Huawei Watch D: European launch date announced for long-awaited smartwatch
Huawei continues to drip feed information about the Watch D's European launch. As far back as May, the company confirmed that the smartwatch would be coming to Europe and the UK, before confirming that its vaunted blood pressure measurement capabilities and ECG analysis would not be available until after launch. Subsequently, Huawei showcased the Watch D in Berlin at IFA 2022, before confirming that the smartwatch's health features have been certified in over 30 European countries.
Now, Huawei has confirmed that the Watch D will debut in Europe on October 12. According to the company's website, October 12 will only mark the smartwatch's pre-sale period; it is unclear when Huawei will make the Watch D available generally. Seemingly, its price remains at €449 as well; Huawei has not outlined a price change yet, although we would not rule that out at this stage.
GSMArena adds that the Watch D will reach Germany first, with Italy set to receive the smartwatch 'soon'. For context, each EU member state has an approval process for devices that can monitor blood pressure, on top of the approval required by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Hence, it could still take a few months for Huawei to release the Watch D across the Eurozone. The state of the device's release in the UK is unknown too. Please see our launch article for the Watch D's other specifications, such as its 1.64-inch AMOLED display and IP68 certification.