Test: 15 days with the Huawei Watch 2, the connected watch that will push you to zap your smartphone!
The Huawei Watch 2 spent two weeks in my hands. I was able to test this new connected watch which can do without a smartphone as well seems and here is the time of the verdict.
After seducing smartwatch enthusiasts with its Huawei Watch, the Chinese manufacturer decided to continue the wrist adventure connected in 2017. Equipped with the latest technologies, the Huawei Watch 2 regaled me . Light despite its thickness, independent despite its format, the new connected watch of Huawei throws. She successfully completed all the steps of my test . But is this Watch 2 truly revolutionary compared to its big sister? Does it bring real added value? I will try to answer it in the next few lines.
Aesthetically, Huawei radically changed its Watch 2, compared to the Watch Classic. If the first generation of Huawei’s connected watch was distinguished with its leather strap and metal dial, the new generation is more sporty, more masculine. Featuring a lightweight silicone bracelet and a metallic and plastic frame, the Huawei Watch 2 is easy to wear . But if the Huawei smartwatch visually gives the impression that the ring and the dial are not fixed, it is not. In reality, the crown does not move. Which makes it difficult to navigate the system, as you will see. To finish with the negative sides of the design of this new watch connected, I must mention its size.
The thickness of the Huawei Watch 2 has nothing to do with the finesse of an Apple Watch but this is due to the fact that all the components of this watch are housed in different places compared to other smartwatches. Weight level, the Watch 2 is even lighter than its elder who was nevertheless less muscular. And even if the screen of the Huawei Watch 2 is small enough (a strong impression with the big ring), Android Wear 2.0 draws the best from this connected watch . The icons are large and the information is clearly legible. To navigate the Huawei Watch 2, there is no question of using the ring that is fixed. No, everything is done on the finger. At first, I had a little trouble getting out but after a dozen interactions,
And thanks to its light sensor that adapts to all conditions, the Huawei Watch 2 adapts to all lighting conditions . The colors are glowing, the rendering is really wow. The new “dock” of the watch, which is accessed by pressing the first side button, allows me to easily access the apps and it’s really cool. And Android Wear 2.0 allows you to enjoy a drawer of quicker settings more accessible and organized. But what is really stupid on this connected watch is its independent side. Available in 3 versions, the Huawei Watch 2 is offered in a model that can be equipped with a nano SIM or e-Sim integrated. These two versions can push you to leave your smartphone at home!
As Huawei France’s marketing director summarized so well, “when you run with the Huawei Watch 2, you do not need your smartphone anymore . ” Even better, both SIM and e-SIM versions can send messages or make calls , even if your smartphone is not within reach. Basically, these versions of the Huawei Watch 2 turn into a kind of smartphone at the wrist. And the cherry on the cake, the autonomy of the new connected watch of the third smartphone manufacturer in the world is better than that of his big sister.
The battery lasts two days in normal use (like responding to SMS with short pre-recorded answers or, to use simple features like alarm). If you put on the watch so that it becomes the best ally for your sports sessions, its battery will not hold the day. But good, it can still do without charge for 10 hours . Let us hope that the next generation enjoys greater autonomy. Oh yeah, I was forgotten. The Huawei Watch 2 can also display the time, number of steps (and basta) in a “Clock” mode that resembles an extreme energy-saving spell.
The new Huawei Watch is still a beautiful kid but is making good progress on the sport. Even if it gets wet, it 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. This connected watch is one of the best things I’ve tested. And it is not for nothing that she has already won several prestigious awards. If you want to get it , it’s by HERE that it happens .