Xiaomi's Amazfit to launch smart shoes that track your fitness

No word on if the budget Antelope sneakers will make it out of China
29408-original
Wareable is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

After two previous generations of its smart shoes, Xiaomi has turned to sub-brand Amazfit to launch a new pair of connected sneakers.

The Chinese tech giant partnered with Li-Ning (another Xiaomi sub-brand) for its first iteration before a second pair came through Mijia. And now Amazfit is taking a stab at the fitness tracking soles, with its Antelope shoes now on Xiaomi crowdfunding platform Youpin priced at just 199 Yuan - which translates to approximately .

Read this: The future of smart running shoes

Available in black, grey, orange, green, and rose gold, the shoes feature an in-built Mijia Wisecore chip that's able to track the likes of steps and calories. Runners will also be able to receive further insights, with the shoes able to calculate metrics such as foot strike and touchdown time.

In terms of the design of the shoe, Amazfit states that the Antelope will feature a breathable sole and an outsole produced by Goodyear. They will also be shock absorbing, the company say, thanks to the elastic responsive cushioning.

The connected shoes are available in US sizes 6-12, with women's models also coming in black, green and red at sizes from 5-9. As you might expect, we unfortunately have no word on if the shoes will launch outside of China, though Amazfit notes that shipments within its own territory will begin on 17 May.

We've yet to see smart sneakers take off in a big way, though the wildly low price of Xiaomi's latest entry is certainly something that could propel sales considerably in its own back yard. Here's hoping they make it to the US and Europe at some point with the same price tag.

ware-promo-newslettersignup-c2-1525169542-7Itg-column-width-inline


TAGGED Xiaomi

Conor Allison

By

Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 


Related stories