After the Mi Watch Lite, it is the Xiaomi Mi Watch that invites itself into our columns. With its circular format, its advanced functions and its reasonable price, it stands out as a reference watch on the market.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch is an excellent smartwatch for sports. It benefits from a circular format, but is actually more imposing than the Lite version tested previously. This format gives it the advantage of giving the illusion of a “real” watch, although its plastic design quickly reminds it of its status as a tech product without any real charm. The built-in heart rate monitor and GPS are good, making it relevant for sports outings, while its minimalist interface is convenient to handle on a day-to-day basis. It is helped by the two physical buttons and a comfortable AMOLED screen. Finally, its autonomy of a fortnight is clearly its best asset.
- Relevant heart rate monitor.
- Built-in GPS.
- Circular format that facilitates use.
- Enormous autonomy.
- Format still quite imposing (and all plastic).
- A screen protector would not have been superfluous.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The Honor Watch ES presents itself as a connected watch for the general public. Neither too focused on health, nor too much access to sport, it offers a summary but effective experience. It will track the user’s daily physical activity and sleep without issue, but does not push the expertise far enough to offer a complete overview. We therefore prefer the Huawei Watch Fit with its integrated GPS and the Xiaomi Mi Watch.