HUAWEI Watch 4 Hands-on Philippines: Formal Fancy

HUAWEI is making the Watch 4 wearable official in the Philippines, further intensifying its campaign to be your primary wrist buddy with a ton of cool features and integrations to boot. Here’s what we think about the formal fancy device.

Huawei Philippines representatives gave select members of the media a preview of their newest products including the WATCH 4, which we got to test for a short time. The device is simply different from the previously released Watch 3, which now features a more rounded side instead of the flat one from the predecessor.

The HUAWEI Watch 4 is a smartwatch that aims to offer a balance between functionality and style. The watch measures 46.2 mm x 46.2 mm x 10.9 mm and weighs around 48 g (excluding the strap). It features a stainless steel case and comes with a Black Fluoroelastomer Strap, providing a durable and comfortable fit.

It also includes a Home Button (Rotating Crown) and a Side Button for navigation. The side button also serves as the power on/off for the device, while the button opens up a new shortcut panel that enables you to gain quick access to up to three watch apps.

The 1.5-inch LTPO AMOLED color screen has a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels, delivering clear visuals with a pixel density of 310 PPI. The display ensures readability both indoors and outdoors.

This is also Huawei’s most advanced watch yet in terms of hardware and software features. Equipped with various sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, barometer, temperature sensor, ECG sensor, and depth sensor, the HUAWEI Watch 4 offers extensive health and activity tracking capabilities.

These all come to an all-new HUAWEI Fit that can analyze your health trends, providing you with health indicators for a more thorough medical assessment with your physician.

With a water-resistant rating of 5 ATM, the HUAWEI Watch 4 can withstand water immersion up to 30 meters, making it suitable for swimming and outdoor activities. Its sturdy build ensures durability against daily use.

The tech giant also revealed that it is working with Alibaba-backed GCash, which is said to release a new feature exclusive to this watch to pay for your purchases with GCash right from the watch. The idea is for the watch to be able to link to your GCash app on your phone, and the watch app will be generating codes that merchants can scan for their POS.

The watch offers up to 3 days of battery life under standard usage conditions. It supports wireless charging, providing convenience for users.

Despite coming in quite a bit later than the May 2023 global launch, the HUAWEI Watch 4 offers a range of features suitable for everyday use. Whether for fitness tracking or general smartwatch functions, it provides a reliable and versatile option for users across different platforms. The HUAWEI Watch 4 is set to be sold for PHP 22,999 and comes with a free Huawei SoundJoy Bluetooth speaker worth PHP 6,999 if you order from February 23 to March 31, 2024.

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