Redmi Watch 2 unveiled with 1.6" AMOLED display, cheap Redmi Buds 3 Lite follow

Peter, 28 October 2021

Today’s Redmi event introduced the new Note 11 series phones, along with the sequel to the Redmi Watch from last year as well as a Lite edition of the Redmi Buds 3.

Redmi Watch 2

Xiaomi was able to slim down the bezels of the watch and to fit a larger screen – the Redmi Watch 2 boasts a 1.6” screen (up from 1.4”). Another upgrade is the switch to AMOLED (the old one had an IPS LCD). The screen became taller and its resolution is now 320 x 360 px.

The new Redmi Watch 2 has a 1.6\ The new Redmi Watch 2 has a 1.6" AMOLED display (the original had a 1.4" IPS LCD)

Efficiency also improved, so now the watch can last 12 days on a single charge, the original model had to be put in power saving mode to go that long (according to the official numbers). As before, charging is done with a magnetic connector.

The watch is powered by the Apollo 3.5 chipset and supports 117 different sports modes, including swim tracking. The watch body is rated for 5 ATM (50m) of water resistance. Additionally, it comes with the usual sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring, now a blood-oxygen (SpO2) sensor.

Redmi Watch 2: Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring Redmi Watch 2: GPS tracking Redmi Watch 2: 5 ATM water resistance
Redmi Watch 2: Heart rate and SpO2 monitoring • GPS tracking • 5 ATM water resistance

For outdoor activities the Redmi Watch 2 supports four global positioning systems – GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou. Another connectivity feature is NFC.

Despite the larger display and improved battery, the watch itself is lighter – it is down four grams to 31g. Buyers can choose between 3 colors for the watch body and 6 colors for the TPU strap.

Three colors for the watch body, 6 strap options 12 day battery life and NFC Redmi Watch 2 overview
Three colors for the watch body, 6 strap options • 12 day battery life and NFC • Redmi Watch 2 overview

The Redmi Watch 2 is on pre-order now and will start shipping on November 11. Its regular price is CNY 400 ($63/€54/₹4,700), but early birds can snatch it up at a promotional price of CNY 350.

Redmi Buds 3 Lite

These cost just CNY 100 ($16/€14/₹1,200), basically half of what the Buds 3 Pro cost (or as global users may know them, the AirDots 3 Pro). These feature a “cat's ear” design, which is intended to make the buds sit more comfortably and more securely in your ears.

Redmi Buds 3 Lite with \ Redmi Buds 3 Lite with \ Redmi Buds 3 Lite with \ Redmi Buds 3 Lite with \
Redmi Buds 3 Lite with "cat ears" design, Bluetooth 5.2 and USB-C charging

The Redmi Buds 3 Lite promise 18 hours of battery life, not quite as impressive as the 28 hours advertised by the Pro model. They still charge over USB-C and come with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, though no ANC. The buds have basic IP54 water resistance to protect them against rain and sweat.


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  • Anonymous

I have this. The UI is laggier and buggier than id like. Otherwise pretty good. Waiting for updates to smoothen it. I mean the processors should be able to handle another transitions if the dictate developers actually optimized it.

if this watch was released to India before the big sale,i would have bought it, i liked the looks,didn't know it's update was coming sooner, bought gts 2 mini now😅

  • Anonymous

I know that they do similar designs but in what of this is copy from apple watch ? It's band is different as how it connects with the watch. Also there is only 1 button where as apple have it in a different place also apple watch have the rounde...

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