Xiaomi's smart running shoes, powered by Intel, look treadfully good

But you can only get them in China, for now
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Xiaomi is getting into the smart clothes game, announcing a pair of smart running shoes built in partnership with Intel.

The 90 Minutes Ultra Smart Sportswear - just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it - get their smarts from Intel's tiny Curie module which gives them the ability to track distance covered, speed and calories burned.

The shoes can also detect whether you're walking, running, or even climbing, and you'll be able to see a nice overview of your activity in the companion app at the end of the day. They'll last you 60 days before they need a recharge, which is pretty good but also feels like a necessity for a product like this. Who wants to charge their shoes every day? Not us.

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Sadly, Xiaomi is only making these available in China, where they'll start selling in April for 299 Yuan, so about . They look like decent shoes in their own right with anti-skid features, air cushioning and an arch design. There are a range of different colours to choose from, including a glow-in-the-dark pair that we'll be picking up at the first opportunity.

Smart clothing is getting better, as companies recognise the benefits this new category of wearable tech can offer. Smart shoes in particular offer a lot of potential. Under Armour recently unveiled its SpeedForm Gemini 3 running shoes, which track and guide user workouts, and let's not forget about these smart dancing shoes.

Source GizChina

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Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.


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