Huawei’s first smartwatch will be available starting September 17th, but pre-orders start today.

The Huawei Watch runs Google’s Android Wear software and features a round watch face and comes with a choice of several different premium materials: for $349 you can get an entry-level Huawei Watch with a stainless steel body and black leather band.

huawei watch_01

Want something a little fancier? You can opt for a stainless steel bracelet, a black-colored version of the watch, or a gold-plated stainless steel design.

A top-of-the-line Huawei Watch with a rose gold-plated stainless steel body and bracelet will set you back $799.

That makes the Huawei Watch one of the most expensive devices to ship with Google’s Android Wear software so far. But it’s cheaper than an Apple Watch.

Huawei’s Smartwatch is also one of the first Android Wear devices to officially support iOS as well as Android (although iPhone users don’t get all of the functionality available for Android smartphone users… such as third-party apps).

huawei watch_02

The Huawei Watch has a 1.4 inch, 400 x 400 pixel AMOLED display with 286 pixels per inch, a sapphire crystal display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi.

It includes motion sensors, a heart rate sensor, and a microphone, allowing you to use the watch as a fitness tracker or to speak questions or requests to Google Now.

Huawei says the included 300 mAh battery should offer up to 2 days of run time, and you can fully charge the battery in about 75 minutes, or get an 80 percent charger in 45 minutes.

 

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

3 replies on “Huawei Watch launches for $349 and up, ships September 17th”

  1. The photo’s perspective hides its 11mm thickness pretty well… unfortunately the new Samsung Gear S2 might be as thick as this… why cant they e.g. “invent” a strap with an internal flat battery and keep the watch’s body thinner. That would be my definite purchase…

  2. This kills the competition. No flat tire (moto 360), beautiful classic design, elegant watch faces come stock, all metal options, high (est?) pixel density, 2 day battery life. This is everything the new moto 360 should have been.

    However, I would never buy one because none of these AMOLED smartwatches can last all day with the screen on. I don’t want people knowing I have a smartwatch. I want it to look like a regular watch. But these watches don’t turn on the screen until you lift your wrist to view the time; if you don’t use that setting and keep the screen on, it will drain your battery within a few hours. No thanks.

  3. I wonder how many of these wearable makers will
    drop out of the market, and see prices for their goods
    plummet before then. Too many of these products
    are priced too high, and there aren’t that many buyers
    of these products. Eventually prices will settle at a
    more reasonable level, and battery life will be vastly
    improved. Until then, the carcasses of these failed
    offerings will litter the tech graveyards that are the
    deal sites.

    The same thing could be said about many of the
    new products introduced on this web site.

Comments are closed.