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Huawei Watch D: An Apple Watch With Blood Pressure Monitoring

Finally, a rectangular smartwatch with blood pressure monitoring!

While Apple has been stingy with smartwatch health features, Huawei took the opposite stance. Their latest smartwatch, the Watch D, is a refreshing, rectangular-shaped watch with rounded corners (looks familiar?) and plenty of health tracking sensors.

The biggest highlights are, of course, the blood pressure monitoring and ECG recording.

To accurately measure blood pressure, Huawei says it used TruBP, a system that relies on micro air pumps and airbags, as well as a high-precision pressure sensor, a pressure feedback control circuit, and a low flow resistance gas path.

Together these help the Watch D achieve an an error margin of ± 3mmHg.

For ECG monitoring, the smartwatch relies on eight circular photoelectric sensors and a pair of luminous sources with a curved glass sapphire lens. PVD-coated ECG electrodes are also employed to filter out interference.

That’s not all! Huawei says this watch includes a temperature sensor and can detect atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, and sleep apnea risks. Even better, it has obtained authorization from China’s FDA, being now classified as a Class II medical device there.

In order to get here, Huawei teamed up with 301 hospitals in China to test it out and offers users the ability to get online consultations from medical experts.

Other features include:

  • step counter
  • heart rate monitoring
  • sleep tracking
  • blood oxygen level monitoring
  • NFC
  • IP68 dust and water resistance

The Huawei Watch D comes in medium and large sizes, has a 1.64″ AMOLED color touchscreen and it’s made from aluminum. The smartwatch can be purchased in either Black or Titanium. In China, Huawei Watch D will go on sale on December 25 at a price of CNY2,988 ($470/€415).

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