It is difficult to predict how things will turn out in a particular market. And if not, ask all the analysts that they augured successes wearables and to smart watches when three or four years ago they took over the most important fairs in the industry, because they really seemed like a very interesting type of device and with many possibilities.
A few months later, smart watches have not taken off and virtually no manufacturer has been able to create real needs around them, relegating them to become a mere smartphone accessory or in an advanced physical quantifier, basically the most widespread use that has been found.
Apple won the battle more for lack of competition than for conviction, and Google was quick to devise a strategy based on unlink the Android brand from the smartwatches operating system , also compatible with iOS, launchingas heir of the work of an Android Wear perhaps very slow in evolutions.
Today is the first watch that is officially born under the seal of Wear OS, although when you see it you will realize that it is indeed an old acquaintance, because Huawei renews in a restrained way what was probably the best Android Wear watch , he, which is already here with its second generation. Or not.
The new Huawei smart watch is identical in design and materials to the relieved model, with a 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm metal case and sports design in circular format, where one can 1.2-inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 390 x 390 pixels, something like about 327 pixels per inch.
His chipset also repeats, so again the veteran Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 is the chosen one in the absence of a viable alternative, which together 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB Non-expandable storage systems make up the same hardware platform as last year’s model.
Connectivity also repeats, with WiFi 802.11b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and NFC to make mobile payments, adding according to versions the independence granted by a nano-SIM slot and the connection to 4G LTE networks .
Nor do they vary their water resistance capabilities with IP68 certification , much less his 420 mAh battery hopefully it will reach the full two days of use if we do not give the smartwatch too much work.
Where are the changes that justify a new model? Well really nowhere, because the hardware is identical except for a version with eSIM that will reach the countries where the virtual SIM is implemented, while our model will maintain the physical slot.
There are not even new colors, and in fact the renewal of the Huawei Watch 2 Classic is not announced , that with a more elegant design lost any option of 4G connectivity.
We do not know if Huawei will specifically identify the new versions separating them from the old ones, and is that in fact all software novelty should arrive indistinctly to one and another model, so it would not be logical to differentiate them with this section.
The Huawei Watch 2 (2018) are already available in them colors black, orange and gray “cement” at a price of about 210 and 275 euros respectively the basic models with Bluetooth or the version with 4G LTE.
A strange movement that was rumored a few weeks ago, and the Chinese manufacturer has not explained. Even so, without these explanations, our part has a clear conclusion, and that is that this release can not be taken as a new model of smartwatch.