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Huawei re-enters smartwatch business in India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chinese Tuesday re-entered the smartwatch segment by unveiling new products in a lower price range.

The company unveiled classic and sports edition of its top model Watch GT for Rs 16,990 and Rs 15,990 per unit, respectively, and digital bands in the range of Rs 1,699-Rs 4,699.

The company has re-entered the segment after a gap of almost three years.

In April 2016, Huawei had launched premium sapphire crystal-coated smartwatch for Rs 22,999 with a built-in heart rate monitor and six-axis motion sensors with a gyroscope and accelerometer that can track physical activities.

Most of the functionality of the new models, especially around fitness monitoring, remain the same as that of its smartwatch launched three years ago.

When asked about the company's strategy to compete with established brand in in the wearable segment, Country Manager (Huawei Brand) for Consumer Business Group Tornado Pan said: "and innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Huawei. Having laid a strong emphasis on design, innovation, and superior experience, our devices have resonated well with our customers."

The company will start selling the wearables on from March 19, and will later sell it through as well.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 20:45 IST
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