Xiaomi has apparently hit again: the Huami subsidiary of the manufacturer has just announced a new smartwatch that looks like it's mistaken.Apple Watch Series 4. With nevertheless a big advantage over its competitor: the manufacturer announces up to 14 days of autonomy!
Xiaomi has always displayed a certain fascination for Apple – at the risk of often drawing inspiration from the design of its products. We've already seen the firm do it on its line of computers, or even with its first smartphones. But since Xiaomi seemed to have taken her own design direction on all of her lineup. So much so that one might think that the firm had done with these practices, for the better: the last products of the firm, are, all categories combined, often more innovative than those of the giant from Cupertino.
Huami Amawfit GTS: Xiaomi copied theApple Watch 4 on everything except autonomy
However, it seems that apple products remain THE reference for Xiaomi. As proof, the latest creation of its subsidiary Huami: a connected watch, the Amazfit GTS. Do not go by four ways: this watch is a clone of theApple Watch 4 with its square screen with rounded edges and its wheel evoking the digital crown of its competitor. The only real difference is the disappearance of the side button and the lack of openings on one side of the case to let the sound and voice.
It does not include an electro cardiogram sensor as on the last iteration of theApple Watch – but has a BioTracker pulse sensor, an NFC chip for transport and payments, and a GPS / GLONASS chip for geolocation and Bluetooth 5.0. The case is made of "aerospace quality" aluminum with a water resistance of up to 5 ATM. It is also very light and a little thinner since it weighs 24.8 g for 9.4 mm thick against 48 g and 10.7 mm for theApple Watch Series 4.
And despite its AMOLED display and a battery of 220 mAh, it has a range of up to 14 days. But as you can imagine, read the mentions written in small: this incredible autonomy is obtained at the cost of disabling certain features at the heart of the experience of a connected watch, such as GPS. If you need to follow your movements, the autonomy then falls to only 25 hours – a little more than the official autonomy of theApple Watch Series 4 18 hours.
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This smartwatch is for the moment only available for pre-order in China for 900 yuan, or about 117 € – which is almost four times cheaper than theApple Watch Series 4 whose price starts at 429 €. We do not know for now if it will be available in France, or when.