Huawei introduced the Watch D, its first smartwatch with blood pressure monitoring, in December 2021. The wearable was not expected outside of the domestic market, but eventually, it was unveiled to the international audience this May, alongside the Mate Xs2.
The price was set at €449, but no arrival date was given. Huawei’s keynote in Berlin at IFA 2022 included the exact same info, but today the company finally revealed Watch D is arriving in Germany on October 12.
The Huawei Watch D is an otherwise fairly standard smartwatch, but it stands out wiht its supports of special air pump/air bag attachment right next to the strap to offer high-precision blood pressure monitoring. The company claims the sensors have an extremely low margin error of 3 mmHg. It also comes with ECG support, like the Watch GT 3 Pro.
The reason for the delayed arrival are the bureaucratic procedures from the EMA – European Medicines Agency, the body that oversees and supervises medicinal products across the EU.
The first market is Germany, and we can confirm Italy is also getting the Watch D soon. Each country in Europe decides on its own whether to approve the wearable for blood pressure. It might take some time, but we believe the launch in Germany will have a snowball effect and the Huawei Watch D will get approved and consequently launched faster all across the Old Continent.
Source (in German)