Huawei introduced a brand new smartwatch and a pair of wi-fi earbuds throughout its annual developer convention right now. The Watch GT 2 Professional is an up to date model of final yr’s Watch GT 2, which might be recharged wirelessly utilizing any Qi-compatible charger — a useful inclusion which means you possibly can recharge it utilizing nearly any mainstream wi-fi charger and even the again of sure smartphones like Samsung’s recent flagships.
In the meantime, the FreeBuds Professional are new noise-canceling true wi-fi earbuds with an attention grabbing design and fascinating management scheme. Alongside them, Huawei additionally introduced that its Watch Match smartwatch and FreeLace Professional wi-fi earbuds are getting a world launch.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Professional is accessible in a few totally different variations, together with sport and traditional fashions, which include silicon and leather-based straps, respectively. When you’re utilizing the LiteOS-powered smartwatch for sport, then Huawei says you’ll discover over 100 exercise modes included, together with a brand new golf driving vary mode that’s able to measuring your swing velocity in addition to new snowboarding and snowboarding modes. When you get misplaced, then there’s a brand new “route again” mode, which works with out your cellphone and might help you retrace your steps utilizing GPS. Nevertheless, there’s no native mapping app like what you’ll discover on the Apple Watch, and though Huawei says the watch can combine with third-party providers, there’s presently no assist for common activity-tracking service Strava.
Additionally new for this smartwatch are unhealthy climate alerts in addition to extra correct coronary heart price monitoring, due to a sensor with improved gentle transmission and higher machine studying. The watch also can monitor your blood oxygen saturation (Sp02) ranges and monitor your sleep like many different smartwatches, and it’s received a water-resistance score of 5ATM, which means it will possibly survive being 50 meters underwater for as much as 10 minutes.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Professional has a 1.39-inch round OLED show with a decision of 454 x 454, the identical as its predecessor, and it’s powered by a Kirin A1 chipset. Huawei says its battery life is round two weeks, and that it will possibly go for 30 hours in GPS mode or play music for twenty-four hours earlier than it must cost, the identical because the Watch GT 2. When wirelessly charging, you must see as a lot as a further 10 hours of use from a 5-minute cost, in line with Huawei, suggesting it might keep away from the issues we had with gradual charging speeds with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3.
Huawei says the Watch GT 2 Professional might be out there from this month. Its Sport model will price €329, whereas the Traditional mannequin with a leather-based strap will price €349.
After years of manufacturing true wi-fi earbuds with a very similar appearance to Apple’s AirPods, Huawei is lastly switching issues up with its new noise-canceling FreeBuds Professional. These true wi-fi headphones have a way more sq. stemmed design in comparison with Apple and Huawei’s present earbuds, though the tip of the earbud itself remains to be curved for a extra comfy slot in your ear. You possibly can management the earbuds by squeezing this stem and sliding your finger up and down the earbud to regulate quantity, a departure from the completely tap-based controls we see on most earbuds.
Though Huawei has moved away from the design language of the AirPods, it’s not been afraid to borrow one of many AirPods Professional’s handier options. Huawei says the FreeBuds Professional will have the ability to intelligently take a look at their match whereas they’re in your ears utilizing Huawei’s AI Life app to assist decide which dimension silicone ear ideas you must use.
Together with the standard noise-cancellation options like a transparency mode, Huawei additionally says that these are the primary true wi-fi earbuds with “clever dynamic noise cancellation,” a function which means they’re capable of robotically detect your listening setting and swap between three totally different noise-canceling modes, relying on what it thinks is most acceptable on your present location. Huawei is claiming a most noise discount of 40dB, which it says is larger than the AirPods Professional.
The FreeBuds Professional can be found in black, white, or silver. Battery life varies relying on whether or not you’re utilizing noise cancellation. Whereas utilizing noise cancellation, you’ll stand up to 4.5 hours of listening out of the earbuds themselves, rising to seven hours with noise cancellation turned off. Mixed with the charging case, Huawei says you’ll stand up to 30 hours of cost, dropping to twenty when you have noise cancellation turned on. The earbuds will price €199 and might be out there in October, Huawei says.
As a part of its presentation, Huawei additionally introduced international releases for its Watch Fit smartwatch and FreeLace Pro wireless earbuds, which had beforehand been introduced for the Chinese language market. The Watch Match incorporates a rectangular 1.64-inch OLED show and will get 10 days of battery life, in line with Huawei. In the meantime, the FreeLace Professional are noise-canceling earbuds with a built-in USB-C cable for charging. Each might be out there beginning this month. The FreeLace Professional will price €119, whereas the Watch Match will price €129.