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Huawei announces Watch 2 2018 with GPS, SIM card support

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Huawei has finally put up a refresh to their wearable line as they recently announced their new Huawei Watch 2 2018 smartwatch.

Not a lot has changed since the Huawei Watch 2 Pro last year. The Huawei Watch 2 2018 still has that aggressive sporty look with its thick bands and large watch face. It still looks stylish, making it perfect for both the active and just the casual users.

What’s new here is that the new Huawei Watch 2 2018 will now come with a SIM-enabled variant. It uses either a nano-SIM or an eSIM just like the latest Apple Watch, which allows you to stay connected to the internet even if you left your phone at home. It is also available in a standard, Bluetooth-only model.

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One of the main applications of this wireless technology is streaming music right from the cloud. There’s also a 4GB of internal storage built-in, which can already hold a couple hundred of songs by itself.

The Huawei Watch 2 2018 is also equipped with GPS so it can track your location in real-time. Huawei also added a heart-rate sensor, barometer, gyro, accelerometer, compass, and a Galvanic Skin Response sensor all built right in on the device.

It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 2100 chipset made for wearables and a measly 768MB RAM. Huawei also added NFC capability so consumers can use the device for payments.

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On the downside, the Huawei Watch 2 2018 doesn’t have terrific battery life. According to Huawei, it can last for about 1 and a half day of casual use. But on the good side, it charges relatively fast and can go back to 100% in just 100 minutes.

The Huawei Watch 2 2018 retails in China for a price of CNY 2,000 (~Php16,400) for the GSM model. Meanwhile, the standard non-Bluetooth variant costs for CNY 1,540 (~Php12,600). The eSIM version is available in Carbon Black, Vibrant Orange for the nano-SIM, while the standard model will come in Star Gray and Carbon Black.

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