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Xiaomi Watch S1 smartwatches launch globally from €179 with NFC and Amazon Alexa support

The Watch S1 series launches in three colours, all with NFC and Amazon Alexa. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Watch S1 series launches in three colours, all with NFC and Amazon Alexa. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has released the Watch S1 series outside China. Only available as a 46.5 mm smartwatch, the Watch S1 and Watch S1 Active have a large AMOLED display, over 100 fitness modes and dual-band GPS, among other features. The Watch S1 series starts at €179 and supports Mastercard payments via NFC.

Xiaomi has launched the Watch S1 series outside China during today's online launch event. As expected, Xiaomi has released both the Watch S1 and Watch S1 Active, which feature a 1.43-inch AMOLED display covered in sapphire glass and a stainless steel body. For reference, the Watch S1 Active comes with a silicone watch band, while the regular Watch S1 has a leather watch band instead.

Like their Chinese counterparts, the global models come with 117 fitness modes pre-installed, including professional training modes like high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and elliptical training. Also, all models have over 200 watch dials pre-installed and support MIUI Super Wallpaper. Similarly, the Watch S1 series supports Amazon Alexa; Xiaomi has not included Wear OS or Google Assistant.

(Image source: Xiaomi)
(Image source: Xiaomi)

Moreover, the Watch S1 series features dual-band GPS, 24/7 health-tracking, 5 ATM water resistance and up to 12 days of battery life. According to Xiaomi, the smartwatch supports MasterCard payments via NFC out of the box too. Typically, Xiaomi releases non-NFC and NFC-enabled models, as with the Mi Smart Band 6.

The Xiaomi Watch S1 series is available to order from today, starting at €179 for the Watch S1 Active. In comparison, the regular Watch S1 costs €229, although there are no functional differences between the pair. Additionally, Xiaomi will bundle a Mi Body Composition Scale 2 worth €29.99 for those pre-ordering the Watch S1 or Watch S1 Active before March 31.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-15 (Update: 2022-03-14)