Xiaomi Mijia Quartz Watch debuts with affordable price tag

The Mijia brand, part of Xiaomi’s ecosystem, just got a new member today called Mijia Quartz Watch. It’s essentially a hybrid watch – combining the classic looks with limited smart functions.

It should be a perfect fit for those looking for some extra smart features on top of their classic-looking watch because charging every other day is too bothersome. Anyway, the watch features a minimalist design and measures 40mm in diameter. It has a classic two-hand dial and a smaller dial beneath.

The small dial shows the number of steps as the device carries a pedometer. It adjusts the time automatically, supports world time, it has interval and call notifications as well as an alarm clock. With the hybrid lacking a proper display you can set those up via the smartphone companion app.

The body is waterproof at up to 30 meters and uses a CR2430 battery to support the low-power Bluetooth 4.0 module. The Mijia Quartz comes in three colors – white, gray and black. The latter sports the so-called CD pattern so different textures can be seen under direct sunlight.

The price of the watch is just CNY 349 ($52) making it one of the most affordable hybrid smartwatches out there. It will start selling on July 17 through Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi Youpin and Tmall Xiaomi Flagship Store.