ByJoe Horner 2019-08-16 755
On the second day of the developer conference, Zhang Wei, president of Huawei's consumer smart wear and sports health product line, gave an interview with the media to discuss Huawei's products and strategies in smart wear and sports health. It also revealed to the media the news of the second generation of HUAWEI WATCH GT watches.
Last fall, Huawei released the HUAWEI WATCH GT smartwatch, which features a sports watch with a two-chip architecture while maintaining a long run. Since the launch, it has attracted a lot of consumer attention and has exceeded Huawei's expectations several times. On June 21 this year, global shipments of HUAWEI WATCH GT smartwatches exceeded 2 million units, while, WATCH GT led Huawei to increase its wearable shipments by 282.2% in the first quarter compared with the same period last year, making it the third largest increase in the world.
In an interview, Zhang Wei revealed the news of the second generation of WATCH GT smartwatch. Zhang Wei said that Huawei has achieved the function of smartwatch through an innovative dual-chip architecture while maintaining a long battery life, and will continue to adhere to this direction in the future. Keep the watch functional and long-lasting, and will do better with the WATCH GT series, which will soon be available to consumers. The cellular version is also planned, but it may take a little longer.
Zhang Wei did not disclose the exact release date of the second generation of WATCH GT smartwatch, but it is speculated that the second generation of, WATCH GT is expected to make a simultaneous debut at the Mate 30 series launch in the second half of this year. Earlier, it was reported that the Mate 30 series launch was scheduled for September this year.
In response to WATCH GT's dial market problems, Huawei will provide a themed operations team to operate the dial free of charge and in various forms, and developers can also benefit from the dial. Consumers can get more third-party and designer-designed watches that can be downloaded to the GT or even included in the new bracelet.
In the interview, Zhang Wei stressed that Huawei is committed to creating a full-scene intelligent life experience for consumers, including five major scenarios: sports health, intelligent travel, audio-visual entertainment, smart home, and mobile office. Intelligent wearable device is not only the core terminal device to carry sports health scene, but also an important component of other scenarios. The five major scenarios complement each other and have a positive and positive impact on each other. At the same time, they also include mutual promotion and promotion in sales.
It is worth mentioning that on the day of the interview, Huawei also launched the Huawei bracelet 4e basketball spirit specifically for the Basketball World Cup at the end of August, which is a new bracelet for basketball enthusiasts, which can be worn on their hands. You can also wear some parameter data and evaluation recommendations to record basketball movements on your shoes. The product will go on sale on Aug. 22 at a price of 129RMB.
Zhang Wei believes that smartwatches will partly replace traditional watches in the future. At the same time, for female users, Huawei will also have more female product models and styles, including metal, weaving, more environmentally friendly, more skin-friendly material strap, so that the wearing experience is getting better and better. Huawei will also have new watches and bracelets in the second half of the year, Zhang said. Later, you will see that we continue to launch products that experience better, and I believe our share will continue to increase in the future.
As of July, Huawei had shipped more than 10 million watches and bracelets worldwide, according to data. At the same time, Huawei has reached 33 per cent of the domestic market, according to GfK.
Harmony OS is the hottest keyword at this developer conference. According to the Hongmeng course and road map announced at the developer conference,), Harmony OS will be used on PC, watches and bracelets next year (2020).
In an interview, Zhang Wei confirmed the news to the media. Hongmeng OS 2.0 will be used in watches and bracelet products in 2020, but the exact progress of adaptation has not been disclosed.
In addition, based on Huawei's strong self-research ability, Huawei has fully arranged wireless and wired chips for the IoT industry. In an interview, Zhang Wei revealed to the media that there will be a special chip release in the near future. And there will be a good performance in power processing, which is worth looking forward to.
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