Xiaomi, the smartphone company, started selling canvas shoes (in the image) one week ago.

Today, Li Wanqiang, co-founder and vice president of Xiaomi, disclosed that they, actually, were developing a pair of “smart” shoes (report in Chinese). The Xiaomi smart shoes can connect to Xiaomi phone to track the road you travel or count heart beats when you are running, according to Li.

He points out that both the shoes and Xiaomi set-top box are accompanying products while the Xiaomi phone will always be the the most important.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com