During the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event earlier today (27th April 2020), the company also unveiled its new collaborative product, the Watch Color x Keith Haring Special Edition. It was teased last week by the Chinese tech giant and has now been officially announced, with a price tag of 899 Yuan (roughly 126 US Dollars) and tagline that “art is for everyone.”
The Xiaomi Watch Color Keith Haring special edition is a new variant of the company’s wearable product. As the name suggests, it is a limited variant which the company is offering through cooperation with the Keith Haring Foundation. For those unaware, Keith Haring was a popular artist and activist that was a part of the iconic art style in New York back in the 1980s.
He was known for his colorful and legendary art styles, a few of which can be found with the new product. This includes the Barking Dog and Radiant Baby. Looking at the new Xiaomi Watch Color variant, it arrives in a highly stylized box with even the watch strap/bands being covered with the iconic graffiti. To make the experience more immersive, the company has even added special faces in the Watch Color’s display and UI as well. Although it is a new variant, the difference between the standard version and the Keith Haring one is purely aesthetical in nature.
The Xiaomi Watch Color sports the same 1.39 inch AMOLED display and is powered by a 420mAh battery. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 technology, NFC, features built in Xiaomi AI voice assistant, and is even waterproof. The wearables also boast many different modes and functions to assist the user in tracking their physical activities.
The Xiaomi Watch Color Keith Haring also retains the signature graffiti design of the artist. The smartwatch comes with two graffiti -straps in black and white color. What is memorable about the graffiti is that the pattern-style could be switched at will. The dials comes with a custom Keith Haring theme, and also it gives the clock an overall trendy pop styles.
In terms of the configurations, the watch comes with a long battery-life of 14 days and supports 10 sport modes. It makes use of the Firstbeat professional sports-algorithm which specializes in analyzing sports data in multiple dimensions. The watch can also keep track of the health status of the body around the clock, and supports data such as sleep, stress, 24-hour heart rate, and body energy.
Furthermore, the Xiaomi Watch Color Keith Haring co-branded version also supports multi-function NFC, making bus travel and consumption payment more convenient, and supports Xiaoai voice operations, which can be linked with more than a thousand smart home devices.
The watch is priced at 899 yuan in China.
Xiaomi had also launched the Xiaomi Bluetooth headset Line Free that comes with the Qualcomm QCC5125 flagship chip and supports the new Qualcomm aptX Adaptive dynamic low-latency technology. The Bluetooth headset is priced at 199 yuan.
In addition, Xiaomi MI Watch Color supports 5ATM professional waterproofing and swimming. Can identify and record a varieties of movement patterns, can real-time monitor pressure and physical condition, support NFC hundred cities bus and binding access control, long-range, built-in Xiao Ai, you can control the smart home by raising your wrist.