Huawei has launched its first Android Wear smartwatch at Mobile World Congress earlier today, featuring a circular display similar to the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R.
The China-based company is going for style points with its first smartwatch, focusing on the design and making it look like a regular watch. It is a unisex watch, available in silver, black or gold and comes with a range of bands and watch-faces.
Huawei is pushing the fact this is a smaller watch than others, making it fit perfectly for men and women. This follows complaints from women that smartwatches are typically “too large” for smaller wrists.
Another unique feature for the Huawei Watch is the screen will be sapphire crystal glass, rather than Gorilla Glass. Normal watches uses sapphire crystal for more scratch resistance, but sapphire can shatter easily.
The only other smartwatch provider adding sapphire crystal glass is Apple, but a new supply issue due to the bankruptcy of GT Advanced Technologies might cause delays on some units.
Internally the Huawei Watch is running on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and features 4GB of internal storage. Bluetooth 4.0 will allow Android 4.3 users and above to connect the smartphone to the smartwatch running Android Wear.
In terms of fitness and health, Huawei Watch has various functions including calorie tracking, walking, running and a built-in heart rate monitor. Android Wear’s app store features Google Fit and a variety of health and fitness apps.
Huawei has not given any price points for the smartwatch, but it will arrive in mid-summer in 20 countries.
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