UPDATED: Huawei Watch Unveiled

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Two videos were released by Huawei on their YouTube channel today showing off their new smartwatch which has to have the nicest design of any Android Wear device I have seen.  The watch is simply named Huawei Watch and little is know about it but we can expect to see many more details about it at Mobile World Congress when they officially announce it.

UPDATE (03/01/2015): Huawei has officially announced the device.

“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.”

You can read the full press release below.

ORIGINAL STORY:

From the videos, one awkward advertisement of someone walking through the snowy wilderness to meet his friends on time, and the other of the story of the design of the watch from the executives point of view, we have very little to go off of at this point but we know one thing for certain – it is a gorgeous looking device.  The watch bands are interchangeable, the face is 42mm, and it has a sapphire glass surface like other premium watches.  The smartwatch runs on Android Wear and it also has a heartbeat sensor in it which is on par with other devices on the market.

The polished stainless steel unibody casing with the minimal bezel and the crown at the two o’clock position makes the watch look fantastic and very high end.  Pressing the crown will take you to the classic watch face which they have several different designs of to give you a choice of how you want the watch face to look.

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Huawei Watch running Android Wear

I’m looking forward to having more details and specifics regarding the watch announced at Mobile World Congress to learn more about it.  A premium looking Android Wear device such as this should have many people in line to purchase it when it is released if the battery life and price point is in line with the other watches that are currently for sale.

What do you think, will this be on your list of smartwatches that you would like to pick up?  You can read the full press release below.

 

Huawei Unveils Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress 2015

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.”

Timeless Design

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.

Smart Within

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.

Huawei Health Ecosystem

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.

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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