Huawei has unveiled a new wearable, 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 six-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.”
Created by a team of experienced watch designers, 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. 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 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.
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, the 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 the Huawei Watch features a heart rate monitor, six-axis motion sensor, and barometer. It automatically detects if a user is walking, running, biking, hiking or sleeping and users can monitor everything from the number of calories burned, to heart rate, climbing height, steps taken, and distance travelled.
To encourage consumers to live happier and healthier lives, Huawei is dedicated to building a wearable’s health and lifestyle ecosystem that will help users set goals and track their progress. With exciting partners including Jawbone, the Huawei Health Ecosystem seeks other innovative third-party health and fitness apps that will encourage users to set themselves free.
Huawei Watch will be available in more than 20 countries and markets 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.
Dates and pricing for New Zealand are not yet available.