There have been very few companies that have the ability to boast of a product portfolio that is diverse as the Chinese Juggernaut, Xiaomi. Just recently, the Chinese company has expanded its product range even further as it has officially launched its first ever smart shoes, powered by Intel technology.
Called the '90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear' shoes, this new pair of wearable technology comes with Intel's Curie chip and provide users with different kinds of information, such as total distance traveled and calories burned.
According to Gadgets 360, the smart shoes from Xiaomi, developed by a Shanghai-based tech company, Runmi Technology Co. Ltd., comes with an impressive 60 days of battery life, as well as equipped with Intel's compact Curie chip that stores all the fitness related data. The shoes are reportedly focused on professional runners and athletes, as well as coming with arch design and anti-skid features.
As per the report, the shoes are able to accurately detect movement, and can be used for walking, running, and even climbing. Xiaomi's all-new smart shoes are available in Black and Surf Blue color options for men while Black and Pink color options for women; there is also a special "Blue Edition" of the shoes that have a glow in the dark feature.
According to the Irish Examiner, the shoes have been priced at CNY 299 in China and is going to be available from the company's crowdfunded Mijia platform through the Mi Home website. Shipments will begin on April 15.
It should also be noted that these shoes are currently available for purchase exclusively in China. If people would look past the strangely long name, it does appear to be a solid and attractive offering from the company at a very affordable price.