A smartwatch collaboration between Porsche Design and HUAWEI was announced back in February, but no further details had been announced in terms of specs. Now, we finally have our first glimpse of the device in question and it’s certainly a good-looking smartwatch.
Based on the HUAWEI Watch 2, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch builds on the standard device’s solid build quality with unique design details. Here’s what you need to know:
Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch
First things first, if you like the look of the HUAWEI Watch 2, then you’ll love Porsche Design’s efforts which only enhance the standard device’s beauty.
The Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch stands out from the regular HUAWEI Watch 2, with a unique bezel, a modern squared indices font and a lovely hybrid leather and rubber watch strap, which is black with red stitching. It simply looks expensive, and although small, those design changes certainly differentiate the Porsche Design watch from the standard model.
In addition to those hardware changes, Porsche Design have also created new watch faces for the device. These range from sporty to traditional, and can either mimic a real watch or provide additional data such as activity progress and heart-rate data.
Underneath, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch is the exact same smartwatch as the HUAWEI Watch 2. So, it’s made from stainless-steel and has a Gorilla Glass 3 crystal. It has a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels (326 PPI), and is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and has 420mAh battery, which is large by current market standards. You’ll get 2 days of moderate use out of it.
Pricing and Availability
The Porsche Design HUAWEI Watch commands a premium over the regular HUAWEI Watch 2. It’s priced from $925 (the regular HUAWEI Watch 2 costs around $350.00). So, you’re near-enough paying $500 more for a few design changes and a Porsche Design logo. If that appeals to you, it should go on sale in the US soon. It’s already on sale in Europe, priced at a healthy €795. You can buy it online directly from the Porsche Design website.