Huawei announces the Porsche Design Watch GT 2, FreeBuds Studio headphones, and EyeWear II smart glasses
In a launch event today, Huawei announced a bunch of new accessories alongside the launch of the flagship Huawei Mate 40 series. These products include the new Porsche Edition Watch GT 2, the FreeBuds Studio over-ear headphones, and Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II smart glasses.
Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2
The Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 is a special edition of the existing Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, developed in close collaboration with Porsche Design. The watch has the same internals as the regular Watch GT 2 but sports a Titanium bracelet and body. The watch also comes with a unique Porche Design watch face to match the design aesthetics.
In terms of hardware and features, the Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 offers a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 454 x 454 resolution, 4GB of RAM, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, real-time heart rate monitoring, SpO2 monitoring, and 14 days of battery life with wireless charging support. Other highlights of the smartwatch include Golf Mode that can analyze your swing and posture and provide tips for improvements, 100+ workout modes, sleep and stress level monitoring, and a built-in altitude barometer to detect sudden air pressure change and provide real-time weather warnings.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Porsche Design will be available for €695 in Europe.
Huawei FreeBuds Studio
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio marks an official entry of Huawei in the over-ear Bluetooth headphones space. Priced at €400, the FreeBuds Studio is a premium pair of headphones, pitching itself against the offerings of Sony, Bose, and Sennheiser. The headphones weigh just 265g and use 7mm slim stainless steel arm and a soft cushion on the headband and earcups for a comfortable listening experience. The audio is handled by a 40mm dynamic driver, 4-layer diaphragm, and the Kirin A1 audio chip.
The headphones also boast the Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) feature, backed by dual hybrid noise-canceling microphones, which Huawei claims can reduce the ambient noise level by up to 40db. Huawei has fitted a total of six microphones on the FreeBuds Studio for better voice calls. The headphones support multi-point connectivity for seamless switching between two paired devices. The two 410mAh batteries provide up to 24 hours of music playback (without ANC) or up to 20 hours with ANC. Huawei claims a 10-minute top-up can keep the FreeBuds Studio going for 8 hours, with the full charge taking up to 70 minutes.
The Huawei FreeBuds Studio will be available for €299 in Europe.
Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II
Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II or Huawei Eyewear II are a follow-up to the last year’s Huawei EyeWear smart glasses launched alongside the Huawei P30 series. Huawei announced these new glasses in China back in August, but it’s only now that the Chinese company is bringing them to the international market. Made in partnership with South Korea’s leading fashion brand Gentle Monster, the Huawei Eyewear II features a slimmer, more lightweight design and comes in a redesigned carrying case.
The glasses continue to use the same semi-open design with dual speakers for music and calls but now include two noise reduction microphones on each slim temple along with a 100% larger diaphragm for improved audio clarity. The glasses offer touch-sensitive controls to receive/end calls, summon voice assistant, and control media playback. The battery life is rated for 5 hours of continuous music playback and 42 hours of connected standby time.
The Huawei Eyewear II x Gentle Monster will go on sale across Europe starting from €299.