Last year, Huawei unveiled their first smart glasses and they looked like normal glasses – stylish glasses, in fact, as they were a collaboration with popular eyewear maker Gentle Monster. To accompany the new Mate 40 series, Huawei lifts the veil on Eyewear II.
Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II are a prowess of electronic miniaturization. The antenna, charging module, dual microphone, chipset, speakers and battery are all integrated into the temple of the glasses. It also includes two microphones, and small stereo speakers placed just above your ears to communicate.
EYEWEAR II: MORE CHOICES AND BETTER AUDIO QUALITY
These new smart glasses arrive with four different models: two sunglasses (Smart Lang and Smart Myma) and two prescription glasses (Smart Havana and Smart Kubo). Yes, there are even more stylish choices, this time around. Despite the electronics, the frames of the glasses are made of titanium alloy and they are slightly flexible.
On the electronics side, the speakers are larger (128mm² diaphragm) with more power, but Huawei also claims improved audio quality. In addition, sound filtration has also been reduced to 12 decibels. This is to make sure that if someone is next to you, they can no longer hear what you are listening to through the speakers. And, like with the first generation, these glasses allow in addition to listening to music and controlling it, the ability to take calls or hang up. Of course, you will also be able to access your smartphone’s voice assistant, too.
The Huawei Gentle Monster Eyewear II theoretically offers up to 5 hours of music playback or 42 hours of standby time. They are sold with a charging box, which plugs into USB Type-C and allows a full charge in 1.5 hours. Huawei has also added NFC to facilitate pairing, the glasses then communicate via Bluetooth with your smartphone.
The Eyewear II glasses will be available starting €300 ($355).