Huawei Watch 2 (2018) unveiled: eSIM, nano-SIM and no SIM versions now available
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) is official and not much has changed since the Watch 2 Pro. This model is available with nanoSIM or eSIM that connect the smart timepiece to 4G networks, plus a cheaper Bluetooth-only version.
The screen is a 1.2” OLED with 390 x 390 px resolution, which is protected by Gorilla Glass. The watch weighs 57g and measures 45 x 48.9 x 12.6 mm, the wrist bands are not easily changed. The casing is IP68 waterproof.
The Watch 2 (2018) is powered by a Snapdragon 2100 chipset, no surprises here. It has 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of built-in storage. Thanks to NFC, it supports a plethora of payment systems – Huawei and Ali Pay, plus the WeChat system.
With an eSIM, it can make calls and use web services, including streaming music. There’s a built-in GPS, which tracks your runs in real time. The watch can track your heart rate as you run and it will monitor the quality of your sleep at night. There’s a Galvanic Skin Response sensor too, plus a barometer, accelerometer, gyro and compass.
With “typical” workouts, the battery will last 1 and a half days, which drops to just 1 day if you use 4G. The battery can be charged completely in 100 minutes.
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) is currently available on Vmall.com at a price of CNY 2,000 ($310/€270). Color options are Carbon Black (eSIM version) and Vibrant Orange (nanoSIM). There’s a Bluetooth-only version for CNY 1,540 ($240/€205) available in Star Gray and Carbon Black.
- 03 Jun 2018
Wear OS is just horrible absolutely usless. Charging it every day and it takes 100 min to charge, why I the hell you even need this burden?
- 01 Jun 2018
What GPU does it have for COD?
- 01 Jun 2018
Nothing has changed!! But at least I don't have to update from my current Huawei 2 Smartwatch. In the meantime, I will wait to see what Google bring later this year with their new Smartwatches.