Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has advertised its first flagship smartwatch, the ultra-rugged Watch GS Pro, at this year’s Scaled Back IFA trade show in Berlin. Along with the new watch, the GS Pro is a new fashion-focused smartwatch called the Watch ES. The “Pad 6 and Pad X6” Android tablets are also being released outside of China, as is the Honor laptop, which features AMD’s latest generation of Raisin processors.
If you’re looking for an idea of how offensive the ultra-rugged Watch GS Pro is, Honor claims that it complies with 14 of the US Army’s Mill-STD-810G procurement standards. These include testing to withstand high temperatures, low temperatures, rainfall, humidity, and low pressure at high altitudes. To give you an idea of why you need a smartwatch that has been shaken, Honor’s list of over 100 helpful exercise methods gives you some idea. It includes a new skiing mode, which keeps track of your practice as well as other Ontakin activities such as mountain climbing, swimming, and cycling.
According to Honor, the smartwatch, powered by Huawei’s Light OS operating system, monitors heart rate, and it supports blood oxygen tracking, sleeps tracking, and even pressure monitoring. Other features include weather warning, support for both GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning systems, and Honor says there’s a “root back” mode that can track your journey and get you back on track. It can be used for guidance. However, there is no support for maps, nor third-party apps like Strava.
In terms of specs, you’re getting a 1.39-inch OLED display with a resolution of 454 x 454, and the Karen A1 chipset powers the smartwatch. Battery life extends up to a maximum of 25 days, but run it in the style of an outdoor workout, and it drops GPS-capable to 100 hours or just 48 hours. The watch arrives in blue, white, and black and will be available in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, from September 7 for $249.99.
Its more modern counterpart, the Honor Watch ES, is not as ultra-rugged, and its battery life is extended to a maximum of 10 days. However, it is lightweight and still supports a range of 95 exercise modes, which Honor says can be detected automatically. It has a 1.64-inch rectangular OLED display with a resolution of 456 x 280, and it can catch your heart rate, blood oxygen level, sleep, stress, and, where appropriate, menstruation. It’s September 7 in the Germany and UK available at $99.99. It will be available in more European shops following this month.
Announced back in July for the Chinese customers, Honor has now announced that a range of its Razan 4,000-capacity laptops is being released globally. Both the MagicBook 14 and 15 are powered by a Raisin 5 4500U CPU paired with 8 to 16 GB of RAM and 256 to 512 of GB NVME storage. The big difference is their display, which measures 14 and 15.6 inches, respectively.
The Magic Book 14 will launch on September 21 in Germany, UK, and France at €749.99, while the Magic Book will be available on October 15 at €699.99. There’s also the latest MagicBook Pro, which has a more powerful Raisin 5 4600H CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, and a larger 16.1-inch display that will be ready on September 7 in the UK, France, Germany, and in 899.99. ۔ Other European markets.
Finally, Honor also revealed two new tablets, Honor Pad 6 and Pad X6, which were announced for the Chinese markets in July. These include 10.1 and 9.7-inch displays, respectively. Both are powered by Huawei’s Karen 710A and have a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera on the back. The Honor Pad X6 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the Pad6 has an additional 4GB / 64GB option. Both tablets run Android 10, but given Huawei’s current presence in the US presence list, it won’t ship via Google’s apps or services. Information on pricing and release date is still to be announced