Xiaomi Watch S1 Active in Nepal: a lighter and cheaper alternative to the Watch S1

The Xiaomi Watch S1 Active was recently launched in Nepal.

The smartwatch was launched together with the Xiaomi 12 series smartphone in the global market last month, but it recently arrived in Nepal. Along with Watch S1 Active, Xiaomi has also launched Watch S1, a premium version of the two. However, only active S1 has been released here.

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active provides many convenient features for users. The newly launched smartwatch has a high resolution AMOLED display which supports higher refresh rate. The user also has the option of choosing multiple watch faces and has a lightweight and durable body. The watch also offers Bluetooth phone call function and many more.

Here are the details of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

Features

Dimensions 46.5mm*47.3mm*11mm
Water resistance rating 5 ATMs
Mass 36.3 grams (without strap)
Display 1.43-inch AMOLED
Resolution 466*466 pixel
Webbing White silicone, black and blue TPU
Frame Polyamide reinforced with glass fibers
Sensors Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compass
Barometer
SpO2 heart rate
Software Proprietary operating system
Battery 470mAh
loading Charging by magnetic pin
Battery life Up to 14 days of typical use
Required configuration Android 6.0 or higher
iOS 10.0 or higher
Connectivity Dual-band multi-system GPS supported
Bluetooth 5.2
audio Speaker supported
Companion app Mi Fitness (Xiaomi clothes)
Color Moon White, Ocean Blue, Space Black
Price 24,999 rupees

Design and display

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The Xiaomi Watch S1 Active is the lighter alternative to the Watch S1. This watch weighs around 36.3 grams without the strap while it weighs just over 50 grams with the silicone strap. Talking about the construction of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active, the watch case is made of fiberglass reinforced polyamide. The watch has two physical buttons on the right side. One of the buttons heads to home and opens the app menu while the other is customizable and takes users to the various sport modes.

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In addition, the watch has 5 ATM water protection guaranteeing its durability.

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Xiaomi Watch S1 Active has a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 466×466 pixels and a density of 326 PPI. The display is said to be crisp and detailed. It can also reach peak brightness of up to 450 nits. This should allow the watch to be used in broad daylight without issue. The watch screen also has an always-on display function and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The user can choose from more than 200 watch faces.

Health and fitness tracking

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The Xiaomi Watch S1 Active supports 19 professional fitness modes such as basketball, tennis, swimming and HIIT, as well as another 100 extended fitness modes. Xiaomi claims the watch accurately monitors and analyzes key data points such as heart rate, average pace, and calories burned, making workouts more effective.

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Users have the option of customizing the settings to access their preferred sport mode with a single click of the sport button. The watch also has automatic detection for treadmill, outdoor running, cycling, hiking, trekking, yoga, etc.

In addition, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active offers:

  • 24-hour heart rate monitoring
  • All day blood oxygen monitoring
  • Advanced sleep monitoring
  • Stress detection
  • breathing exercise
  • Health index
  • women’s health

Performance, connectivity and battery life

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Xiaomi Watch S1 Active runs on a proprietary operating system and is compatible with Android and iOS devices. However, the device must have Android 6.0 or higher or iOS 10.0 or higher to be compatible with the watch. Users can download the Mi Fitness app and check daily health statistics, such as heart rate, fitness and sleep. Statistics are displayed in detail to provide a clear picture of the user’s health. The user also has the option of adding various health plans to build self-discipline habits. The watch also supports data synchronization with Strava and Apple Health.

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active has Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity option. The watch also has a built-in dual-band GNSS chip that supports five major satellite positioning systems: GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS. This helps the watch achieve faster and more accurate positioning.

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The watch is powered by a 470 mAh battery. The battery can last up to 12 days in typical use mode, 24 days in battery saver mode, and up to 30 hours in GPS mode. The watch is fully charged in about 2.5 hours thanks to magnetic pin charging.

Other Features

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Xiaomi Watch S1 Active also offers many other useful features. The watch has a built-in microphone and speakers and gives notifications of incoming calls or notifications. The watch also supports Bluetooth phone calls. Likewise, if the user finds himself in an emergency situation, he only needs to click the side button three times in a row in the lower right corner to quickly dial his emergency contact. The user must preset the emergency contact in the app and the device must remain connected to the phone’s Bluetooth for this function to work.

The official price of the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active is Rs 24,999.

With the listed price, the Xiaomi Watch S1 Active competes with the recently launched Amazfit GTR 3 Pro.

Evelyn C. Tobin