On December 12, 2017, a new high-end smartwatch was announced named the Tencent Pacewear HC Anniversary Limited Edition. There should be only 10.000 units available for purchase, and this smartwatch was said to cost 899 yuan ($142). However, a couple of days ago, it went on sale at a price tag of 1099 yuan ($174). This device is packed with attractive features and looks quite stylish. So we decided to get our hands on it and come in with a hands-on review.
First, the Tencent Pacewear HC Anniversary Limited Edition was designed by Nordic Design Team. The chassis is made of a 316L stainless steel, which provides an anti-corrosion and friction features. The body is made of black metal. On the front, the smartwatch carries a 1.39 inch high-resolution AMOLED screen (400×400 pixels). It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The straps are made of skin-friendly TPU material using a soft texture. As you guess, it is waterproof with an IP67 rating.
Under the hood, we can find a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, which is also paired with a 512Mb RAM and a 4GB of internal storage. The Tencent Pacewear HC Anniversary Limited Edition comes with various sensors including a gyroscope, optical heart rate sensors, barometers, and built-in GPS positioning system.
To provide the best performance, it comes with a deeply customized PaceOS system, which supports voice commands, an instant message displaying and is compatible with devices running on Android 4.4 and iOS 8 and above.
At last, the Tencent Pacewear HC Anniversary Limited Edition supports many apps such as games, fitness guidance, etc. You can use the voice search to find them and install on the smartwatch. Plus, there are over 200 dials that can be used to customize the smartwatch as you wish.