Huawei when announced their long awaited venture in the smartwatches market, there was only a certain section of the population that expected them to deliver their promises about how cool the watches are going to be. But as now we have the product available in the market, there is no reason to doubt anymore. From manufacturing Android smartphones, the brand has come a long way; one great demonstration of their growth is this one beauty of a watch that comes in an elegant and classy leather strap with the body made of stainless steel. Now, there have been a lot of speculations about how the product is going to perform amidst the cluster of smartwatches that has established their very own competitive market. But as it happens to be the case, the watch is a very strong contender and has all the potential to make anybody go weak in their knees with its sheer beauty and beastly performance. Let’s dive in to understand more about this great product that seems to be the new favorite in the town.
By the looks of it, it is extremely hard to say how tech-savvy this watch is. The reason for that is the simple and classy look that the makers decided to go with. The retro design seems to be brilliantly thought out by the think tank behind Huawei. The pure leather black leather strap is as beautiful as any classic watches that our forefathers decorated their wrists with. The AMOLED circle is 1.4 inches, which is quite basic for a wristwatch, but where it excels above the rest is the exquisite beauty that it throws away in our faces. The stainless steel makes sure that the watch survives the extreme terrains where a normal watch would easily give up. The display is crystal clear and adds to the overall beauty of the product to a great extent.
The watch is extremely light at 60.5 grams, which basically means that you won’t even feel that you have a beauty attached to your wrist all day. This is one problem with many other watches in the category which, due to technical add-ons and hi-tech features, falls flat when it comes to the comfortability level. The dimensions of the watch are pretty much in accordance with what is expected given the light weight. The circle happens to be about 42mm in diameter and is 11.3mm thin. On the other hand, the dimensions of the black leather strap stands at a good 180mm by 21mm.
However, where the product totally rules is the material which has been used in manufacturing the watch. Sophisticated materials such as a sapphire crystal that is extremely good at scratch resistance, the stainless steel that promises to go through anything without showing a single sign of vulnerability and the pure leather strap, which functions way more beautifully than it looks.
All in all, we can pretty much say that when it comes to the design aspect, this watch may be one of the best in the market.
Being one of the high-end smartwatches in the market, a lot was expected from this on the technical aspects, and it delivers to the expectations. The watch is compatible with both Android and iOS. The inbuilt heart monitor and the accelerometer helps the runners keep tab of their heart and performance level all the time. The watch is powered by Android wear and the built in wi-fi and Google Now voice commands justifies with the ‘cool smart watch’ tag that this product has achieved within days of its official launch. You can install your favorite apps on the watch and there are 4000 of them that will run smoothly and more will be coming with the constant updates.
The eccentric display features a screen resolution of 400 by 400 pixels along with 286 ppi, which is amazing for a gadget this size. The watch runs on a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor while the memory of the device is 4GB ROM along with a RAM of 512 MB. If these features are not enough to lure you, there are plenty more that may do the trick. The 300 maH battery that enables the watch to run for about 48 hours smoothly and the connectivity of the device is dependent on Bluetooth 4.1 and WI-FI. So basically, you are having a Smartphone on your wrists and the audio quality minus the headphones is amazing, more in lines with the best of the smartphones. The device has been powered by Android 4.3 (can be updated when the new versions come out) and iOS 8.2 +.
All these high-end functions might become a little hard for some users and for that, a well-composed user manual is provided.
- Amazingly upmarket design and strong built which is as beautiful as it is functionally wonderful.
- Sapphire crystal of the highest quality is used in the making which is scratch resistant.
- Battery backup is one of the bests in the segment.
- The performance is as smoother as the best of the smartphones in the market and the responsiveness of the device is surprisingly fast.
- The in-built fitness apps and heart monitor comes in handy for the health freak users.
- The light weight of the product is great for the comfortability factor.
- A product of this calibre wasn’t expected to be cheap when it comes to the price, but there are many cost effective products in the market featuring more or less the same features.
- The battery backup is good, but not for the price that it comes at. It should have been better.
- The watch may be light, but the thickness of it can cause a problem for some users.
Although the watch comes with a set of advantages and disadvantages but it still remains a great product for the daily usage. This is the high time for the smart watches and Huawei seems to be all buckled up for a long and fruitful run. Selling on Amazon at USD 328.45.
Look-Out for the Watch on Official Huawei Website.