Oppo and Xiaomi have consistently been among the top-selling smartphone manufacturers in the Indian market. While one is often described as a trendsetter, other is called out to mimic trending features. But, the later has been keeping up its place among buyers because of its unbelievably low prices.
However, the battle is no longer limited to smartphones alone as the two strive to make their mark in the smartwatch and wearable section as well. However, in a shared critique both Oppo smartwatch and Mi Watch list among Apple Watch clones behind the Realme Watch.
So, here’s a quick look at the inexpensive Smartwatch battle, Oppo Watch vs Mi Watch –
Unsurprisingly, both Oppo smartwatch and Mi smartwatch sport similar square-shaped designs inspired by the Apple Watch. The colour variables are also quite similar to the Apple Watch series. But, in a major design difference, Mi Watch sports a rotating crown on the right with a multi-purpose button. On the other hand, Oppo smartwatch comes with two distinct navigation buttons.
Going ahead with watch sizes, Mi smartwatch comes in a sole 44mm size. On the other hand, Oppo smartwatch offers two size variants including 41mm and 46mm. Moreover, Mi smartwatch features an Aluminum body while Oppo Watch comes in both stainless steel and aluminium frame.
Xiaomi Mi smartwatch as well as Oppo smartwatch offer AMOLED display. Mi Watch offers a resolution of 410X410 pixels. Oppo smartwatch provides resolutions of up to 402X476 and 320X360 pixels respectively.
Oppo Watch is powered by the 28nm Qualcomm quad-core MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor and runs on ColorOS Watch. It is compatible with the Android 6 as well as its later OS versions. Mi Watch on the other side is powered by Snapdragon 3100 4G chipset clocked at 1.2GHz and runs on an Android Wear-based MIUI.
Oppo Watch and Mi Watch also offer similar tracking capabilities and fitness features. Both are capable of monitoring your sleep, heart rate, steps and various fitness activities. Moreover, their 5 ATM ratings allow them to track user’s activity levels during water-related activities like swimming as well.
Interestingly, Mi Watch also offers innovative First beat features to monitor stress 24X7. Additionally, it’s Body Resources function further helps in determining schedules and plan day’s rest breaks more wisely.On the other end, Oppo Watch covers up with its ability and others’ inability to take the electrodiagram or the ECG.
Sensors and Functionalities
While talking about sensors, let’s first begin with the Mi Watch. Mi Watch comes with a gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer as well as a barometer. Oppo Watch also offers you a barometer along with a compass and 6-axis accelerometer.
Among the duo’s shared functionalities is also their 5ATM rating allowing users to swim without removing their smartwatch. Additionally, their in-built GPS feature also proves to be of much help for smartwatch wearers. It allows the two devices to provide accurate directions even without a corresponding app or linked smartphone.
As India moves towards contactless payments, both Oppo smartwatch and Mi smartwatch come with the secure NFC support as well as eSim support. Talking of their remarkable batteries, the bigger 46-mm Oppo Watch promise you up to 40 hours on a single charge in the full mode and around 20 hours in case of 41 mm variant. The 44-mm sized Mi Watch also offers up to 36 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Oppo Watch and Mi Watch Prices In India
Often called the king of budget gadgets in the country, it comes as no surprise that Xiaomi wins the price battle for its Mi Watch. Xiaomi Mi Watch is currently available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999 in India. On the other hand, Oppo Watch prices in India begin at a much higher Rs. 14,999. However, if you are planning to buy either of the two watches, we recommend you to wait for Diwali offers and Festive sales on Amazon and Flipkart to save some extra bucks.
Verdict: Mi Watch Vs Oppo Watch?
Despite the price gap, it is difficult to choose either of the two as a clear winner of this smartwatch battle. The two Apple Watch clones are actually quite similar in both their design and functional features. Yet both make a good case if you are looking for a smartwatch at a more affordable price tag in their own right. Ultimately, with no clear winner, it does boil down to your own specific needs and smartwatch preferences.