Huawei’s first smartwatch has started receiving a maintenance update that brings several features and improvements including addition of a new app that displays the battery level when charging.
The Chinese company on Tuesday announced that the maintenance release for Huawei Watch will be rolling out to users over-the-air. Huawei expects that the update rollout will be complete by next week. The company explains users that the update will automatically be downloaded to the Watch and users will receive a notification when it is ready to install.
The minor software update with build LCB43B will optimise the mic for improved “Ok Google” detection as well as improve the step counting accuracy. The update is also expected to optimise the Bluetooth reconnect mechanism. One of the biggest additions is of an app that will display the battery level while the device is charging. Another notable addition is a new watch face that enables user to customise. The update also adds fusion sensor of gravity/linear acceleration/rotation vector.
To recall, Huawei announced its first smartwatch at MWC earlier this year and later revealed pricing at the IFA show. It starts at $349 (approximately Rs. 23,000) for which users will get a stainless steel watch body with Black leather band. There is a $399 (approximately Rs. 26,500) stainless steel with steel link bracelet model, and at the same price the smartwatch will be available in combination of stainless steel body with stainless steel mesh.
The Huawei Watch features a 1.4-inch Amoled touchscreen with a resolution of 400×400 pixels and a pixel density of 286ppi. It comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 4GB of inbuilt storage, and 512MB of RAM. The smartwatch also features a heart rate monitor (PPG) and a motion sensor, both of which will appeal to fitness enthusiasts. Some of the sensors on the Huawei Watch include a gyroscope and accelerometer. It ships with a 300mAh battery. The Watch comes with built-in microphone.