Just before HTC took the wraps off the One M9 smartphone, Huawei took the stage in Barcelona to unveil the Huawei Watch, which is its official entry in the smartwatch segment. The wearable is based on the Android Wear platform, which makes it the seventh smartwatch to be running on Google’s smartwatch OS.
The smartwatch has a circular display, much like the Moto 360 and the LG G Watch R. It is easily the best looking wearable available today, at least among Android Wear offerings. Inside the sturdy looking body is a 4GB storage module, 512MB of RAM as well as a Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz chipset. It also has a heart-rate monitor, which gives it an edge over some of the other smartwatches sold by Android Wear OEMs.
Huawei has been wise enough to use an AMOLED display here (1.4 inch), which means that sunlight visibility will be optimal. You can purchase the smartwatch in gold, silver and black color variants. It pairs with smartphones using Bluetooth 4.0 LE, as with the current crop of Android Wear smartwatches.
Although Huawei has mentioned that the smartwatch will be available in over 20 countries (including North America), the company hasn’t shared pricing or availability details at this point. We expect the device to cost somewhere close to $250.
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