A few days ago, Xiaomi launched its first-ever full-fledged smartwatch in China, and it is called the Xiaomi Mi Watch. The Mi Watch has a pretty amazing feature set when you consider its price: just CNY 1,299 (which converts to around INR 13,500). It features an AMOLED screen, a metal casing, a Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, e-SIM, NFC, heart rate monitor, activity tracking, and even a loudspeaker to take calls. The Mi Watch runs the first-ever custom version of Google’s WearOS platform.
Sadly, the Xiaomi Mi Watch may not be sold in the Indian market anytime soon.
Top 5 Xiaomi Mi Watch Alternatives Available in India
- Fitbit Versa 2
- Fitbit Versa
- Honor Watch Magic
- Huawei Amazfit Verge Lite
- Samsung Gear S3
If you are living in India and were all excited to buy the Mi Watch until you got to know that it will be sold only in China as of now, don’t be sad. We have got you covered with other options that offer a similar feature set. We have carefully created a list of the five best Xiaomi Mi Watch alternatives that you can buy in India right away.
1. Fitbit Versa 2
The first smartwatch in the list is the Fitbit Versa 2. The Fitbit Versa 2 will cost you somewhere around Rs 20,999 in India. Launched in October, the Fitbit Versa 2 is available on the company’s official website, Amazon India, as well as the various leading offline retail stores like Croma, Helios, Landmark, and Reliance Digital.
The smartwatch is compatible both with Android and iOS devices. Available in a plethora of color variants (Black, Stone, Emerald, Petal, Bordeaux), the Fitbit Versa 2 has a square dial that accommodates an eye-pleasing AMOLED display. The watch comes with a live coaching feature (though one would have to pay an additional fee for the same).
2. Fitbit Versa
The predecessor to the Fitbit Versa 2, the inaugural Fitbit Versa is still a pretty solid choice of a smartwatch and can easily be treated as one of the best alternatives to the Xiaomi Mi Watch. The Fitbit Versa would cost you somewhere around Rs 14,000 in India. The Fitbit Versa is available across all the major e-commerce websites in the country, including Amazon.in, Flipkart, PayTM Mall, and Tata CLIQ.
The Fitbit Versa offers features like a 4 days battery life, continuous heart rate monitoring, apps, clock faces, and support for notifications. The watch measures 5.6 x 4.1 x 1.1 cm and weighs in at 36.3 g. With the Fitbit Versa, you can store and play more than 300 songs. For fitness enthusiasts (for whom the watch is actually intended), there are more than 15 exercise modes available. Furthermore, the live coaching feature that is available in the Fitbit Versa 2 is available with the Fitbit Versa as well.
3. Honor Watch Magic
The third watch in the list of the best alternatives to the Mi Watch is the Honor Watch Magic. Though the Honor Watch Magic 2 is right around the corner, the Watch Magic is no slouch by any means. Plus, it won’t take too much of load off your wallet as it is priced just around Rs 8,999 in India.
The Honor Watch Magic sports a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with ALS ambient light monitoring that allows automatic screen brightness adjustment. The watch is water and dust resistant (5ATM water-resistance). Furthermore, the Honor Watch Magic has US-GPS, Russia-GLONASS, Europe-GALILEO support. The Honor Watch Magic is fueled with a 178mAh battery that, as claimed by the company, lasts for over a week on a single charge.
4. Huami Amazfit Verge Lite
The Huami Amazfit Verge Lite is the cheapest alternative available on this list. The smartwatch will cost you just around Rs 6,999 in India. For this price, you get a 1.3-inch AMOLED Touchscreen display coming up with the Huami Amazfit Verge Lite. The watch comes with features like music control, sports and fitness tracking, and notification reminders.
You can purchase the Huami Amazfit Verge Lite from Flipkart, Amazon.in, and the company’s official website. The Amazfit Verge Lite is available in two color variants in India: White and Grey.
5. Samsung Gear S3
The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch is the most expensive choice out of the 5 watches we have mentioned on this list. The Samsung Gear S3 will cost you Rs 21,990. As far as the specifications of the Gear S3 go, we get a 1.63-inch AMOLED display giving out a resolution of 360×360 pixels. All the premium features we can expect in a smartwatch are available with the Samsung Gear S3. In case you want a flagship experience with a smartwatch, the Gear S3 is certainly something not worth missing out on.
These were the top 5 best alternatives to the Mi Watch in India. If you cannot wait for the Mi Watch, buying any of these smartwatches certainly won’t disappoint.
Top 5 Mi Watch Alternatives, Price in India
|Name Of The Smartwatch||Price In India|
|Huami Amazfit Verge Lite||₹6,999|
|Honor Watch Magic||₹8,999|
|Fitbit Versa 2||₹20,990|
|Samsung Gear S3||₹21,990|