Huawei smartwatches are among the most reliable wearables on the market. Find out in this guide which are the best models in the Huawei range.
The smartwatch market is already populated by many brands that offer excellent smart watches at competitive prices for all bands. There are many smartphone manufacturers who have decided to launch into the wearable device market.
Apple is already in the fifth series of its Apple Watch, while Samsung has already marketed its Galaxy Watch Active and Gear Sport. There is also no shortage of Huawei smartwatches, very valid devices that stand as a considerable option for quality / price ratio.
Before seeing which is the best Huawei smartwatch, it is necessary to examine the fundamental characteristics for the choice and analyze the entire range of smartwatches of the Chinese manufacturer, since Huawei watches are not the only ones available but very interesting smartband are also on the market.
Huawei smartwatch: the features
Before going into the analysis, it is necessary to examine the components and features that make up Huawei smartwatches , fundamental to determine the best watch on the basis of the use you will make of the wearable.
The characteristics that must be examined are, in part, the same that are taken into consideration when evaluating the purchase of a smartphone, such as the display, processor and RAM and memory of the device, to which is also added the component relating to the sensors, very important for an exhaustive evaluation of the device.
Processor and RAM
Processor and RAM memory are part of the hardware sector of smartwatches. The potential of these two components go hand in hand with the operating system, which must be optimized in order to make the most of the computing power of the processor and RAM.
The processor power , calculated in core, is that which determines the speed in the execution of the smartwatch operations and, together with the RAM, is responsible for the absence or absence of slowdowns and therefore for the ease of use of the device.
The RAM, in particular, takes care of storing on a temporary app data more RAM is present and will be more immediate and easier to open and use of applications on Huawei smartwatch.
The sensor component is fundamental for a smartwatch, since the wearable accumulates as much data as possible from the sensors.
The most popular sensors are accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS, but it is now not unusual to find the sensor for monitoring and detecting the heartbeat, or the barometer.
Carefully assessing the sensor equipment on Huawei smartwatches is important in deciding which device will be most suitable for the use you will make of it. The heart rate monitor, for example, could be useful if you practice sports or physical activity frequently, while it may be more important to have GPS available for another type of use.
The presence of the brightness sensor should not be underestimated, it is very useful for automatically adjusting the intensity of the light emanating from the screen and for reducing battery consumption.
Evaluating the battery amperage will allow you to know how long you can wear the smartwatch before having to recharge it. Battery life is a feature that must be examined together with the processor and the way the device is used.
For example, if the smartwatch is often connected via bluetooth to the smartphone or if the use of GPS is intensive, the battery life may be affected.
The advice, in any case, is to be able to count on at least 24 hours of continuous use before having to recharge the device, so as not to accuse annoyance and inconvenience or find yourself with a smartwatch discharged in the middle of the day.
Display and dial
The display is the part with which you will find yourself interacting frequently, to read the data that the smartwatch makes available to you, as well as being the component that allows you to give input to the device.
Huawei smartwatches generally have a round dial, but the Chinese manufacturer’s smartbands and TalkBands are made with a rectangular capsule-like elongated display.
Huawei equips almost all of its wearables with AMOLED panels that allow battery savings as blacks are absolute and recreated through dull pixels. This allows some models to be able to count on the always-on function of the display, i.e. the fact of keeping the screen always active with the time and indication of the latest notifications received, without affecting the autonomy of the device.
In addition to this, the resolution of the display must be evaluated together with its pixel density, measured through the points per inch (ppi): the higher it will be, the more the contents shown on the display will be sharper.
Huawei smartwatch: the complete range
Within its wearable range, Huawei does not only offer smartwatches. In fact, the Chinese manufacturer, in competition with the best oriental smartwatches, has launched three different types of wearable devices on the market, each one specific for a particular need. Let’s see them in detail.
- Huawei smartwatch : they are the smart watches produced by Huawei. You can use these devices both in pairs with your smartphone, and independently, especially if they are equipped with eSIM support. Smartwatches allow the display of notifications and the response, allow you to make and receive calls, but also to monitor physical activity and performances, in addition to playing music and audio. A specific category of Huawei smartwatches is that of sportwatches, i.e. smart watches that are particularly responsible for monitoring physical activity, having GPS, heart rate monitor and other sensors available for those who play sports daily.
- Smartband: also called fitness tracker, smartbands are devices that resemble smartwatches but offer more functions dedicated to monitoring sports activity. What differentiates smartbands from smart watches is autonomy, greater than smartwatches, and the shape of the display, often rectangular in the shape of a capsule. Given their use, smartbands are not able to offer some features typical of smartwatches, such as call support, but it should be emphasized that their price is lower than that of watches.
- TalkBand: Huawei’s TalkBand are devices that look a lot like smartbands but offer an extra function. The touchscreen of the TalkBand, in fact, is removable and hides a bluetooth headset, which can be used to answer or make calls, and therefore allow you not to give up this function.
Huawei smartwatch: the best with prices and offers
Now that we have seen what are the key features to consider, we can move on to see which are the best Huawei smartwatches on the market, focusing not only on the Chinese manufacturer’s smart watches, but extending the analysis to smartbands and TalkBands.
Huawei Watch GT 2
Evolution of the 2018 Watch GT, the GT 2 is one of the best Huawei smartwatches, as well as being among the most worthy of attention in the entire wearable landscape. The design is that of a classic watch, and the available variants are 42 and 46 mm. Comfortable to wear despite the 41 grams, it has two physical buttons mounted on the right side of the case, comfortable and functional.
Thanks to an accelerometer, gyroscope, optical heart rate monitor, GPS and air pressure sensor, it is possible to monitor many sports with the GT 2, a feature that underlines the sporting vocation of this smartwatch from the Chinese manufacturer.
