The HUAWEI WATCH 2, Huawei's second-generation smartwatch, hits the U.S. today starting at $300, and for a limited time, it will come with 10 weeks free access to Google Play Music.
The HUAWEI WATCH 2 is a health and exercise companion. Its chronograph double-crown design is inspired by sports watches, and makes controls easy to access. What makes it a smart fitness watch though, are the features under the surface, including a highly-integrated antenna (GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) for stronger connectivity. In addition, its ceramic bezel helps better dissipate heat and is lighter, scratch resistant and six-times harder than stainless steel.
With a 45mm (1.8") diameter and the ratio of a traditional wristwatch, plus a high-definition AMOLED display with a 390x390 pixel resolution, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 is available in two designs - standard and Classic. The standard version will come in Carbon Black, Concrete Grey and the Classic in Titanium Grey.
It has a standard 22mm (7/8") wide strap, which comes in a range of styles to complement the array of customizable faces.
The HUAWEI WATCH 2 has fitness solutions to make working out more effective. Featuring an established mobile connection technology and a built-in GPS chip, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 offers an improved experience when using apps. Built-in smart sensors collect data on user activities - including distance, speed, steps, heart rate, heart rate range, calories, stride frequency, route and more - enabling the professional exercise guidance and fitness management functions to offer detailed analysis.
For example, with scientific training schemes and heart rate data, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 can alert a user when to speed up or slow down. It is also a smart health management device, meaning it can remind users to reach their daily exercise targets. Daily activities and activity levels are measured using three key indicators: number of steps, duration of medium and high-intensity exercise, and stand-up times. In addition, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 supports continuous around-the-clock heart rate monitoring. It can display a heart rate curve and resting heart rate for up to six hours.
Running on Android Wear 2.0, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 can support iPhone or iPad with iOS 8.2+, or any smartphones with Android 4.3+, with on-watch access to a library of compatible and independent productivity, fitness, networking, music, travel and gaming apps.
The HUAWEI WATCH 2's 420 mAh optimized battery lasts up to two days with regular use. When in training mode with both the heart rate sensor and GPS on, the device lasts up to 10 hours. It can also last up to three weeks in Huawei's exclusive Watch Mode and keep counting steps and display time.
Available in Carbon Black and Concrete Grey, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 can now be purchased at an MSRP of $299.99. HUAWEI WATCH 2 Classic will be available soon with an MSRP of $369.99, available in Titanium Grey.