Smartwatches these days are packed with tons of health-tracking sensors to track your heart rate and blood oxygen levels. It appears that Huawei Malaysia will be introducing its Watch D smartwatch locally very soon and this would be the first smartwatch with blood pressure monitoring and ECG that’s certified by Malaysia’s Medical Device Authority.
Unlike your traditional Huawei smartwatches with a round display, the Huawei Watch D looks more like a large fitness band. It features a rectangular 1.64″ AMOLED screen that pushes 456×280 pixels encased in an aluminium case. According to Huawei, the Watch D weighs about one-sixth of a traditional blood pressure monitor.
In order to measure a person’s blood pressure level, the Watch D gets a dual-layer airbag embedded in the watch strap which is inflated by a mini pump that has a maximum pressure of 40kPa. Huawei says it can get an accurate blood pressure measurement in a range of 40-230mmHg within a minute. To get an accurate reading, you’ll need to remain seated for at least 5 minutes before conducting a measurement and keep the watch at the same height as your heart while your other hand supports your elbow.
On top of that, the Huawei Watch D also features TruSeen 5.0 Health Rate Monitoring with ECG analysis which can help detect potential major heart health related risks. The watch also gets SpO2 and stress monitoring, and it even gets a temperature sensor that detects your skin temperature. Users can share their health reports and abnormal readings with their loved ones through the Huawei Health App.
The Huawei Watch D has over 70 workout modes and it even comes with IP68 dust and water resistance. On a single charge, the watch is rated to last up to 7 days with typical usage and it can be charged wirelessly using the provided charging cradle.
Typically, most of the advanced health tracking features would require local regulatory approval, similar to the Apple Watch’s ECG and irregular rhythm notification feature. At the time of writing, Huawei has two successful registrations on the Medical Device Authority Register which includes a “Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor” and the “ECG app”. This is an indication that the Huawei Watch D can be used with its full potential once it goes on sale in Malaysia.
The Huawei Watch D is expected to be launched very soon and don’t expect it to be cheap. In China, it retails for CNY 2,988 (about RM1,857) while in Indonesia, it is going for IDR 5,479,000 (about RM1,557). For more info, you can check out the Huawei Watch D product page.