It seems like drones are becoming a thing these days, they’re becoming more affordable by the day, and chances are you’ve seen one by now. There are all kinds of drones available out there, ranging from the minuscule pico drones, all the way to the bulky ones which pack in all sorts of video equipment on them. That being said, one of the most popular Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Xiaomi, has been rumored to be working on a drone. We’ve seen quite a few rumors and even patent leaks regarding the Mi Drone, but the device hasn’t been announced just yet. Those patent documents reported that the Mi Drone will be controllable through the Mi Band, and all in all, it sounded really exciting.
As we were waiting for more news about the Mi Drone, another Chinese company has released a smartwatch controlled drone. The name of the company is FLYPRO, and the XEagle is the drone in question. The Drone was actually exhibited at the Hobby Expo in Shenzen, and the company said that they’re targeting sports photographers with their latest product. The drone itself comes bundled with a watch which gives you a number of controls in order to operate the drone straight from your wrist, while you can also use pre-determined in order to control it. The drone features automatic obstacle avoidance capability, and it has a built-in camera which can be rotated. The company has actually announced four different models of this drone, Lite, Sport, Advanced and Professional. Now, do keep in mind that only the latter one comes with obstacle avoidance system, while every single one of these drones packs in a 4K camera.
The company’s CEO, Lin Haiput, said that the company’s focus is on developing innovative technologies of all sorts, which means we can expect more similar products in the future. We can’t exactly confirm this at this point, but it is quite possible this is the first smartwatch-controlled drone to reach the market. It remains to be seen what will Xiaomi come up with, we’ll let you know as soon as more Mi Drone info surfaces. Until that happens, however, check out the FLYPRO XEagle promo video down below.