Post updated February 27th, 2017 at 06:35 am
Alongside the new P10, Huawei has also made another new device official: the Huawei Watch 2. Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and Android Wear 2.0 operating system, the Chinese company stated that its new smartwatch is a standalone communication device rather than being just a companion accessory for its smartphones.
Available in the form of standard Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic which features a hybrid leather-rubber strap, it can be used for calls. Built with the support for Nano SIM or eSIM, it also features an all-in-one antenna and supports a variety of wireless communication standard including LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-fi. Interestingly, it even support VoLTE.
Also equipped with a 1.2-inch circular display, Huawei also positioned its new smartwatch as a professional sport watch which is not surprising given how it also features built-in heart rate monitor, activity tracker, and training coach. Not enough with that, it is also waterproof (according to IP68 standard) and comes with built-in GPS.
Furthermore, Huawei claims that the watch’s 420mAh battery is able to deliver of up to 11 hours when its heart rate monitor and GPS are on which means that runners should be able to use Huawei Watch 2 for full marathon and beyond. It also apparently able to last for up to 26 days if only the watch mode with activity tracking is enabled. However, the watch only able to last for 2.5 hours when used for calling.
The Huawei Watch 2 price tag will start at EUR 329 (about RM 1,500) and will be heading to selected markets throughout the world starting this March. It will be released in Malaysia slightly later in May although the price for our market is not known at the moment.
Meanwhile, the smartwatch will also be made available in Porsche Design variant although information regarding it is rather scarce at the moment.