Smartwatches have become a lot more popular than they were a few years ago so it’s unsurprising now to see companies in the mobile market come out with their very own smartwatches. Chinese OEM Meizu has unveiled its first smartwatch – called the Mix – but it’s more of an activity tracker/smartwatch as it tries to offer the best of both worlds in a single package.
Even though the Meizu Mix has an analog display, meaning it doesn’t feature a touchscreen, it does have several smart features. The watch even has a Swiss movement inside the 42mm 316L steel case that also features sapphire glass. It’s said to be waterproof up to 30m.
On the face of it, the Meizu Mix is just like any other wristwatch but does more than just tell the time. It has a notification LED and can even vibrate for alerts. It connects to smartphones using Bluetooth LE and has a 270mAh battery that can last for nearly 240 days.
Meizu Mix has been launched on China’s crowdfunding website Taobao. The company is offering it for sale with Black and Silver cases in denim, leather, and steel bands for CNY 1,000, CNY 1,300, and CNY 1,500 respectively. The company should be able to launch the smartwatch in October once the campaign succeeds.