Porsche Design quietly announced Huawei replica smartwatches UK that they designed for electronics manufacturer Huawei – in the simply named “Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch.” This follows a rather mature tradition of the design company working with third-party electronics manufacturers to produce higher-end “designer” versions of otherwise more mainstream products. For years the most “elite” versions of a Blackberry phone were the various models with exterior cases designed and sold through Porsche Design.
As Blackberry’s importance in the mobile technology industry has waned significantly, Porsche Design moved to work with Huawei. Also available (and I am sure intended as a companion to the Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch) is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9 smartphone. Interestingly enough, the phone costs more than the watch, which is uncommon when it comes to “luxury smartwatches” these days. More and more luxury brands are entering the smartwatch space – recently Louis Vuitton entered the market with the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon that costs more than double the price of the Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch.
What’s the differences?
Porsche Design also makes a dedicated collection of traditional mechanical watches, which are luxury items totally distinct from the Smartwatch. With that said, the Porsche Design Huawei Smartwatch looks more like other Porsche Design timepieces than it does the Huawei Watch – which is the base product that this higher-end model is designed after – likely sharing the same internal hardware. The device runs Android Wear 2.0, has 512MB of internal memory and 4GB of RAM.
Unlike some of the other luxury Huawei fake smartwatches available, the Porsche Design Smartwatch inherits the attractive variety of sensors that are used in the stock Huawei smartwatches. This includes the many expected sensors (compass, accelerometer, etc.) but also welcome extras such as GPS, a barometer, and a heart-rate sensor. This latter option is particularly welcome as most of the luxury smartwatches (aside from the Apple Watch) for the most part do not have heart-rate sensors included.
A guess for the case
Porsche Design does not offer the case width but I am guessing it is about 44mm wide. The case is still DLC-coated in black, which should offer a good level of scratch resistance. It isn’t clear what the screen material is – but ideally it should be sapphire crystal. The overall design is clearly racing inspired and feels a lot more like a typical Porsche Design timepiece than a Huawei product – which is probably a good thing for the typical Porsche Design customer. The black case is matched to an attractive strap which has a natural rubber lining with a soft leather exterior.