Xiaomi Smart Home and Apple Watch

MiHome apple watch

An intelligent home is not only processes that react to changes, but also individual scenes, actions that we run by ourselves. We can control using a smartphone, tablet, computer, smartwatch. Today I will focus on the latter, because the watch Xiaomi Amazfit does not have the MiHome application (Xiaomi, get to work!). He will present how the service looks like using a watch with a bitten apple, Apple Watch. Is Xiaomi Smart Home and Apple Watch a good connection?

MiHome apple watchOn the watch face, we can set a large widget from the application
MiHome which shows two lines of information or the MiHome icon itself that takes us to the application (bottom right corner). If we press a large widget on the face of the watch, it will also transfer us to the MiHome application on the Apple Watch.

The items that are to be placed on the watch are set in the application on the iPhone. Profile tab -> and then goes to "Watch Mi Home". We can define which scenes, devices should be displayed on the watch, there is no possibility of viewing cameras and Xiaomi devices that use Bluetooth, such as a toothbrush, scooter, and flower sensor. The application is grouped into three categories: scenes, information cards (eg temperature sensors), action cards (lamp, LED strip, sockets, any Xiaomi devices which we control in the MiHome application). We can freely set the order in which the application is displayed on the watch.

Xiaomi Smart Home and Apple Watch

At first, there are scenes, click on a given scene and it starts up.

Xiaomi Smart Home and Apple Watch

Then there are information cards containing all the thermometers we define.

mihome apple watch

At the end, I have action cards, at this point, clicking on a given device will display additional options. The ceiling lamp has three screens on the Apple Watch. In the first one is on / off, in the second set the brightness, and in the third we change between the sun and moon mode. If you choose the LED strip or Xiaomi RGB bulb, you will have to choose the color you want it to shine on. The air purifier offers the possibility of choosing the operating mode (Auto, Sleep, Favorite)

mihome apple watch

mihome apple watch

mihome apple watch

The MiHome Apple Watch version does not have any configuration options. We only see a list of scenes and devices, and a more powerful press of the screen activates the options to refresh the list. The application is very minimalistic, i.e. as it should be on the watch. The only thing I miss is the ability to add a device to the watch face in which we can take actions directly from the shield, without having to run the application. Xiaomi Smart Home and Apple Watch I think is a good duo, in the latest iOS 11 system Apple has "opened" its Homekit, maybe Xiaomi devices will hit it one day.

Published by: Michał

Geek. Apple and Xiaomi fan. In my free time I run a blog PokolenieSmart.pl