Apple Watch Nike +, Huawei Watch 2: The strengths and weaknesses of these watches connected
Running Android Wear 2.0, the Huawei Watch 2 is compatible with iOS, which places it as a potential rival of the Apple Watch Nike +. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of these watches connected? Answers in these next lines!
More sporting than its elder, the Huawei Watch 2 has something to compete with the Apple Watch Series 2 or the Nike + version of the watch. Although both manufacturers have different approaches in the wrist world connected, I decided to oppose their watches. Given that the Huawei Watch 2 offers great features in sports tracking, can it shade the latest Apple Watch that is considered by many to be the best watch connected to the market ? Discover my smartwatch comparison that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of these products.
The thickness of the Huawei Watch is one of its main weaknesses
At my wrist, the Apple Watch Nike + throws. But if you hoped for a round watch, it is dead, the Apple loves things square. Its 1.5-inch OLED display offers good brightness and is more powerful than the first generation of the Apple Watch (340 x 272 pixels). On the side of the watch of Huawei, one is entitled to a screen AMOLED of 1.2 inches displaying 390 x 390 pixels. Its round design is pretty cool but, I regret that the watch is quite thick. Heavier than the Apple Watch, the Huawei Watch 2 visually gives the impression that the ring and dial are not fixed. But in reality, this is not the case. The crown does not move, which is really a shame for a watch under Android Wear.
The Huawei Watch 2 is much larger than the Apple Watch Series 2
Unlike the Apple Watch Series 2 and Nike +, which are available in two sizes (38 and 42 mm), the connected watch of the third smartphone manufacturer in the world is only available in 45 mm. Although this is not a problem for most guys, those who have the (bad) chance of having very fine wrists will find that Huawei’s proposal is too big for them . But it is probably the use of the watch that interests you the most. And at that level, there is a lot to say.
Thanks to the digital crown (rotary knob) of the Apple Watch, one can easily navigate between the different apps. On the Huawei Watch, there is no digital crown but only two buttons: one allows to activate Google Assistant and the other facilitates the access to the apps recently used. This is how the watch headed, in my eyes, won this first battle focused on design and navigation . But in terms of technical data, which watch is the most muscular? Check out the answer below!
Equipped with a dual-core S2 processor, the Apple Watch Nike + is more powerful than the first Apple Watch. With GPS, waterproofing is the big novelty of this connected watch that allows you to geolocate even when you are away from your smartphone. On the Huawei side, we bet on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chip. The main asset of this processor is to enable 4G connectivity, which gives freedom to the Huawei Watch 2. And above all, it can be used independently of A smartphone . Thanks to its GPS, its 4G antenna and its nano SIM port, the Huawei Watch 2 is a kind of smartphone compressed in the format of a watch . In short, you can make and receive calls with the Huawei Watch 2 ,
While Apple believes that its latest Apple Watch can ensure a day of use, I could easily hold two days with the connected watch when I was not touching the Activity and Exercise apps (which really make me move). On the Huawei side, there is an expectation of an average of 2 days. But these figures do not really mean much, when we know that the lifetime of the battery depends primarily on our way of using it.
Everything seems better thought about the second generation of the Apple Watch that gains in efficiency thanks to watchOS 3. But to intimacy perfection, Apple must review the autonomy of its watch connected and improve the role of its digital crown . Finally, I personally hope that the next Apple Watch will opt for a round design but hey, it’s like wanting to stop the waves with his hands: unnecessary. As for the Huawei Watch 2, she is still as beautiful as her eldest son, but she progresses enormously in the sport . However, it is not yet the queen of the smartwatch because of its screen too small (strongly the arrival of the borderless screens in watches connected) and the absence of rotating crown.