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Classic Watch Design and Smartwatch Function Come to the U.S. with Introduction of the Huawei Watch

2015-09-03
Classic Watch Design and Smartwatch Function Come to the U.S. with Introduction of the Huawei Watch

Huawei Watch pre-orders start today with mid-September availability

PLANO, Texas [September 2, 2015]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, today announced U.S. availability and pricing of the highly-anticipated Huawei Watch, a new smartwatch that redefines smart by blending timeless, uncompromising design with the functionality of Android Wear™.

Starting today, consumers can pre-order the Huawei Watch on GetHuawei.com, Google Store, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. General availability and pre-order shipments begin September 17th. Six models with stainless steel, black and rose gold-plated watch bodies will be available in the U.S. with prices ranging from $349 to $799 USD. Stainless steel and black models are available for pre-order today, with rose gold models available later this year.

"Designed first and foremost as a watch, the Huawei Watch is unlike any smartwatch available today,” said Zhiqiang Xu, President of Huawei Device USA. “We are committed to meeting U.S. consumers’ demands for premium products and the Huawei Watch is a step in that direction. It embodies Huawei’s technology innovation heritage, pursuit of premium design and integration of useful functionality that we strive to develop in each product.”

Timeless Design

The Huawei Watch is inspired by classic, high-end wristwatch design and executed with the most sophisticated materials. In keeping with traditional wristwatch design, the Huawei Watch has a round face and body, standard lugs and a 42mm diameter. Improving on classic design, the physical crown is in the 2 o’clock position on the watch body, making it ergonomic and easy to use on either wrist.

Sophisticated Craftsmanship with Premium Materials

The craftsmanship of the Huawei Watch is evident in the materials chosen and the attention to detail throughout the manufacturing process. Both the scratch resistant, two-layer sapphire crystal and the 316L cold-forged stainless steel body construction are details usually found in premium and luxury watches.

Style and Personalization

Just as a classic wristwatch is a symbol of personal style, the Huawei Watch provides customization options to let individual style and personality come through. With six watch body and band combinations, consumers can choose the watch that’s right for them. The lug design makes it easy to swap standard 18mm bands for a classic, modern or eclectic new look. In addition, the Huawei Watch comes with a variety of watch faces that users can switch for different settings, moods or activities.

Rich Functionality

Running the latest version of Android Wear, the Huawei Watch offers the rich functionality consumers expect in a smartwatch. Features of the Huawei Watch include:

300 mAh battery offers up to two days of battery life with regular use, and fast charging offers 80 percent battery life in just 45 minutes, or 75 minutes for a full charge.

Always-on watch face gives immediate access to the most important information a watch can provide – the time.

Wi-Fi connectivity for instant notifications when the user’s phone isn’t in Bluetooth range.

Bluetooth 4.1 LE enables users to pair directly to Bluetooth headsets and speakers to enjoy music on the go with or without a smartphone.

6-axis motion sensors automatically identify activity and provide accurate tracking.

Enhanced heart rate monitor provided by one of the world’s most advanced heart-rate detecting sensor manufacturers delivers measurable health tracking.

1.4-inch AMOLED screen offers the highest resolution display of any Android Wear watch at 400 by 400 pixels with 286 pixels per inch.

Models and Pricing

Watch Body

Band

Pricing

Stainless Steel

Black Leather

$349

Stainless Steel

Steel Link Bracelet

$399

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Mesh

$399

Black DLC-coated Stainless Steel

Black-plated Link Bracelet

$449

Rose Gold-plated Stainless Steel

Alligator-pressed Brown Leather

$699

Rose Gold-plated Stainless Steel

Rose Gold-plated Link Bracelet

$799

Specifications

OS

Android Wear 1.3

OS Support

Android 4.3 and later

iOS 8.2 and later

Size

42mm diameter, 11.3mm thin

Display

1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display

400x400 pixels, 286 ppi

Materials

Sapphire crystal

316L Stainless Steel

Black version: DLC coating

Rose gold model: Genuine rose gold plated

CPU

1.2 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400

Memory

4GB ROM, 512MB RAM

Network

Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi

Sensors

Gyroscope + Accelerometer, PPG (Heart Rate Sensor), Barometer

Audio

Built-in microphone

Battery

300 mAh

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About Huawei Consumer Business Group

With 16 R&D centers in countries that include Germany, Sweden, the US, France, Italy, Russia, India, and China, Huawei’s products and services extend to over 170 countries, serving one third of the world’s population. In 2014, Huawei’s smartphone global shipment ranked third in the world. As one of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer BG offers mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices and home devices. With more than 20 years of rich expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and network of partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities, creating extraordinary experiences and realizing dreams for people everywhere.

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