Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite
- Weighs 35g and measures 11.9mm thick
- 1.4-inch, 320 x 320 TFT LCD touchscreen display offers 350 nits of brightness
- Can be submerged in water up to 50 meters in depth
- Comes with removable TPU straps
Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite is a 41mm matte-style plastic case that definitely has a real Amazfit Bip feel about it. You’ve got your pick of black, ivory, and navy blue case colors with five official band color options. The overall feeling is that it’s a neat and tidy-looking watch without offering in kind of wow factor.
The case is paired up with a soft touch TPU strap that is removable. Although it uses a different mechanism to the simple pin one used on the Mi Watch. It’s far more fiddly to get that band off when you want to switch things up. It’s a comfortable one at least and one that hasn’t caused any skin irritation or made us want to get it off our wrists.
It weighs 35g and measures 11.9mm thick, which puts it around the thickness of similarly priced Amazfit smartwatches. If you like your smartwatch’s light, you’ll this is for you.
On the side of the case is a solitary physical button that sits more flush with the case in comparison to the crown-style button used on the first square Mi Watch. Front and center is a 1.4-inch, 320 x 320 TFT LCD touchscreen display that offers 350 nits of brightness. So it’s a bit of a drop-down from the AMOLED one packed onto the round Mi Watch.
Compare that to watches around it, and it’s certainly better than what you get from Realme and Amazfit Bip range in terms of resolution and overall quality.
There is a big black bezel sitting around the edge of the display. Though it’s less noticeable when you pick a dark-edged watch face and the software is optimized to make it less obvious too.
You miss out on that extra vibrancy and richer colors you get on the Mi Watch’s AMOLED screen. But what’s more noticeable is the responsiveness of the display. It works with taps as opposed to swipes. That can be a little problematic when you’re trying to quickly interact with the display like during exercise. It can be a touch temperamental at times.
If you want to take the Mi Watch Lite for a swim or in the shower, the good news is the same 5ATM water-resistant rating. The latter makes it safe to be submerged in water up to 50 meters in depth.
- Very affordable
- Plenty of fitness data and sport profiles
- Workout analysis from Firstbeat
- 9-day battery life
- Good heart rate monitoring
- Limited smartwatch features
- Xiaomi Wear app needs a lot of work
Specification: Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite
Current: $99.99 | Average: $99.99 | The lowest: $99.99 | 1 records in DB | Price monitoring since 2022-07-22