Xiaomi is best known in the US for a $9 smart band that’s only sold in China. Now there’s word that the company’s getting into the athletic shoe business.
According to the International Business Times, Xiaomi is teaming up with sporting goods maker Li Ning to equip a sneaker with a motion sensor, which will send data to a smart phone. The concept’s hardly new: Nike and Adidas have done it for years — not to mention smart sock makers like Sensoria. What’s different about Xiaomi’s product? About what you’d expect:
the Li Ning-Xiaomi product costs much less than the previous versions of smart shoes.
Specifically, the article put the shoes’ price at between $30 and $60.