Today, we had what we can call Huawei’s day. The Chinese company unveiled its highly-anticipated Huawei Mate 40 flagships alongside a bunch of new accessories to make the life of its users easier. Apart from the new handset and the new gadgets, the company also introduced new wearable products for this competitive segment. The company further established its partnership with Porsche this year by releasing a new Porsche Design smartphone. In addition to that, the company is also unveiling a new Huawei Porsche Design Watch GT 2 smartwatch. Moreover, we have new over-ear headphones for those who want a more conventional, but wireless experience. We also have other interesting products like a glass with headphones and a smart speaker for the IoT segment.
Huawei Porsche Design Watch GT 2
Huawei unveiled a new premium smartwatch with sapphire glass and titanium frame. The wearable also comes with a good level of water resistance. It brings a ceramic finish and a butterfly buckle. The company also introduced a mechanism that allows a quick and simple strap replacement. You can also easily adjust the length of the strap without extra tools. The watch features a 1.39-inch OLED panel and a 46mm body.
As usual, the smartwatch brings a set of sport tracking features. Some of them come with voice guidance. Another interesting feature tracks the sunrise, sunset, the phase of the moon, and tide. Fortunately, even water-related activities are covered here since the watch comes with water resistance up to 5 ATM.
Huawei didn’t disappoint 2020 demands and included a SpO2 sensor on this wearable. It’s one of the most useful features in this year plagued by COVID-19 since it can track the level of the oxygen in your blood. We also have the usual Heart Rate Sensor and it can continuously track your heart for 24-hours. It comes with low power optimizations to improve endurance. Just like the big majority of smartwatches, we also have a sleep tracking feature thanks to TruSleep 2.0 integration.
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According to Huawei, the wearable can offer 14 days of battery life with standard use. If you’re a heavy user, then this amount will fall to 8 days. However, with a single charge of 5 minutes, the watch is ready for 10 hours. Huawei ships the watch with a proprietary Huawei OS, and we can thank that for this battery life that isn’t common among WearOS devices.
This is a premium smartwatch that costs €700.
Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear II
Huawei also decided to play with a kind of wearables that companies are still struggling to make “smart”. The company has just released the Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear II a fashion glass that allows you to even insert prescription lenses. The most interesting detail is that it ships with speakers on the side.
They provide a great would quality, but also introduce an inverse sound wave system that can keep your conversation private. It supports tap and swipe controls allowing you to adjust volume, change music tracks, and answer or end a call. The glasses come with Bluetooth 5.2 support and promise a low latency mode for games. It’s an expensive gadget that retails at €300.
Huawei FreeBuds Studio
Rather than just sticking with the wave of simple TWS earphones, Huawei introduced the FreeBuds Studio a premium headset that really feels more professional than common earbuds. It comes with 8 microphones, one side has four mics with 40 dB reduction in noise and the headset is also equipped with a Tee Audio Structure to filter medium and high-frequency noise.
The headset comes with 40 mm drivers and 4-layer polymer diaphragms. It can reproduce frequencies as high as 48kHz and deep bass. Huawei also implemented a low-latency mode to improve the gaming experience. We have a smart system with three distinct usage modes – Ultra Mode is for flights and train rides and boosts the sound and noise canceling. There is a traditional General Mode for environments with moderate noise. Last but not least, we have a Cozy mode for quiet spaces like offices that still have fan sounds. The headset can smartly change between these modes.
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio promises a stellar battery life with up to 24 hours of usage. Of course, this is only possible with ANC off. Fortunately, a 60 min charge can replenish the headset. There’s a fast-charging mode that can provide 8 hours of listening with a 10 min charge.
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio retails at €300.