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Huawei Launches Watch GT in India Starting at Rs 15,990

The company also launched Band 3 Pro, a new smart wristband supporting monitoring capabilities, including heart rate and sleep monitoring for Rs 4,699

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Attendees pass by a Huawei booth during the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 9, 2019. VOA

Giving fight to the likes of Apple Watch and Samsung Gear smartwatch, Chinese technology giant Huawei on Tuesday launched Watch GT with “ultra-high” battery life starting at Rs 15,990.

The Huawei Watch GT would be available on Amazon.in starting March 19 at Rs 16,990 for the classic edition and Rs 15,990 for the sports edition, said the company which is fighting legal battles in the US over the ban on its products.

“We have received an overwhelming response on our current lineup of products and are now looking at expanding our portfolio, and providing the complete Huawei ecosystem experience to our customers here,” said Tornado Pan, Country Manager (Huawei Brand), Consumer Business Group, Huawei India.

“The HUAWEI Watch GT addresses one of the most common pain points of wearables: battery life,” Pan added.

Huawei Watch GT integrates the functional specifications in a 10.6 mm thick compact body and features a 1.39-inch, 454×454 AMOLED display.

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Logo of Huawei is seen on the advert in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 11, 2019. VOA

The smart watch body incorporates a dual-crown design with stainless steel and ceramic bezels.

Huawei claimed that the Watch GT uses an innovative smart power-saving algorithm that enables the watch to enter normal mode if it identifies “dynamic scenario” or low-power consumption model if it identifies “static scenario”, allowing the smart watch to stay powered for up to two weeks on the frequent-use mode.

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The Watch GT supports 24-hour continuous smart heart rate monitoring, and can detect the user’s exercise status before entering the exercise mode, Huawei said.

The company also launched Band 3 Pro, a new smart wristband supporting monitoring capabilities, including heart rate and sleep monitoring for Rs 4,699. (IANS)

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India PC Market Shrinks 8% in Q1, HP Sells Most

Dell Inc retained the second position with a 25.9 per cent market share with a YoY growth of 2.2 per cent

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HP unveils 65-inch gaming display with soundbar at CES 2019. Flickr

With a market share of 28.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, HP Inc maintained its leadership position in the Indian personal computing (PC) market, which shrunk for the third straight quarter, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.

The market witnessed a year-on-year (YoY) drop of 8.3 per cent with shipments reaching 2.15 million units in the first quarter of 2019, said the report.

Despite maintaining its leadership position in the market, HP Inc saw a 9.7 per cent YoY decline, mainly due to consumer segment that shrunk 21.3 per cent over the first quarter of last year.

Dell Inc retained the second position with a 25.9 per cent market share with a YoY growth of 2.2 per cent and a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 26.7 per cent.

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HP. (IANS)

Lenovo remained at third position with a market share of 25.2 per cent in Q1 of 2019 in India traditional PC market, observing a 6.2 per cent YoY growth and a 29.2 per cent sequential growth.

The India PC market remained weak outside big commercial deals due to weak consumer demand, high inventory from previous quarters and supply issues for Intel chips, IDC said.

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The notebook category contributing 61.4 per cent of the India PC market shipments witnessed a 9.8 per cent YoY decline. Within notebooks, ultra-slim category, with a 25.3 per cent share of the market, grew 86.5 per cent.

“Spending towards ultra-slim notebooks is increasing due to factors like improved mobility due to thinness of the product and enhanced aesthetics,” Bharath Shenoy, Market Analyst, PCs, IDC India, said in a statement. (IANS)