When Huawei introduced their first Watch, it was one of the best looking smartwatches of 2015. It had a classic round face design with a premium looking stainless steel case. The original Huawei Watch also had one of the largest screens with a full-circle 1.4” AMOLED display without Moto 360‘s ugly “flat tyre”.
During the launch of the P10 series, Huawei Malaysia has also showcased its new Huawei Watch 2. Powered by the latest Android Wear 2.0, it supports standalone apps, Google Assistant and customisable watch faces.
Reported to be launched together with the P10, images of Huawei‘s follow up to the Huawei Watch has leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017. It looks sportier, speckier and comes with more features than its predecessor.
Huawei wants to take centre stage at this year’s MWC event with the announcement of its new P10 flagship. This comes as a surprise as the Huawei P series is often launched in Q2 and their Huawei Mate 9 was launched just 3 months ago.
It is a rather common trend for accessories to have a “his & her” version, a trend that has eventually stretched into the smart accessories category. It makes sense though as smartwatches tend to be rather gargantuan to accommodate more screen real estate, resulting in big and bulky devices that don’t go well with everyone’s wrist.
Huawei has caught on this trend as well, as there are reports coming in that there will be a “for women” version of their new Huawei Watch. While it is unlikely that there will be any upgrades on the internals of the smartwatch, there will be aesthetic differences because the new watch will apparently be rounder.