Honor has gone through the IFA to announce the Honor Watch ES, a watch that, in essence, is very, very similar. Like the Huawei model, the Honor Watch ES features a huge, wide AMOLED screen, animated exercises, and a range that promises to last through the week.
Honor Watch ES Features
21 grams without strap
Resolution 456 x 280 pixels
Front / screen ratio: 70%
|Operating System||Customized by Honor|
|Battery||Up to 10 days depending on the manufacturer|
|Sensors||Huawei TruSeen 4.0|
|Waterproof||Yes, 5 ATM|
|Extra Features||Animated Exercises|
Control Music Control
Monitor Female Health Monitor
|Price||€99.99 (About $120)|
A Watch for Athletes who love Design
We begin by talking about what is undoubtedly the most striking point of this watch, which is none other than its screen. Unlike other Honor watches, which have always been round, the Honor Watch ES mounts a rather elongated rectangular screen, thus giving it the appearance of a quantifier bracelet rather than a smartwatch. It weighs 21 grams without the strap, which, by the way, will be available in black, pink, or white.
We are talking about a 1.64 inch AMOLED panel with a 456 x 280-pixel resolution. It’s tactile, of course, and can be customized with over 200 watch faces, six of which are Always on Display. To interact with the device we can make finger gestures, as in many other watches, or use the button that Honor has implemented on the right side.
At the bottom there is the Huawei TruSeen 4.0 heart rate sensor, which has an “advanced artificial intelligence algorithm to ensure accuracy”, and a SpO2 sensor to measure the level of oxygen in the blood. The device can analyze sleep and give recommendations for improvement, as well as stress. In the same way, it can be used to monitor the female cycle.
But beyond the sensors and components, the crumb of the clock is in the exercise. The Honor Watch ES supports 95 sports modes of all kinds but also has 12 animated exercise routines designed for exercising at home or the office. After choosing a routine, you can see on the clock how each exercise is done so you know if you are doing it right or not, or if not, you can learn how to do it. In total there are 44 animations.
Finally, as far as smartwatch functions are concerned, the clock is capable of showing the notifications of the apps directly on the wrist, notifying us of incoming calls (but not answering them), controlling the reproduction of music, and, quite curiously, controlling the cell phone camera remotely.
Price and Availability
The Honor Watch ES can be purchased from €99.99 (About $120). It will be available in Meteorite Black, Coral Pink, and Icelandic White.