Xiaomi hosted the third iteration of its Smart Living 2021 event in India. The company has teased the arrival of the Mi Smart Band 5, along with its first smartwatch in India. This smartwatch is expected to be called the Mi Watch Revolve that is essentially a rebadged model of the Mi Watch Color. The Mi Watch Color was originally launched in China. Xiaomi is also rumoured to launch the Mi Smart AI speaker at the event. There may be more IoT products introduced during the Smarter Living 2021 event today. The company also launched the Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser and the Smart LED Bulb at the event.
How to watch, Xiaomi event live stream
The Xiaomi event will be held virtually and it is set to begin at noon. Called Smarter Living 2021, the event will be live-streamed on YouTube and via its official handles. There is a dedicated page on Mi.com that is teasing the arrival of a smartwatch, a fitness band, and a smart speaker. The ‘Notify Me’ button is live on this page for registrations of interest.
Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser
Coming to the Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser first. It is an automatic soap dispenser that has infrared sensors to detect if there is a hand near its nozzle. When it detects the presence of a hand, it dispenses out foam in 0.25 seconds. It is one of the fastest soap dispensers in the market right now — Xiaomi claims.
It comes with a micro-motor that turns the soap into foam and then dispenses it in a contactless manner without making any noise. It is particularly ideal to be used at a time when social distancing and frequent hand washing has become a norm. The Mi Automatic Soap Dispenser costs ₹999 and it will be available on Mi.com and Mi Homes starting noon on October 15 in theWhite colour variant.
Mi Smart Band 5
Let’s talk about the Mi Smart Band 5, which is the successor to the Mi Smart Band 4 launched last year. This new fitness band was unveiled in China in June. Based on the recent leak, the Mi Smart Band 5 is tipped to have a price of Rs. 2,999, but it could go on sale for an even lower price tag of Rs. 2,499.
Recent teasers suggest colour display, several sports modes, and magnetic charging pins on the back. The China model features a 1.1-inch colour AMOLED display, over 100 new animated watch faces, and has 11 sports modes. It supports heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and helps track the menstrual cycle. It also comes with a built-in microphone for understanding voice commands.
The Mi Smart Band 5 packs a 125mAh battery that is touted to deliver up to 14 days of power on a single charge. It supports Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity and comes with 50-meter water resistance.
Mi Watch Revolve
The Mi Watch Revolve is reported to be the Mi Watch Color that was launched in China earlier. It is tipped to be priced at an MRP of Rs. 10,999 in India, however, its sale price maybe even lesser at Rs. 9,999. The Mi Watch Revolve is teased to offer a circular display, several watches faces, sleep monitoring, heart rate monitoring, VO2 max (maximal oxygen uptake) monitoring, and more.
If the Mi Watch Revolve is indeed the Mi Watch Color, then the smartwatch will feature a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, NFC support, and 24×7 heart rate monitoring. The wearable also claims to last for up to 14 days on a single charge. The Mi Watch Color comes with 10 sports modes and offers 5ATM water resistance as well. It supports multifunction NFC, 24×7 heart rate tracking, stress monitoring, and sleep tracking. Xiaomi offers a selection of over 110 watch faces on the Mi Watch Color.
Xiaomi Smart AI speaker
Xiaomi is also teasing the arrival of an AI Smart speaker during the event, but very little is known about this device so far. This speaker should likely support voice commands and come with physical controls for controlling music and volume. The teaser page on Mi.com hints at a cylindrical shape with controls sitting on top. Xiaomi should offer proper details on this speaker during the event and we will be sure to report them in detail.