Mi Watch Revolve Active Review: Good smartwatch to buy in Rs 10K segment
Mi Watch Revolve Active is packed with several features, including a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, which is circular with small bezels around the corner. It also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with DLC coating.
Mi Watch Revolve Active Review: After successfully launching the Mi 11 series smartphones in India, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Mi Watch Revolve Active smartwatch in a bid to capture a bigger market share in the wearables segment at an affordable price category.
The Indian wearable market is offering several smartwatches from budget to premium and by offering a budget smartwatch under Rs 10,000 which promises top-end features, Xiaomi will give tough competition to its rival brands in the smart wearable market in the country.
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Priced at Rs 9,999, Mi Watch Revolve Active comes in three Black, Blue and Beige colours with six interchangeable strap options. We used the Beige color variant for the review and here's what we think about this newly launched smartwatch. Mi Watch Revolve Active is packed with several features, including a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, which is circular with small bezels around the corner. It also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with DLC coating.
Also, you can customize the watch face from more than 110 faces available for download from Xiaomi Wear App as well as use any gallery image in personalized watch-faces. The overall design and look of the Watch Revolve Active watch will really impress you. This smartwatch from Mi has almost ticked all the right boxes.
Weighing just 32g grams, Mi Watch Revolve Active is extremely light, making it a comfortable companion for the wrist all day long. The rear side of the smartwatch houses the charging pins and the heart-rate sensor. This multi-tasking smartwatch looks premium on the wrist as well.
Mi Watch Revolve Active flaunts a premium design highlighted by a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with a dense 454-454 pixels resolution and 450 nits of peak brightness, thereby providing sharp, clear and bright visuals in all weather conditions. Additionally, with a Smart Always-On Display feature, users can view time without any click and it automatically goes off when it detects you are not wearing the watch.
The smartphone also sports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with DLC coating and houses a 420mAh battery. It has built-in Alexa, thereby offering the latest and best in class technology. Enabling a connected lifestyle, this feature allows you to command Alexa for setting reminders, alarms, etc. It also helps in operating other smart devices on command.
In terms of design, the circular watch has the looks of traditional watches and comes with two buttons and its case is made of glass fiber-reinforced polyamide with a polycarbonate back. Thanks to the AMOLED display, the screen is bright and vibrant and can be easily used indoor and outdoor. In terms of design and looks, This smartwatch from Xiaomi has scored decent marks here.
The Mi Watch Revolve Active smartwatch has a home button and a dedicated sports button on the right side. When you press the sports button, it shows the list of all the sports modes on the device. If you press the home button, you can see all the apps on the Watch. While swiping left or right, you can access widgets such as blood oxygen, heart-rate monitoring, step count, stress and sleep levels, and more. The watch also shows notifications from your apps such as WhatsApp, messages, recent alerts, Gmail and more.
Also, this smartwatch comes with a LifeQ Health algorithm and can accurately monitor and analyze over 30 key data points, including blood oxygen, stress, heart rate, sleep quality, energy levels, calories burned, etc. Mi Watch Revolve Active is powered by a 420mAh battery, which is the major plus point here because once you have fully charged this smartwatch, you can use it for over a week with an Always-On Display feature without any issue. This device automatically goes off when it detects that the user is not wearing the watch, which ultimately helps you to save power.
Mi Watch Revolve Active supports over 117 workout modes, including 17 professional sports modes, including triathlons, swimming, HIIT, Boxing, Water sports and Yoga among others. The watch also supports automatic workout detection, it pauses and resumes when the user does, to ensure that all the movements are tracked. It detects the most common activity modes like indoor jogging, outdoor jogging, and power walking, support for more forthcoming/ While working out in the gym, I tried many modes and personally liked the HIIT and Boxing Mode.
The smartwatch is also equipped with a high-end GPS chip system that accurately records movements and steps in places known and unknown. The 12nm built-in high-end process Airoha GPS chip supports synchronous positioning by 4 major positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BDS.
It comes with a 5ATM water resistance rating (50 meters underwater), which makes the smartwatch suitable for everyday use and water sport activities like shallow-water swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc. The smartwatch also comes equipped with all important features such as alarm, timer, stopwatch, weather, find my phone, flashlight, etc., to stay connected and manage their notifications, incoming calls, fitness stats, etc. much more efficiently.
Verdict: In Rs 10,000 category, the Mi Watch Revolve Active smartwatch is the best budget smartwatch to buy in 2021 in this category. It looks slightly similar to the Realme Watch S Pro and it will definitely attract young buyers and will give tough competition to the rivals. Overall, I can say that if you're looking for a smartwatch with multiple features in Rs 10K, this Xiaomi smartwatch won't disappoint you.
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