What would you rather have as a boyfriend or girlfriend: smart but ugly or handsome/pretty but dumb?
This dilemma also applies with gadgets. You want a smartwatch which packs a punch when it comes to functionality but you can only wear it while jogging or working. You wouldn’t wear it in events that require elegance because it looks sporty and nerdy. As a matter of fact, you can’t match it with a suit or evening dress because most smartwatches are made of plastic materials.
But that is so 2015.
Huawei Smartwatch Unveiled
Last December 7, 2015 at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati, Huawei announced the arrival of a smart watch that will rival signature timepieces when it comes to appearance but powerful when it comes to functionality. Dubbed as the #HuaweiWatch, this gadget evolved from all the smart watches that were introduced in the market earlier this year and emerged different in one important aspect: the exterior’s design.
When it comes to style, the Huawei Watch has a classic exterior that matches your fashion sense. Inspired by Swiss watches, its full circle display measuring 42mm in diameter and the traditional watch elements such as the crown, frame and dials exude elegance and authenticity. It’s made from 316L cold-forged stainless steel and sports a scratch-resistant, two-layer sapphire crystal display–the first android wear watch to have such!
The Huawei Watch highlights a person’s individuality because of the numerous styles that it can offer. Aside from a few case color options, you can also change the straps with fine leather or stainless steel in seconds. The straps also come in various colors that matches the casing or you can create your own combination that represent your style.
But what makes the Huawei Watch smart? Now let’s take a deeper look on its interior.
Fitness Tracking Function
Who says only fitness enthusiasts should monitor the calories they burn and the steps they make each day? In this time and age, almost everyone is becoming more aware about their health conditions and the Huawei Watch is such a capable fitness tracking gadget.
First it has a heart rate tracking perfect for cardio exercises. Second, it can count how many steps you make in 24 hours to help you maintain the recommended 10,000 steps a day for a healthy heart. Third, it can tell you how many calories you burn with the activities that you make so you’ll have an idea on how much time you should spent on a treadmill after eating two glazed donuts. Fourth, it can tell you of your sleep time.
The best part of it all, it has an auto pattern recognition so you can learn from what you did in the previous days and you can track your progress and meet your goals.
By the way, you can marvel at these functions via the the HW’s 1.4″ AMOLED display.
Social Media Notifications and Google Now
If you’re a social ‘media’ butterfly, the Huawei Watch is your perfect companion. It can be in synced with your smartphone’s social media apps like Facebook and Twitter so you’ll know in real time if someone liked your timeline post or if you’re tweet got favorited or retweeted. It also works with Google Now that bring you just the right information, at just the right time. It’s like having a smart assistant anywhere you go.
According to the official Huawei Watch page, here are the complete key features of this gadget:
- 1.4″ AMOLED display, 400 x 400 pixels, 286ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage
- 300mAh Li-Ion battery, rated at 1.5 days of uptime, 80% fast charge in 45 minutes
- 42 x 42 x 11.3mm, 60.5-136g depending on strap/bracelet option, interchangeable standard 18mm straps
- Stainless steel casing, IP-67 certified, water-resistant for 30 minutes, up to 1 meter deep
- Android Wear OS, compatible with smartphones, running Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 and up
- PPG Heart rate sensor, 6-axis motion sensor (gyro + accelerometer), barometer
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
Just like any other smartwatches, the battery life of the #HuaweiWatch lasts for 1.5 days. However, it has a fast charge capability which can power your watch’s battery to 80% in just 45 minutes.
Because the #HuaweiWatch is a class of its own, the initial response in Philippine market after its launch last week was overwhelming.
The official Facebook page of Huawei Philippines announced on December 11 that the first batch of Huawei Watch that was distributed in the market was completely SOLD OUT! But don’t worry, more supplies are coming to stores very soon.
2016 is the Year of the Elegant Smartwatch
Tech and gadget bloggers are predicting that this 2016, elegant android wears such as the Huawei Watch will enjoy a bigger market as people get even more drawn to innovations and functionality.
In this line, let’s take another look at the features of the Huawei Watch:
Huawei Watch Feature: Watch Faces
Huawei Watch Feature: Notifications
Huawei Watch Feature: Google Now
Huawei Watch Feature: Daily Tracking
Huawei Watch Feature: Heart Rate
Huawei Watch Feature: Map
Huawei Watch Feature: Activity Tracking
I’m sure you’re dying to know the price of the #HuaweiWatch so you can buy one as a Christmas gift for yourself. Well, the Huawei Watch sells at Php 19,990.00 for the Classic and Php 23,990.00 for the Active Black.
You can check the availability of the Huawei Watch in various gadget stores, at the Huawei Experience stores, and e-commerce websites like Zalora.
For updates on the Huawei Watch and other gadgets, like the Facebook page of Huawei Philippines at www.facebook.com/HuaweidevicePH.