Huawei Watch 2 breaks cover: big and bad, with a fully independent option
It's been rumored for some time, but now Huawei has made it official: the Huawei Watch 2 is now a reality. The latest of the company' Android Wear devices was unveiled at its Mobile World Congress press conference, following the unveiling of its newest flagship smartphones, the P10 and P10 Plus.
Thanks to the Android Wear 2.0 platform, the Watch 2 can be used both as a companion to your smartphone, and as a standalone device running its own, specialized apps. The latter, however, is only available for users of the independent, 4G-enabled version of the device, which can make use of a nano SIM or eSIM card. The watch features a number of high-end features such as GPS and a real-time heart rate monitor, and its chassis is made of ceramic, which, along with its slightly curved profile, promises to be comfortable, despite the device's thickness.
It features a 1.2", 390x390 AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass. The 420 mAh battery isn't the biggest one on the market, but Huawei promises 2 days battery life with everyday usage. The device is also IP68-certified, making it suitable for some water sports, or the occasional spilled drink.