18 June 2020
Xiaomi is apparently working on a Wear OS smartwatch which may be known as Mi Watch. The reference of its existence has been spotted in a couple of strings inside the Wear OS application version 2.28. Within the application, there’s a reference of “Mi Wear,” which indicates something using the Wear OS by Xiaomi is under works.
Further digging into the code by the folks over at 9to5Google shows the name of this watch could be the Mi Watch. At this point, it’s unknown if Xiaomi will end up calling its first smartwatch running Wear OS as Mi Watch, but the code is showing the greater possibility of having it this name.
If this smartwatch exists, we believe some of Xiaomi’s partners will help it to bring the final product. Huami, for instance, makes the Mi Band wearable for Xiaomi.
It’s the first-ever time, a possible smartwatch from Xiaomi has come to notice. There are questions on its existence already and we can’t even guess the details of the same and how it may look. But expect Xiaomi to launch its first Wear OS-powered smartwatch at an affordable price. While Xiaomi will maintain its momentum in the industry, this new partnership may help Google to improve its Wear OS further which is struggling compared to its rivals like watchOS.
Wear OS runs on many third-party watches like the ones from The Fossils Group but the major manufacturers are releasing smartwatches with their platform and here Google stays behind. In such a scenario, Xiaomi may help Wear OS to improve the condition of the Wear OS.