Xiaomi has officially unveiled its first smartwatch today. Interestingly, this happened just a couple of days after Facebook, in collaboration with Ray-Ban, introduced Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. However, if the Facebook device is a production product, then the Xiaomi smart watch is still just a concept, but with a clear commercial perspective.
The novelty looks like ordinary glasses, and the weight is small — only 51 grams. The device has room for a quad-core processor, a battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapters, a pair of cameras, and 497 different sensors and various modules. The screen is based on a miniature MicroLED panel with a diagonal of only 0.13 inches. Xiaomi believes that such a device could eventually replace the smartphone.
The company has tried to make smartwatches a little more intelligent than current devices. Thus, being paired with a smartphone, they will not display all the notifications that come to the phone, but only the most important ones. Information on the screen will be displayed automatically depending on the situation, but even here, priority is given to only the most necessary data at the moment. The watch supports navigation, can independently make and receive calls (there are built-in microphones and a speaker), have a memory for storing pictures from the built-in camera. One of the important features is real-time voice translation.
The company does not say when a serial product based on this concept will appear, but it is unlikely that we will have to wait long.