Now why I put that as part of my review title, and I have a reason for that. OK, Android Wear has been around for a long time, from the phone centric brands till traditional watch brands, surely there is one Android Wear appears in their list of catalogue, but still there is only a small handful standouts ones. So this time around, Xiaomi sent in their latest smartwatch, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro so that we can have a review at it.
- Band body ×1
- Band strap ×1
- Dedicated charging cable ×1
- User manual ×1
Design and Display
Now pretty much the almost the whole body build of the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is made out of aluminum steel, not to mention it actually matches the color we got, a mix of gray and black to it, having said because of the material used, it does feel heavy as well, weighted at around 55 grams in average, comparing it to some of the competition, this one is real solid while some brands may still use poly carbonate, both material is still relatively have their own strength, reason, and the market needs.
The supplied strap that we got is the Fluororubber type, which I still say it is one of the most conservative yet easy to maintain even sweat or water can be easily dry fast and wiped off instantly. There is also a Leather type strap version available in brown color with many third party alternative straps available since it uses a 22mm strap.
Display wise, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro has a pretty large 44mm, 1.43 inch AMOLED that runs fluidly at 60Hz and it can get pretty bright too, at a max of 600PPI, which is great for outdoors and all your indoors gym activities, besides that it also supports automatic adaptive brightness mode.
Functions/Apps & Experience
Call and Messages : Enables direct Bluetooth calling and replies via built in microphone and speaker.
Media Controls : Supports widely available apps for music and content control such as Spotify and YouTube Music
Google Maps Support : For navigation and pin on maps, both on built in GPS and Phone GPS as support
Google Wallet : Enables Wallet payment functions via NFC tap (available in certain regions)
Barometer : Measure atmospheric pressure
Heart Rate Monitoring : Measure heart rates continuously
Skin Temperatures Sensor : Measures your skin surface temps up to a max of 42 Celcius
Sp02/Blood Oxygen : Measures blood oxygen
Sleep Monitoring : Tracks sleeping habits in 3 measurements, deep, light sleep and awake with constant monitoring
Stress Monitoring : Measures Stress levels live and constant mode
150+ sports modes : More than 150 sports modes are supported, and optimized professional algorithm models assist give reliable workout data and analysis.
I will get on to the experience, it is easy to set up, all you need is Mi Fitness which you can download from Google Play Store, install it and sign in/register with your Mi Account and if you have used any of the Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO watch or bands, all your sync data via bluetooth/WiFi will be there and carried over, so basically transition is seamless and details remains the same. Throughout my whole experience during the review, the Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro provides most of the essential needs, including notifications and heart rate, SPo2 stats pretty instants with low latency, while the GNSS/GPS gave good tracking even away from phone, since it has one built in to the watch. Needless to say the touch interface is simple and fluid, and whether you are migrating from a band or another smartwatch, everything seems familiar and simple. Recharging is fast, its like less than an hour to get it fully recharge as well and it will last about 2.5 days under moderate usage, Bluetooth turned on and automatic brightness, which gives and edge over fast processing and battery management via the new Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 Quad Core SOC. Sadly it does not include wireless charging functionality.
|Band Size||135 mm-205 mm|
|Processor/RAM/ROM||Qualcomm Snapdragon® W5+ Gen 1 Platform | 2GB RAM | 32GB ROM|
1.43 inches AMOLED color screen
466x 466 pixels，326 PPI
|Sensors||Optical heart rate sensor | Accelerometer sensor | Gyroscope sensor | Ambient light sensor | Electronic compass sensor | Barometer sensor | Bioelectrical impedance analysis sensor|
|Waterproof Level||5 ATM water-resistant|
Verdict & Conclusion
The Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is another good attempt in bringing in another alternative choice of the available Android Wear today with features that is commonly used by any users today, be it casual, sports active or the enthusiast that seeks for a lesser hassle of configuring Smartwatches, but customized configurations are still there should the user wishes to install more applications and make few preference changes to it, which still proves that both Xiaomi and Android Wear still provides great flexibility and vastly available choices in most exercise modes, therefore those wanted for a fresh take again on a Smart Watch, here’s one that you can strongly consider, with a price tag of RM1199
The Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro is now available via all Xiaomi authorised retailers and online stores. For more information, CLICK HERE to find out.