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Xiaomi Patents A Mi Band-Controlled Drone

December 18, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Xiaomi has become a rather well-known company over the last few years. This China-based company is first and foremost a smartphone manufacturer, but they like to release all kinds of different tech. Xiaomi has, thus far this year, released a tablet, fitness tracker, smart TVs, air purifier, smart scale, etc. The company really has a wide array of offered products, and it seems like they’re planning to release yet another rather cool thing, at least according to the latest leaked document that has surfaced in China, read on.

Drones are really popular these days, and there are a number of different models available out there. Well, it seems like Xiaomi is planning to join the drone train. Xiaomi’s patent documents leaked, and they were allegedly filed back in August. According to this info, the company plans to release a drone which you’ll be able to control via a Mi Band, or at least something that looks exactly like a Mi Band. This patent was published by the Chinese Intellectual Property Office, and there are a couple of really graphic images available in the gallery down below.

Now, according to the info, the drone would be connected to the wearable wirelessly, and you’d be able to control it by performing various gestures. In one of the images, you can even see a person riding a bike, and the drone is flying above him, which is probably some sort of a pre-set command or something. Now, we can consider this news to be somewhat confirmed considering it was published by an official body, but who knows if it will get released. We’ll just have to wait and see what does Xiaomi plan to do with this, but if this document is any indication, we’re in for a rather interesting 2016 as far as this China-based company is concerned. Anyhow, it is also worth mentioning that there were some rumors a while back which indicated that Xiaomi’s upcoming drone might cost around 999 Yuan, which translates to $154. Either way, stay tuned for further info, if Xiaomi really does plan to release this, additional info will pop up sooner or later.