Today, Huawei officially unveiled the next generation of smart glasses with their latest Huawei × Gentle Monster Eyewear II collaboration. Based on their core design philosophy of the seamless fusion of technology with fashion, Huawei’s second-generation smart glasses continue to focus on audio and smart innovation, with a more avant-garde yet comfortable design and a greater wealth of outstanding smart functions to experience. With it, Huawei is forging a unique and iconic smart wear trend for sophisticated fashion-conscious consumers.
The Eyewear II collection is a bold and forward-thinking variation on Gentle Monster’s designs. The Eyewear II collection draws on Gentle Monster’s design philosophy which is not only visually stunning but also offers a wide range of sunglasses and eyewear options to accentuate the wearer’s personality. Eyewear II was designed using Huawei’s core technologies and acoustic privacy protection features. The semi-open, ultra-thin, large-amplitude speaker effectively cancels out sound leakage and provides the wearer with high-definition stereo sound. The newly upgraded Smart Interaction function turns the glasses into your own personal assistant, which offers not only faster access to information, but also a more intelligent form of interaction, providing consumers with a brand new experience of smart wearable technology.
Fashion and comfort in style
The Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II collection offers a more comfortable wearing experience than achieved previously. Integrating technologies in a precise manner, the slim temples are made of plastic titanium to achieve lower density and lighter weight. The hinge between the temples and the frame rim is also made of titanium elastic, with increased holding strength to reduce the gripping feeling brought about on the temples. Furthermore, the curved earpiece angle has been increased from the first generation, from 12° to 20°, to achieve a better fit.
Compared to the first generation, the Eyewear II range features a larger, slimmer, large-amplitude loudspeaker that offers a wider soundstage range for a more immersive sound experience, perfect for listening to music, playing games or watching TV.
Eyewear II also features a unique acoustic privacy design, with one semi-open speaker on each side of the lens temple which transmits sound directly to the wearer’s ear through the directional sound chamber, effectively reducing sound leakage and providing a clearer and more layered stereo experience. Meanwhile, both temples include a leakage hole design that can offset the directional sound waves generated by sound cavities, further reducing sound leakage. Together with adaptive volume technology, Eyewear II can automatically lower the volume based on the ambient sound environment, which ensures the user can hear clearly while minimising the impact on the people around them.
Smart audio, smart interaction
Eyewear II supports updated smart gesture control. For pairing, users gently pinch the left temple and the voice assistant can be easily activated by a double-tap on the same part of the frame. Eyewear II also supports swiping gestures. To play the next/previous song or adjust the volume, this can be done with a few swipes on the temples without needing to use a phone. Equipped with multiple advanced sensors, Eyewear II glasses can intelligently detect wear status. For instance, during music playback, glasses will pause when the sensors detect that the user has taken them off, and will resume if the user puts them on again within three minutes.
In addition, the Eyewear II range makes a step forward in terms of smart experience. After the user puts aside their Eyewear II glasses for a while and put them on again, a window will pop up on the smartphone screen, so the wearer can easily check Eyewear II’s battery level at a glance. By tapping on the pop-up window, the user can quickly go to the device’s settings for more details. Eyewear II also plays a greeting when the user puts them on for the first time each day.
Aside from outstanding audio experience, Eyewear II glasses each come with a powerful battery to keep them going for hours on end. Eyewear II can play music for 5 hours continuously on a single charge and features new NFC contactless and wireless fast charging technology, so the glasses to be ready to use anytime, anywhere.
The Huawei X Gentle Monster Eyewear II collection is available to pre-order from 22nd October, and will on sale from 3rd November priced at £310 RRP, available to purchase from the Huawei Store [link live at 4 pm today (22nd October 2020)] and selected retailers. Customers who pre-order a pair of glasses from the Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II collection can claim a free Huawei Watch Fit via redemption.