On May 26, 2022, Huawei announced new smartwatch products “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” and “HUAWEI Band 7”, electronic paper-equipped tablet “HUAWEI MatePad Paper”, glasses-type wearable gadget “HUAWEI Eyewear”, and Bluetooth. Announced many IoT-related smart products such as the speaker “HUAWEI Sound Joy”. In addition, new models of notebook PCs and Wi-Fi routers were announced. I will explain the features of each product.
HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 & HUAWEI Band 7
“HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” and “HUAWEI Band 7” are both smart watches equipped with a rectangular display. Although the design is similar, the “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” has a larger display and exceeds the “HUAWEI Band 7” in terms of specifications such as GPS installation, making it a high-end model. As for the estimated market price, “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” starts at 20,680 yen (tax included, same below), and “HUAWEI Band 7” starts at 8,580 yen, which is more than double the difference.
The basic specifications of “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” are 1.74 inch organic EL display (480 x 336), GPS (GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou / Galileo / QZSS), 5ATM waterproof body, and battery life of about 10 days. I am.
On the other hand, the basic specifications of “HUAWEI Band 7” are 1.47 inch organic EL display (368 x 194), 5ATM waterproof body, and battery life of about 14 days. Since it is not equipped with GPS, it is necessary to link it with a smartphone, that is, carry it with you in order to acquire location information. However, the screen size is small and GPS is not installed, so the battery life is longer than that of “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2”.
Regarding health management functions, both models support 24-hour heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen level, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycle monitoring. You can also measure activity data such as the number of steps, calories burned, and distance traveled.
Regarding exercise tracking, there are two modes, “Pro Workout” that can measure data suitable for workout with a dedicated algorithm, and “Custom Workout” that can measure basic data such as calories burned.
“HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” has 12 types of “Pro Workout” and 85 types of “Custom Workout”, and “HUAWEI Band 7” has 11 types of “Pro Workout” and 85 types of “Custom Workout”. It supports workouts, and there is no big difference between the two models.
However, “HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” is said to be able to use content that makes use of the large screen, such as checking warm-up & stretch videos with audio in 7 types of workouts, and it is also possible to exercise without a smartphone by installing GPS. Is a strength.
“HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2” will be released on June 2nd for the active model and June 9th for the classic model. The estimated market price is 20,680 yen (tax included) for the active model and 23,980 yen (tax included) for the classic model. “HUAWEI Band 7” will be released on June 2, and the estimated market price is 8,580 yen (tax included).
HUAWEI MatePad Paper
“HUAWEI MatePad Paper” is a tablet terminal equipped with electronic paper, and is a novel device that pursues “reading” and “writing” functions.
Equipped with a large 10.3-inch reflective display (anti-glare), pursuing the same appearance as paper. In addition to being highly visible even in bright direct sunlight, the front light with 32 levels of brightness adjustment allows you to comfortably immerse yourself in reading even at night.
The main body is designed to be easy to hold with one hand by intentionally thickening the bezel on the left side, and weighs 360 g. As expected, holding it with one hand for a long time may tire your arm, but it is a level that is not a problem for short reading.
This unit is equipped with an automatic refresh rate adjustment function, which lowers the refresh rate when displaying text to reduce afterimages, and raises the refresh rate when displaying images and videos to prioritize clear and smooth display. .. In order to comfortably perform the action of “reading”, it is equipped with a function that improves visibility.
You can purchase books from the app “HUAWEI Books”. More than 100,000 books in Japan and more than 130,000 books from overseas are registered in this app. It is unknown at this time whether it is compatible with major e-book services such as “Kindle Store” and “Rakuten Kobo”.
Since “HUAWEI MatePad Paper” is a tablet terminal, unlike an e-book reader that specializes in “reading”, it has a memo function that supports “writing”, and the stylus pen “M-Pencil (2nd generation)” Is included as standard. Also, since it is equipped with electronic paper, screen drawing will be slower, but a browser can also be used.
If you use the memo function, you can write memos on specialized books, for example, and you can also sign PDF files. In addition, you can take notes while displaying books by splitting the screen.
It is equipped with a function that allows you to record while taking notes, so it can be used for meetings and lectures. Other basic specs are 4GB of memory, 64GB of storage capacity, and a battery life of about 4 weeks (2 hours of reading, 30 minutes of notes, 21.5 hours of standby). It also has a power button with a fingerprint sensor.
“HUAWEI MatePad Paper” will be released on June 9, and the estimated market price is 64,800 yen.
“HUAWEI Eyewear” is a glasses-type wearable device for music playback and calling, that is, for audio such as earphones and headphones. A small speaker is mounted on the temple (vine) part, and it is a mechanism to play sound from there.
Three designs are available: Wellington type full rim, Wellington type half rim, and Boston type full rim.