Xiaomi Mi Watch Color vs Xiaomi Mi Band 4

By Miamia 2020-01-20

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color has been launched earlier this month, which carries over most of smartwatches' best traits for a bit less money, such as long endurance time, heart rate / sleep monitor, pedometer, multiple sports modes, SMS / call / sedentary reminder, weather display and so on. And people may wonder where it differs from the hot Xiaomi Mi Band 4? Which one is more worthy buying? Come along with us to find out!

(Xiaomi Watch Color VS Xiaomi Band 4)

According to our convention, let's start with their parameter comparisons and you will know.

Xiaomi Mi Watch Color
Xiaomi Mi Band 4 (Standard Version)
1.39-Inch Color AMOLED Screen
0.95-Inch Color AMOLED Screen
454 x 454 Pixels
240 x 120 Pixels
Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
Heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, barometric sensor, ambient light sensor
3-Axis acceleration sensor + 3-Axis gyroscope, PPG Heart rate sensor, Capacitive wear monitoring sensor
Satellite Positioning
Charging Time
<2 Hours
Endurance Time
14 Days
20 Days
Charging Method
Magnetic Charging
2Pin Pogo Pin
Waterproof Rate
5ATM Swimming Waterproof
10 Sports modes, Stress detection, Breath training, Body energy monitor, Heart rate monitor, Sleep monitor, Sedentary reminder, Pedomter, SMS / Call reminder, Message alert, Alarm clock, Mobile payment, Weather display
6 Sports modes, Heart rate monitor, Sleep monitor, Sedentary reminder, Pedomter, SMS / Call reminder, Message alert, Alarm clock, Mobile payment, Weather display
Remote Control Phone Music
Built-in Xiaoai Voice Assistant
Approx. 135$ (in DX)
Approx. 31$ (in DX)

Differences of Xiaomi Watch Color and Xiaomi Band 4


It's easy to find that Mi watch color and Mi Band 4 have a different appearance. Xiaomi Band 4 adopts 0.95-inch AMOLED rectangular-like color screen with 240 x 120P resolution, while Xiaomi watch color boasts 1.39-inch AMOLED color round screen with a higher resolution of 454 x 454 pixels for clearly showing more informations. Large screen can display more infos and details to offer users an excellent visual experience. And Mi Watch color is embellished with dial scale, making it simple and elegant. Besides, Xiaomi Mi watch color comes with 2 colors (black or silver) stainless steel watch frame and 6 colors silicone watch band for users to choose from. You can choose what you like and match with your outfit for a decent look.

And both of them all offer hundreds of cool dials to meet personalized needs and support customized dial. It's worth mentioning that neither Xiaomi Watch Color nor Xiaomi Band 4 supports Always On Display (AOD). I guess this is also the reason why they all have long endurance time.

√ Functions

There is a few differences between Mi Watch Color and Mi Smart Band 4 regarding the functions, because both are defined as smart wearable devices. That means they share a mount of functions, such as multiple sports mode, fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, pedomter, SMS / call / sedentary reminder, message alert, alarm clock, stopwatch, weather display and mobile payment. The slight difference is that the former owns 10 kinds of sports modes, including outdoor running, indoor running, indoor cycling, outdoor cycling, off-road, mountaineering, walking, free training, swimming in pool and swimming in open water, whereas Mi Band 4 offers 6 kinds of sports modes. To be frankly, it's not a big deal.

Apart from that, Mi watch color comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning funtion, which allows you to track your movement and calculate the running speed even without carrying a cell phone. But Mi Band 4 doesn't support GPS function, and you need to connect your smartband with the mobile phone via bluetooth to sync running data if you want to check your step numbers.

For another, Xiaomi Watch Color is built in Xiaoai Voice Assistant. It allows users to control Mijia smart home devices via voice. However due to no speaker designed in Mi Watch Color, Xiao AI Voice Assistant only supports voice input, not voice output. So there is no voice feedback from Xiao Ai and it will be only displayed in text after you call out Xiao Ai Assistant. Additionally, the functions of music playback and making call are also absent in the Mi Watch Color. And this is another feature that Mi Band 4 (standard version) lacks either.

What's more, both work with advanced bluetooth V5.0 technology for fast and stable connection. Xiaomi Band 4 supports remote control phone music, but Mi watch color doesn't support control phone music via bluetooth connection currently. This is a pity. And it may be improved later.

In the terms of NFC, Mi Watch Color embraces Multifunctional NFC function, supporting public transportation in 200+ cities across the country (China) and mobile payment. Just extend your wrist, and click the Alipay QR code / Bar code, then you can finish the payment, even under off-line (not connected to the Internet). However, Mi band 4 (standard version) is not built in NFC module, but still supports mobile payment.

√ Battery Life

The one of impressive features of Xiaomi Watch Color is that it provides 14 days ultra long endurance time with built-in 420mAh large capacity battery. Thus there is no need to charge the watch frequently. And Mi Band 4 is powered by 135mAh Lipo battery, allowing you to use it for 20 days on a single charge. We can clearly see that both of them have an excellent endurance performance.


Ultimately, either smart device is a great option for most prospective buyers if you are looking for a sports wearable device. And as a large screen smart watch that integrates the advantages of multiple sports modes, long endurance time and multifunctional NFC, Xiaomi Watch Color really can defeat other brand sports smartwatch with around 135$ lower price. And If you just want to use it to record sports data and are more focused on ultra long endurance time, Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is not a bad purchase.

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