Compared with other smartwatch models available in the market, the Huawei Watch is one that comes with a fully round screen; making it resemble a classic jewelry-style watch. The watch comes with a 1.4-inch display on a small body with a bezel on its side. This allows the watch to sit comfortably on the wrist of its user. Boasting of a screen resolution of 400 x 400, the Huawei Watch comes as the Android Wear device with the highest resolution to date. It bears an all-metal body with interchangeable straps that the user can choose from. Some of the strap options include stainless steel and genuine leather. The watch has more than 40 customizable watch faces available with either its gold, silver or black frame. Powering the device is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM. The watch has a 4GB storage capacity and can be connected to a smartphone through Bluetooth. Other features available on the Huawei Watch include its heart rate monitor, barometric sensor, and a six-axis motion sensor. The watch operates on Android Wear OS and is compatible with different third-party health apps that users can easily enjoy on the Huawei Watch.
So many smart watches on the market don't have the appeal and sophistication that allow them to bridge the line between form and function. Smart watches are often bulky, unattractive and have gained their prominence in the market through their massive feature-set, and not their style or appearance. The Huawei watch is posed to change all of that with a sophisticated and attractive faceplate, superior functionality and stylish appearance. The key features include an impressive array of options that set this watch above its competition.
Key Features of the Huawei Watch
1.4-inch AMOLED display
400 x 400 pixel resolution delivers sharp quality
Android-based operating system
Accurate optical heart rate sensor
Stainless steel body and construction
Sapphire Crystal glass screen for exquisite visibility
Immediately upon inspection, the Huawei watch creates its own presence. This watch feels and looks expensive, but has a ruggedness that will survive a grueling day of work. The watch manufacturer isn't one of the most well-known names on the market, but this watch is posed to place Huawei as a top designer of smart, wearable technology. It's a strong contender for truly wearable smart watch technology and holds its own against more popular options like the Moto 360. The round watch face helps bring it an air of sophistication that many of the square-based smart watches on the market fail to deliver upon.
This watch proves that smart technology can be both attractive and functional. The watch has all of the technological features needed to stay connected, manage health and take advantage of modern smartwatch technology. It's a highly customizable and comfortable watch that changes with you depending on your needs.
One of the biggest barriers to the wide adoption of smart watches is in the design elements. Early watches were reminiscent of the calculator watches of the 1980s. While highly functional, few chose to wear these watches since they depicted a sort of garishness that detracted from the functionality of the watch. Manufacturers are getting better at producing high-quality watches that are infused with an indelible fashion sense. People want a watch that looks like a watch, and the Huawei watch delivers. It has a similar style to the LG G Watch R, but this fully featured watch is more refined and better constructed. Most people looking at the watch might not even realize it is in fact a smart watch.
Huawei is known for their low-priced smartphones, and it's not a company that is particularly renowned for its style or sophistication. The Huawei watch marks a new development in this arena for the company. It has a 42mm body constructed completely of stainless steel, and it comes in three colors -- silver, gold and black. The classic watch features include a comfortable band and a crown dial on the side of the watch to control some of the multiple functions available. The classic features go a long way toward making this watch an excellent piece wearable for any formal or casual function.
The crown is every bit as functional as the watch, as it helps you quickly return to the home screen with a light push. The location of the crown is ideal, and it's placement won't leave a mark on your arm, making this a comfortable and functional addition. The Apple Watch uses the same feature, but this watch is more wearable and will appeal to those whom want a functional watch that runs on the Android system. One unique aspect of the watch is that the crown is placed nearer to the two hour hand position than the three.
The watch is designed to be a unisex watch, but the thicker arm band and large faceplate may make some women contest this position. The smooth lines and features will likely be enjoyed by men and women alike, but its bulkiness and large aspect may make it more of a men's watch. The various strap combinations may make this an ideal option for those who want a wider selection in bands. The watch resembles many of the similar options available in the Fossil line of men's watches, so it seems unlikely that women in large numbers will flock to this new design.
One of the smart decisions by Huawei was the choice to go with a round face plate. This may give the watch a better chance in competing with the release of the new Apple Watch. This is a watch for people who don't want to run the Apple iOS software and don't want others to know they're wearing a smart watch. Aesthetically, the watch seems to have the Apple watch beat. However, as Apple does have a large following, it still remains to be seen which watch wins out in the end.
Screen Resolution and Graphics
One of the features that any good smartwatch much pay attention to is the screen resolution and sharpness of the images. The Huawei watch features a 10,0000 to 1 contrast ratio, with great color quality and focus. The icons and images chosen for the operating system are clear and easy to read, and the screen is bright enough for a clear resolution in any light.
The watch has a 286 pixel-per-inch image density, for a crystal clear image density. It also features a 400-by-400 resolution screen that provides stark color contrast and visibility. In comparison to other watches, it is the only want on the market in the Android realm as of its release. Users will appreciate the easy to read, clear icons that help give this timepiece an extra level of style.
Using Sapphire crystals for the screen was a smart choice by Huawei. The screen is virtually scratch resistant, suitable for touch-based commands, and it responds well. The screen doesn't add anything beyond the typical screens used in Android watches, but the increased responsiveness and scratch-resistant technology make this an ideal option for daily use.
List of Features
This is where the watch manufacturer may lose some of its steam. The design is phenomenal, and it will provide a good option for those who want a stylish smart watch. However, it doesn't have the same level of features as some other watches on the market. For people who want a stylish watch that makes checking email, receiving call notifications and using text-based applications, it is still a good choice. This isn't entirely the fault of the manufacturer either, the Android operating system just doesn't have the same level of customization as its competitor that runs iOS.
Customization options are limited. The feature-set available on the outset is unlikely to be updated beyond basic improved functionality and the basic features available on all Android watches. Android Wear continues to suffer from the same tired features, and thus far the operating system has failed to bring anything new to the table.
The processor is a 1.2GHz Qualcomm process, with 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM. This is pretty standard in the wearable watch field, and it puts on level with most of its competitors in the Android market. There is enough processing power, RAM and storage space to allow for a speedy, fluid response that doesn't have any issue moving between various apps. The watch also features Bluetooth 4.1 for good connectivity, and it features a good option for transferring data between your phone and watch.
The watch features Activity tracking, but like many of its competitors, it doesn't provide any meaningful apps to help you make sense of the activity. It will accurately tell you your heart rate, steps taken in a day, distance covered and calories burned. The watch also tells you the height you've climbed and provide you with all the basic features you need to track your fitness goals.
Ultimately, this is a watch with a good future and promises to deliver a stylish option in the smartwatch industry. As other manufacturers begin to focus on design, it remains to be seen if Huawei will maintain its visual innovation.
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