Watch what happens this holiday season
WRY BREAD - Philip Cu-Unjieng (The Philippine Star) - December 25, 2015 - 9:00am

In the eternal quest for the ideal holiday gift — whether for a relative, friend, or for oneself in an “I deserve this!” moment — it is quite often the case that we have to choose between functionality and technological facets on one hand, or style and fashion versatility on the other hand. Just ask women as they search for that knock-‘em-dead pair of killer shoes as they confess that the sexiest pair is often a pain to be standing in after an hour or so.

Such was the case with smart watches; they could be synchronized with your phone or device, but looked like the most utilitarian of wristbands or bracelets. And that’s why earlier this year, at the Mobile World Congress, the big buzz was the Huawei Watch. Now available in the Philippines, it is that rare marriage of style and technology.

Designed for both iOS and Android users, the over-riding highlight of the watch is the 42-mm. body, and 1.4” face, that is circular and a touch-sensitive AMOLED display that allows you to choose from 40 unique faces — depending on your mood, the occasion, or the time of day! Encased in a scratch-proof sapphire lens and a stainless steel frame, the watch affords you versatility and style as beyond the face, you are also given strap options: stainless steel mesh, stainless steel links, rose gold stainless links, black stainless links and black or brown leather. And did I mention the frames could also be changed? Stainless steel, black or rose gold frame options.

As with other smart watches, you are given SMS, e-mail, calendar, app and phone call notifications and the Bluetooth feature gives you offline music download support. The watch will also read number of calories burned, your heart rate, climbing height, steps taken and distance travelled. There is the Huawei Watch Classic and the Huawei Watch Active, both offered with a two-year warranty.

This is wearable, versatile technology that has not jettisoned style and sophistication in the name of functionality. It’s hard to imagine but look at the photo of the Huawei Watch Active here and understand that by depressing a point on the face of the watch, the existing face disappears and you’re given 39 options to choose from as the new face of your watch. That’s versatility of a new order, right? And they’re exclusively available at Huawei Experience Stores and brand shops and online at Zalora.

ACIRC BLUETOOTH FACE HUAWEI EXPERIENCE STORES HUAWEI WATCH HUAWEI WATCH ACTIVE HUAWEI WATCH CLASSIC AND THE HUAWEI WATCH ACTIVE MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS STAINLESS WATCH ZALORA
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