Huawei has unveiled the Watch 2, its second-generation Android Wear smartwatch.
It’s the company’s first with 4G connectivity built-in, which means you won’t need to connect it to your phone to use the smart features while out and about. Which is good news for runners who don’t want to take their phone out with them to track their fitness stats.
GPS also comes as standard, so you can map your runs, alongside an optical heart rate monitor and NFC for using it to pay for things wirelessly.
Mid-run Twix, anyone?
Like its predecessor, the Watch 2 has a round face. There’s 4GB of onboard storage, and a 420mAh battery that will last for two days of normal use, or 10 hours in training mode.
Android Wear 2.0 is the standard operating system, with all the features that entails.
It comes in three versions. The standard Watch 2 is quite sporty, while the Watch 2 Classic is the slightly more stylish one aimed at people wearing business attire. There’s also a Porsche Design version.
The standard Watch 2 will cost €379 for the 4G model, and €329 for the Bluetooth-only version. The Classic will cost €399.
It’ll go on sale at the end of March in the UK.
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