Xiaomi Mijia SYB01: Hybrid-Smartwatch for $69.99
Oh, what do we have here? Xiaomi seems to have noticed how popular the hybrid smartwatches Lenovo Watch 9 and Lenovo Watch X are right now. Now the manufacturer is bringing its own interpretation onto the market. The Xiaomi Mijia SYB01 is a hybrid smartwatch with smart features and a very classy design.
High-quality wristwatch with Italian leather
The term “Hybrid-Smartwatch” already defines the design. At first glance, the Xiaomi Mijia SYB01 looks like an ordinary watch. The Quartz watch does not provide a display, but an almost classic dial, which is available in grey, white or black. With a diameter of 40 mm, the watch is quite delicate, yet appears to be slightly larger than the Lenovo Watch 9, but with a thickness of 11.9 mm, it is almost as thin. The case is made of 316L stainless steel alloy, the dial is protected by tempered glass.
The material of the bracelet is Italian cowhide, which at least partly justifies the higher price compared to the competition. The color of the strap can also vary, here the watches differ in either black, blue or grey bracelet. In our eyes, the colors are aimed more at a male target group. The length of the band is 24 cm. The watch offers water resistance according to the 3ATM standard, which only provides protection against splashing water.
Xiaomi Mijia SYB01 with smart functions
As already mentioned, the Xiaomi Mijia SYB01 has no display, but is still called a smartwatch. Therefore some technology is needed. To perform smart functions, however, a connection to the smartphone is required. This is achieved via Bluetooth 4.0 and the corresponding app for the smartphone. Inside the watch, for example, there is a step counter, the steps are displayed in the app. In addition, there is a vibration motor that is used, for example, for notifications such as a call. The Xiaomi Mijia Hybrid-Smartwatch can also be used as an alarm clock.
The time should adjust automatically as soon as the watch is connected to the Internet and takes over the time of the smartphone. This seems to be a little easier than for example with the Lenovo Watch 9.
Battery life is an important issue where Lenovo models can shine. Xiaomi uses a CR2430 button cell battery, which should last for 6 months! This is not as much as with Lenovo, but it is still a very strong value. The battery status should be readable via the Mijia App, which is also used for the other functions.
The Xiaomi Mijia SYB01 Hybrid-Smartwatch is currently listed in China shops for around seventy dollars. This is much more expensive than the Lenovo Watch 9 and about as expensive as the Lenovo Watch X, which comes with a display. It has to be said that the price is probably still falling, because the smartwatch is very new. We’re not really worried about workmanship and quality, as Xiaomi delivers consistently very well in this area. Compared to Lenovo devices, the manufacturer could shine especially with the app, which is unfortunately only average at Lenovo.
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