As part of the pre-Christmas event, Huawei also introduced the Watch D smart watch, which, unlike other watches from this manufacturer, has a rectangular shape and a high-quality aluminum construction, while also being waterproof to IP68. The watch stands aside in the brand’s portfolio and focuses primarily on health. It offers some features that most smart watches might envy.
The basis here is, of course, heart rate measurement, which does not surprise anyone too much. To this, however, they add less frequent ECG measurements, where they show you your electrocardiogram on your phone, which can detect a possible cardiac arrhythmia. Huawei also adds a possible chat with tripartite doctors, who can explain to the user any discrepancies in the chart and advise on treatment. However, the Huawei Watch D does not end here and they also add blood pressure measurements.
Inflatable strap for measuring pressure
The watch was also certified for this purpose by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration. For measurement, they contain a specially developed micropump, which can inflate the lining of the rubber strap so that it surrounds the wrist and your blood pressure can be determined. As with conventional pressure gauges, it is necessary for the user to remain still, preferably a few minutes before the measurement, so as not to affect the results. Huawei says it has worked with more than 300 Chinese hospitals to fine-tune measurement accuracy.
But even here, Watch D does not end with medical functions. In addition, they manage to measure blood oxygenation and even body temperature. Accurate measurement of sleep is a matter of course, and the sensors used can also be used, for example, to detect sleep apnea, which is manifested, for example, by increased snoring.
However, in addition to health functions, smart watches can be used like any other. You can have notifications displayed or use some of the pre-installed applications on the used 1.64 “AMOLED display. There is also NFC for contactless payments. Watch D also offers sports applications for tracking more than 70 types of physical activities, even using integrated GPS. Huawei claims that the watch lasts up to 7 days on a single charge, while charging takes place wirelessly.
Huawei Watch D are again intended only for the Chinese market, and given that some of their functions would require certification by other authorities, it will probably remain so for the time being. But this is a very nice demonstration of what can be offered in the watch today. But Huawei also gets paid for it. The facility costs 3,000 yuan, ie about 13,000 crowns.
Together with the watch, the company also introduced the Huawei P50 Pocket cap: