Ever since Google announced their OS for the smartwatch-Android Wear– one by one companies have announced plans to use it. We now have a handful of OEMs with Android Wear smart watches. The first two were Motorola, and LG, and Samsung released their smartwatch known as Gear Live. Now there’s another company that may be working on an Android Wear smartwatch-Meizu.
When Android Wear was announced, Google also released a list of companies that will be working with the software. The list had all the big names, Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC, and Asus. Many of these companies have either said they’re working on the smartwatch now, or released a smartwatch already. If a recent ad is interpreted correctly than consumers may have another name to throw into the hat.
Meizu’s domestic advertising team has released an image on Weibo that can be interpreted as a hint towards a smartwatch. The ad is written in Chinese and is translated to say, “Look at your watch. Do you have this type of habit?” As you can see in the image above, the artwork associated with the writing is a watch drawn on a wrist. There is also the top half of a Meizu Mx3 smartphone. The top half is where you’ll find the time, and the notification bar, which is what would be present on an Android Wear smartwatch. While this could be a hint at a future smartwatch, there’s another interpretation that is less exciting.
The ad from Meizu could also try to show consumers there is no need to have a smartwatch. Suggesting that your device is all you need, and that your device should be the Meizu Mx3. However, Meizu may have a hard time fighting off the trend of Android Wear. The software and the already released smart watches have already been getting plenty of attention. While smart watches seemed limited at first, Android Wear has opened up a world of possibilities through the devices.
Currently, there is no official word from Meizu in regards to the ad, or a possible smartwatch. What do you think Meizu is intending from the ad, are they hinting at a future smartwatch or trying to bring back attention to the original Android?