Meizu has announced its first-ever smartwatch, called ‘Mix’. While the wearable features a Moto 360-like circular form factor, it actually comes with an analog watchface that looks like any regular watch. But nonetheless, it does have smart features and would work perfect for people who will use it for tracking their activities. Meizu is crowd funding the smartwatch on China s Taobao at a starting price of CNY 1,000 (Rs 10,000 approximately). The smartwatch is expected to go on sale sometime in October, but there’s no word on whether Meizu plans to launch it in any international market. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 specifications and initial images leak online; Here is everything we knowAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi Band 5 set to launch on the global stage; teaser hints at July launch
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The circular smartwatch’s casing comes in two colors — black and silver, and Meizu is offering users a choice between three kinds of straps — denim, leather and steel. Prices vary according to the strap you choose starting with the denim variant priced at CNY 1,000 (Rs 10,000 approximately). The leather and steel straps, on the other hand, are priced at CNY 1,300 (Rs 13,000 approximately) and CNY 1,500 (Rs 15,000 approximately) respectively.
The Meizu Mix specifications
Although the Meizu Mix does not have a digital display, it has a notification LED and the smartwatch vibrates for alerts. Smartphones can connect to the Mix using Bluetooth LE and also Meizu s app. The Mix is powered by a 270mAh battery, which is said to last for a span of 240 days without charge.
Another talked about feature of the smartwatch is that it has a Swiss movement built into a 42mm 316L steel case and a Sapphire glass. However GSMArena reports that this news is not confirmed. For a smartwatch or any watch for that matter, to have a Swiss movement, means that the movement has been assembled in Switzerland and the Swiss manufacturers account for at least 60 percent of the total value. As for the other features, the Meizu Mix has an accelerator and gyroscope for activity tracking bases. ALSO READ: Titan JUXT Pro smartwatch with all-metal body, safety button launched for Rs 22,995: Specifications, features
Considering the competition for smartwatch getting tougher, it s hard to say how well the Meizu Mix will do. Smartwatch frontrunners Samsung and Apple already have a stronghold in the smartwatch market and they will surely give a tough competition to Meizu. It s raining smartwatches as Titan had launched the JUXT Pro earlier this month and Samsung is also said to launch the Gear S3, Gear S3 Classic onAugust 31. Other smartwatches in the upcoming list include Google’s Nexus branded smartwatch, and the Asus ZenWatch 3.