Huawei smartwatch market share has grown over 57% yearly in the first half of 2020. Now Huawei is ready to grab more market share with the launch of Huawei Watch Fit with a new design, display, and an affordable price that you cannot ignore.
Let’s explore this new smart wearable.
Design and Display:
Huawei Watch Fit sports a 1.64-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass, 280 x 456 HD resolution, 326PPI, 70% screen to body ratio. The screen size is taller than the 1.3-inch display on the Watch GT 2e. The watch expands at 46 x 30 x 10.7mm and takes a cover of 13-21cm on the wrist.
The display supports full-screen input and the watch now has a single button on the left side. Moreover, it now supports six new Always-on Display watch faces that will show information even when your watch is inactive.
Huawei Watch GT has a new Rectangular Design display frame with textured matte. The watch frame is available in three colors of Sakura Pink, Graphite Black, and Mint Green, while the Silicon strap has four colors of Sakura Pink, Graphite Black, Mint Green, and Cantaloupe Orange.
Huawei Watch Fit works as your fitness guide and provides 12 kinds of animated quick-workout such as exercise at work, full-body stretch, ab ripper and includes 44 standard movement demonstrations.
Want more? here come the 96 workout modes, these include 11 sports modes such as running, swimming, and cycling. The 85 custom workout mode allows you to vary your workout from yoga to other intense training.
Huawei Watch Fit has a built-in GPS sensor, 5ATM water protection, AI heart rate algorithm, and new sensors that help you train better by providing real-time metrics, scientific training effect evaluation, and guidance. As always you can check your fitness record on the Huawei health app.
Huawei Watch Fit comes with 6-axis IMU sensor (Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope sensor), Optical heart rate sensor, capacitive sensor and ambient light sensor.
Huawei Watch Fit comes with TruSeen 4.0 24-hour heart rate monitoring, SpO2 blood oxygen saturation detection, menstruation cycle trackers, Huawei TruSleep 2.0 for better sleep tracking, and TruRelax to keep track of your stress meter.
Instant Reminder and widgets:
Huawei Watch Fit will provide you timely reminders for SMS messages, incoming calls, calendar events, and other social media Apps. Also, it comes with all necessary apps and widgets to take better control over music playback, snap a photo, find your phone, as well as other features such as Weather, Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch, and a flashlight.
Huawei Watch Fit provides up to 10 days of battery life, up to 7 days in heavy usage and 12 hours in GPS mode.
Aside from its new design, a lot of features, the Huawei won’t let you down on the price tag because the Huawei Watch Fit is priced at only 399AED ($110) in the middle and it’ll be available from September 3 in UAE. We’ll keep you updated with its expansion in other countries and regions.
Buy the #HUAWEIWatchFit from September 3rd for 399 AED and get Free 6 months Screen Damage Warranty! Get the HUAWEI Watch Fit & enjoy a large 1.64" HD display with a long-lasting battery life. Monitor your health with health management features and your virtual private trainer. pic.twitter.com/PApwAtQ5BE
— Huawei Arabia (@HuaweiArabia) August 27, 2020
Huawei Petal One: An all in one package for Cloud, Music and Video services
The Petal One integrates 3 premium services at relatively less costly compared to individual purchases. This service is similar to what Apple offers under the Apple One subscription bundle.
This all-in-one package includes Huawei Cloud Space Premium Package with 200GB capacity, Huawei Super Music VIP, and Huawei Video Gold Member & Partner Zone VIP membership.
What services Petal One includes:
The premium music service in Petal One has millions of libraries with all kinds of audio and music, while the premium video subscription offers high-quality video programs and movies. Meanwhile, the 200GB of Cloud storage can be shared between 5 family members.
People with Petal One can cancel their membership anytime. Currently, Petal One only comes under monthly subscription, though Huawei could offer lengthy plans such as quarterly or half-yearly in the future.
To be mentioned, Petal One provides a multi-scenario membership service and can be supported on multiple devices including mobile phones, tablets smart wearables, and smart screens.
Huawei Cloud service
The Huawei Cloud service offers a safe place to store your crucial data. It takes automatic backup of the whole device that can be restored anytime very conveniently.