The battery guarantees 7 days of typical use declared by Huawei for the 42 mm version, while the autonomy doubles if we consider the 46 mm version. Compatible with iOS and Android and IP68 certified, this Huawei smartwatch is particularly recommended for those who want to monitor their activity without sacrificing everyday style.
Huawei Watch GT
Huawei presented its Watch GT at the end of 2018 but the device continues to be very valid after a little over a year. There are two main features of this Huawei smartwatch.
The first is that relating to the operating system. The Chinese house has chosen not to use Android Wear but to equip this device with LiteOS, a proprietary operating system that allows the device to reach two weeks of autonomy thanks to the optimizations between hardware and software.
The second characteristic is that related to the use of artificial intelligence to support the smartwatch functions. In fact, the AI works together with the heart rate monitor to ensure greater accuracy of heart rate data, very useful for athletes.
The autonomy, as mentioned, reaches two weeks, but if you activate the GPS it drops to 22 hours, however a remarkable result for a smartwatch that works in these conditions.
Huawei Watch 2
Classified as one of the best Huawei smartwatches in the wearable market, Huawei Watch 2 is a reliable and very beautiful device. It is a device that is available in both the Sport and Classic versions. The first has a case built in plastic and ceramic, with 20mm straps, while the case of the Classic version is in plastic and stainless steel, with straps that reach 22 mm. The straps available are in leather or polycarbonate.
The 1.2-inch display is circular and the technology chosen by Huawei is AMOLED with a resolution of 390 × 390 pixels and equipped with an always-on function, very convenient. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 Quad Core which is paired with 768 MB of RAM.
The sensor sector is excellent, among which we find GPS, NFC, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor, all sensors that work on Android Wear 2.0, a feature that makes this smartwatch very versatile, compatible with both iOS and Android and IP68 certified which makes it waterproof.
Finally, the battery is 420 mAh, and allows you to be able to use the device until the evening, even if it is necessary to underline how the use of GPS drastically decreases the autonomy of the device.
Huawei Band 4 Pro
Huawei Band 4 Pro is a reliable device, especially if you are looking for a wearable that can accurately monitor your physical activity. Equipped with NFC and GPS, the accuracy of the latter is improved thanks to the Firstbeat algorithm developed by Huawei.
Equipped with gyroscope, accelerometer and heart rate monitor, it is possible to monitor heart rate and even sleep thanks to TruSeen 3.5 technology, as well as the level of oxygen saturation in the blood.
The battery is 100 mAh and guarantees up to 12 days of autonomy, or 7 hours of exercises with active GPS. Highly recommended if you are a sportsman looking for a Huawei smartwatch, it is available in two colors with 100 different dials.
Huawei Band 4
The Huawei Band 4 is a device that we recommend to those looking for a wearable that can keep track of smartphone notifications to which functions such as sleep monitoring are associated, possible through the TruSleep technology developed by the Chinese manufacturer, or monitoring sports activities, thanks to the optical heart rate monitor.
The Huawei Band 4 has an autonomy of 7 days declared by the house, to which is added the synchronization with the smartphone possible through bluetooth 4.2.
Ultimately, the purchase is recommended if you want a first approach with Huawei smartwatches and do not look for devices of a higher price range.
Huawei TalkBand B5
The Huawei TalkBand B5 is the most recent product in this range. Huawei has chosen not to sell it on the Italian market, but it is possible to buy it from third-party resellers, such as those that we report on eBay with 100% reliability.
As already mentioned, the display of the TalkBand B5 can become a bluetooth headset to be connected to the smartphone to answer or make calls, a very interesting feature that is definitely a plus in certain situations.
The 1.13-inch AMOLED display is curved, with a resolution of 128 × 80 pixels. Equipped with IP67 certification, and therefore resistant to water and dust, this TalkBand allows you to monitor sports and sleep activities, as well as receive smartphone notifications. Despite not being a Huawei smartwatch, this device is highly recommended, by virtue of its functions and its autonomy: from 3 to 5 days or 6 hours of conversation.
Huawei Watch was the first Huawei smartwatch to be marketed in 2015. It is a device that had been made available in two sizes, 42 mm unisex, and 44 mm aimed mainly at women. Both versions can be customized with different straps based on personal taste.
The body contains an AMOLED display with 400 × 400 pixels of resolution and 1.4 inches in size, with always-on technology, important for quick viewing of the time and notifications. Inside we find a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz clock frequency, accompanied by 512 MB of RAM memory and 4 GB of internal storage.
Sensors include the 6-axis gyroscope, accelerometer and barometer, as well as the sensor for detecting heart rate. The device is IP67 certified, and therefore it turns out to be waterproof, a feature that most sportsmen will appreciate.
There is no pedometer on this model, while the operating system is Android Wear (later become WearOS), which the Chinese manufacturer will no longer use starting from the next model of Huawei Watch.
Given its release date, the Huawei Watch first model is available on the used market but remains an excellent product that is recommended for those who want to try a first approach with smartwatches and use one that mounts Android Wear.
Huawei Band 2 Pro
The Huawei Band 2 Pro is a product belonging to the previous generation of bands produced by the Chinese manufacturer. It is a band that has a 0.91 “PMLED display in black and white which, however, is capable of showing all the information we need and adapts to the size of the product, very compact and comfortable, especially for those who play sports .
The Huawei Band 2 Pro has an integrated GPS capable of cataloging running data and sports activities, as well as being IP67 certified which makes it waterproof. The sensor component allows the monitoring of heart rate and sleep, but also more basic functions such as receiving notifications.
From the point of view of autonomy, however, the Huawei Band 2 Pro reaches up to 7 days with an average use, below average but still very good since you will not be forced to recharge it every day.