Huawei is bringing third party apps to its vary of smartwatches, in a serious overhaul of its customized OS.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 (and GT 2e and GT 2 Pro) smartwatches have been massively profitable in propelling the corporate into the highest desk of wearables producers.
However, regardless of some great benefits of lengthy battery life and a really full set of well being sensors, the expertise is proscribed by an absence of third party apps.
But that has now modified. The firm now helps third party apps through the Huawei App Gallery, which opens the door for builders to become involved.
And it might additionally imply different smartwatches just like the Huawei Watch Fit might additionally acquire additional performance from third events.
And the corporate has proven off its performance with a brand new app from Fitify. It’s an app that’s garnered average success from the Google Play Store, and tracks various exercises from the wrist.
Like most apps, it’s going to have been ported to Huawei App Gallery from Wear OS/watch OS, and for that reason it is going to be some time till the Huawei smartwatch app retailer is bustling with apps.
It will take time for app makers to port over – nevertheless it additionally stays to be seen whether or not many will deem the effort and time worthy.
While the Huawei Watch does have a major set up base, it’s primarily centered in China. So we’ll possible see a rush of smaller apps making a land seize and people that may make the most of the Chinese viewers. Bigger title apps would possibly come later.
But the power to run apps is a big characteristic increase for Huawei, and combined with its spectacular battery life, will actually give the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung pause for thought.