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Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone now works with iOS

The Xiaomi Mi Watch has received its first major update. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi Mi Watch has received its first major update. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi obviously took plenty of inspiration from Apple when designing its Mi Watch. While the Apple Watch clone initially only supported Android, the Chinese company has now updated it to make it compatible with iOS. In short, iPhones owners now have a new cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch. Xiaomi will launch the Mi Watch in Europe in the new year.
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As Xiaomi has now confirmed, the Mi Watch is set to receive a few new features in its first major update. The Wear OS smartwatch will soon be compatible with iOS, as GSMArena brought to our attention. Pairing a Mi Watch with an iPhone will just require having the Wear app installed on the latter, which should make connecting the two rather simple.

The update has already gone in China, the only region in which the Mi Watch is currently available. The update brings not only iOS support but also bug fixes including but not limited to Wear App setup and notifications. Additionally, Xiaomi claims to have improved the location accuracy of its in-house Weather App too.

The Mi Watch currently costs about US$170 in China and features 4G connectivity, a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and two days battery life, along with multiple fitness functions and access to its own app store on Xiaomi's MIUI for Watch OS. The Mi Watch should start arriving in Europe from early next year.

(Image source: Weibo via GSMArena)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12- 6 (Update: 2019-12- 6)
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