A jab at the Watch Ultra
The Huawei Watch Ultimate is the company's answer to the Apple Watch Ultra, offering a wide range of features aimed at outdoor enthusiasts and divers. It will retail in the UK and Europe for €749 / £700 for the “expedition black” colorway and €899 / £800 for the voyage blue version. The device is not planned for launch in the US due to the ongoing Huawei ban.
Key features of the Huawei Watch Ultimate include niche diving and expedition capabilities (such as safety stops and decompression reminders), a physical button for quick access to diving and expedition modes, a night mode watch face, dual-frequency GPS, marking points for logging points of interest on a trail, and an upcoming update for intelligent power management and extended battery life. The watch also comes with an extra-long strap for diving purposes.
In terms of design, the Watch Ultimate is distinct from the Apple Watch Ultra, leaning more towards traditional mechanical watches. It uses a zirconium-based liquid metal case that is claimed to be 4.5 times stronger and 2.5 times harder than stainless steel. Both watches have nanotech ceramic bezels and sapphire glass on the LTPO OLED displays.
Huawei claims that its Watch Ultimate can withstand depths of up to 110 meters, outperforming the Apple Watch Ultra's recommended limit of 40 meters. The battery life is also longer, with Huawei stating it can last up to two weeks on a single charge. The watch's proprietary OS now offers third-party integrations with Strava, Komoot, and Runtastic, making data sharing between these services easier.