Redmi Watch 4 global edition arrives with bigger display and improved heart rate

The budget smartwatch is available from 19 January
Redmi redmi watch 4 global release
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Following the release in its native China back in November, Redmi has announced the Watch 4 will be available in the UK and Europe for £89.99 / €99.99 from 18 January.

The Xiaomi sub-brand will deliver the wider rollout of the budget smartwatch off the back of Bluetooth filings that surfaced earlier this month, with the device boasting plenty of new design features. 

Redmi has increased the size of the display on the Watch 4 considerably - the AMOLED screen now reaches 1.97 inches - while the exterior incorporates an aluminum case and stainless steel crown for the first time. 

Switching bands is also getting easier, with the Watch 4 featuring a quick-release mechanism at either end of the case.

Redmiredmi watch 4 global edition

While the aesthetic changes are naturally welcome ones, Redmi is also talking up the upgraded four-channel PPG sensor, noting that it should prove more accurate than predecessors at tracking heart rate and taking blood oxygen readings.

This is something we'll only be able to put to the test during our full review, with the Watch 4 also containing sports profiles for 150 types of activity - six of them able to be automatically tracked.

As with all Xiaomi (and Xiaomi-affiliated) devices in recent years, though, the Redmi Watch 4 isn't one we're expecting to make it to the US. 

If you're in the UK or Europe, the smartwatch will be ready to select in either black or silver from 18 January at 2pm (GMT). Early bird buyers can also pick up the device with a £10 discount, with straps able to be matched to the watch case or picked up in purple, green, or turquoise. 

Keep an eye out for our full test in the coming weeks.

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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