After successfully launching its first smartwatch last year, Redmi, a sub-brand of Xiaomi, recently launched another affordable smartwatch — Redmi Watch 2 Lite, the successor of Redmi Watch, in India, which ensures a stunning viewing experience, health tracking and more.
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By offering a budget smartwatch in Rs 5,000 which offers top-end features, Redmi Watch 2 Lite is set give tough competition to rival brands in this price range. Available at Rs 4,999 in India, comes with features like 5ATM water resistance and an SpO2 sensor, along with other features. This new smartwatch is available in in three colour options – Black, Blue, and Ivory and four straps – black, blue, brown, ivory, and olive colour options. We reviewed this smartwatch in black colour option, here’s what I have to say on this latest device from Redmi.
In terms of design and looks, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite comes with a square dial, which looks simple and elegant. The good part is there’s no branding on screen and in front. the screen of this Redmi Watch is protected by 2.5D curved tempered glass, which also adds to the longevity to this smartwatch. On the right, there is a single multi-function button, which also worked smoothly. One of the major plus points of this watch it, it is very lightweight and comfortable to keep it on your wrist for long hours. Not just activity tracking or wellness tracking, in terms of design, weight and battery the Redmi Watch 2 Lite smartwatch has ticked almost all the right boxes.
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite has a 1.55-inch display with a native resolution of 360x360p. The display offers a pixel density of 328ppi, which makes it an HD display. The screen looks very sharp, especially when compared to other smartwatches in this price range.D espite being an LCD panel, the display is visible even in direct sunlight, the colours came out pretty well on the screen. It ensures a stunning viewing experience when displaying health metrics, notifications, and more which can be customized with over 120 watch faces.
When it comes to performing and tracking your physical fitness, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite watch not only comes with heart rate and blood oxygen (SpO2) sensors but also with GPS built-in, freeing you from the need to keep it connected to smartphones for more accurate location data. Also, this smartwatch can track sleep and has also been designed to track more than 100 workout modes.
This includes over 17 professional modes and 90 plus extended modes including — Cricket, Volleyball, Yoga and more for all indoor and outdoor activities. You can choose to activate the auto-detection function to accurately detect their running or walking status. Please note that Redmi Watch 2 Lite can only hold up to 30 activities, and you can use the Mi Fitness app to add or remove the activities of their interest. The connectivity is smooth and easy on Redmi Watch 2 Lite.
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite also provides comprehensive health-tracking features, spanning from SpO2 detection, heart rate tracking, sleep and stress level monitoring, breathing training, and menstruation tracking. As befits a proper smartwatch, you will also be able to control music on their phone and even send quick replies to messages right from the watch itself. If you are one of those, who keeps track of sleep, I can say the Redmi Watch 2 Lite can offer pretty accurate sleep tracking. Additionally, the heart rate tracking and blood oxygen monitor measurements are also pretty accurate with over 90 percent accuracy.
In terms of battery, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite has a 262mAh battery, and the brand claims 10 days of usage under typical usage mode and 5 days under heavy usage mode. During our review, I saw that, once fully charged this Redmi Watch 2 Lite can last for more than a week. The company says that it will last for 14 hours with continuous GPS use. Overall, the battery performance of this smartwatch was up to the mark and it didn’t disappoint on daily usage.
Redmi Watch 2 Lite Verdict: Priced at Rs 4,999, I can say that the Redmi Watch 2 Lite smartwatch is highly recommendable for those who are looking for a wearable in Rs 5,000. With simple and decent looks, this smartwatch has performed better than many smartwatches available in the market right now in this price range.