Xiaomi Launches Wristwatch That is Powered by You

Xiaomi just launched a new suite of water-resistant mechanical watches, under a catchy moniker “TwentySeventeen”.

The new watch, called TwentySeventeen Light Mechanical wristwatch is not a smartwatch and has been designed to last a lifetime.

Xiaomi WristWatch

No Batteries, No Hassle

And it just might manage to do that, because it’s wholly mechanical, with no electronic features. The watch does not even have a battery, it uses kinetic energy instead, which it generates when you wear it. However, it may run out of juice if not worn for some time.


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In that case, you’ll have to generate kinetic energy manually to jump-start it back to life. This watch is manufactured by Xiaomi’s partner, Shenzhen Micro-intelligence using extremely durable parts, including a scratch-resistant sturdy Sapphire glass face.

The face also went through a blue-coating process to prevent fingerprint smudges and glare. The watch itself looks fairly premium, with a nice calfskin strap that the company says won’t wear over time. The crown has been made using special gears that last much longer, it also controls the built-in date viewer. It has a waterproofing rating of 5 ATM.

Xiaomi’s TwentySeventeen Light Mechanical wristwatch is available in two main colors – Black and White. The black version has a different black-colored strap.

TwentySeventeen Light Mechanical wristwatch in black and brown colors

Price has been kept at a decent CNY 499 (~Rs. 9,000). It’s a good price, considering the features the watch comes with. It is available in China via YouPin and might take some time before hitting the markets in Pakistan.

Check out Xiaomi’s webpage for more details here.


  • Mustafa Jamal

    It;s self wind watch… Very old technology nothing new.

    • New thing is that they were never that cheap bro.

      • Mustafa Jamal

        Please investigate before claiming. Search for Self Wind watches on AliExpress you will find the prices which are way lower than this…

      • Anonymous

        my dad had it even before i was born, nothing new, actually it’s still here :D

  • abobobilly

    Xiaomi has been diversifying their business like crazy. What’s surprising is that they are actually producing some high quality items at a very reasonable prices. I still have their power bank (20k mAh), and their Pistons Hybrid earphones i purchased 3 years ago and still one of my best purchases to date.

    • Mustafa Jamal

      Right but there is nothing new except Mi is launching self wind watch. Technology itself is very old one.