New Huawei Watch Showcased at Mobile World Congress

Huawei Watch Android

A versatile smart watch, Huawei’s Watch 2, was on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It includes several improved features such as the operating system Android Wear 2.0.

The updated model includes the eSIM technology that has been on the cards for a while. There is also a slot for a nano SIM as well. It’s such a versatile watch that calls can be made without the need to pair up to a phone. It is 4G enabled too and is powered by Qualcomm’s® Snapdragon’s 2100 processor. The user can send messages as well as make calls. It also features compatibility for the latest smart living applications. Featuring support for cellular networks and running on the new Android WearTM 2.0 ensures connectivity for both AndroidTM and iOS users.

What does the smart watch look like?

Huawei’s Watch 2 Classic has a different design to previous smart watches which had a chunkier appearance. Its concept is basically designed to attract buyers who prefer the watch concept to a smart phone while being connected. The 4G version allows owners to run, cycle or get out and about and stay connected using the watch’s modern updated features.

Support from VoLTE and dual microphone noise elimination helps to make sure there is a clear and stable phone experience, which is exactly what the outdoor enthusiast wants when trying to make a call while competing with the noisy sounds of the kookaburra on an early morning run. There is also an antennae installed on the watch case allowing GPS, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC. This component of the smart watch significantly strengthens connectivity.

The release date for the Huawei Watch 2

It should be out on the market very soon in certain countries in Europe including:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Portugal
  • Spain

China is also likely to see the product on its store shelves. However, the U.K., U.S. Australia and Russia may have to wait a month or two before it’s available in these countries.

One click helps you get fit

The Huawei Watch 2 is not just about calls and texts. It’s a fitness solution device which encompasses several sensors set up with advanced algorithms that provide data on the user’s activity, including speed, distance, heart rate, steps, gait and calorie use. With a single click, the workout app opens and your training begins. The quick start running mode comes in two types, the fat-burning and cardio. This spontaneity allows runners to get going quickly while the watch can guide you when it comes to speed so that you remain within the right zone for your heart rate.

Once out running with a Huawei Watch 2 real-time guidance is initiated. This includes notifications concerning your speed and a warning if your heart rate is too fast. It can tell you to increase or decrease your speed when necessary throughout your running event. This is all helped by the inbuilt GPS and heart rate detector. After a run the smart watch will detect automatically the results of your run and it will produce a report on the effects of your run and how long it will take your body to recover.

Listen to music as you run

The Huawei Watch 2 has an add music facility using the Google PlayTM Music app. Here you can stream music, download songs and access playlists all while you are on your run.

The useful Daily Tracking App has the capability to accurately track the users’ daily number of steps, it can record the time taken for completing high to medium intensity activities and can tell you how often you stand on your own two feet after being sedentary for a while. All this data is reported using a series of progress bars which are there to help you keep active and healthy. The heart rate monitoring facility continuously tracks your heart rate and shows it in the form of a curved line every 6 hours or so.

Summary

This super compact combines time, connectivity and usefulness that should compel the outdoor or fitness enthusiast to head outdoors as much as possible. It has a 24 hour battery life, so there is no need to worry about that lack of battery power when you are far from a power source. There is no absolute certainty when it will be easy to buy in Australia, but no doubt it will be sometime soon.

 

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.