Combine the Apple Watch?s elegance and premium aesthetics with the Moto 360?s classic round watch design and what do you get? Well, it looks like Huawei has the answer. The Chinese device maker has just unveiled the Huawei Watch. Now that it?s official, the company may have a good chance of grabbing the crown for the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch in the market.
The Chinese electronics giant has launched three new mobile devices but the most interesting of the trio is definitely the Huawei Watch. To begin with, the smartwatch is the first Android Wear device to be equipped with a sapphire crystal display, beating Apple right off the bat. Underneath it is a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen, that diagonal size makes it the smallest out there. It has a 400×400 resolution resulting to a pixel density of 286ppi. Add those to a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio and you have, as the company puts it, ?the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch in the world.?
The device?s case is made out of scratch resistant cold-gorged stainless steel and measures 42mm. A single Huawei Watch is comprised of 130 components and takes 260 manufacturing steps to complete; 160 of those steps performed by hand. The watch promises to deliver intuitive control and comfortable by putting the physical button at the 2 o?clock position and offering it in the stylish color variations: black, silver, and gold.
Like many other smart wearables, the Huawei Watch allows users to view SMS, read email, receive phone calls, play with apps, view notifications, and check their calendar entries right from the touchscreen. It?s powered by a 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm and is compatible with smartphones that run Android 4.3 and above. That?s coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB of built-in storage.
The device can also work as a fitness tracker and is integrated with sensors that can detect if a user is walking, running, biking, or sleeping. The manufacturer plans to release the Huawei Watch in 20 countries around the world initially on June of this year.
Photo Credit: ?Huawei Watch Press Kit