Along with the P10 Huawei has also launched the Huawei Watch 2 at the ongoing MWC. The Huawei Watch 2 runs on the latest Android Wear 2 and will be available in two variants, Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic. This time around Huawei has shifted focus to the fitness aspect and has accordingly equipped the Huawei Watch 2 with a standalone GPS and a heart rate monitor that is optional (both the 4G and the Heart rate monitor and optional). The best part, however, is that the Watch comes with a 4G LTE radio which means that you can take advantage of the standalone Android Wear 2 apps without actually relying on your Android smartphone. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the Watch 2 comes equipped with NFC module making it ready for the Android Pay.
The Huawei Watch 2 and the 2 Classic are pretty much similar in most of the aspects except the aesthetics. The Classic comes with a stainless steel bezel and straps that seem to be made out of leather. The Regular, however, is made out of ceramic and comes with silicon straps and will be available in three colors, black, speckled gray and an Orange. Both the watches are 12.6mm thick and come with IP68 waterproofing and Gorilla 3 Glass for protection.
Huawei Watch 2 and the 2 Classic both come equipped with a 1.4-inch AMOLED display set at a resolution of 390 x 390 and are wrapped around by two buttons on the left edge, and both are 42mm watch faces. Powering the Huawei 2 watch is the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor along with 4GB of storage and Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi on the connectivity front. Backed up by a 420mAh battery, Huawei claims that both the non-4G variants will last for three days while the 4G one will last for two days. In case you want to save on the battery juice, Huawei has baked in a Watch Mode that will turn the smartwatch into a normal watch which directly translates to up to 40 hours of extra battery life.
The Huawei Watch 2 and the Classic will start selling in mid march in Europe. It will first be available in Spain followed by the UK. Pricing and other international availability details are yet to be announced by Huawei.