As many of you know already, when it comes to Android Wear smart watches, style is the defining factor. The software experience will be the same on any Android Wear smartwatch, but the mobile market is still trying to prove it can deliver on something that’s not only functional, but stylish as well. This year at MWC 2015, Huawei became a serious competitor in the smart watch space. Meet Huawei Watch. I think you’ll like it…
Huawei has unveiled something quite amazing for all of you Android Wear fans out there. Huawei Watch is possible the best looking smartwatch we’ve seen to date. As mentioned, there’s nothing different here in terms of software and functionality, but this design is one of the best I’ve seen on an Android Wear smartwatch.
The bezels are super thin and it’s just about the right size for any wrist. Between those thin bezels is a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display protected by sapphire glass with a resolution of 400 x 400 coming in at 286 ppi.
Given those specifications, I think may be the highest resolution Android Wear smartwatch so far. Internally, you’ll find the usual suspects including a 1.2GHz Qualcomm chip, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage, a heart rate sensor, and a barometer.
Check out our Huawei Watch hands-on video below:
The design is very sleek and in comparison to LG’s G Watch R, I’d pick the Huawei Watch any day of the week. The Huawei Watch will be available in three colors including stainless steel, anodized black, and gold which is said to contain 3 ounces of 24 karat gold. There will also be a wide variety straps available including a high quality leather and a Milanese Loop design.
Pricing and availability has not been announced just yet, but it will definitely be available this year in more than 20 countries. I personally think this is a beautiful smartwatch and would gladly wear it over the compeition, but let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. What do you think about Huawei watch?
More info available in the press release below:
Barcelona, Spain, March 1, 2015: Huawei continues to break new ground in the wearables space by unveiling today the Huawei Watch, powered by Android Wear™ at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. The fully circular watch features a 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, scratch-proof sapphire crystal lens, cold-forged stainless steel frame, and comes with a built-in heart rate monitor and 6-Axis motion sensors. The Huawei Watch is the first smartwatch in the Huawei wearable family.
“We have responded to consumers’ requests from around the world asking for a smartwatch featuring a timeless design that is truly smart from within. Through Huawei’s continued commitment to ‘Make It Possible,’ the Huawei Watch delivers on that promise and gives the consumer a premium smartwatch that is technologically innovative,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “As the first smartwatch in our expanding line of premium wearable products, the Huawei Watch was designed and created to enhance and be part of the consumer’s everyday lives.”
Designed by a team of experienced watch designers that have a rich history in creating fashionable and timeless watches, the attention-to-detail becomes apparent upon first glance as the device boasts a sparkling AMOLED 1.4-inch display at 400 x 400 pixels resolution in 286 ppi at a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio, making it the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch in the world.
Made of more than 130 components, Huawei Watch has a crown, frame and hinge built from high-quality and scratch resistant cold-forged stainless steel making it 40 percent harder. With an intuitive 2 o’clock press button, the watch offers the highest levels of control and comfort to the user. The Huawei Watch comes in three stylish colors: gold, silver and black. Designed with personalization in mind, more than 40 unique watch faces will be available to choose from, including a full range of watch straps made from different materials, and styles. The Huawei Watch will come with a magnetic charging station for the users benefit.
Powered by Android Wear, receiving SMS, email, calendar, app, and phone call notifications has never been easier or more convenient. Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher, Huawei Watch boasts a powerful Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor for optimal performance, includes 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.1. For the sports enthusiast, or just those interested in tracking fitness levels, Huawei Watch features a heart rate monitor sensor, 6-Axis motion sensor, and barometer sensor that automatically detects and tracks in real-time if a user is walking, running, biking, hiking or sleeping. Specifically, users can monitor everything from the number of calories burned, to heart rate, climbing height, steps taken, and distance travelled.
Availability and Accessories
Huawei Watch will be available in more than 20 countries including United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates. Exact availability and pricing will be announced at a future date in each of the local markets.
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