Chinese OEM, Huawei has launched its wearable device, the Huawei Watch, at the IFA 2015 Trade Show in Berlin.
The Huawei Watch features a 1.4-inch full circle (a silent criticism of the Moto 360’s flat tire display?) AMOLED display, with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels, with a pixel density of 286 PPI, and is protected by Sapphire crystal.
The watch runs on the latest Android Wear version, and sports a 316L cold-forged stainless steel body, with lugs and the button is placed at the 2 o’clock position.
The watch measures 42mm in diameter, and is 11.3mm thin, and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, with 512 MB RAM, and has 4GB of internal storage. The sensors in the watch include: 6-axis motion sensors, Gyroscope + Accelerometer, Heart Rate Sensor, Barometer, and a mic.
The watch is backed by a 300mAh battery, and is touted to give 2 days of battery life. It supports fast charging which charges 80 percent of the battery in 45 minutes, or 75 minutes for a full charge.
The Huawei Watch supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE and Wi-Fi. Huawei offers a variety of straps including Leather (Brown and Black), Stainless Steel Mesh, Stainless Steel Links, Rose gold, and Black-Plated Stainless Steel links. The straps are easy to change and users can even switch to a custom strap which has an 18mm width lug interface.
Pricing and Availability:
The Huawei Watch prices start from $349 and to $799 USD.
The Huawei Watch is available for pre-order in the U.S., starting today, from GetHuawei.com, Google Store, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. The watch will start shipping from September 17th. Only the Stainless steel and black watches are available for pre-order today. The Rose Gold models will be available sometime later this year.
The Huawei Watch will be available in 20 countries: 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 and United Arab Emirates.