Huawei is not just making it happen in the smartphone world, but things are also great in the Android Wear market.
Even though the company’s MWC 2017 event has been taken over by the magnificent Huawei P10 and P10 Plus, the Chinese OEM has also unveiled the successor to one of the best Android Wear smartwatches in the world – the Huawei Watch 2. The smartwatch has two variants and as usual, one gets the sporty look while the other gets to do with the dressy look. Like it happened with the Huawei Mate 9, the cooperation with Porsche Design is here to give the Huawei Watch 2 an exclusive look.
As noted, there are two variants of the Huawei Watch 2 – the classic model and the non-classic variant. The former has a 316L stainless steel design and comes in Titanium gray color. It is also available with 22mm watch bands, contrary to the non-classic model that comes with 20mm watch bands. The classic model is 45mm in diameter and it comes with new minute divisions on the bezel as well as a new two-button design.
Like the classic variant, the Huawei Watch 2 (non-classic) also comes with an IP68-certified body and includes an extensive list of exercise-tracking features. However, you should be able to notice that this model is built out of plastic and not stainless steel.
In terms of storage, you get 2GB on each variant, but if you want to use LTE services on your watch like streaming music rather than download them and fill up the tiny space, you’ll have to opt for the non-classic model. It gets even better for this model as it comes with support for VoLTE as well as support for noise cancellation alongside 2 microphones and antennas. While other markets will get the non-classic Huawei Watch 2 with an eSIM card, others will have to use a regular SIM card slot.
The good side of the story is that both variants of the Huawei Watch 2 come with support for NFC, hence making it easy to use Android Pay in supported countries. You also get Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Wi-Fi while keeping them alive is a 420mAh battery that should last up to 2 days on a single charge.
If this watch interests you, Europe’s Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, and Italy will be among the first to receive the Android Wear 2.0 device alongside China. This will happen in March, but later in April, the U.S., UK, Belgium, Japan, Russia, India, Ireland, South Africa and a flurry of other countries will start seeing the watch locally. Malaysia will follow later in May.
Price details will be coming out sooner than later. We’ll let you know.
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