Soon after Apple announced that it will be bringing its Watch Series 3 to India, Huawei has launched its Watch 2 in the country. Unlike the Apple Watch Series 3 that will debut in the country, Huawei Watch 2 does come with built-in cellular connectivity.
The Huawei Watch 2 was originally launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is an update to the original Huawei Watch that was announced last year. The smartwatch runs on Android Wear 2.0 and is compatible with both Android and iOS. As for the design, the Huawei Watch 2 comes with a classic wristwatch like externals. It sports a stainless steel watch case with a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display in the middle.
Underneath, the Huawei Watch 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. This is coupled with 786MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The Watch 2 comes with built-in sensors that can help track heart rate, calories burnt, distance traversed and various activities like running, jogging, and walking. Furthermore, you can instantly turn on workout mode in the Huawei Watch 2 app by simply pressing on the watch crown. The Quick start running modes includes preset training like “fat burning run” and “cardio run”. The Huawei Watch 2 can also monitor your VO2Max after a session of intense workout.
The built-in cellular capabilities of the Huawei Watch 2 4G is extremely useful. It helps you to concentrate on your activities and the world round you without the need of carrying your paired phone around. To top that up, you can receive VoLTE calls and SMS directly on your watch face. You can also use standalone apps like Uber, FourSquare and Messenger from the Huawei Watch 2.
Huawei Watch 2 Specifications
- 1.2 inch (390 x 390 pixels) AMOLED circular display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 Processor
- 786MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage
- IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
- 3-Axis Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient
- Light, Heart Rate, Barometer
- 4G VoLTE with Voice calling (only in
- Huawei Watch 2Sports 4G)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS, NFC, Microphone and Speaker
- 420mAh Battery with Fast Charging
- Android Wear 2.0 with support for Android 4.3+ and iOS 8.2+
Huawei Watch 2 India Price and Availability
Huawei is launching three variants of its Watch 2 lineup in India. These include Huawei Watch 2 Sports (Bluetooth), Huawei Watch 2 Classic (Bluetooth) and Huawei Watch 2 Sports (4G) at Rs 20,999, Rs 25,999 and Rs 29,999 respectively. Among the trio, the Huawei Watch 2 (Bluetooth) will remain exclusive to Amazon, whereas the other will be available both via online and offline stores.