Huawei launched its smartwatch Huawei Watch 2, through which it tried to cover all the sporting activities you can do, the watch has a stylish sporty design with a wonderful screen and an ideal size so that you can use it in all the tasks that you may face! To find out the watch’s specifications, advantages and disadvantages, you can find everything you want below! Let’s get started.
This watch was released in 2017 with two versions, the first supports 4G networks and the second does not. This watch is similar in design to the Samsung Gear S3 watch, but without the rotatable frame and runs Android Wear 2.0 and supports a variety of applications, sensors, features, and fitness sensors.
Huawei Watch 2 design:
The original Huawei Watch had a premium metal finish which looked smart on the wrist, but it’s all-change with the Huawei Watch 2. Instead of premium appeal, Huawei has opted for a rugged, sporty finish on the Watch 2 with a chunky plastic body and sizable bezel surrounding the watch face.
It’s not particularly eye-catching, but it is at least functional! The Huawei Watch 2 has a strong health and fitness angle, and its design means it will survive the rigors of a workout, training session or race. To that end the silicon strap is sweat-proof, and it can be easily removed.
At 48.9 × 45 × 12.6 mm the Watch is a sizable presence on the wrist, and While it may be big, at 57g the Huawei Watch 2 is surprisingly light considering the GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G SIM crammed inside! The flat rear to the watch case means it sits comfortably on the arm, with the built-in heart rate monitor almost flush to the metal cover.
The right side of the Huawei Watch 2 has two buttons, the first (main) button enables you to move between applications and return to the main menu. The second, is a customizable key which you can assign to the app you want it to launch. It’s set to launch Workout by default, but for those less actively minded Android Pay is a useful shortcut to have attached to this button for quick contactless payments!
Huawei Watch 2 screen:
We’re disappointed by the display on the Huawei Watch 2. At 1.2 inches (3.05 cm) it’s small, and feels even smaller when you try to use the on-screen keyboard or some of the more complex apps while the resolution, is 390 × 390, also isn’t the highest definition we’ve seen on smartwatches, and while it boasts a higher pixel density than the original Huawei Watch the latter was larger at 1.4 inches (3.56 cm), giving you more space on screen, nevertheless, the screen has a unique high brightness that enables you to read the screen in outdoor lighting conditions with high touch response rate of its kind, but these advantages alone are not a sufficient reason to outperform the competing smartwatches!
Huawei Watch 2 hardware and performance:
The Huawei Watch 2 packs a powerful Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset which has been specifically made for wearables that you can easily rely on to perform daily tasks, and 4 GB of internal storage along with 768 MB of RAM which is not bad and at the same time not the best! As The main issue here is the lag in opening apps. You can program the lower physical key on the right of the watch to launch a specific app – a handy shortcut if there’s one feature you frequently use, as it saves you from navigating the still slightly clunky Android Wear 2.0 menu.
The fact there’s no rotating bezel (as on the Samsung Gear S3) or rotating crown (as on the LG Watch Sport) makes scrolling through things like menus a little trickier, as your finger spends most of the time covering the screen, considering that Google has designed Android Wear 2.0 to play nicely with these rotating elements it’s a shame Huawei hasn’t included something on the Watch 2.
Regarding the operating system, Google has renamed Android Wear 2.0 to Wear OS to make it clear that watches running this operating system are compatible with Apple and Android devices!
Huawei Watch 2 Fitness Tracking Features:
The distinctive part of the Huawei smartwatch Huawei Watch 2 is that it contains a variety of features and sensors, most notably the GPS, Bluetooth, the ability to work on 4G networks and the heart rate monitoring sensor.
The smartwatch provides a dedicated application for Observing health and fitness so that you only have to run the Workout application and select the activity you want to do, running, burning calories, cardio exercises, walking or cycling, and many others, and the smartwatch will automatically show the data you need.
Once you start exercising, the Huawei Watch 2 will observe your heart rate, exercise intensity, duration spent, distance, steps taken, and calories burned depending on the type of exercise you are doing, and at the end of the workout, you get detailed statistics about the exercise, which gives you a clear and concise overview of the exercise, you can also view statistics of all past exercises you have done in the Workout app making it easy for you to keep tracking your training plans.
Huawei Watch 2 battery life:
The Huawei Watch 2 has a perfect Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 420 mAh that can last, Without a SIM card, two days on a single charge. Pop a SIM card in, however, and its thirst for a mobile connection cuts that usage to just over a day, which means nightly charges are a must, while The Huawei Watch 2 comes with a slightly fiddly charging cradle, which needs to be lined up with the pogo pins on the rear of the watch not magnetically!