At its MWC press conference in Barcelona, Huawei has announced its first ever Android Wear smartwatch. Just hours earlier, we saw leaked YouTube videos giving us a sneak peek into how the Huawei Watch looks like, and now the company has made the stunner of a smartwatch official.
The Huawei Watch is an elegant circular watch that runs on Android Wear. It has silver, black and gold dial variants, and several band options for men and women. It also has almost 40 customized watch faces, and has a sapphire glass display found on most luxury classic watches.
It has a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with 286 ppi pixel density. The Huawei Watch is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor and includes 4GB of storage, 512 MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.1 compatibility. It syncs up with smartphones running on Android 4.3 and higher. The watch boasts of a fitness tracker, instant notification panel, in-built microphone and Google Now features.
Design wise, the Huawei smartwatch is a beautiful device with stainless steel finish. In a video uploaded by Huawei , Benjamin Norton, Designer of Wearable Products at Huawei, speaks about the importance of making the luxury design, while trying to keep the elegance and technology intact. “Everyone has his own ideal watch, a watch he truly desires. But what smartwatch does a consumer really want? It is their ideas that inspired us to create this piece,” he said.
The pricing and availability of the Huawei Watch will be announced in the future. The company has said that it will initially launch in 20 countries, including the US, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. There is no word when or if Huawei would launch it in India.