Huawei Watch 2 2018 REVIEW: 4G smartwatch with eSIM support

Huawei Watch 2 2018 REVIEW: 4G smartwatch with eSIM support

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New smartwatch Huawei Watch 2 2018 were recently introduced officially. It comes with nanoSIM (or eSIM) support for connection to 4G networks. It means that you don’t need a smartphone, and leave it at home. The smartwatch can make calls, receive SMS, etc.

We expect that new smartwatch from Huawei is real alternative to Apple Watch. Perhaps, this is true, because Huawei Watch 2 2018 is the best-selling smartwatch in the first months of 2018. So, let’s make review of new Huawei smartwatch 2018, and find out should you buy it instead of Apple Watch.

Huawei Watch 2 2018: Design

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

As for design, as well as by name, Huawei Watch 2 2018 is almost identical to Huawei Watch 2 2017.

The main difference is in color: Huawei Watch 2 2018 is black with green details. At first glance, a plastic strap in combination with a heavy body is a little embarrassing. But after using smatwatch for several weeks, I should say it is very comfortable.

The body is made of metal, and it has a round shape. Coupled with a plastic strap for wrists, the watch on the hand is almost not felt. In short, we forget about smartwatch on the hand. It is the first advantage of Huawei Watch 2 2018.

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

By the way, the strap has many different small holes. It is done specifically for resistant to perspiration.

Huawei Watch 2 2018: Features

Among main functions, we should start with Dual eSIM. It is the most important function of Huawei Watch 2 2018. The device supports eSIM service (the card for two devices), as well as mobile version of Apple Watch 3.

You can make calls and browse internet without connection to smartphone. In addition, it supports a SIM card, for those who want to have a card with a separate number on the watch.

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

Another functions of Huawei Watch 2 2018 are for sports, for example, tips for improving physical activity.

In addition to providing more detailed sports data, Huawei Watch 2 2018 has galvanic sensitivity sensor for the skin and  professional detection of oxygen data to help users evaluate their athletic performance. Of course, Huawei smartwatch is completely waterproof.

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

Also smartwatch includes: NFC, GPS, heart rate sensor (PPG), atmospheric pressure sensor, CAP capacitor sensor, ALS sensor/ambient light, galvanic skin sensor, dual microphone, eSIM or Nano SIM support.

Huawei Watch 2 2018: Performance

The screen is a 1.2-inch OLED with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The watch weighs 57 grams and measures 45 x 48.9 x 12.6 mm. As we already said, it is waterproof by IP68 standard. In addition, Huawei smartwatch supports connection with Android 8.0 operating system and runs on latest Android Wear 2.0 OS.

As for hardware, it is equipped with Snapdragon 2100 processor with 768 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Thanks to NFC, it supports a variety of payment systems: Huawei and Ali Pay, in addition to WeChat system.

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

In fact, there are only some smartwatches that can be used all day long and during physical activity. Huawei Watch 2 2018 is one of them.

It is one of the most stable watches I have used. Although it is equipped with quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100, which was released for a long time ago, it has only 768 MB of memory, but it works very well, without delays and slow downs.

In addition to stability, the battery life has also improved significantly. Huawei Watch 2 2018 works up to two days on a single charge.

Huawei Watch 2 2018: Features:

  • Display: 1.2-inch round screen with resolution of 390×390
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100
  • Material: Corning Gorilla Glass, plastic strap, ceramic edges
  • Bluetooth: 2.4 GHz BT4.1 BLE + BR / EDR
  • Battery: 420 mAh
  • Waterproof: IP68
  • RAM: 768 MB
  • Internal memory: 4 GB

Huawei Watch 2 2018 Review: new smart watches received electronic eSIM

Conclusion

Huawei Watch 2 2018 has almost the same battery life as Apple Watch. However, if you use an Android smartphone, then Huawei Watch 2 2018 will be better choice than Apple gadget. From other side, if you have an iPhone, I do not think there is a better option than Apple Watch.

Huawei Watch 2 2018 is currently available only in China at a price of 270 euros. There is also a Bluetooth version for only €205.

Source: 9to5google