Huawei has just announced the fruits of its association with the South Korean glasses brand, Gentle Monster.
Huawei Eyewear smart glasses are designed to be elegant above all, so they look like sunglasses or normal lenses, but this time they are incorporating some internal technology so they can make and receive calls and use an intelligent voice assistant.
Huawei described them as a fashion and technology merger. The advance in Paris was very poor in details and many technical specifications were not revealed, but we know that the new smart glasses are equipped with microphones and dual speakers so you can use your hands with peace of mind. In addition, free calls can be made.
We assume that they connect to your Huawei P30 Pro or other smart phone via Bluetooth. Huawei promised that its artificial intelligence will reduce noise to provide you with a quality call. Also, it was announced that Huawei Eyewear glasses have an IP67 rating, which means that they can dive into shallow water for a short time without suffering long-term damage.
The glasses are charged wirelessly and use NFC to pair with the Gentle Monster case that ships with them. The case has a 2,200 mAh battery inside. In an interesting presentation, Hankook Kim, the CEO of Gentle Monster, mocked the appearance of Google Glass and Snapchat Spectacles, while talking about the elegant aesthetics of Huawei Eyewear.
The new glasses appear to be co-branded and Huawei CEO Richard Yu took the stage wearing a pair, although after a few minutes, he admitted that they look too big. A short video showed a man and a woman wearing glasses and talking with a voice assistant to get weather information.
The Huawei Eyewear glasses seem to be more like a Bluetooth headset than the smart glasses we are used to seeing because they lack any type of projector or screen. The smart lenses we have tested recently, such as Vuzix Blade or North Focals, project an image on one of the lenses that reflects incoming notifications and other data on your phone.
Huawei Eyewear smart glasses will go on sale in July, but the price is still unknown.
On the other hand, Huawei also released two new versions of the Huawei Watch GT. The Huawei Watch GT Active is the fitness-centric version of the Huawei Watch GT, while the Huawei Watch GT Elegant is a smaller version of the successful Huawei smartwatch that focuses on style and elegance.
The Huawei Watch GT Active is identical to the original Huawei Watch GT. It has the same frame size of 46 mm, silicone bands, and the same AMOLED touch screen of 1.4 inches and 454 x 454 resolution. Although now it comes in two new colors: dark green and orange.
For its part, the Huawei Watch GT Elegant is totally different from what we have seen before. It has a smaller frame, 42 mm, and a more elegant and stylish appearance. It has a ceramic frame that surrounds the 1.2-inch AMOLED touch screen with a resolution of 390 x 390. Available in black and white.
The new Huawei Watch GT models come with the same dual-core processor as the Huawei Watch GT, and both have a long-lasting battery that highlights the Huawei Watch GT.
The Huawei Watch GT Active comes with the same useful life of two weeks as its predecessor, while the Watch GT Elegant comes with a lower battery life during the week, probably due to the smaller case. Both have the Huawei Lite operating system.
Huawei has also added a new sport mode to all Watch GT models called triathlon. This mode allows intelligent tracking as you transition between cycling, swimming and running.
The Huawei Watch GT Active cost 249 euros (around $ 281 dollars), while the Huawei Watch GT Elegant cost 229 euros (around $ 259 dollars). The release date has not been confirmed, and Huawei has not revealed whether the watch will reach the US. UU.