Firmware Update Adds WeChat App to Xiaomi Watch S3

Firmware Update Adds WeChat App to Xiaomi Watch S3

The Xiaomi Watch S3 is the company’s latest flagship smartwatch. It was announced alongside the Xiaomi 14 series in late October.

Firmware Update for Xiaomi Watch S3

A little over three months after its release, the wearable is receiving an important software update. The latest firmware for the accessory brings the most used app in China.

New Features and Functions

The eSIM variant of Xiaomi Watch S3 is receiving a new firmware update with version number 1.11.11. This update adds WeChat application. The app supports almost all the commonly used functions. Users can perform voice replies, quick replies, and emoticon replies from their wrists. The app also supports picture messages and other functions.

However, all the aforementioned features only work when the wearable is paired with an Android phone. The WeChat app does not work if the watch is paired with an iPhone.

Optimizations and Improvements

At launch, the accessory had support for WeChat Pay. This functionality is now built into the WeChat app. Thus, users need to log into their account again to make payments.

The official changelog for the software update also mentions optimizations for some system functions.

Xiaomi Watch S3 Specifications

The Xiaomi Watch S3 is the company’s first smartwatch with replaceable bezels. It is also the firm’s first wearable to ship with HyperOS software.

The accessory sports a 1.43-inch circular OLED display. The screen has a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels, 326 PPI, 60Hz refresh rate, and 600 nits peak brightness level.

The watch has an aluminum alloy middle frame and a stainless steel bezel. The straps come in rubber and leather variants.

The wearable arrives with all common features, such as fitness modes, health tracking functions, 5ATM water resistance, calling, and others. Last but not least, it can last up to 15 days on a full charge.

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