Xiaomi "definitely" considers launching a smartwatch, wants to know what features you'd expect from it

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"Everyone is making smartwatches" - this is slowly becoming literally true (well, at least if we talk about major tech companies). The latest company to mention that it’ll probably release a smartwatch is China’s Xiaomi, which saw an abrupt increase in popularity in the last years, currently being among the world’s top 5 smartphone makers.

Ex-Googler Hugo Barra, who is now Xiaomi’s Global Vice President, took to YouTube to say that “you’d be absolutely amazed if you’d saw all the things” that Xiaomi is experimenting with. Among them, Hugo Barra mentioned smartwatches, saying that they’ll decide if they’re going to launch (or not) one in the next few months. First, Xiaomi wants to ask fans what features they’d like to see in a smartwatch - those who are interested can answer on YouTube at the source link below.

Xiaomi already has a wearable device: the MiBand, but this is a very simple fitness tracker with no smartwatch capabilities.

Xiaomi’s success is based on launching well-made devices at very low prices. While most of its products are being sold in Asia, the company is expanding to other markets, and we shouldn’t be surprised if its first smartwatch will be more widely available around the world.

What do you think, can Xiaomi make a great smartwatch?


source: Xiaomi (YouTube)

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6 Comments

1. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

That bunny.. :p

3. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Ridiculously bad taste to pose with a stuffed toy wearing a red star communist badge; comparable to a leading BMW official doing an interview sporting a teddy bear with a swastika emblem!

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Give me every feature that Apple watch have, but with the bombastic design and 50% battery life rely on solar power

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

And importantly don't make it exclusive for your own devices, available for every oems and platforms

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why is the bunny dull looking and wears a communist cao? Bunnys are supposed to be cute :(

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Give me Circular watch like the Moto360 without the flat tire Easy to change straps like the Apple Watch At least 2 days battery life QI wireless charging with a nicely designed stand Android wear compatible A non-bulky watch Kinetic recharging

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