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Huawei Watch 2, Watch 2 Classic with built-in e-SIM, Android Wear 2.0 Announced

Huawei Watch 2

Huawei has officially announced Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic, its latest smartwatches at the ongoing MWC event in Barcelona which are the succesor of "Huawei Watch" that was released last year. The new smartwatches has dumped the classic look front style on their predecessor and instead opted for "sport" faces with fairly rugged style. Notably, both runs Google latest Android Wear 2.0 OS.

The main field of attraction on the Watch 2 is its ability to make and receive phone calls without pairing it with a smartphone, this is made possible with an e-SIM card that comes pre-loaded on the device. The smartwatches also has nano SIM slots at the bottom that can accept any network nano SIM card. It is to be noted that the Classic edition doesn't have built-in e-SIM.

In physical aspect, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic looks almost identical. The first has rubber straps while the later has leather straps. Their front faces are different as well. Both of the wrist-worn comes with built-in heart rate sensor that offers real-time heart rate monitoring. They are also waterproof and dustproof certified with IP68 rating.

Huawei Watch 2 Classic

Technically, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic features 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with 390x390 pixel resolution and 328ppi pixel density, protected on the surface by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. They are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor coupled 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The watches supports Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, and 4G (optional) connectivity and comes equipped with speakers and microphones.

Other sensors included apart from heart rate are Barometer and 6-Axis motion sensor. They are fuelled by 420mAh battery with fast charging.

The Huawei Watch 2 wears a price tag of €329 (US$347) for standard version and €379 (US$400) for 4G version, while Watch 2 Classic is priced at €399 (US$421). Both will be available from March in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, and China, and will start shipping in U.S, U.Ⓚ, Australia, and Russia from April.

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