Price : ₹ 22,999/-Rating : 75/100
- How dows it feel out of the Box?
While the smartwatch segment has yet to pick up steam, the Huawei Watch is here to change your perception. Settling for a single model which has a stainless steel case and a black leather strap with a metal frame got my eyes glued on to it as soon as I took it out of the box. Apart from that, there is a single circular button for the various functions of the watch.
- What am I getting for the price?
The brand has finally launched its first smartwatch dubbed as the Huawei watch, based on Android wear. A unisex watch with 42mm diameter that could work for anyone sets it’s itself apart with aggressive pricing, nifty features and just like other watches coming IP67 certification for dust and water resistance with an AMOLED, always on screen.
- How does it perform?
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, coupled with 512 RAM with an inbuilt storage of 4GB. Connectivity game is kept on par with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, accelerometer, gyroscope and barometer. Sporting a 1.4-inch AMOLEDdisplay with a 400×400 pixel resolution, the screen is vivid with pictures and text displaying really sharp with no pixelation.
Colours are also pretty vibrant and sunlight legibility is decent. The software is buggy which definitely needs an update as certain instances shows software lag which is negligible, but it notifies quickly with a vibration. A single press of the circular button lets you wake or dim the display; a double press will turn the display off, and a long press takes you to the app drawer giving us an idea how comfortable the button is and how smooth the navigation is. Huawei watch uses the Android Wear app on your phone to keep track of watch faces, discover new watch apps, control which apps need to be triggered for certain actions and you can also monitor the watch’s battery and storage, as well. Built in speaker and mic wasn’t audible while receiving calls and while using “OK GOGGLE” for voice searches which could be fixed in the next update. The battery juice lasts for a day and all the apps worked fine. A few tests were done to check if its IP67 certified and indeed it was.
- What’s so special?
The Huawei Watch also doubles up as your fitness companion and comes with the Google Fit app pre-installed, a tracking app which helps you set daily goals for walking which lets you know the number of steps you’ve taken
- What’s your final Take?
The watch is beautiful crafted and grabs everyone’s eyes on the first go coming at a price of ₹ 22,999 which is slightly expensive as compared to Gear S2 and Moto 360 2nd Gen. Performance is good with a sharp display and a watch to be worn with any attire. The issue lies with the software and should be fixed immediately as it gives good competition with HRM and the ability to receive calls, as well.