MWC 2023: Feast your Eyes on Xiaomi’s Latest Smartwatch and Earbuds


Alongside the global launch of the Xiaomi 13 series phones, the company also announced the Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro and Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro, its newest additions to its wide range of smart accessories. Xiaomi boasts that the new products come not only with sleek new designs, but feature some spec upgrades as well – let’s take a look!

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro

Xiaomi’s smartwatches have been one of the more popular non-wear OS smartwatches on the market right now, and for good reason. The Xiaomi Watch series come with pretty sleek designs, good battery life, and reasonably decent performance. The Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro continues this tradition, with a few upgrades.

Upfront we get a 1.47″ AMOLED display layered with sapphire crystal, which Xiaomi says makes the watch more durable against damage. This is wrapped inside a stainless steel case which comes in black and silver, and features a rotating crown in addition to the touchscreen for navigating the UI. There’s even a built-in speaker onboard, with support for AI noise cancelling for bluetooth phone calls. It’s a design that doesn’t do much to break the mold, but instead settles on a safe and undeniably attractive look.

As for software the watch comes with Xiaomi’s proprietary UI, and although it lacks the fluidity that comes with Wear OS, Xiaomi says that it’s optimized the animations and UI design for a more fluid user experience. The software also features a “pop-up” pairing function that works with Xiaomi phones. The company doesn’t specify if this works for “all” Xiaomi-branded phones, but it’s safe to say its most recent flagship series counts among these.

As for sports and health tracking, the S1 Pro will feature a hundred sports activities, including ten specialized running courses which are pre-built into the watch. Of course, there’s also the usual array of hardware sensors, which include a PPG heart rate sensor (including Sp02), 3-axis accelerometer and gyroscope, air-pressure sensor, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light and temperature sensors, as well as built-in GPS, to name a few. Xiaomi adds that the watch’s 500 mAh battery will be able to last up to 14 days with typical usage.

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro

The fourth generation of Xiaomi’s Buds Pro series, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro are designed to take on competing wireless earbuds such as Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, and Google’s Pixel buds to name a couple.

Xiaomi says that it’s incorporated Sony’s LDAC technology and up to 48dB of active noise-cancelling to give users high quality audio. To get technical, Sony’s LDAC tech comes with a data transfer rate of up to 990kbps, a bit depth of up to 32-bit, and Hi-Res Audio Wireless support through Bluetooth. In addition to ANC, other functions such as transparency mode will be supported as well.

The company adds that the Buds 4 Pro use built-in Dimensional audio, which features head tracking function that detects user movement to adjust the sound output accordingly (similar to how spatial audio works). Users can also quickly switch between difference connected devices with the dual-device connectivity feature.

The earbuds are designed to provide up to nine hours listening time on a single charge, which totals up to 38 hours with included top-up charges via the charging case, which itself supports wireless charging. In terms of design, the Buds 4 Pro feature a rather common style that we’ve seen on other earbuds, with swappable silicone eartips in addition to a stem, similar to products like the Apple Airpods. The Buds 4 Pro will come in Gold and Space Black variants.

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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