Huawei has officially introduced the new Huawei watch to European markets. The watch, with a classic design inspired by Swiss timepieces, is the first smartwatch in the Huawei wearable family.
Designed to appeal to fashion conscious users, the Huawei watch includes a fully circular 1,4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, coated in scratch-proof sapphire crystal and a cold-forged stainless steel frame.
The watch is 42mm in diameter – the traditional dimension for wristwatches – with the crown located at the two o’clock position. It comes in a three different colours including rose gold, stainless steel and black, while users can select from a variety of bespoke watch face designs, across a range of classic, luxury, business, feminine, modern and simple aesthetics.
There is also a choice of straps including stainless steel mesh, stainless steel links, rose gold, and black-plated stainless steel links, and brown and black leather. The straps are easy to change and users can fit any watch strap with 18mm width lug interface.
The Huawei watch comes with a heart rate sensor to measure heart rate, and the six-axis motion sensor can track activities including walking, running, cycling and mountain climbing. It is also able to download music for offline playback via Bluetooth, which can also link up to wireless headphones.
It is powered by the latest version of Android Wear, which for the first time supports both Android and iOS devices. Music can be started with voice commands and users can search for destinations and navigate there using the same voice actions. Locating missing phones has never been easier than with the watch’s “find my phone” function.
Benjamin Norton, wearable design expert at the Huawei Consumer BG, comments: “Today, consumers are rarely content with just staying connected; they are looking for a premium smartwatch that is technologically innovative. When designing this watch, we were keen to combine the best in technology and innovation with premium materials and a classic look and feel. With the sapphire crystal and circular watch face, we feel that the Huawei watch has achieved this.”