Balancing our professional and personal lives is a tightrope act these days with dozens, if not hundreds of messages and emails clamouring for our attention on top of a deluge of phone calls, goals to achieve and appointments aplenty.
Add in the fact that our increasingly tech-centric lifestyles require us to not just our tote our smartphones about but other kit as well like our laptops, smartwatches and headphones just to keep pace as well as remain productive and it’s clear that not only must our kit be of superior quality, it also has to make our lives better and easier. That’s where Huawei’s Smart Life ecosystem and its array of complementary offerings come into the picture.
The Huawei Smart Life
Launched alongside the Mate30 series smartphones, the Huawei Smart Life ecosystem is an array of devices that are designed to work seamlessly with each other and with the Mate30 series acting as the centrepiece of an intuitive, powerful network of devices that quite literally make for smart living.
Currently, the Smart Life ecosystem line-up consists of the Huawei Mate30 series smartphones as the nexus of the ecosystem, the Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear, the Huawei FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds, the Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch, the MateBook 13 notebook and the WiFi Q2 Pro router.
Individually, these devices are potent offerings in their own right but when working together as part of the Smart Life ecosystem, they are effectively greater than the sum of their parts and become part of a powerful new whole. We pick 4 of the hottest bits of kit from Huawei’s Smart Life ecosystem of accessories and how they can help make life a bit easier and smarter too.
Huawei Mate30 Series
Launched in Malaysia a few weeks ago, the Mate30 series smartphones consist of the Mate30 and the top of the line Mate30 Pro.
Both stylishly distinctive smartphones from Huawei pack the powerful Kirin 990 octacore processor running Huawei’s own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), which consists of a growing array of useful applications and services that range from the latest games to essentials like banking apps and more.
The provision of a powerful neural processing unit with the Kirin 990 processor also enables the Mate30 series phones to perform feats such as their Air Gesture mode that lets you scroll through websites and interact with the phone such as using the camera or taking screenshots with just gestures alone without even having to touch the phone.
Better yet, AI Smart Gesture Controls ditch the limitations of physical buttons for virtual ones to create a seamless design that lets you control the phone volume by simply tapping twice on the side of the display.
That’s not all though, the Huawei Mate30 Pro packs their lauded SuperSensing Cine Camera that integrates four cameras – primary 40-MP Cine Camera , a secondary 40-MP camera with an ultrawide angle lens, a telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a fourth ToF 3D depth-sensing camera – into a cohesive imaging system that has been lauded by DxOMark as one of the best cameras seen in a smartphone.
This setup enables users to capture ultra slow-mo video at 7,680fps – it’s so slow you can capture the beating wings of a hummingbird and a water balloon exploding in midair. The SuperSensing Cine Camera is also capable of capturing images up to amazing 51,200 ISO which is near twilight conditions with beautiful colours and detail. Combined, these powerful features make the Mate30 and Mate30 Pro indispensable companions to capture and experience the best in life.
Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear
A finely tuned blend of style and technology, the Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear seems at first blush to be an extremely fashionable sunglasses but they’re more. Much more. Integrated within the frame are a pair of wireless headphones, allowing you both discreetly take calls on the go and listen to music too!
The dual speakers integrated into the Gentle Monster Eyewear feature a semi-open design for immersive yet directionally tuned audio and come with intelligent AI noise reduction for crystal clear calls on both sides. With 3 hours of battery life and 8 more hours available with the plush leatherette charging case, the Gentle Monster Eyewear makes for a truly essential accessory for the fashionably inclined.
Huawei FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds
In a hectic work day, we often need an oasis of calm to get our bearings and recharge with our favourite music or just some peace and quiet. Other times, we need to be on the go while coordinating and collaborating with our teammates at work. The Huawei FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds aim to tackle these challenges and more.
The world’s first open-fit Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) earphones, the Huawei FreeBuds 3 have a host of next-generation technologies including the Kirin A1 chipset and an aerodynamic mic duct design to offer superior call quality and studio-quality sound. With the FreeBuds 3, you are able to listen to breathtakingly immersive music and make crystal clear calls amidst noisy environments such as a crowded mall on the go.
With the real-time active noise cancellation, you’re able to make background noise disappear and leave you to either relax or focus on the task at hand.
The FreeBuds 3 are able to pair instantly with your Mate30 series phones by simply putting them next to each other and following the simple prompts. It’s also ready for a busy day as the FreeBuds 3 have 4 hours of battery life and an additional 20 hours from the ergonomically designed casing.
Huawei Watch GT 2
The Huawei Watch GT 2 features a slick contemporary design melded with the latest tech including the Kirin A1 processor, robust fitness and activity tracking as well as a week of battery life to make it an indispensable companion.
As your constant companion on your wrist, the Watch GT 2 is able to accurately track your workouts and activities along with your heart rate while offering notifications from your paired phone so that you’re constantly in the know. If you’re under stress, the Huawei Watch GT 2 also gives you a friendly reminder to take it easy and relax.
That’s nice but how does all this gear fit in the Huawei Smart Life ecosystem?
As much a philosophy as it is a new way of approaching the technology that we use on a daily basis, the Huawei Smart Life ecosystem is about devices and the technologies that power them working intuitively and seamlessly with each other so users can focus on the more important things in life.
Many of these Smart Life accessories, such as the FreeBuds 3, Active Watch GT 2 and the Gentle Monster Eyewear are able to pair up seamlessly in seconds with the Mate30 series smartphones to create an integrated mobile ecosystem of tech that lets you be at your best anytime, anywhere.
In Malaysia, the Mate30 series smartphones are prices from RM2,799 and up while the Huawei FreeBuds 3 wireless earbuds are priced at RM679. Those looking for the Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch can acquire it for RM799 while the Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear is available at RM1,599.
For more details on these offerings and other Smart Life accessories, swing by their official Facebook page here as well as their official online store here which offers the full range of Huawei Smart Life accessories including the Mate30 and Mate30 Pro smartphones.