Honor will launch a new smartwatch at the IFA technology show in September – and an internal source from Honor has revealed more about digital trends in particular. Here are several pieces of concept artwork reflecting the new watch, giving us more information about its features, as well as what the company is using to tease the smartwatch with a promotional image.
Honor described the new model as “a new watch with outdoor sports features”, and the design outline also makes it look suitably rugged. The main concept artwork (above) suggests that the case would be made of a diamond hardened material, indicating that it would be stainless steel with a diamond-like carbon coating. Often used in watch lighting, these coatings provide scratch resistance and also improve style.
In the new clock, the sensor will give the same image signal. Expect a compass, a heart rate sensor, and a barometer, among others. These features will keep Honor’s outdoor clock in line with today’s WearOS-powered watches. The watch will also have some Artificial Intelligence (AI) features. The “AI Brain Energy” notation is intriguing, and suggests that AI will be used to extend battery life.
A second piece of concept art (above) depicts the bezels and lugs in more detail. It is very different from Honor’s MagicWatch 2’s fashionable, everyday look, depicting a heavily textured bezel made of stainless steel. Combine this with the outline of the watch in the promotional image and the Honor Watch reminds us to use the Mobvoi Ticwatch S2, Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 Outdoor Smartwatch, Sunno 7 and G-Shock-style design Amazfit for this. T-Rex Outdoor Smartwatch. This gives you an idea of the competition that Honor faces here.
Both Honor and parent company Huawei are focusing more on wearables and smart IoT devices, as US government sanctions forced it to look beyond smartphones and accelerate plans to build its own hardware and software ecosystem is. Honor’s smartwatches have been affected in the past, and are often reasonably priced compared to the competition. They do not run Google’s WearOS, but the company has its own software platform. It is much more energy efficient, and can reach battery life up to two weeks before needing a recharge.
Honor will officially unveil the new smartwatch on September 4, the second day of the IFA show in Berlin. Despite the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, IFA will have a small physical event, but most launch events related to the show will be streamed online. In the meantime, Honor’s outdoor watch is one we’re eager to hear more about.