The initial firmware update has been applied to the Mi Watch. The iOS version of the Xiaomi Wearable App has been released alongside a number of enhancements and new features related to pairing and notifications.
At the tail end of the previous month, the product was made publicly available for purchase in China shortly after it was revealed. It appears from the few reviews that have been published so far that this smartwatch is above average in quality. During the Double Eleven event that took place in China, the company actually achieved a sales revenue of approximately one hundred million dollars in just nine hours. Not bucks, yen.
It has been confirmed by Qu Heng, General Manager of Xiaomi Ecological Chain, that the multinational technology corporation is beginning to receive feedback from early consumers. The initial software update is currently being sent as a reaction to this issue and with the intention of enhancing the overall quality of the user experience.
Fixes for notification prompts, enhancements to the input method, and a weather widget are some of the improvements that are included as part of this update. Other enhancements include improving the initial pairing experience, the app and call market, and the notification prompts. The upgrade will be available starting today and continuing through December 5th.
On the watch, navigate to Settings > System > About to download the update. When you select “system update,” the device will determine whether or not it is now available. If this is the case, then everything will be downloaded on its own. It is advised that you deactivate Bluetooth so that the software may be updated through Wi-Fi and that you leave the watch in the charging cradle while it is doing so.
Another piece of noteworthy information is that Xiaomi is in the process of releasing an iOS Wearable App. To refresh your memory, the mobile application for the Mi Watch was only accessible for Android phones and not for iOS devices. Those who used iOS phones were required, up until this point, to use the WearOS software in order to pair the device.
At this time, the Mi Watch is solely available in the Chinese market. The Chinese tech company Xiaomi has not said when it plans to launch the product on the worldwide market, but the fact that it recently received Bluetooth certification suggests that this launch is not too far off.
The device has a similar appearance to the Apple Watch and operates on a modified version of Wear OS. It supports eSIM cards, 4G LTE, near-field communication (NFC) for making payments on the fly, GPS, a voice assistant, and a multitude of fitness sensors. Everything runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, which has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage space.