Huawei has entered the smartwatch space by unveiling the Huawei Watch, which is powered by Android  Wear at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.

Huawei’s watch is a fully circular one with a 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, scratch-proof sapphire crystal lens and a stainless steel frame. The screen resolution is 400 x 400 pixels resolution in 286 ppi pixel density. Huawei claims that this is “the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch in the world.” The Huawei Watch has Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.1. It also has a heart rate monitor sensor, 6-Axis motion sensor, and barometer sensor that automatically detects and tracks in real-time if a user is walking, running, biking, hiking or sleeping.

Huawei also claims that its Watch is “made of more than 130 components” and that the crown, frame and hinge are built from high-quality and scratch resistant cold-forged stainless steel making it 40 percent harder. The frame is 42mm in diameter. It also has an intuitive press button according to the company, though it doesn’t specify much what it means by that.

It has a range of 40 unique watch faces to choose from and a full range of watch straps made from different materials and catering to different styles. The Huawei Watch will come with a magnetic charging station.

The Huawei Watch runs Android Wear and can receive SMS, email, Google calendar alerts, phone call notifications. It is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.

Users can monitor number of calories burned, to heart rate, climbing height, steps taken, and distance travelled. The Huawei Watch comes in three colours: gold, silver and black and will be available in more than 20 countries but India is not on the list for now. Pricing details are not known either.

Publish date: March 2, 2015 6:11 pm| Modified date: March 2, 2015 6:21 pm

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