A few weeks ago, Chinese manufacturer Huawei announced their plans of launching a new smartwatch at this year’s MWC and it was pretty obvious that they were talking about the Huawei Watch 2, an upgraded variant of the first model, launched back in 2015.
Today, it finally happened, but we didn’t see just one, but two new smartwatches, in the form of the Huawei Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic!
In terms of hardware, they’re pretty similar, so the major difference is the design. To be more specific, the regular Watch 2 is the sportier version, with a thermoplastic body and, of course, interchangeable bands. As for the Classic model, it’s rocking a stainless steel body and a leather band, being suitable for daily use or formal events.
Moving on to the actual specs, the smartwatches are using a 1.2″ AMOLED display, with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. Also, they’re water and dust resistant, thanks to the IP68 rating. However, this doesn’t mean that you should take the Huawei Watch 2 with you when you go swimming, for example, since it’s able to resist underwater for a limited amount of time.
At the bottom of the watches, we can find small SIM card trays, so they’re 4G compatible, meaning that you can use the internet without relying on Wi-Fi networks.
Finally, let’s not forget about the 4GB of internal storage, from which just 2.3GB is actually usable, alongside 768MB of RAM, a 420mAh battery, able to last for around 3 days, and, of course, the operating system, which is Google’s new Android Wear 2.0.