In mid-September of this year, China’s Huawei will be launching its newest addition to the wearable tech market: the Huawei Watch. This Android-based device can link to your mobile phone, providing you with Google tools and more cool features that you can use wherever you may be. And did we mention that it looks oh-so-classy?
The brand ambassadors of the Huawei Watch are supermodels Karlie Kloss and Sean O’pry. Forget about smart watches that look just like little mobile phones on your wrist. The Huawei Watch has been crafted to look just like a pricey Swiss watch, with a round 1.4-inch face and beautiful steel and leather accessories to match.
The Huawei Watch also proudly claims that it can also link up to the iPhone, and not just Android devices. Through this smart watch, you can track your heartbeat and check the number of steps you’ve taken whether you are walking or running. The watch also has a long battery life, possibly reaching up to five days on a single charge. Through the Huawei Watch, you can be updated with notifications from messages, mail, and calendar. Plus, with voice activation, you wear with you a Google assistant that you can consult whenever you need to.
By comparison to the Apple Watch, known as the top-selling smart watch in the market today, the Huawei Watch brings with it the same luxury, style, and innovative tech. Plus, the price of the Huawei Watch can compete quite nicely, which will fetch from a range of $350 to about $800 USD. This price tag difference may make you think twice before buying a slightly costlier Apple Watch at about $500 to $1,100 USD apiece.
Whatever the brand may be, fashion experts have been predicting that the future of wearable technology has only just begun. We may now see tons of brands of smart watches that seamlessly link to our mobile devices, whether it be on iOS or Android. But according to Dr. Sabine Seymour of Parsons the New School of Design in New York, smart watches like the Huawei Watch will not be the only tech-related item that we can wear.
Dr. Seymour is known to be an expert in the field of future fashion technology, having under her belt a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Social and Economic Sciences. She currently is an assistant professor at Parsons, lending her knowledge and expertise in the design of functional fashion pieces that integrate both innovation and style. Dr. Seymour has also been one of the consultants in the design of the up and coming Huawei Watch.
In a press conference held with the Huawei Business Group, Dr. Seymour has presented her vision of what smart and wearable tech can be. Eventually, our undergarments may be embedded with sensors that can track our vitals like pulse and body temperature. She also came up with concepts of how our outfits can adapt to our changing environments. For instance, a sweater can become thin or thick depending on the temperature outside.
Dr. Seymour’s presentation also mentioned that while our clothing can be linked to our mobile devices and watches, we may soon have the ability to alter how our clothes look just by pressing a button. Imagine how you can change the pattern of your dress to match the color of your shoes!
Fashionable tech has gone a long way from basic bracelets or wristbands used by joggers or exercise buffs. The Huawei Watch signifies that it can be an intelligent luxury item, helping even the busiest of individuals stay up-to-date with their daily routines, while still being chic and stylish.