Haier, the Chinese multinational electronics hasn’t stopped with its four mid-range smartphones that company introduced earlier today. They have gone ahead and announced their latest smartwatch, aptly dubbed as the Haier Watch. What’s interesting is that it’s not powered by the Android Wear, but rather runs on the full-blown version of the Android Marshmallow OS. It aims to offer a high quality build materials at a high price of Euro 200.
Apart from watches for children and elderly, the company’s new watch is the first one to targeted to much more mainstream audience. The Haier official at MWC says the watch would be available for purchase sometime in April. It features multiple watch faces, although, there are limited ones in this early model of the smartwatch.
The Haier Watch will use Bluetooth, but not Wi-Fi or NFC and would pack 8GB of internal storage for storing all those apps. You can save songs as well to use it as a mp3 player with connecting your phone and stream it to your wireless earphones/headphones. No Sir, there is not an audio jack available to plug in on the watch.
Using 316L stainless steel 42mm casing, the Watch provides a highly précised quality look and features a round 1.4-inch display with impressive 400 x 400-pixel resolution. Note there is no Black bar present at the bottom, unlike Moto 360 Smartwatches. It will be coming in three colors, gold, silver and black offering different watch strap options to suit the design.
It is IP56 rated, meaning it’s water resistant and can be worn when you are riding powerful water jets. As well as its dust proof, but note that ingress of dust is not entirely prevented. The watch features a microphone and thus it can make and take calls on its own without needing to use the microphone on your smartphone to talk, you can speak to your smartwatch, I mean to the person on another end. You go it, right!
The smartwatch from the Chinese consumer giant also boasts a heart rate sensor to keep track of your heart’s activities. As well as it has all the usual activity tracking features like steps taken, calories burned, etc. Meanwhile, it also features a find my phone feature to track your smartphone whenever its lost or stolen.