Lite but affordable Smart Watch for all
Smartwatch is starting to get common these days with much to see from various brands with features which match our current lifestyle, with different operating system and features on our wrists that we utilize everyday or even every time, even without realizing that certain watches actually measure the user patterns or behavior. Today we will look at the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, which is the latest product release from the Redmi Smartwatch line up, and an upgrade to the previous Redmi Watch.
Unboxing and Contents
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite comes with the following:
1 X Watch itself
1 X USB A to magnetic charging cable
1 X Watch Strap (Attached with the watch body)
1 X User manual and Quick Start Guide, Warranty Statement
Design & Display
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite just weighs around 35 Grams including strap with its surrounding body of the watch covered by quality constructed plastic with TPU material which wearing it towards my wrist feels lightweight and comfortable yet durable. I do have a small wrist, so it’s just right for me. The strap portion is removable and easy to maintain, you can just wipe the whole watch and strap with a soft cloth and you are ready again to strap it back to your wrist. The unit that we are reviewing here is all in black color which is sleek and universal across any user’s choice.
Over to the display side, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite that we are reviewing here features a 1.55mm TFT LCD squared display which is well visibly represented and colors are not saturated compared with many budget ranged Smartwatches with good display contrast under bright sunlight. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite is also splashproof and waterproof with up to 5 meter depth.
There is only one button on the watch facing towards the right side of the watch, which functions as a HOME and MENU button which to my usage, this is what a SmartWatch should be, and the rest can be tapped thru the squared shaped watch design. It comes in three color choices, Ivory, Black, Blue. Other than that, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite still follows the design of the previously last generation Redmi Watch Lite.
Features and Tracking
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite has a few standout features as below :
- SpO₂ measurement and 24-hour heart rate tracking
Enables the watch to monitor heart rate with blood oxygen levels tracking even during active and rest/sleep mode
- 100+ workout modes
The Watch feature many workout modes which suits most exercises needs such as Jogging, Walking, Treadmill, Hiking and many more. All of the modes can be configured and selected with the Xiaomi Wear app from Google Play and Apple App Store.
- Multi-system standalone GPS
Redmi Watch 2 Lite features a vast modes of GPS compatibility that covers from the standard GPS protocol to track your every fitness needs, which includes GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou.
- Stress Monitor
Monitor your stress and breathing control, it can be configure as a constant monitoring to provide a much detail by measuring on the Heart Rate Variability.
- Long Battery Life
According to Xiaomi, Redmi Watch 2 Lite is able to last up to 10 days with a single full charge under normal usage, while up to 14 hours if you are using it under continuous GPS sports mode.
Software and Connectivity
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite runs on Xiaomi’s own Proprietary OS which supports both iOS and Android Smartphone. Setting it up is not hard, all you need is to download Xiaomi from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, install it, turn on Bluetooth on both the phone and watch and follow the steps give to connect together. Do take note that the Redmi Watch 2 Lite is only compatible with Android 6.0/iOS 10 and above phones for now.
Once the connection is established via the Xiaomi Wear, you can use all features of the watch such as receiving notifications from messages, calls, alerts and so on. Besides that since the watch has multi mode GPS, weather can info can be displayed since the sync is stable and consistent with your Smartphone that you have paired with. Also remember to register yourself with a Xiaomi account if you don’t have one. All connectivity will be done via Bluetooth connection with BLE. A single charge thru the supplied magnetic USB cable will get you around up to 10 days of usage, which provides a constant tracking for before recharging it. To my personal preference, I am good with charging once every 5 days since I am turning almost all the features to constant monitoring when experiencing with this Watch. To me this Watch provides most of the features that I need, or even everyone needs, even towards the most casual Smartwatch users.
Net weight: 35g (including strap)
|Display||1.55″ square & thin-film transistor (TFT) screen|
|Battery||262 mAh |
Charging port: Magnetic charging
Battery life:10 days under typical usage mode
5 days under heavy usage mode
|OS||Proprietary OS from Xiaomi/Xiaomi Wear|
|UI||Xiaomi Wear UI|
|Sensors||Optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/Glonass/Beidou/Galileo|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0/iOS10 or higher|
Verdict and thoughts
We felt that the Redmi Watch 2 Lite is an all in one affordable SmartWatch equipped with all round fitness needs, with the features that even caters normal and casual users alike with the notifications that is compatible with almost all apps that common users using it today in a modern busy era. Even if you are not fully using its features, wearing it all day is trendy, fashionable yet I call it a good social trending wearable that carries an affordable price tag of just RM209 only at the time of this review.
For more information and pre-purchase on the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, visit HERE to find out.
You can buy yours today at Shopee
Special thanks to Xiaomi for providing the product for review