Smartwatches have been around for quite some time now, and despite the fact tons of companies already released such devices, they’re still kind of a niche product. Smartwatches are somewhat popular in the tech community, but regular people don’t use them all that much, and quite a few of them still reach weird when they spot a smartwatch on someone’s hand. That might change in the coming years, of course, especially considering more and more companies look to join the smartwatch game.
Motorola, Huawei, Samsung, ASUS, LG… and a number of other companies have already released at least one smartwatch, and it seems like both Meizu and Xiaomi will join them soon enough. Meizu’s smartwatch had surfaced a couple of times recently, and reports suggest that Xiaomi is going to launch their smartwatch really soon. In a report which surfaced at the beginning of June, an analyst suggested that such a watch will be announced soon, and since then, Xiaomi had added the smartwatch category to their website. Having that in mind, a China-based analyst, Pan Jiutang, just released some additional info regarding the company’s smartwatch. The analyst said that the Xiaomi smartwatch will be quite affordable, he suggested that the watch will cost less than 1,000 Yuan ($150). He released this info via his official Weibo account, and he also suggested that the watch will be more affordable than what Garmin has to offer.
Unfortunately, Mr. Jiutang did not release any additional info, but judging by basically every piece of info we’ve seen recently, the Xiaomi smartwatch might be right around the corner, and will certainly arrive before the end of the year. We still do not know whether the watch will sport a circular or rectangular display, nor whether it will be a classy watch made out of metal, or a sporty smartwatch, but we do expect more info to surface soon. The company’s smartwatch had been rumored for a long time now, and it seems like it might finally see the light of day. In any case, stay tuned to the site, we’ll make sure to let you know when some additional info surfaces, as per usual.