Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Technology has started the mass production of a home-grown smart watch, PingWest reported, citing people familiar with the matter from Shenzhen-based manufacturer. The report added that Xiaomi will unveil and ship the new smart watch to customers before the year-end (report in Chinese).

Powered by custom MIUI, Xiaomi smart watch will be compatible with Xiaomi Phone as an accessary. PinWest added that the new smart watch will be priced much lower than all the domestic smart watches that currently announced their prices.

If this news is true, Xiaomi will become the first manufacturer to put smart watch into mass production, outrunning other competitors in exploring domestic smart watch market. Several Chinese companies such as, Shanda, Yingqu, Coolpad and Tomoon, also released smart watch products, but these gadgets are far from ready to hit the market.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.