Huawei Watch 2 launched in India, prices start at Rs 20999

Huawei Watch 2 launched in India, prices start at Rs 20999”

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Apple Watch 3, Huawei has launched the Huawei Watch 2 in India at a starting price of Rs 20,999. Among the trio, the Huawei Watch 2 (Bluetooth) will remain exclusive to Amazon, whereas the other will be available both via online and offline stores. Under the hood, the Huawei Watch 2 is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor from Qualcomm. You can also use standalone apps like Uber, FourSquare and Messenger from the Huawei Watch 2. The smartwatch runs on the latest Android Wear 2.0 and supports Android Pay.

Android Wear 2.0 with support for Android 4.3+ and iOS 8.2+.

According to Huawei, the Sports variant will carry an official price-tag of INR 20,999, Sports 4G will be sold at INR 29,999 and the Classic variant has been priced at INR 25,999.

"The functionality of watches has grown by leaps and bounds, and thus we see growing interest in the market for timepieces that do much more than just tell time", said P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group, in a statement.

Apart from the cellular connectivity, the Huawei Watch 2 also comes with various sensors that allow the wearable to gather data on user's activity, including distance, speed, steps, heart rate, heart rate range, calories, gait, route, and more. People can click on the crown of the watch to open the workout app.

The Huawei Watch 2 offers standard Chronograph design with 88% of the screen to body ratio, making it the best looking smartwatch in the market. There are quick start running modes as well that include "fat-burning run" and "cardio run". The Huawei Watch 2 can also monitor your VO2Max after a session of intense workout. The device does feature a circular display with customisable watch faces. With 4G, users can download standalone apps as well.

The built-in cellular capabilities of the Huawei Watch 2 4G is extremely useful. Huawei says the Watch 2 is smaller and more compact than the previous generation Huawei Watch.

Some of the other features offered by the Huawei Watch 2 include touch control, intelligent speech recognition, and voice instructions.

On the battery front, the company boasts that the device can deliver up to 7 hours of heart rate monitoring, 2 days of normal usage and even last up to 21 days when putting into normal watch mode.

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