Though Apple has had to face a slide in its iPhone sales in the past year or more, it still has a strong hold in the smartwatch segment with its Apple Watch being the top seller among the brands around the world. Its main rival in the smartphone segment, Samsung has not been able to make an impact. Huawei does fare well with its Huawei Watch range and now the Chinese major has released a new Huawei Watch GT and is confident of taking on Apple Watch.
And Indian smartwatch buyers will get an opportunity to own one of these soon going by the teasers the company has put out online. The USP with this device, according to Huawei is the long-lasting battery. With all the apps in the watch being enabled, it could last you a couple of days and if you keep them disabled it could last a whole month. And that will be a big plus for any user of smartwatches.
Coming to the specifications and features of the Huawei Watch GT, it comes with a round dial with a 1.39-inch OLED touchscreen display. The screen resolution is 454x454pixles and the pixel density is 326ppi.
A 24-hour heart rate monitor, GPS, real-time exercise and sleep tracking are some of the functions the Huawei Watch GT has and in terms of the sensors onboard, there are, the accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical heart rate sensor, ambient light, and barometer.
And the other advantage this smartwatch has is it can work equally adroitly with both Android and iOS smartphones. The version needs to be iOS 9 or later.
On the issue of pricing, the international price at the time the Huawei Watch GT was launched was around $230. Now when the smartwatch is launched in India, the device may be offered at around Rs 15,000. This should be seen as a fair price, taking all aspects into consideration.