Last week, Huawei introduced the Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch, which is made of expensive and high-quality materials, and also boasts a high level of ... The post The Chinese version of the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro will run HarmonyOS appeared first on
Image: Honor Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced its first rugged smartwatch, the Watch GS Pro, at this year’s scaled-back IFA trade show in Berlin. Alongside the new Watch GS Pro is a new fashion-focused smartwatch called the Watch ES. The Pad 6 and Pad X6 Android tablets are also getting released outside of China, as is a trio of Honor laptops featuring AMD’s latest generation of Ryzen processors. If you’re looking for an idea of how rugged the Watch GS Pro is meant to be, then Honor claims it meets as many as 14 of the US military’s MIL-STD-810G procurement standards. These include testing it to withstand high temperatures, low temperatures, rain, humidity, and low pressures at altitude. For an idea of why you’d need a smartwatch that rugged,... Continue reading…
Huawei has been on a launching spree in its hometown China although they haven’t launched many products globally. Huawei’s smartwatches have been a good success, ... The post HUAWEI Watch GT 2 Pro Leaked Ahead of Official Launch appeared first on
Huawei is working on a new smartwatch called Watch GT 2 Pro. The announcement of the new watch is probably just around the corner, as ... The post Huawei is preparing to launch the new Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch appeared first on
Last Friday, Google plunked down $2.1 billion to acquire Fitbit.Google has been hobbling along in the smartwatch space for what feels like eons, and despite Fitbit shelling out $23 million to buy Pebble in 2017, its foray into smartwatches has been a mixed bag.It’s only natural that Google, with its deep pockets and a seemingly renewed interest in wearables, would extend a “helping hand” to a struggling giant.It wasn’t until this fall that more 3100-powered watches even hit the market.Likewise, while Huawei used Wear OS (then Android Wear 2.0) for its Watch 2, it opted for its own LiteOS for its most recent Huawei Watch GT.When the time came to build its own smartwatch, it decided to buy Pebble and build Fitbit OS from scratch rather than play in Google’s sandbox for the aforementioned reasons.
Huawei has unveiled its new operating system, called HarmonyOS, that's designed for a wide variety of products including wearables, cars, laptops and, maybe one day, mobile phones.TechRadar has now learned that HarmonyOS is built so it can used on other devices that are already out on the market, such as the Huawei Watch GT.Speaking specifically about Huawei's new operating system on the Watch GT, Peter Gauden, Global Senior Product Marketing Manager at Huawei, told TechRadar, "[HarmonyOS] is designed to be able to be utilized on current devices."In actual fact, part of the early work that was being done on HarmonyOS was actually also utilizing some elements of LiteOS already."LiteOS is the software currently used on the Huawei Watch GT, a pared back system compared to Wear OS that the company used on its previous smartwatches.Although Huawei hasn't confirmed it would update its existing smartwatch to the operating system, it would make sense as the company pushes ahead with future devices that sport the OS.
It’s been a few months since Huawei announced the Watch GT, but folks in the U.S. can now pick up the company’s latest smartwatch for a penny under two Benjamins.At first glance, the Watch GT looks like your typical Wear OS smartwatch.Instead, the Watch GT runs Huawei”s in-house LiteOS.True to its name, LiteOS is a lightweight smartwatch platform that includes custom watch faces, exercise tracking, and notifications.The watch itself features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED touchscreen with a 454 x 454 resolution, GPS, heart rate monitor, an altimeter, double chipset architecture, AI that automatically switches between the two cores, 5ATM waterproofing, and a 420mAh battery.Huawei’s goal with the Watch GT is to deliver great battery life.
Variety is good, so I'm always interested in testing out wearables that don't run the most popular OSes.Huawei's latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT, falls into this category, as it runs the company's LiteOS rather than WearOS.While the Chinese company has primarily focused on its smartphone business this year, going the extra mile to put its own OS on this smartwatch shows that it's serious about wearables (at least, for the time being).The 46mm case features a ceramic bezel and a stainless steel shell, and it was a massive presence on my wrist.My review unit came with a brown leather band, and combined with the large case, it gave the watch what some would consider to be a traditionally masculine aesthetic.They also suit the device's 5 ATM water resistance that lets you to swim with it.
Huawei released not only Mate 20 Pro day, but also a smart is called The Huawei Watch GT and not running WearOS without their own system of LiteOS.It is an energy-saving rascal, if you train 90 minutes per week so the clock just need to be recharged every two weeks!If you run the GPS and holds on so does the battery in a more normal 22 hours.but If you only use the heart rate monitor and notifications so it will pass the 30 days without charging.Watch the GT looks like a watch, but the question is how smart it is.
At a time when the Apple Watch is miles ahead of any other smartwatch and Google’s Wear OS is struggling for relevance, launching a new smartwatch seems like a foolhardy idea.That’s why I like Huawei’s alternative approach of building a semi-smart watch, essentially a fitness-tracking wristband with the shape and look of a wristwatch, with its Watch GT.You don’t lose much relative to Wear OS, the Watch GT will still receive notifications from your phone, but what you gain with it is a hugely impressive battery life of two weeks under typical use.Huawei did something similar a couple of years ago with the Huawei Fit, which was built around a monochrome touchscreen and was rated to last for six days on a charge.The Huawei Watch GT upgrades pretty much everything from that 2016 fitness tracker.The display is now a color 1.39-inch OLED panel with a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating on the glass and a ceramic bezel.
Today, the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro were announced.Alongside these brand new phones, the company also unveiled its new Huawei Watch GT smartwatch.Huawei didn’t tell us much about LiteOS, but from our short time with it, it appears to offer many of the same features as other wearable platforms, like exercise tracking, custom watch faces, and notifications.It wanted to create a smartwatch that looks like a normal watch and has a long lasting battery.The company says the watch will last up to 22 hours on a single charge, with continuous exercise tracking, GPS, heart rate monitoring, and the screen turned on at all times.More impressively, Huawei says the watch will last two weeks on a single charge with heart rate monitoring and 90 minutes of exercise tracking per week.
For a company which has put so much effort into making Android an OS for all purposes, Google has a remarkable number of potentially conflicting platforms, now including Chrome OS, Brillo and Fuchsia.So is Google hedging its bets, extending Android to cars, homes and wearables while developing alternatives just in case?The failure of one-size-fits-all OSsMany companies, of course, develop parallel systems, creating dilemmas for the marketing departments – especially companies with a culture of innovation and semi-open source activity like Google though the same parallelism used to characterize the far more controlled Samsung too .The fragmentation becomes even worse with the rise of a new host of connected devices, and companies which missed out on the mobile market because of Android s dominance have been eagerly grasping the opportunity to devise a fully optimized software environment for virtual reality headsets, for smart clothing, for industrial robots, for drones, for car dashboards, for connected light switches.No, say the firms whom Android pushed aside, such as Samsung with Tizen and Huawei with LiteOS.
The team working on the project is based in Scandinavia and includes ex-Nokia employees, The Information scooped.The proprietary Android would have no dependencies on the open source AOSP code base, and would allow Google to ship major platform updates much faster to end users.Two years elapsed from the release of Android Lollipop before its installed base overtook that of the preceding year s version, KitKat.This looks like Huawei s.At the same time, the report notes, Huawei s main bet for consumer phones remains Android, and its hiring Apple designers to spruce up its Android look and feel.Huawei has already developed a freely downloadable operating system - the remarkable LiteOS which runs on a 10kb microkernel.Of the Android alternatives, Microsoft s still in the licensing game with Windows 10 for mobile devices, and Samsung licenses an alt.OS in the shape of Tizen, which emerged from the LiMO work.