Sun rises from the east. It’s the perfect analogy for smart watch market in 2017. With many products comes to the market, there is one that shining brighter than others. It’s Huawei Watch 2, the new smartwatch device from Chinese rising electronic manufacturer, Huawei.
This is a successor of the previous Huawei Watch which was released back in 2015. Officially announced at CES 2017, the new Huawei Watch brings more desirable upgrades from the predecessor. Curious with what Huawei has done in the second edition of their smart Watch? Here’s Huawei Watch 2 Review; a review of new wearable device from Huawei.
Huawei Watch 2 Review
Come face to face with LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, Huawei Watch 2 is equipped with more connectivity and feature which are forced to be fitted in such a smaller device. In fact, the watch is indeed stores more things than any other watch in the market. As a result, the thickness is increased, makes it looks a bit chunkier. And unlike the previous edition which has traditional and classic look, in this new edition Huawei offers more rugged and sportier look of a smart watch. Check the detail of our review below.
Design is an essential topic in this Huawei Watch 2 Review. As other smart watch products in the market, Huawei Watch 2 is provided in 2 different options; “standard” option for sportier look, and “classic” for more traditional look of a watch. Although physically they look different, but there is no significant difference in term of specification. With more rugged look, the standard version will be perfect to be used as companion while we’re doing fitness and sport activity. And for the classic one that has more traditional look, it will be perfect to be used on meeting or any other formal occasions.
In term of material and construction, both standard and classic are totally different. Like what I’ve mentioned before, the standard trim is perfect for doing outdoor activities. This is due to the use of changeable silicone strap in it. So it can perfectly endure the sweat. Moreover, it also has ceramic bezel and thermoplastic case for lighter weight and minimum heat. While on the classic trim, leather strap and stainless steel case will provide you more elegant and premium impression.
Talking appearance, most of Huawei Watch 2 Review says that Huawei Watch 2 looks smaller but a bit chunkier. It comes with 45 x 48.3 x 12.6mm body dimension which is paired with 60.5 grams of weight for classic trim, and 57 grams of weight for standard trim. With this light weight and small dimension, you can barely notice when you’re using this watch on your hand. In addition, Huawei has also equipped this smart watch with IP68 certification. It means that you can bring the watch 2 under water up to 1.5 meter of depth in 30 minutes.
In the display sector, Huawei has equipped Watch 2 with 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390 x 380 pixel of screen resolution. The use of this display affects on the quality of the pictures shown which is vivid, bright and more vibrant. Moreover, this display also has ambient light sensor to make the watch able to adjust the screen brightness. And the good news is, the AMOLED screen seems to manage power better than the ordinary LED panels.
The control is pretty easy. As stated in most of this review, the OS now relies almost fully on the swipe gesture. You can easily swipe from the screen edge to do navigation. However, due to the small screen it has, the screen navigation is a bit difficult, especially for them who has big finger. Luckily, Watch 2 from Huawei also provides crown button. Not just one, but two. You can use one crown button to access apps, while the other one can be used as a shortcut button.
It’s been stated previously in the beginning of this review that this Watch has something more than other smartwatch products in the market. In the data processing, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 planted beneath the watch. This processor is also teamed up with 768 MB of RAM for better performance.
While on the storage, a 4 GB internal memory is ready to store any kind of file you want such as picture, music, and others. In addition, you can also find other features in this watch such as Bluetooth, heart rate monitor, GPS, WiFi, and NFC. As for NFC, you can also use it to access Android Pay, which works so well on the watch.
Read deeper specification form this watch in official Huawei website here.
You may find other smart watch product in the market will work optimally with a companion of smartphone. But, the case is different in Huawei Watch 2. This watch can work independently without being connected to your smartphone. The only reason is that this edition of Huawei Watch has been completed with mobile network connectivity support and nanoSIM slot which can be used for eSIM as well.
Even more, for certain edition of the watch, it also support 4G network. So, if you want to make a call directly from your watch without pairing it to your smartphone, Huawei Watch can do this. Last but not least in this Huawei Watch 2 Review, this device is equipped with 420 mAh battery capacities, which is enough to power the device for a day in a medium use.
Price and Release Date of Huawei Watch 2
In the US, Huawei Watch 2 has been released on April 18th, and it was followed by UK release on May 4th. There is no confirmation yet of when this product will be released in Australia and any other part of the world. But hopefully, soon. About pricing, you can get the standard version of the watch with €329/£329, and €379/£379 for standard version with LTE support. As for the classic model, you can afford it by paying €399, and £409 for Huawei Watch 2 Classic titanium grey edition with no LTE support. That’s all of our Watch review. And if you are independent people who dreams of independent smart watch, go get Huawei Watch 2; Independent Smart Watch for Independent people.