The 70mai brand is not unfamiliar to me, as I have already tested various devices from this company. Today I have a very interesting smartwatch model called Xiaomi 70mai Saphir Watch on review.
If anyone is interested, I have already tested the dashcam, car compressor, and many other useful gadgets from the 70mai brand. But at the same time, I would like to note that to this day these useful gadgets lie in my car and carry out useful work.
But as for a completely different product category, will smartwatches satisfy me, like most devices in this category. I will definitely share my opinion about 70mai Saphir Watch, and also share with you what I liked and disliked.
In terms of price tag, the 70mai Saphir Watch is currently set for $130. The price is quite high, but when compared with the main competitor Amazfit GTS, they will be even more expensive by several tens of dollars.
From a technical point of view, the smartwatch from 70mai received a large square 1.78 inch AMOLED screen with sapphire crystal, 5ATM water resistance, 20 days of battery life. But the watch can also surprise with its functionality, for example, the presence of built-in GPS, 17 sports modes, and more.
So, let me start my test with the package bundle and then look at the build quality and the main functions of a smartwatch.
Xiaomi 70mai Saphir Watch: Specifications
|Xiaomi 70mai Saphir Watch:||Specs|
|Screen:||1.78 inch AMOLED screen 368 x 448 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||5 ATM waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 10 days|
|Size:||50.1 x 37.3 x 9.8 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
For the test, I received a small black box. On the front, you can see a sketch of the watch and the name of the model.
At the same time, there is a list of the main features on the reverse side. I can refer to them – this is 10+ battery life, 5 ATM protection from water, and many others.
Inside the box, I found the usual complete set, like for a smartwatch. This, of course, is the watch itself, instructions, and a charging dock.
Given its cost, I would like to get an extra set of straps, but it is not here. Regardless, I liked the workmanship of all the components, but let’s talk a little more about that.
Design, build quality and materials
In appearance, the Xiaomi 70mai Saphir Watch reminds me very much of the popular Amazfit GTS smartwatch. The watch case received a square screen shape, but I note that the top of the protective sapphire glass has almost no rounding. Therefore, it seems that the corners are quite sharp, but in reality, they are not.
The main feature, of course, is the sapphire protective glass. As you may know, sapphire glass is of much better quality than any Gorilla Glass protective glass. Therefore, you can not be afraid of light scratches or even the moment that the glass breaks easily with a slight drop.
In addition, the sapphire crystal is highly transparent and you can easily read any information on the screen.
I also note that the watch case is made of matte black metal alloy, but glossy plastic is used on the reverse side. In general, the manufacturer tried hard in terms of build quality and materials used. The 70mai Saphir Watch definitely feels a lot better than the main competitor Amazfit GTS.
Based on its materials, the weight of the watch has become more than that of its competitors. For example, the 70mai smartwatch weighs about 32 grams, but you hardly feel this weight on your hand. Thus, I could wear a watch for a long time and even forget about its existence. Even the thickness of the watch case surprised me a lot with 9.8 mm.
As for the quality of the screen, the 70mai Saphir Watch uses a 1.78-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 368 x 448 pixels. I loved the vibrant colors thanks to the 500 nits brightness. Readability even in bright weather will not be a problem. At the same time, I like the color reproduction, the work of the touch panel and even the viewing angles are high.
Another important feature is full protection against water under the 5 ATM standard. You can easily swim with the watch in the pool and dive to a depth of 50 meters.
On the right side of the case, there are two buttons – this turns on the watch and the bottom one activates any function on the watch according to your preference. There is a microphone hole between the buttons. But there is no speaker here, and a microphone is needed not for conversation, but for voice control.
On the back of the 70mai Saphir Watch case, you can see two charging contacts and a heart rate sensor.
The strap is removable and can be easily replaced with any other option. The strap width was 20 mm. I really liked the silicone material, it is very nice and fits well on the wrist.
The last thing worth mentioning is that the watch received 3 different colors – these are black, silver, and rose gold. I have it in black on my review, but if you are a girl, then the latter color would be a good option.
Functions, features, and application
The 70mai Saphir Watch’s home screen has a choice of three different watch faces. Of course, this value cannot be compared with modern smartwatches, for example, from Amazfit. But later I found out that the number of watch faces is higher in the application menu on the smartphone, and later I will tell you about it.
But as for the information content, everything is fine here. The main watch face displays a wealth of information including time, date, steps, heart rate, and more.
If you swipe to the left, you can see a lot of useful widgets. These are heart rate tracking, sleep, energy indicators, weather, exercise, and the last widget are general activities.
I would like to point out special attention to animation, here it is really well worked out. For example, in a weather widget, you can see dripping rain, snow, or a thunderstorm.
I also want to talk about the heart rate function. Compared to budget smartwatches, the new 70mai Saphir Watch has a well-tuned sensor. For example, the 70mai smartwatch does not read the heart rate of non-animated objects or air. Therefore, the autonomy of work will save energy much longer, which is important for smartwatches.
Further, if you swipe up, it brings up the quick settings menu. Here everything is as usual – a flashlight, activation of the mode by turning the hand, an alarm clock, do not disturb mode, vibration, and settings.
In the settings, you can see sections such as dial selection, brightness adjustment, display, do not disturb mode, heart rate, activity reminder, workout settings, language selection, system, and device information.
The main menu with all the features calls up when you press the top button on the right side. Here I discovered – these are sports modes, notifications, heart rate, sleep, music player, alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, Alexa voice control, breath recovery, and others.
The app for connecting a smartphone is called 70mai Health. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices. The app menu has a lot of useful information such as keeping track of your activity.
In the application settings, you can additionally set 6 watch faces. This is still very little. But I think that in the future the application will receive an update and the number of watch faces will be much more. Other features in the app are exactly the same as most smartwatches.
Battery and run time
Inside the smartwatch, 70mai Saphir Watch was equipped with a 320mAh battery capacity. The manufacturer promises to work in watch mode for about 20 days, with active use – 10 days and with GPS work – 22 hours.
The result is pretty good for a modern smartwatch. In this case, the charging time through the magnetic docking station will be about 1.5 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The 70mai Saphir Watch is a really high-quality smartwatch that I have had to test. The first thing you pay attention to is high-quality materials for manufacturing, especially sapphire protective glass.
Besides, I liked the way the watch fits on the wrist. But also smartwatches received perfect animation with smooth transitions and fast operation of the touch panel.
I was also pleased with the high-quality AMOLED matrix with rich and bright colors. The battery life is also quite good.
But it was not without its drawbacks – this is a small number of watch faces, as well as unknown information about receiving updates.
Even considering my shortcomings, I still liked the 70mai Saphir Watch more than even the popular models from Amazfit.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and purchase 70mai Saphir Watch smartwatches at a rather interesting cost for only $128.51 with a 58% discount.
But if this is expensive for you, then I advise you to wait for a little until the 11.11 promotion, as the price tag will be even lower and not only for this smartwatch.