The market for wearables such as smartwatches and activity trackers is booming. The global information and communications technology (ICT) enterprise HUAWEI opted for voluntary certification by TÜV SÜD to stand out from the competition and demonstrate the high quality of its new HUAWEI WATCH 2.
The test programme of TÜV SÜD Product Service covers essential safety requirements, mechanical and chemical aspects including safety for long-term skin contact, and factory inspection based on CIG 023. HUAWEI’s WATCH 2 smartwatch met all the criteria in the voluntary certification standard and was awarded the Wearables certification mark of TÜV SÜD.
The TÜV SÜD experts test the HUAWEI WATCH 2 for an array of features, including resistance to shock, scratches and water. To ensure that production of the certified products conforms to the certification standard, TÜV SÜD Product Service further carries out regular surveillance and factory inspections. The certification standard also covers testing for hazardous materials and for biocompatibility.
Further services for the wearables market TÜV SÜD offers further testing solutions for wearable technologies, including testing the battery life of wearable devices as well as testing wireless connection technologies and specific absorption rate (SAR). The technical services provider also assesses biocompatibility and tests mobile applications according to ISO 25051, ISO 9241 and various national and international testing and certification programmes. TÜV SÜD supports companies in national and international approval processes, providing product tests for CE marking and conformity certificates according to the European RED (Radio Equipment Directive) and EMC Directives, and can assist with obtaining grants for radio and telecoms equipment from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).