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Huawei Watch D: Blood pressure monitoring and ECG features to launch after smartwatch debuts in Europe and the UK

Huawei still has not revealed when it will begin selling the Watch D in Europe. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei still has not revealed when it will begin selling the Watch D in Europe. (Image source: Huawei)
It seems that Huawei is not quite ready to launch the Watch D in Europe or the UK. According to a company spokesperson, important features will be unavailable until 'later this year', with no timescale given. Meanwhile, only 11 countries will be able to make use of the Watch D's full functionality.

Last week, Huawei quietly announced that it would sell the Watch D outside China, having brought the smartwatch to its home market in December. Priced at €449, the Watch D is more expensive than most of the Watch GT 3 Pro range, save for the €549 all-ceramic edition. However, there is a good chance that Watch D's standout features will not be available in many markets at launch.

Apparently, Huawei is yet to receive certification in either Europe or the UK for the Watch D's ECG functionality, perhaps explaining its omission from last week's press conference. According to Wareable, a Huawei spokesperson confirmed that the company 'hopes to launch ECG later this year in UK and Europe', albeit without providing even a rough timescale of when this will be available.

Wareable suspects that the same could apply to Huawei's lauded blood pressure monitoring, for which it has received the necessary medical certifications in China. As it stands, the Watch D will only be capable of deploying its full feature set in 11 countries, listed below. For reference, the Watch D also offers up to 7 days of battery life, 70+ workout modes and IP68 resistance against dust and water. Additionally, Huawei will sell the smartwatch in two colours, both with 1.64-inch AMOLED displays.

  • China
  • Chile
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Salvador
  • Vietnam
(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-23 (Update: 2022-05-23)