Xiaomi has built a huge reputation in the smartband market. After the introduction of its latest model of its kind – the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 – this is seen as “the target to be hit” for those who venture into this market.
Mi Band 5’s next major competitor may come from a company few suspected. Google recently submitted a patent for what could be its first smartband.
Google submits patent for a smartband
The documents now discovered reveal that Google submitted this patent to the competent entities in April 2019. In this patent, the American company leaves the first indications of how it might be its first product in this niche market.
The illustrations reveal a simple product, since it does not appear to support even a screen. This will certainly be a point that will put Google’s smartband one step behind the Xiaomi Mi Band 5.
Even so, you can see the presence of sensors that are essential to this type of product and that will make it possible to monitor the health and other parameters of its owner. Therefore, the absence of a screen will not mean lesser evaluation skills.
Everything points to that Google starts in this market with a simple product. American technology should focus on the essentials, which will be physical activity monitoring sensors and their algorithms.
The results can certainly be followed in the Google Fit application. Once paired with the smartband, this will be the place where you can find all the metrics that the new Google gadget will provide.
Google Smartband should arrive in 2021
With the news of this Google patent, it is mentioned that the wearable it should be launched in 2021. The truth is that the company has been working on this product for over a year, so it looks like a plausible timetable.
Still, there is no guarantee that the patent now discovered will be fully applied. As always with this type of documents, their holders are not obliged to convert them into products.
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