Xiaomi gets into smart clothing, intros sneakers with sensors and phone connectivity

Xiaomi gets into smart clothing, intros sneakers with sensors and phone connectivity
After releasing a smart fan, action camera, streaming dongle and even TVs, Xiaomi is now getting into the shoes business. Not any kind of shoes, though, but the smart kind that can connect to your smartphone, Xiaomi's bread-and-butter business. 

The waterproof sneakers are made by Li-Ning, a local athlete brand, and sport a military grade motion sensor, as well as a Bluetooth chip inside the midsole. 

The pressure and motion sensors inside register your walks and runs, then relay fitness stats to your pedometer or calorie counter health app. Xiaomi's shoes cost just 199 yuan, which is about $32, and the battery is said to last more than a year. The smart sneakers are available in a variety of flashy colors, as you can see below, and contraptions like these might be a harbinger of smart clothing for the masses.

source: GizmoChina

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7 Comments

1. nhfootball2k6

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

Release date? Availability in different countries? The battery lasts a year but the shoes probably won't

2. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Basically: standard shoes + sensors. Made waterproof to protect the sensors. Ok.

3. waddup121 unregistered

Nike+?

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Do these come in size 15's? :D

5. smartMartian

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

By Now stupid sellers on aliexpress must be busy designing protective cases and tempered sole gaurds for the sneakers!! oops !!

6. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

So n this was their July 15 announcement??

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Expecting some cheapo smart Underwears (Probably ripoffs)

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