Published on October 23rd, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning
Huawei announces HUAWEI × GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II
Today, Huawei officially unveiled the next generation of smart glasses in the HUAWEI × GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II. 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 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 offers a more comfortable wearing experience. Integrating technologies in a precise manner, the slim temples are made of plastic titanium for 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, Eyewear II 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 pairing1, users only need to gently pinch on the left temple. Eyewear II also supports swiping gestures. To play the next/previous song or adjust the volume, users only need to make a few swipes on the temples without taking out their phone. Equipped with multiple advanced sensors, Eyewear II can intelligently detect wear status 2 . For instance, during music playback, Eyewear II will pause when the sensors detect that the user has taken off the glasses, and will resume if the user puts them on again within three minutes.
In addition, Eyewear II makes a step forward in terms of smart experience. After the user puts aside their Eyewear II for a while and puts them on again, a window will pop up on the smartphone screen, so the user can check Eyewear II’s battery level with a glance. By tapping on the pop-up window, the user can quickly go to the device’s settings for more details3. Eyewear II plays a greeting when the user puts them on for the first time each day.
Aside from outstanding audio experience, Eyewear II comes with powerful battery to allow users to keep wearing them for hours on end. Eyewear II can play music for 5 hours4 continuously on a single charge. Moreover, Eyewear II features new NFC contactless and wireless fast charging technology, making the glasses ready to use anytime, anywhere.
Local pricing and availability
The new HUAWEI × GENTLE MONSTER Eyewear II will RRP at $499 in Australia and will be available for pre-order from today (23 October 2020) and will be available from 30 October 2020 in-store exclusively at Huawei Authorised Experience Stores (Chatswood and World Square, both located in Sydney).