Crazy Huawei Watch Buds actually launch – and even have ECG

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A couple of weeks ago we reported on a crazy new concept wearable from Huawei – the Huawei Watch Buds.

Or at least we thought it was a concept. The smartwatch, which housed a pair of true wireless stereo earbuds inside, was officially launched by Huawei. And there are even more surprises inside.

The key design feature is the magnetic Flip Cover, which lifts the screen to reveal the headphones inside.

But now we know more about the smartwatch itself. It has a 47mm case size, and a 1.47-inch circular AMOLED with a 466 x 466-pixel resolution. 

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The earbuds themselves use a bullet design, but they’re not short on power either. Surprisingly, they feature active noise cancellation on-board, IP54 splash-proof design, and ‘real-time hearing optimization’, which could be used for those with hearing difficulties.

And the smartwatch has a few tricks up its sleeve too. Despite housing the earbuds, it also finds space for a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, ECG, and atrial fibrillation features.

In our original report, we questioned the battery life of the Huawei Watch Buds, given the pressures of keeping a pair of TWS headphones juiced up. Huawei states 3 days of battery life – although heavy use scenarios on Huawei devices are usually way short of estimates – so it will be interesting to see how that plays out here.

These buds are only slated to be launched in China for now – and we’d guess that a wider launch will be heavily based on its success in Huawei’s homeland.

It will go on sale for CNY 2,988 (which is around $429).

Via: Gizmochina


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He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.


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