After teasing it on Chinese social networking site Weibo a few days back, Meizu has finally announced its first smartwatch, the Meizu Mix. It was rumoured to be launching on 10 August, but it did not happen. Now, the company has listed the Meizu Mix on Taobao, the Chinese online shopping website.
Meizu Mix: Specifications
Meizu Mix comes with 42mm display and is availlabe in two colour variant: Black and Silver. The Meizu Mix comes in three different variants: Denim, Leather and Stainless Steel. Unlike other smartwatches, it does not have a digital display. It is quite similar to the Withings Activite, thanks to its mechanical watch face and digital internals. It does have an LED notifications light however.
The watch faces of the Meizu Mix is protected using a Sapphire Glass. Unlike most of the other smartwatches available in the market these days, Meizu Mix is waterproof up to 30 meters, which is impressive. The smartwatch comes with Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity purposes, and has a 270mAh battery.
Meizu promises that the Mix smartwatch will have a battery life of up to 240 days. The Mix smartwatch also sports pedometer, real-time tracking, vibrating alarm clock, cell phone lookup, automatic error correction and other functions. The strap of the Meizu Mix smartwatch will be available in five colours options.
Meizu Mix: Pricing and availability
The Meizu Mix is expected to be available starting next month. It is available in three variants: Denim that costs CNY 999 ($151), Leather that costs CNY 1,299 ($196), and Stainless Steel that costs CNY 1,499 ($226). Meizu Mix will also be coupled with Meizu’s own app, which will likely to be available soon. This smartwatch will probably compete with rival Xiaomi‘s smartwatch which is expected to announce their smartwatch next month.