Sep 9, 2015
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The smartwatch looks much like a classic, high-end analog watch, down to its circular face; however, it’s very different under the hood. The Huawei Watch features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, with 512 of RAM and 4GB of storage.
The Android Wear operating system provides always-on notifications from Android devices, but also from iOS devices—as of a couple days ago. It has an intuitive user interface and provides always-on text and email notifications. Users can text friends or direct the Huawei Watch with voice commands—to query Google, for example. And the smartwatch measures heart rate, calories, and steps jogged; this personal data is collected by the smartwatch’s built-in optical heart-rate sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and barometer.
The Huawei Watch comes in three model colors—silver, black, and rose-gold-plated—and has leather and stainless steel band options. Cold-forged stainless steel encases the 1.4-inch AMOLED display, which is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass.
The Huawei Watch is expected to begin shipping September 17th in the US.
Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.