Huawei has today launched the successor of Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch which was launched last year. The newly launched model, named Huawei Watch 2 (2018), comes in three variants — 4G Edition, Bluetooth-only model, and 4G eSIM Edition.
There is no major change in terms of the design. It features a double crown design and comes with shortcut keys for easy access to sport, quick exercise selection or to setup a custom quick launch. The smartwatch weighs 57 grams and measures 45 x 48.9 x 12.6 mm and comes with a waterproof casing having IP58 certification.
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) comes with a 1.2-inch OLED display with screen resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. The display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 2100 chipset, along with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.
It has integrated GPS and Beidou dual positioning support, allowing to track users in real-time. It can also track heart rate and can monitor the quality of sleep at night. There’s a Galvanic Skin Response sensor, along with a barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.
There are different exercise modes and the company is using FIRSTBEAT motion tracking algorithm and training plan, helping users in sports activities. The device also comes with NFC support, enabling a bunch of payment systems, including Huawei, Alibaba’s Ali Pay, and WeChat payment system.
The smartwatch runs on Google‘s Android Wear 2.0 operating system. Coming to the battery, according to the company, the battery can last one and a half days on a single charge. However, on using 4G, it drops to just 1 day of usage. Huawei claims that the battery can be charged fully in about 100 minutes.
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) is priced at 1,538 Yuan (approximately $xx) for the Bluetooth-only model and goes up to 1,988 Yuan (approximately $310) for the eSIM model. It will be available in three color options — Carbon Black, Vibrant Orange, and Star Grey and is available for purchase in China through Vmall.