Both these brands started a strategic collaboration between each other over more than a year ago. Huami is has been providing Timex with manufacturing support in return to share a bit of recognition Timex has for itself as a brand.
Ironman R300 GPS was the first result of this partnership between these two giant. This smartwatch only costs $120 and carries built-in GPS connectivity, guided coaching and round the clock heart rate tracking. The display screen has Always-On Feature and other features include the usual sleep and fitness tracking functionalities.
Next in line is another smartwatch branded under Time. According to Huami FCC Page, this smartwatch is going to have two variants, Metropolitan R and Metropolitan S. One of these, most probably the Metropolitan S, will have a boxed shape while the other one will have a more circular looking body design. Timex has been launching watches under Metropolitan models already and one of these was Metropolitan+ which was launched some five years ago in 2015. It was a basic looking smartwatch which marked the entry of Timex in smartwatches market. There has not been much development however by Timex in this space until now after this collaboration with Huami. This partnership will change a lot of things for Timex and its place in smartwatches industry.
Timex Ironman received its FCC registration back in mid-January, only few weeks before the launch of the smartwatch in February. So the possibility of Metropolitan smartwatches landing in May is present without any doubt. It is clear from the various news and report that we can expect to see smartwatch some time during the summer of this year.