The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has already entered the arena of smart werabales with it's Mi band and plan to be the first one to launch a smartshoe. Oh Yes! You heard that right. The Chinese firm has now made up it's mind to launch a footwear along with China-based company Li-Ning.
This China-based firm have a repute for premium footwear and their products are endorsed by Miami Heat's guard Dwayne Wade. The shoes will have chips in it's soles to track activity feeding data to a mobile app to keep a tab on progress, analyze form and celebrate your training milestones.
The tech is being developed alongside Huami Technology, the wearable manufacturer that's closely related in helping out Xiaomi with it's Mi band. There's no word on pricing or availability yet, but athletes and runners in China can expect "an affordable price," according to a statement by Li-Ning.
With the fitness market in the US increasingly expanding it is quite obvious that Xiaomi's focus lies on capturing a segment of wearables that haven't been touched by any other firm yet.
Li-Ning's shoes will be available to buyers from across the globe but we remain skeptical about the same as there is no rumours on either pricing or availability of the product.
This is not the first time that we're seeing technology being merged into shoes. Back in the year 2006 Nike and Apple put an iPod friendly sensor in shoes. Thus, what we anticipate is a better and more informative front Xiaomi on it's new SmartShoe.