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When hardware and software don't mesh

Post by koimaster » December 18th 2018, 10:26am

Only a handful of wearable operating systems exist today. Dominating the market are watchOS and Wear OS, unsurprisingly so, as they accompany the two most popular smartphone operating systems. But there are a few challengers out there, like Samsung's Tizen and Fitbit OS, that give users other options.

Variety is good, so I'm always interested in testing out wearables that don't run the most popular OSes. Huawei's latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT, falls into this category, as it runs the company's LiteOS rather than WearOS. While the Chinese company has primarily focused on its smartphone business this year, going the extra mile to put its own OS on this smartwatch shows that it's serious about wearables (at least, for the time being).

So what do the Huawei Watch GT and LiteOS have to offer? Essentially, the device is a simplified smartwatch that has all the hardware bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end Wear OS device or an Apple Watch—things like an AMOLED display, a continuous heart-rate monitor, an embedded GPS, and more. But in practice, its feature set and its real-world abilities don't exactly match its relatively high $230 price tag.

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Re: When hardware and software don't mesh

Post by TemerityB » December 18th 2018, 1:58pm

As predicted here by most, years ago: The harm that "smart" watches have done to the traditional watch world has been bupkis. The problem with the Swiss and Japanese is that just now, they're moving their advertising and sales portals to, wow, almost a 2002 mindset.

There's a place for mini computers, that I agree with. Not this one, but, hey, even my new car is smarter than I am these days.
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Post by Pubbie » December 18th 2018, 2:02pm

And in the meantime the wait list for certain Rolexes and other limited-edition watches stretches to decades, and the prices of mechanicals skyrocket whilst consumers fall over themselves to signal their taste and style. All smart watches have done is fire a 200-shot of nitrous into an engine that’s deep into valve-crash already.
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Re: When hardware and software don't mesh

Post by conjurer » December 18th 2018, 10:39pm

koimaster wrote:Only a handful of wearable operating systems exist today. Dominating the market are watchOS and Wear OS, unsurprisingly so, as they accompany the two most popular smartphone operating systems. But there are a few challengers out there, like Samsung's Tizen and Fitbit OS, that give users other options.

Variety is good, so I'm always interested in testing out wearables that don't run the most popular OSes. Huawei's latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT, falls into this category, as it runs the company's LiteOS rather than WearOS. While the Chinese company has primarily focused on its smartphone business this year, going the extra mile to put its own OS on this smartwatch shows that it's serious about wearables (at least, for the time being).

So what do the Huawei Watch GT and LiteOS have to offer? Essentially, the device is a simplified smartwatch that has all the hardware bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end Wear OS device or an Apple Watch—things like an AMOLED display, a continuous heart-rate monitor, an embedded GPS, and more. But in practice, its feature set and its real-world abilities don't exactly match its relatively high $230 price tag.

https://eyeonjewels.com/watchNews/huawe ... -dont-mesh


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