Talking about privacy, this service is completely secure and has a ‘Time Machine’ feature that can help you manage all your data in a single place. Furthermore, all this data can be synchronized on multiple devices to manage it over different smartphones and tablets.
Price and Availability:
As per the Huawei Member Center app, the Petal One will be available for early buyers from August 28 to August 30. While full access to this service will be opened from September 1. The starting price for the Petal One bundle is 79 yuan (12 USD) for a monthly subscription.
It’ll be interesting to see whether this package will enter on the global market. We’ll keep you posted on further updates.
Huawei Sound X 2021 launched with new design and powered by HarmonyOS
Huawei has launched its latest smart speaker – Huawei Sound X 2021. This new speaker comes with an elegant design and colorful lights that provide an ergonomic appearance while listening to music.
Huawei Sound X 2021 is inspired by electronic tubes and pays tribute to the classic tube amplifiers. The smart speaker has a 360-degree all-metal soundhole, 3D curved surface seamless technology, highlighting the high-end quality design.
Huawei Sound X 2021 comes with a 175.6mm diameter, 224mm height, and 3140g of weight. Similar to its processor, the Huawei Sound X comes in interstellar black.
48 full-color LED lights surround 360-degree, creating 7+1 kinds of magical lighting effects. The indicator light shows Guidance connection, voice response, status indication, music dynamic effect, light wallpaper, etc.
The new generation of Huawei Sound X is the first three-way smart speaker jointly designed by Devalet. The speaker unit has one 4.75 inch woofer, four 1.5 inch full-range speakers, one 1.25 inch tweeter, and two passive radiators.
Huawei Sound X 2021 comes with a 6 microphone ring array with a design that supports volume increase and decrease buttons, microphone button, play and pause keys as well as a light control button placed on the center top of the device.
The high, mid, and woofer unit sound independently, allowing the three-tone level to be distinct, bringing the bass sound and deep, the midrange is warm and clear, and the treble is bright and transparent.
Huawei Sound X 2021 is the world’s first smart speaker equipped with HarmonyOS 2. HarmonyOS doesn’t need to patch a 3rd party app to connect with the corresponding app, use the super device feature and fetch audio directly from PC or the smartphone.
With HM OS 2 support, the Huawei smart screen can be used to build a home theater with one click. The easy voice interaction allows you to integrate into the world of the Internet of Everything.
Huawei Sound X 2021 Price and Availability:
Huawei Sound X 2021 is priced at 2199 yuan. It’s already opened for pre-sale in China and the first sale is targeted for August 12 in China.
Google Play Store safety section will show new security information about apps
Google Play Store is bringing a new safety section, which will provide Android users features and accessibility to apps security, user permissions, and data it collects before downloading the app on a device.
According to Google, all of the Google Play Store apps will be required to share information in the safety section. Developers don’t need to panic, because Google also announced that developers will be given time to make these changes in their application sections.
So, let’s jump to more information regarding the Google Play Store safety section.
How will it look?
You will now be able to see the new summary section on the app’s store listing page. The section will describe all of the data that the corresponding app collects from your device.
Some of the highlights of these details are:
- Whether the app uses data encryption methods
- Whether it follows Families policy
- Whether the app has been independently validated against a global security standard.
Check details of the data collected by the app:
You will also have the power to view more information regarding the data that’s collected by the app and why you should grant permission.
Such examples for these are:
- Information collection – location, contacts, personal information (name, email, and other), financial information, and more.
- Where your data will be utilized in the app.
- More importantly, you will also be able to see, which data is optional or required to provide to the app.
Furthermore, the developers will have to mention whether the app uses any of the user data for research purposes.
Design could change:
Google confirmed that the design of the safety section may change as the features may receive further optimization with continued development.
Deadline for Developers to declare the information:
The new Google Play Store safety section will launch for the app in the first quarter of 2022.
To prepare for the listing, developers can submit information on Google Play Console for review from October this year. However, interested developers can start early if they want to.
Also, the last date for developers to meet the deadline to submit the app privacy details will be in April 2022. Without the approved section, the app won’t be submitted on Play Store.