Huawei Launches Smartwatch worth 22,999
BENGALURU: Huawei enters wearable market of India with the launch of its high end sapphire crystal coated smartwatch worth 22, 999, as a step to trigger its position as an aspiring brand, reports The Economic Times.
“We are seeing smart wearable to be brand enabler for Huawei rather than focusing on volumes. Through Huawei watch, launched today, we are targeting premium watch buyers as it has been built as Swiss watches are made,” said P Sanjeev, Vice President—Sales for Consumer Business, Huawei India.
Inspired by Swiss watches, the Huawei smartwatch is equipped with a circular dial, 1.4 inch touch sensitive scratch proof Amoled display, and a fit in stainless tell frame. It also has a built-in heart rate monitor and gyroscope supported 6-Axis motion sensors and other accelerometers that can track the user’s physical activities.
“There are over 130 components in this watch and over 160 steps involved in making this watch are done by hands. Being a smartwatch, its user can choose from 40 pre-loaded watch faces and rest can be downloaded,” adds Sanjeev.
Built on Android platform, this Huawei watch supports call alerts, texts or instant message alert and email beeps also. Further, it is water resistant and can also be connected with mobile phone through Bluetooth and wifi. The contrast display as Huawei confirms is 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
“We expect to have at least three models in our portfolio for India in next three months. The model launched today targets men but we will soon get a version for women. At present, it is available on Flipkart but in a month we will start showcasing on premium outlets in 30 cities,” Sanjeev hopes.
The present one aims for men only, though the one for women will also be available soon.
Priced at 22,999 the watch is presently available in Flipkart and some other leading offline stores. The watch is sure to set tough competition for peers like Sony, LG, Casio, Asus and so on.