The Complete Smart Fitness Watch Arrives


Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today defined a new category of wearable technology with the HUAWEI WATCH 2. Using the latest research result and developments from technology innovator Huawei, the watch combines the connectivity of a smartphone, the smarter living applications of a premium smartwatch and the detailed performance coaching and tracking of a leading sports tracking device, all in the form of a stylish classical wristwatch.

HUAWEI WATCH 2 inherits the classic design of the original HUAWEI WATCH while introducing new innovations in every category to better empower users’ spirit of exploration and help them enjoy an active lifestyle.

The watch will go on sale in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China this March, priced from 329 € depending on the design and features being chosen. It will become available in additional countries including the US, the UK, Russia and Australia from April. For full details on release schedule see notes to editors below.

In a world where technology has become more and more integrated into our lives, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 is a product for those who yearn for the freedom to explore while staying connected, without having to be glued to a smartphone. Powered by

the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 processor HUAWEI WATCH 2 (4G supported version) has independent connectivity, allowing users to send messages or make calls independently of a mobile phone. It also features compatibility for the latest smart living applications. Featuring support for cellular networks and running on the new Android WearTM 2.0 ensures connectivity for both AndroidTM and iOS users and means the HUAWEI WATCH 2 embodies the spirit of openness and exploration for all.


Independent connectivity to suit your exploration

With HUAWEI WATCH 2 (4G supported version), users can leave their mobile phone at home and go running, cycling or just exploring while staying connected. Thanks to independent mobile connectivity and a built in GPS chip, users can respond to calls and text messages, use independent apps like Uber, Foursquare and Telegram. The innovative design means that this extra connectivity comes with no sacrifice on quality. VoLTE support and dual-mic noise elimination help ensure a stable and clear telephone experience while the integration of the antennae on the upper watch case for dual 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC in the device significantly strengthens connectivity, allowing HUAWEI WATCH 2 to stay compact while ensuring good signal reception.

Besides the SIM version working with mobile network carriers worldwide, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 also provides an eSIM version (available to limited countries).

What’s more, some carriers feature a one-number-multi-SIM service. There’s no need for a new number, as the watch and your mobile phone can share the same number.  Going far beyond being just a partner to a smartphone, the HUAWEI WATCH 2 (4G supported version) provides the flexible connectivity required in a modern active life and gets everything controlled by one hand.

The complete health and exercise partner

HUAWEI WATCH 2 is also a high specification fitness device that uses multiple sensors with advanced algorithms to provide fitness solutions and make working out more efficient and effective. Built-in smart sensors collect comprehensive data on user activity, including distance, speed, steps, heart rate, heart rate range, calories, gait, route and more.

With one click on the crown HUAWEI WATCH 2 opens the workout App to start training in an instant. Quick start running modes “fat-burning run” and “cardio run” allow runners to start quickly and the watch will guide your speed to stay in the correct heart rate zone. Running with HUAWEI WATCH 2 enables you to get real time guidance including notifications on distance, target completion status and racing heart warning and based on calculated workout plans, HUAWEI WATCH 2 can also dynamically notify you to either accelerate or decelerate to guide you through every stage of your run. With the support of HUAWEI WATCH 2’s GPS and heart rate detection system, HUAWEI WATCH 2 measures your VO2max after each run. After a valid run the watch automatically generates a report that advises on recovery time and training effects.

Other supporting elements include the built in GPS that tracks your exercise route. HUAWEI WATCH 2 also allows you to add music to your workout through the Google PlayTM Music app. Users can download songs, stream music and access their playlists.

Beyond just exercise, HUAWEI WATCH 2 promotes healthy living all day. The Daily Tracking App accurately tracks users’ daily steps, record time taken for medium to high intensity exercises, and detect the number of times you stand up after long sedentary periods. All this information is reported via progress bars to encourage a healthier and more active life. Continuous heart rate monitoring tracks your heart rate in the background and reports your heart rate of the last six hours in a curved line. HUAWEI WATCH 2 also measures your Resting Heart Rate, which is recorded in the activity monitor app.


Chronograph watch design

The HUAWEI WATCH 2 has a classical wristwatch design that integrates its smart features and sport functions while maintaining a stylish look. Made from sophisticated materials, a dual crown design delivers a premium feel. While honouring the classics, the watch is adaptable to the wearer’s personality, with both classical and sporty design options. The high-definition display is customisable with multiple face designs, allowing users quick access to their favourite and most frequently used apps. In addition to a chronographdesign, HUAWEI WATCH 2 features a ceramic bezel that provides a fine quality while offering a comfortable wearing experience.

The watch is also designed for comfort and fit during exercise, meaning it is curved to sit perfectly against the wrist. It is smaller and more compact than the previous generation HUAWEI Watch with its parts on one side accounting for 88% of the total area of the watch.


