Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today launched the next generation, Huawei Watch 2 in India. Launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, the next generation watch inherits the classic design of the original Huawei Watch while introducing new innovations in every category to better empower users’ spirit of exploration and help them enjoy an active lifestyle.
Using the latest research result and developments from technology innovator Huawei, the watch combines the connectivity of a smartphone, the smarter living applications of a premium smart watch and the detailed performance coaching and tracking of a leading sports tracking device, all in the form of a stylish classical wrist watch.
Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor HUAWEI WATCH 2 (4G supported version) has independent connectivity, allowing users to send messages or make calls independently of a mobile phone. It also has applications that support and enhances smart living experience. It also features the latest smart living applications and the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system (OS) which is compatible with both Android and iOS, enabling the HUAWEI WATCH 2 to embody the spirit of openness and exploration for all.
“The art of wearing a watch is tradition that can only transform with the passage of time. The functionality of watches has grown leaps and bounds, and thus we see growing interest in market for time pieces that do much more than just tell time. We at Huawei believe in addressing consumer queries with our consumer centric innovation. The Huawei Watch 2 provides users more connectivity options, Android Wear 2.0 encased in stunning new looks. With customer and market insights, the newly launched WATCH 2 is focused on creating a standalone experience for consumers owing to its smart connected technology. Truly next generation in every aspect”, said P Sanjeev, Vice- President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Independent connectivity to suit your exploration
With HUAWEI WATCH 2 (4G supported version), users can leave their mobile phone at home and go running, cycling or just exploring while staying connected. Thanks to independent mobile connectivity and a built in GPS chip, users can respond to calls and text messages, use independent apps like Uber, Foursquare, and Facebook Messenger. The innovative design means that this extra connectivity comes with no sacrifice on quality. VoLTE support and dual-mic noise elimination help ensure a stable and clear telephone experience while the integration of the antennae on the upper watch case for 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC in the device significantly strengthens connectivity, allowing HUAWEI WATCH 2 to stay compact while ensuring good signal reception.
The complete health and exercise partner
HUAWEI WATCH 2 is also a high specification fitness device that uses multiple sensors with advanced algorithms to provide fitness solutions and make working out more efficient and effective. Built-in smart sensors collect comprehensive data on user activity, including distance, speed, steps, heart rate, heart rate range, calories, gait, route and more.
With one click on the crown, HUAWEI WATCH 2 opens the workout App to start training in an instant. Quick start running modes “fat-burning run” and “cardio run” allow runners to start quickly and the watch will guide your speed to stay in the correct heart rate zone. Running with HUAWEI WATCH 2 enables you to get real time guidance including notifications on distance, target completion status and racing heart warning and based on calculated workout plans, HUAWEI WATCH 2 can also dynamically notify you to either accelerate or decelerate to guide you through every stage of your run. With the support of HUAWEI WATCH 2’s GPS and heart rate detection system, HUAWEI WATCH 2 measures your VO2max after each run. After a valid run, the watch automatically generates a report that advises on recovery time and training effects.
Other supporting elements include the built in GPS that tracks your exercise route. HUAWEI WATCH 2 also allows you to add music to your workout, playing from a local music library or cached tracks on third party apps.
Beyond just exercise, HUAWEI WATCH 2 promotes healthy living all day. The Daily Tracking App accurately tracks users’ daily steps, record time taken for medium to high-intensity exercises, and detect the number of times you stand up after long sedentary periods. All this information is reported via progress bars to encourage a healthier and more active life. Continuous heart rate monitoring tracks your heart rate in the background and reports your heart rate of the last six hours in a curved line. HUAWEI WATCH 2 also measures your Resting Heart Rate, which is recorded in the activity monitor app.
Chronograph watch design
The HUAWEI WATCH 2 has a classical wristwatch design that integrates its smart features and sport functions while maintaining a stylish look. Made from sophisticated materials, a dual crown design delivers a premium feel. While honoring the classics, the watch is adaptable to the wearer’s personality, with both classical and sporty design options. The high-definition display is customisable with multiple face designs, allowing users quick access to their favorite and most frequently used apps. In addition to a chronograph design, HUAWEI WATCH 2 features a ceramic bezel that provides a fine quality while offering a comfortable wearing experience.
The watch is also designed for comfort and fit during exercise, meaning it is curved to sit perfectly against the wrist. It is smaller and more compact than the previous generation HUAWEI Watch with its parts on one side accounting for 88% of the total area of the watch.
A smarter experience
With a new smart OS and intuitive controls, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 is a personal assistant that brings convenience without infringing on daily life. Running on the new Android Wear 2.0, the open ecosystem allows both iOS and Android users to benefit from a vast library of compatible applications. Touch control, intelligent speech recognition, and voice instructions enable users to quickly interact with the HUAWEI WATCH 2 and reply to complex messages. The battery is smarter too thanks to an optimized battery with greater density and longer life. The battery lasts for two days with regular use, up to 10 hours in “training mode” and up to three weeks in “watch mode”.
Pricing and Availability
HUAWEI WATCH 2 will be available only in black color option in the following variants in India.
- Sports (Bluetooth): INR 20,999
- Classic (Bluetooth) : INR 25,999
- Sports (4G): INR 29,999
While HUAWEI WATCH 2 Sports (Bluetooth) will remain exclusive to Amazon.in, Sports (4G) and Classic (Bluetooth) will also be available in offline retail stores across India. Additional interchangeable color bands will also be announced later this year.