Huawei Watch Ultimate Pushes Smartwatch Design To New Levels

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Huawei is expanding its smart, connected watch lineup, taking luxury design materials to new heights and water sports to new depths with its latest models.  The Huawei Watch Ultimate aims to outperform the Apple Watch Ultra in terms of capabilities and build quality.

To begin with, the most recent iteration of the Huawei Watch is encased in a metal that hasn’t been used in consumer smartwatches before. That would be liquid metal, which is a zirconium alloy. It’s uncommon in ordinary timepieces, but its physical features make it ideal for this type.

Because its shape does not change or shrink much when processed, zirconium alloy is ideal for injection molding and is typically used for small, intricate parts. It melts at low temperatures and, when hardened, has a structure that makes it lightweight while also being extremely hard, durable, and corrosion resistant. So, it’s fine to take it in the sea – where there’s a lot of salt.

One of the main reasons Huawei chose this material for the latest edition of the Huawei Watch is that it is designed to withstand deep-sea diving to depths of 100 meters. Its sturdy construction can withstand the pressure, and the metal casing will not corrode after repeated saltwater adventures.

The front sapphire crystal glass is an impressive 2.35 mm thick, which makes it more durable. The traditional fluoroelastomer rubber strap has been replaced with a more durable and lighter HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile rubber) strap that can withstand aging even in harsh environments.

For those interested in specs and ratings, the Huawei Watch Ultimate is 10ATM water-resistant (100m) and has double certifications from ISO 22810 and EN 13319, which essentially means it can survive up to 24 hours underwater at depths of 110m.

The watch comes in two styles: a steel/silver model with a titanium link bracelet and a darker black/graphite model with a black rubber strap. Whatever you choose, you’ll get a liquid metal case with a ceramic bezel and sapphire crystal glass. Furthermore, both models come with an extra-long rubber strap that can be worn over your diving suit.
The Ultimate has been outfitted with some additional tracking modes in terms of fitness and tracking. One of them, as you may have guessed, is for divers. It will track depths, duration, and ascent rate, and can be configured to display data such as the type of water you’re in, the gas mix you’re using, and ensure that you’re ascending from a deeper dive at a safe rate.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also benefit from an expanded expedition mode, which will allow them to set custom markers on their way out on a long expedition and then use those markers to track a return route. And, because it employs a five-constellation dual-band GPS positioning system, it will do so precisely and consistently. It even has a dark light mode for when you’re on the move, with a dark background and bright orange accents on the screen to make it visible in low-light conditions.

Aside from that, you get a lot of the same features as previous models, such as the ability to track over 100 different sports and activities. This includes a running training program that is tailored to your fitness level and running ability, with plans for both beginners and experienced runners.

Together with sleep tracking, SpO2 tracking, stress monitoring, and reliable heart-rate detection, it can evaluate arterial stiffness and create an ECG. and health management to help you remember to drink water, take your medications, and get enough sleep to aid recovery.
The battery life is also impressive, lasting up to 14 days with typical smartwatch usage. Even heavy users who track a lot of GPS activities will get at least 8 days out of a full battery, and when it runs out, you can recharge it in just 60 minutes using the wireless charger.

In terms of lifestyle features, Huawei is still a little limited. Neither NFC payment cards for UK or European banks nor offline playlists from popular streaming providers are supported. There is also no LTE option for cellular connectivity when out in the wilderness, nor is there an emergency contact or beacon feature. Huawei hasn’t revealed the price of the watch yet, but given its expanding feature set, ultra-premium build materials, and ‘Ultimate’ brand name, we expect it to be the company’s most expensive watch to date.

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