A day with the Huawei Watch 2, the connected watch that is independent of the smartphone
The Huawei Watch 2 is finally available for purchase. We had the chance to test this connected watch, in preview and here are our impressions.
11h : OMG, I became a VIP at Huawei. After having had the opportunity to test the Huawei P10 , I will now tackle the Huawei Watch 2. Already, with my first watch signed Apple, I felt like James Bond. So, imagine my kif when unpacking this watch under Android Wear 2.0! On my wrist, the Huawei Watch 2 throws. But if you hope for a small discreet watch, it’s dead. The Chinese giant sees the big picture.
12h : Aesthetically, Huawei has radically changed its Watch 2, compared to the Watch Classic. If the first generation of the connected watch from Huawei stands out with its bracelets, the new generation is more sporty, more masculine. Featuring a lightweight rubber strap, the Huawei Watch 2 looks visibly easy to wear.
12h30 : Hardly twinned with the P10, the Huawei Watch 2 recovers most of the apps installed on the smartphone. This sync is done at high speed V, thanks to the new Android Wear 2.0 operating system. The new “dock” of the watch, which is accessible by pressing the side button, allows me to easily access the apps and it’s really cool.
13h : In addition to having changed design, the new connected watch from Huawei has been transformed inside: it is now waterproof . She can now accompany me in the shower or during my sessions at the pool since she is certified IP68. For the dolphins, we’ll see later … In short, I decide to go under water and fortunately for me, the watch always walks oklm.
14h : By becoming waterproof, the Huawei Watch 2 decided to show its muscles . The connected watch now uses multiple sensors with complex algorithms, offers fitness solutions and optimizes drives. These integrated sensors collect comprehensive data on user activity, distance, speed, number of steps, heart rate, heart rate, calorie count, pace, route, etc. Doing sports has never been so crazy for a geek.
14:30 : But what I really like about this watch is being able to detach myself from my Huawei P10, whenever I want. This new smartwatch embeds its own modem of the blow, it is autonomous . I can finally go out running without my smartphone, while being able to be reached by message or even by telephone. Since I had the slab, I decided to test the GPS built into this watch (a real novelty) . I literally could give up my P10 to the editor and geo-locate with my watch.
16h : The Huawei Watch 2 is a true formula 1 compared to its eldest. It’s a bit like “Flash” smartwatch version. Navigating between the apps is a real happiness especially when compared with the slow hell imposed by his big sister. And cherry on the cake, its autonomy meets all my expectations . The battery lasts two days in normal use, up to 10 hours in “training mode ” and up to three weeks in “watch mode”.
The new Huawei Watch is still a beautiful kid but is making good progress on the sport . Even if we get wet, she can accompany us from morning to night. A bigger screen would have helped to establish itself as a gadget that would make us crack every time. But personally, I’m already seduced. If you want to get it, it’s by HERE that it happens.