Huawei today announced the implementation of its brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab in Xi’an, China. HUAWEI Health Lab researchers, engineers and developers will explore the innovation and application of new sports and health technology, bringing the scientific and convenient sports experience to global consumers.
The brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab includes an experimental smart wearable product testing area and a sports health innovation area. Within the experimental smart wearable product testing area, engineers have set up more than ten reliability tests and all smart wearables will stand up to destructive testing repeatedly. Only those products that have passed the test will be introduced to the market and eventually consumers.
Huawei unveils its brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab for professional enhancement
In 2020, HUAWEI launched seven smart wearables to the market including the HUAWEI Watch GT 2, HUAWEI Watch GT 2 Pro, and HUAWEI Watch Fit, which have won acclaim from global consumers for their professional fitness and health functions and product experience.
According to the market research report of IDC, a world-renowned market consulting firm, Huawei’s wrist wearables were ranked number one in the second quarter of 2020.
To provide global consumers with more advanced smart wearable products and the best fitness and health experience, Huawei’s smart wearable and fitness and health R&D team spent nine months integrating existing R&D resources as well as introducing new professional research devices. After re-location and planning, Huawei’s smart wearable and fitness and health R&D team built the brand-new HUAWEI Health Lab to further enhance innovation capabilities.
Multi-disciplinary research group continually advancing Huawei’s smart sports experience
“In the HUAWEI Health Lab, research equipment is not the only important element, but also researchers and their innovative research solutions,” said Rico Zhang, President of Smart Wearable and Health Product Line in Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG). HUAWEI Health Lab is staffed by researchers and developers with a wide range of professional backgrounds, spanning many areas across the spectrum of sports and human sciences. They include professionals from sports and human physiology, training and physical education, sports rehabilitation, medicine, software engineering, algorithmic engineering, bioscience engineering, material hardware, structural design and test engineering.
“Together, this multidisciplinary group of researchers and developers have combined and exchanged their expertise to create an innovative new research methodology, turning this laboratory to an innovative workshop for a healthy lifestyle and enable smartwatch to act as a wrist-bound personal trainer, helping consumers to exercise scientifically and live a healthier life.”
The first floor of the HUAWEI Health Lab is dedicated for reliability tests. Huawei’s product testing engineers reference to the national and international standards in using mechanical equipment and software to simulate extreme usage scenarios and conduct durability tests on the hardware and software of Huawei’s wearable products.
There are hundreds of reliability tests designed by the product team. Among them, a quarter of the test items belong to the extreme durability test. For the Huawei smartwatches and bands that are going to the tests, this is undoubtedly a journey of no return. If the test fails, they will be disassembled to analyse and sent to the factory to destroy.