Huawei Collaborates with Fashion Futurologist

Muchaneta Kapfunde | @FashNerdEditor

Have you heard? Huawei have teamed up with Dr. Sabine Seymour in a collaboration that will reveal how the integration of technology will transform our wardrobe in the not too distant future. Seymour’s vision of the future of fashion with technology aligns perfectly with Huawei’s point of view on wearables.

On the new partnership Huawei Consumer Business Group stated; “Today (7th September 2015), consumers are rarely content with just staying connected; they are looking for a premium watch with a classic design, which is also technologically innovative. At Huawei, we are always looking forward, working ahead to the latest in not only technology, but design.”

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So with the future of wardrobe in the hands of technology, Fashion Futurologist and Professor of Fashion and Technology Sabine Seymour predicts that the transformation of FashionTech will begin with our under garments. They will have built in sensors to track personal data, such as heart rate and body temperature. This will then be followed by the next development, which would be the seamless integration of  technology into our clothing. 

Our undergarments will have built in technology that tracks vital statistics, such as pulse and body temperature. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Our undergarments will have built in technology that tracks vital statistics, such as pulse and body temperature. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Seymour believes that intuitive garments is were the future of fashion is headed. Can you imagine garments that can be altered in form and also extended and contracted in length?  I mean how great would it be to be able to change the shape and design of our outfit as we see fit? Here at FashNerd HQ, we know that we would not only love to be able to download the latest designs but to also have the power to change the pattern, colour and even the shape and style. Owning such an intuitive garment will know what we need, like for example if we are hot, our summer dress will adjust to our body temperature, (sigh) to own a useful and fashionable garment certainly gets a BIG thumbs up from us.

Our garments will help us adapt to changes in temperature. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Our garments will help us adapt to changes in temperature. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Seymour’s vision of the future of fashion is also all about the new functional aesthetic, a garment that is gesture and touch-sensitive. This will be a garment that will embody not only a great sense of style but it will also be a true design aesthetic. We love the idea of our garments fitting into other elements of our life, such as having the ability to connect to our car, just so it can assist in adjusting the seat according to ourpersonal preferences.

In the future, fashion and technology will embrace and integrated technology within our clothing will revolutionise our wardrobes. (Graphic: Business Wire)
In the future, fashion and technology will embrace and integrated technology within our clothing will revolutionise our wardrobes. (Graphic: Business Wire)

It all these possibilities of the future of fashion that the Huawei watch promises to embody. It is a watch with a vision that is all about combining the classic design with premium craftsmanship and smart technology. The new smart watch has been crafted using sophisticated materials, the watch features a fully circular 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, coated in scratch-proof sapphire crystal and a cold-forged stainless steel frame. A premium watch, its design truly embodies the space where fashion meets technology.

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The Huawei Watch measures 42mm in diameter, which is the traditional dimension for wristwatches. There is a range of gold, silver and black frames and a variety of different watch face designs to choose from, across a range of classic, luxury, business, feminine, modern and simple aesthetics.

The choice of 22mm straps includes stainless steel mesh, stainless steel links, rose gold, and black-plated stainless steel links, and brown and black leather.

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Benjamin Norton, Wearable Design Expert at the Huawei Consumer BG, said: “When designing this watch, we were keen to create a wearable with smart technology that doesn’t compromise personal style. With the Huawei watch, we combine the best in technology and innovation with premium materials and a classic, timeless look and feel to suit stylish, tech-savvy consumers. With smart technology and a classic design, the Huawei watch truly brings together the worlds of fashion and technology.”

The Huawei Watch will be available in United States and United Kingdom in October 2015, with a further 20 countries to follow. It is priced between €399.00 and €699.00.

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UPDATE 24-11-2015:

According to Huawei‘s own community blog the watch is getting it’s “over-the-air software update”. With it comes a new app, new watch faces and some other minor maintenance on the device. Also, the battery level will now be displayed when charging.

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Release notes for software build LCB43B:

  • Optimized the mic gain for improved “Ok Google” detection
  • Optimized the fitness tracking to improve step counting accuracy
  • Optimized the Bluetooth reconnect mechanism
  • Add a new app to display the battery level when charging
  • Add a new watch face that user can self-customize
  • Add fusion sensor of gravity/linear acceleration/rotation vector

How to check the current software build of your Huawei Watch:

  1. Long press the crown button to open the app launcher
  2. Select the Settings app
  3. Scroll down and click About
  4. Scroll down and look for Build number

How to check for a system update:

  1. Long press the crown button to open the app launcher
  2. Select the Settings app
  3. Scroll down and click About
  4. Scroll down and click System updates

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