Huawei Watch 2 & Watch 2 Classic
Huawei unveiled it’s latest smart watch range at this year’s Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic, aimed to encourage smarter living and offering performance coaching and tracking applications.
The Watch 2 Sport features a ceramic bezel and thermoplastic case and interchangeable silicone straps – designed to endure any sweat from your workout. The Classic version on the other hand, uses stainless steel and features leather strap options that are compatible with standard 22cm straps and can be swapped to suit your preference. Both watch’s have a 1.2″ display.
“We wanted to make a product that suits those individuals who wish to explore the limits of their own expression, while still being bound by a need to stay connected.” – Richard Yu, Huawei CEO of consumer business.
- 1.2″ AMOLED 309 x 390 circular display
- Android Wear 2.0
- 1.1GHz Qualcomm MSM8909W processor
- Connectivty: 4G – Watch 2 Sport Variant only, GPS, VoLTE Support, WiFi, Bluetooth & NFC
- IP68 water and dust protection
- Live GPS Mapping, Heart Rate Monitoring, Real-Time Guidance, Workout Data Report and Offline Music.
- 420mAh batteries
- 768GB of RAM
The Watch 2 Sport is the 4G version and features an independent and cellular connection allowing you to send messages and make calls without needing to be in Bluetooth range of your phone. Better yet, apps such as Uber and Foursquare can be downloaded and used thanks to the new 4G capabilities, combined with the built-in GPS chip, offering you the connectivity of your phone without having the device near around. Ideal for those using the Watch 2 Sport while running or exercising.
Both Watch 2 variants have built-in GPS, feature NFC allowing you to make mobile payments via Android Pay, IP68 water resistance, 4GB of internal storage for music, two days of battery life, a heart-rate sensor and Android Wear 2. Android Wear 2.0 includes Google Assistant aka Google’s take on Apple’s Siri. With Google’s Assistant you’ll be able to take notes, send a text or email, set a timer or alarm and more.
The Huawei Watch 2 will cost 329 Euro or 379 Euro with 4G, while the Classic will cost 399 Euro. While the UK release date or price has not yet been released, it’s expected the Huawei Watch 2 range will become available in the UK over the next coming months.