Huawei has officially entered the world of smartwatches with the just announced Huawei Watch. The affordable luxury device is not only smart, but the frame’s timeless design can be personalized with 40 face options.
Under the hood the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor powers the smartwatch’s superior connectivity and performance. The Android Wear operating system syncs with devices running Android 4.3 and above via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and supports notifications like e-mail and weather updates. It’s got all the convenience you’d expect from a smartwatch and even syncs up with the intelligent assistant Google Now to receive context based information in real-time on the crystal clear AMOLED 1.4-inch display.
The Huawei Watch has a beautiful metal body of cold-forged stainless steel, a material generally exclusive to luxury smartwatches, and a sapphire crystal face. Users can customize the classic look with one of 40 watch faces, which range from classic analog style to retro digital. The round screen is more in line with traditional watches and the design comes in gold, black, and silver and you can switch out the strap with choices of stainless steel or leather.
Both scratch-proof and water-proof, this device is also a great accessory for the health and fitness inclined. Sensors within the smartwatch can measure heart rate, distance traveled, and how many calories the user burns. Huawei even claims that there will be a feature for tracking number of calories ingested.
Huawei Watch is expected to be available for purchase in more than 20 countries, with Huawei noting that exact availability and pricing will be announced at a future date in each region.
Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.