Huawei Watch 2 comes in two versions, there's a Porsche Design model too
One of the best Android Wear watches just got a sequel - the Huawei Watch 2 splits into two personalities, one sporty and one dressy. Huawei's cooperation with Porsche Design is back with an exclusive look too.
The Huawei Watch 2 classic has a 316L stainless steel body available in Titanium Grey with 22mm watch bands. The watch itself measures 45mm in diameter. Note the minute divisions on the bezel, those are new as is the two button design.
Both watches are IP68 waterproof and have extensive exercise-tracking features, it’s just that the non-classic model is built out of plastic (which will take abuse better) and its watch bands feature some high-visibility colors (those are 20mm bands, by the way).
GPS and a heart rate sensor will track your runs and produce a VO2Max measurement at the end. There’s around 2.3GB of storage available to download songs. If you go for the LTE-enabled model, you can easily stream the music.
Huawei was serious about making the Watch 2 a full replacement for a phone. The LTE model features VoLTE, noise cancellation with 2 mics and dual antennas. In some countries, the watch will have a regular SIM slot, though in others it will use eSIM instead.
Both LTE and and non-LTE versions of the smartwatch have NFC with Android Pay support (in countries Pay is available, of course). Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi (2.4GHz, b/g/n) are supported as well. The 420mAH battery should last you 10 hours in Training mode (with GPS tracking and real-time heart rate monitoring), otherwise the watch should last about 2 days.
Here are some additional specs - the Huawei Watch 2 will start at €330 and it is powered by a Snapdragon 2100 chipset (with 768MB RAM, 4GB storage). The AMOLED screen measures 1.2” big with 390 x 390px resolution (326ppi). It’s guarded by Gorilla Glass. Below are the launch targets for the different regions.
March – Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, China.
April – US, UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, The Nordics, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE
May – Malaysia
Also, here’s a peek at the Huawei Watch 2 Porsche Design. It features a tachymeter bezel and will launch “in the upcoming months.” We didn’t ask about price, but you know the rule about asking.