Porsche Design HUAWEI Smartwatch

Technology innovator Huawei and premium lifestyle brand Porsche Design extend their partnership with the announcement of the new Porsche Design HUAWEI Smartwatch. Complementing the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 9, which was launched in November 2016, the product further enriches the user experience. Again, the collaboration brings together the latest innovations in technology with the most functional design, creating an equilibrium of aesthetics and function. It combines the latest activity tracking and fitness management functions with the connectivity and smart technology of a leading smart wearable device. For those who demand style and substance, the Porsche Design HUAWEI Smartwatch delivers professional standard fitness tracking, the latest smart functions and sophisticated design - all from the wrist.

The innovative smart watch is the first ever to be created by Porsche Design and part of a continuous roll out of smart devices, which will be released in the upcoming months.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said of the launch: “In today’s fragmented information age, the real function of technology is to provide convenience and connectivity without intruding on your daily life. We wanted to make a product that suits those individuals who wish to explore the limits of their own expression, while still being bound by a need to stay connected. With this product there is no need to stay glued to your smartphone. The independent connectivity and smart applications that can be used from your wrist mean you can go for a run or a cycle and leave your phone behind with the freedom of knowing you won’t miss an important message.

Health and wellbeing are vital for the modern consumer, but traditional monitoring devices are overly complicated and often get used for a while and then cast aside. We wanted to bring in all the most up to date monitoring technology into a stylish and smart package, making this the tool that doesn’t just keep you healthy, it is also stylish and helps make your everyday life easier.”




Availability and Accessories 


HUAWEI Watch 2 will be available in more than 20 countries and regions. These include:


Launching in March – Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, China.


Launching in April – US, UK, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, The Nordics, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India, South Africa, Poland, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, UAE


Launching in May – Malaysia

I want to introduce you to WiseWear, a luxury smart jewelry brand that is perfect for women of all age groups. I was recently sent one to review for you guys and I absolutely love it. Especially the style. you would never know that it is an activity tracker. Read more to find out why I love it so much and why it deserves a 9/10 Train It Right review.

The WiseWear Socialite Collection is designed to keep you safe, healthy, and connected to what matters most. Each bracelet serves as a safety device with a unique distress messaging feature, provides real-time mobile notifications, and tracks your activity. By concealing advanced technology inside beautiful jewelry, Socialite empowers you to feel your most confident on the inside and out!

WiseWear, a boutique engineering firm, designs beautiful connected products that are fashion fused with threads of technology. Their debut Socialite Collection has a retail range of $295 - $345 and showcases smart jewelry made with invisible electronics and sensors; a seamless blend of fashion and function, so you'll never have to sacrifice one for the other.

Socialite is designed to keep you safe, healthy and connected to what matters most. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and includes the following features:

- Distress Messaging: In an urgent situation, tap the bottom half of your bracelet to notify your emergency contacts with a text message and drop pin to your GPS location. Which I think is pretty cool and great for women on the go that often find themselves walking to their care late at night in a dark empty parking lot.

- Mobile Notifications: Gentle vibrations notify you to check your phone for important calls, texts, emails, calendar events and low phone battery. You can set the vibrate to go for whatever number you want for each event that way you know why its vibrating based on the number of rings.

- Activity Tracking: Track your daily and weekly activity, including step count, distance, calories burned and active time. Set your goals and monitor your progress on the mobile app. You know this is my favourite part.

Women of all age groups can certainly understand the importance of the safety feature that the Socialite Collection offers. Whether you're a college student walking back to your dorm alone at night or an elderly woman living on your own and worried about your safety, the Socialite collection is the perfect piece of technology that will keep you safe and connected to what matters most. Perfect for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day Gift Guides - The Socialite Collection by WiseWear is a stunning piece of smart jewelry we know she'll love.

View the entire Socialite Collection here:

I give this tracker a 9/10. It looks great, tracks great, is very aesthetic, has great unique features but I sometimes have difficulty with the clasp when I want to take it on and off. It sometimes gets frustrating and I have to fight with it for a few minutes. Even with that I totally love it and highly recommend it for those who'd not like the look of other sporty activity trackers.

Grayton announces the launch of Origin: the First Mechanical Smart Watch that connects to your phone for smart features.


NEW YORK - Grayton introduces the Origin Mechanical watch: a classic self-winding timepiece with open-heart design plus a smart strap for activity tracking, phone notifications, music control and more.

Technology evolves but style is timeless

As boutique watch makers, Grayton understands that there is no substitute for a beautifully designed and handcrafted automatic watch. The Origin Mechanical watch represents the perfect marriage of sophistication and smarts - the natural evolution of Intelligent Timepieces for a connected world.

Origin was designed to deliver the best of watchmaking and technology – a mechanical watch with a classic design and embedded electronics hidden in its leather strap that add convenient smart features.

