Xiaomi is reportedly working on a wearable device called Wear OS 3 that could be released this year.
The device is anticipated to fall into the same "Xiaomi Watch" category as the company's current Wear OS-free/non-Wear OS smartwatches.
Xiaomi just recently made the Watch S1 Pro available worldwide. Like the majority of high-end Xiaomi wearables, it uses the MIUI Watch OS. According to inside information obtained by 9to5Google, that might soon alter. The media outlet has learned that Xiaomi's "upcoming" wearable will leverage the Wear OS software from Google.
There are currently few details available about Xiaomi's upcoming Wear OS watch, but according to the information, "if the smartwatches be published," it would run Wear OS 3 - the same operating system as the Pixel Watch, Samsung's most recent Galaxy Watches, and a number of other wearables. In contrast to current Xiaomi wearables, this watch would have accessibility to Google apps and services.
In 2019, Xiaomi unveiled its first Wear OS watch. The Mi Watch was skinned with MIUI for Watch, a unique variation of Wear OS, even though it was powered by Google's platform. Many of Google's services, such as the Google Play Store, that are essential to the Wear OS platform were inaccessible to the device.
Thus, Xiaomi's entry into the genuine Wear OS market could be a significant turning point for the business. One is that there isn't currently a Wear OS 3-powered device from any of the leading Chinese smartphone manufacturers that also market smartwatches. Second, Xiaomi will finally be able to use the Play Store and other Google apps to its advantage in order to attract new customers.
The source didn't elaborate on the release schedule for 9to5Google. The newspaper anticipates a 2023 release, nevertheless. According to the informant, this kind of gadget would carry the same "Xiaomi Watch" branding as the current lineup of Xiaomi non-Wear OS products.