Interestingly timed just hours after the global launch of the Apple Watch Series 3, the Huawei Watch 2 has been launched in India. The smartwatch will come in three variants, a Sports version, which comes with Bluetooth connectivity, which is priced at Rs 20,999. A Classic version, which also supports Bluetooth, which is priced at Rs 25,999, and the Sports version, which comes with 4G connectivity, priced at Rs 29,999. All the variants comes in black color. Also Read - Apple Watch continues to be the best-selling smartwatch globally: CounterpointAlso Read - Apple likely to launch cheaper Watch version in 2021
While the Sports variant of Huawei Watch 2 will be available exclusively via Amazon India, the other two models will also be available via offline retails stores across the country. In comparison, the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available in Gold, Silver and Space Grey Aluminium, and Silver, with its price starting at Rs 29,900. Also Read - Huawei edges past Samsung in smartwatch race
Naturally, the highlight of the Huawei Watch 2 is the 4G LTE support, which essentially allows a user to send messages, and take calls, without needing to connect the watch with a smartphone. So it works standalone, too. ALSO READ: Apple Watch Series 3 to launch in India on September 29
As for specifications, the Huawei Watch 2 runs the latest version of Android Wear 2 and comes in two models. The Classic model comes with a metal chassis and features a hybrid leather band, which has leather on top and jointed rubber on the bottom. Whereas, the Sports variant has a far sportier design. LTE is exclusive to the Sports variant.
Further, the new Huawei smartwatch is fuelled by a 420mAh battery with a new low power ‘watch mode’, which allows the smartwatch to last for 25 days, while still offering basic functions like telling time and counting steps. Under the hood, the Huawei Watch 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 2100 processor with 4GB of on-board storage, out of which only 2.3GB will be available for usage. For connectivity, other than LTE in the Sports model, the other variants also support NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a heart rate sensor. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, Apple TV and Apple Watch Series 3 launched: Here s how the event panned out