Xiaomi is best known as a smartphone manufacturer, but the truth is, this company releases all kinds of tech gadgets, so they're not technically only a smartphone OEM. Xiaomi has also released a couple of tablets, fitness bands, kid's smartwatch, and also products like a smart bulb, smart scale, and most recently a foldable electric bicycle. This company is truly aiming to compete in as many markets as possible, as long as we're talking about technology.
That being said, Xiaomi's smartwatch has been rumored a long time ago, and the company's VP, Liu De, confirmed that the watch will be announced in the second half of this year. Liu De's confirmation came back in April, and earlier this month, a well-known China-based analyst confirmed that the watch will land soon. The other day we've seen a sketch of Xiaomi's alleged smartwatch, and now we have a new piece of info to share with you. It seems like Xiaomi is getting ready to launch their very own smartwatch considering the fact they've added the smartwatch category on their official website, under the smart devices section. Xiaomi did not list a particular watch under that category, so we don't have any actual specs or images to share, but this, once again, confirms that the smartwatch is coming.
Considering the fact Xiaomi included this category recently, this could mean that the watch might announce really soon, and if that's the case, we're about to see some new leaks surface in the near future. It is also worth mentioning that this smartwatch will be manufactured by Huami, Xiaomi's long term wearables partner. This company had manufactured Xiaomi's Mi Band fitness trackers in the past, and has done a great job with those, so we do have high expectations for the Mi Watch (as it will be called, presumably). The Mi Watch will be quite affordable, this is Xiaomi we're talking about after all, and that is yet another great piece of news. Either way, it will be interesting to see what kind of an OS will come pre-installed on this watch, but chances of Android Wear shipping on it are very slim, so keep that in mind.