming it will join other big names (Xiaomi 12, MIUI 13) on the stage at 19:30 China time on December 28. The Watch S1 is shown in the image, revealing a round face and two buttons on the case. One thing is for sure though: Xiaomi has dropped the “Mi” branding for its smartwatches, too.
There have been some predictions for what functions the Xiaomi Watch S1 may bring, which include a heart-rate tracker, blood oxygen (SpO2) monitor, Bluetooth, calorie counter, pedometer, and the usual tools you would expect to find in this sort of fitness-geared smartwatch. An estimated guess of a price tag around ₹4,999 (~US$67) has been suggested, but it will depend on the unique selling points the Watch S1 can bring to the already crowded smartwatch marketplace.