Xiaomi is soon to sell its first smartwatch, but the company already sells fitness bands such as the Mi Bunny smartwatch for kids. A new rumor says that Xiaomi has a smartwatch headed to market under the Amazfit brand, and that the watch could even be called "Amazfit" when it's announced in the next few days.
Phone Radar says that Xiaomi has released fitness bands under the Amazfit brand before, too, but that this would be the company's very first smartwatch on the market. The smartwatch will be fully functioning as a true smartwatch, unlike the Meizu Mix -- a traditional-looking watch with some smart capabilities like LED notification lights but no touchscreen display.
The Amazfit Watch has CCC certification, meaning that it's been certified by the Chinese Commission (think of it as the Chinese version of the FCC here in the US) and is soon to be announced. Phone Radar has the date of August 30th pegged as the announcement date.
We've seen a rumor about Xiaomi unveiling a smartwatch this year, with the Q2 2016 timeframe holding steady and true at this point, with the first Xiaomi smartwatch sketch appearing online some weeks later. Just a few days later, Xiaomi added a smartwatch category to its website, giving us reason to believe that the smartwatch rumor was more than just smoke. We still don't know anything about the MIUI setup or whether Xiaomi will go with Android Wear, though we should find out in a few days. The price tag is rumored for $152 with a Moto 360 look that has long battery life. The Amazfit Watch, if this is its official name, will feature Qualcomm's new wearables processor, the Snapdragon Wear 2100.
August 30th is this week, and it seems far more likely that Xiaomi will unveil the watch now as opposed to the false alarm from last week.