Have you ever seen a CEO express his disappointment over a line of products in public? You would have never encountered something like this happen before. In fact, CEOs never even point out the shortcoming of a product and they would rather mention only the good aspect making their product look the best. But if you have seen such an incident then it must be the CEO of Huawei who said that he does not see any practical need for smart watches. The rotating CEO of Huawei, Eric Xu Zhijun, made these remarks at the company’s recent Global Analyst Summit.
When Eric Xu Zhijun was questioned whether the company’s involvement in developing and releasing smartwatches such as the Huawei Watch 2 which it launched along with the Huawei flagships P10 variants in the Mobile World Congress 2017 affected the smartphone business, he was quoted as saying that “when the smartwatch team in Huawei presents their ideas to me in great excitement, I keep reminding them to consider whether there are tangible needs [for these products] in the market.” He also said that “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones”. This comes in as a surprise given the fact that Huawei released Huawei Watch 2 just a month back. Also, it is quite astonishing that he made these remarks publicly.
Huawei Watch 2 is just like its rivals LG Sport and ZTE Quartz runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset. It also has the same quad-core 1.1 GHz processor with 768 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It is based on Android Wear 2.0 similar to its competitors. It even has GPS functionality. But beware! If you are planning to use it to track your activity while working out, then this won’t be much of use. This is because the GPS is very slow in positioning. But it does have a heart-rate sensor, 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis compass and a barometer which are not present in ZTE Quartz.
When it comes to the design, Huawei Watch 2 scores well. It is available in bright colors as well as muted colors. So, whether you are a classic or sporty person, it won’t be a problem. It also comes with an IP68 level of water and dust resistance certification which mean that climbing down in the pool with it won’t be much of a problem. All in all, it is a good Android wear. But the only thing that sends a bad vibe is the company’s commitment to smartwatches. Nevertheless, if you are willing to buy a smartwatch, Huawei Watch 2 is a good choice.