Xiaomi to launch its first smartwatch in the second half of this year


Earlier this month, a report suggested that Xiaomi’s first smartwatch would be launched this quarter. Now the company’s co founder and VP, De Liu, has reportedly confirmed that the brand is indeed making a smartwatch, which will be launched in the second half of this year, and not this quarter as indicated by the earlier report.

This is the first time a Xiaomi official has confirmed the existence of the smartwatch. Unfortunately, Liu didn’t reveal a specific launch date or pricing information of the wearable. The Xiaomi smartwatch will sport a round dial, a brushed metal design, and health related features, including pulse wave velocity identification. Recently, Huami, the company that makes the Mi Bands for Xiaomi, confirmed that was is working on the Xiaomi smartwatch and the next gen Mi Band 2.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi will be hosting an event in China on May 10th, where the brand will be unveiling the Mi Max phablet with its new MIUI 8 ROM based on Android Marshmallow, and the Mi Band 2 fitness tracker.