The new model is integrated with nano SIM or e-SIM technology that connect the smart timepiece to 4G networks.
Huawei has unveiled its latest version of smart wearable called the Huawei Watch 2 (2018) in China. This new model is integrated with nano SIM or e-SIM technology that connect the smart timepiece to 4G networks. This means that with this watch users can make and receive calls, use the web service and stream music without the need to be paired with their smartphone. Do note that not all telecom operators offer support for e-SIM.
The watch features a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with 328ppi pixel density and Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The Watch 2 (2018) runs on Android Wear 2.0 and supports handsets running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and above. The smartwatch is kept alive by a 420mAh battery which also supports fast charging.
The watch is equipped with a heart rate sensor, a built-in GPS, a shortcut key to switch to a sports mode for tracking exercises, and more. One can also customise the shortcut key to launch an app of their preference. The watch can also track eight different kinds of exercises and monitor the quality of your sleep at night. There’s a Galvanic Skin Response sensor, a barometer, an accelerometer, a gyro and a compass. There also a Firstbeat motion algorithm that will guide you through workouts. On the connectivity front, the watch comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS+Beidou, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE, and eSIM.
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) with an e-SIM carries a price tag of CNY 1,988 (approximately Rs 20,900), the one with a 4G Nano SIM is priced at CNY 1,888 (approximately Rs 19,800) and the one with standard Bluetooth version costs CNY 1,688 (approximately Rs 17,800). The smartwatch comes in three colour variants — Carbon Black, Star Grey, and Vibrant Orange.