Huawei announced its first smartwatch at MWC earlier this year without sharing details about price and availability.
Now, the company has confirmed at the ongoing IFA show in Berlin that the Huawei Watch is available for pre-orders via GetHuawei.com, Google Store, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. The new smartwatch from Huawei will start shipping September 17 in the US. The Chinese company has detailed that there will be six models with stainless steel, black, and rose gold-plated watch bodies.
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The pricing for the Huawei Watch starts at $349 (approximately Rs. 23,000) for which users will get a stainless steel watch body with Black leather band; $399 (approximately Rs. 26,500) for stainless steel with steel link bracelet, and at the same price the smartwatch will be available in combination of stainless steel body with stainless steel mesh.
There will be another $449 (approximately Rs. 29,750) model of the watch which will have Black DLC-coated stainless steel body and Black-plated link bracelet. The $699 (approximately Rs. 46,250) model will be available in a combination of Rose Gold-plated stainless steel and alligator-pressed Brown leather. The most premium model of the Huawei Watch will be available at $799 (approximately Rs. 53,000) and will have Rose Gold-plated stainless steel watch body with Rose Gold-plated link bracelet bands.
Huawei has announced that the stainless steel and Black models are now available for pre-order while the Rose Gold models will go on sale later this year.
The smartwatch runs Android Wear OS version 1.3 and is compatible with Android devices (Android 4.3 and later) and iOS devices (iOS 8.2 and later).
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The Huawei Watch features a 1.4-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 400×400 pixels and a pixel density of 286ppi. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of inbuilt storage, and 512MB of RAM. The smartwatch also features a heart rate monitor (PPG) and a motion sensor, both of which will appeal to fitness enthusiasts. Some of the sensors on the Huawei Watch include a gyroscope and accelerometer. It ships with a 300mAh battery. The Watch comes with built-in microphone.
The company at the launch touted that the Huawei Watch supports fast charging and offers up to 80 percent battery life in just 45 minutes of charge, or 75 minutes for a full charge. The smartwatch sports always-on watch faces.
Commenting on the launch, Zhiqiang Xu, President of Huawei Device USA said, “Designed first and foremost as a watch, the Huawei Watch is unlike any smartwatch available today. We are committed to meeting U.S. consumers’ demands for premium products and the Huawei Watch is a step in that direction. It embodies Huawei’s technology innovation heritage, pursuit of premium design and integration of useful functionality that we strive to develop in each product.”