Smartwatches have been around for quite some time now, and despite that, they’re still not exactly mainstream products. Regular people react funny when they see a smartwatch in the wild, and it seems like only tech enthusiasts are willing to splash out cash for a smartwatch. That might not be the general rule, but it’s more or less what’s happening. In any case, tons of companies have released smartwatches in the last couple of years, and we can expect to see quite a few new watches released before the end of this year. Samsung will introduce the Gear S3 during IFA, Motorola is also expected to release the Moto 360 (3rd-gen) soon, and same can be said for the Huawei Watch (2nd-gen).
Xiaomi’s competitor, Meizu, had released a smartwatch yesterday, the Meizu Mix. Truth be said, that watch is still not available for purchase as it’s being crowdfunded and what not, but it will be available next month it seems. In any case, the Meizu Mix is an interesting take on a smartwatch, it doesn’t sport a display up front, and it looks like a regular watch, despite the fact it has a ton of smartwatch functions. Now, Xiaomi is also expected to introduce a smartwatch in the coming weeks, the company’s execs have been teasing its arrival for a while, and we’ve seen quite a few reports lately claiming that the watch will arrive soon. That might happen sooner than we thought, though, if a new report is to be believed, Xiaomi’s smartwatch might launch by the end of this month, and Xiaomi is hosting an event on August 25th. This date might seem familiar considering the Redmi 4 and Redmi Note 4 are expected to arrive then, and it seems like Meizu’s new wearable might join them.
This information comes from the Chinese Mobile Phone League Secretary General, who shared the info on Weibo (Chinese social network). He also added that this smartwatch might not be as cheap as we think, now, this doesn’t mean that it will be extremely expensive or anything like that, but we’re used to seeing affordable products from Xiaomi, so this is perhaps just a warning that it won’t be that cheap. In any case, we’ll have to wait and see what happens on August 25th considering it’s hard to expect that Xiaomi will host two press events by the end of this month.