The heart of the matter

The Origin is finely crafted to exacting standards in a brushed 316L stainless steel case with polished accents. The open-heart dial and see-through back cover puts Origin’s intricate self- winding mechanism on display, and keeps Origin infinitely wound. Its Japanese movement has 26,100 beats per hour and 24 jewels for superior timekeeping accuracy and a power reserve of 41 hours between wearings.

Activity tracking in the strap

What makes Origin special, among other things, is the independent strap which instantly adds smart features. Designed to perfectly complement the Origin, the strap is refined, comfortable and slim. The smart strap is virtually indistinguishable from the best traditional leather straps of other fine watchmakers.

“Fitness trackers are popular because they are affordable and offer useful functions. But they feel cheap, are often uncomfortable and become obsolete quickly. We are living in a new era where timepieces meet fashion and technology and there is no turning back! Origin is the first Mechanical watch that has connected features built directly into a classic leather smart strap. Now, people don’t have to choose between beauty and convenience” Sébastien Druvent, Product Marketing Advisor.

Intelligent convenience every day

This revolutionary watch connects to a smartphone for the most convenient features such as calendar reminder, alarms, phone notifications and more. The built-in battery allows up to 10 days of autonomy between charges. It’s ideal for receiving notification alerts in the office or recording workout fitness data at the gym. The Origin and the accompanying Grayton app are compatible with both iPhone and Android phones.

Make any watch smart

For people that already have a watch that they love, the Grayton smart strap is interchangeable with standard watch straps to easily add fitness and intelligence to any watch from Daniel Wellington® to Patek Philippe®.

A watch ahead of its time

Grayton has raised the bar on what a classic watch can do. With Origin, fashion, technology and convenience coexist perfectly in a stunning timepiece for any occasion.


Origin is in pre-production for a commercial release in May 2017.

Origin will be exclusively available for pre-sale on beginning November 28st, 2016. Wholesale packages for distributors and retailers will be available during the campaign.

About Grayton

Grayton is an avant-garde brand that aims to make mechanical watches, the symbol of wealth and luxury for centuries, accessible to everyone. They create beautifully classic watches for the modern world with bold yet refined designs that add convenient technologies and timeless style. Grayton partners exclusively with the Montrichard Group, watch manufacturing and distribution experts that provide fast turnaround of high quality bespoke watch designs.

Learn more about Grayton on: For media / press:

Ewatchfactory Corporation 390 5th Avenue, Suite 910, NYC, NY 10801. United States

About Montrichard Group

Founded 20 years ago by the visionary entrepreneur Remi Chabrat, Montrichard Group is modernizing traditional watch manufacturing and global distribution with a revolutionary ‘just in time’ online manufacturing process solution know as Fines. With production facilities in Switzerland and China and marketing offices in the USA, Hong Kong and Europe, Montrichard Group supports innovative brands and licensed watchmakers in their rapid growth.

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Polar Releases The Loop 2 

Loop 2 Activity Tracker helps you find the time to be active, giving smart guidance and cheering you on every step of the way.

What’s new in Loop 2?
It’s upgraded with a super soft silicone wristband, smart notifications* and vibrating inactivity alerts for extra motivation. Like swimming? So does Loop 2. And of course, it’s heart rate ready. Just sync it with the Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor to track your workout intensity.

Get your Loop 2 first! Buy now in Powder White and Sorbet Pink.




    Tracks your daily activity at different intensity levels, and shows steps, distance and burned calories.



    Your daily activity goal and guidance on how to reach it.


    Feedback about your daily, weekly and monthly activity.


    Tells you exactly how your fitness is progressing by measuring your aerobic fitness at rest and evaluating your maximal oxygen uptake.


    When paired up with Polar H7 heart rate sensor, measures your every heartbeat and lets you know if you’re mostly burning fat or improving your fitness. Gives the most accurate calorie burn in heart rate based training.



    Shows exactly how many calories you've burned.


    Vibrates when you've been sitting still for too long.


    Automatically tracks your sleep time and quality. See and learn from your sleeping patterns in Polar Flow web service and app.


    Free online community and service that helps understand the impact of your activity and see the long term progress you make.


    Vibrantly colored wristbands are easily changed to reflect your mood and style.

PolarA300 - trainitright



    Charges conveniently with a simple plug and play USB.

OMG! I just love NIKE! I especially love them for putting together such great looks! This makes me want everything in the picture. Especially the FlyKnits. These are a must have for me this fall! What do you think?


The Pebble smartwatch, the Kickstarter-funded wearable tech gadget that can hook into your iPhone or Android phone, is hitting store shelves at Best Buy on Sunday.

The Pebble watch comes in five colors, for now the others will only be available through the firm’s Web site, though the red version of the watch will head to Best Buy in August. Picking up a Pebble this weekend will set you back $149.99, but put you ahead of the wearable tech adoption curve.

What do you think of it? I want one.

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The same powerful data. A bold, clean new look. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS, now also available in white: