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Xiaomi Mi Watch gets Amazon Alexa support, camera shutter control, and more

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Xiaomi announced the Mi Watch for global markets at the Mi 10T series launch event. This smartwatch is basically a rebranded Xiaomi Watch Color Sports Edition. A few months after its release, this wearable is receiving a new firmware update with some useful features and improvements.

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According to a user on Mi Community (via PiunikaWeb), Xiaomi is rolling out a new system update for the Mi Watch global version

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. The latest update not only bumps up the firmware version to 1.2.52 and brings new features as well as optimizations.

First and foremost, the new update adds Amazon Alexa voice assistant support. But unfortunately, it is only available in select regions and the changelog does not mention them. Hence, you will have to check it for yourself if you own this smartwatch.

Further, the new firmware brings camera shutter control and two new standby watch faces. However, it is worth noting that the changelog mentions the camera shutter feature to be experimental and therefore, it may be buggy on some smartphones.

Lastly, the latest update also adds an option to turn on and off auto-pause in workout modes, in addition to bringing bug fixes and optimizations for faster waker up.

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Xiaomi Mi Watch Firmware v1.2.52 Update Official Changelog

  • New features and improvements:
    • Amazon Alexa (not available in all regions).
    • Experimental feature to control your phone’s camera shutter from your watch.
    • Two new standby watch faces.
  • Optimizations:
    • Wake up your watch faster
    • Option to turn on and off auto-pause in workout on your watch.
    • Fixed known bugs

In order to install the latest firmware update on your Xiaomi Mi Watch global version, simply update to the latest version of the Xiaomi Wear app available on the Google Play Store, open the application, and tap on ‘Update’ when prompted.

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