A closer look at the sleek and sexy Huawei Watch (IFA 2015)

by: Joshua VergaraSeptember 8, 2015
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The Huawei Watch was first announced earlier this year during MWC, but its delayed availability to September gave the Chinese OEM the opportunity to showcase their Android Wear smartwatch once again at IFA 2015, this time with a more refined and slightly different design, along with a slew of color and finish options. Here is another look at the Huawei Watch!

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The watch that we all fell in love with at MWC 2015 now comes with numerous finishes, color options, and watch bands. The version we are looking at here is the black version with a metal band that comes with a deployment clasp. There are certain subtle changes to the design, but nothing that is very obvious or noticeable right off the bat. This is probably the only smartwatch currently available that takes on the look and feel of a traditional luxury watch, but that is reflected in the price point of this device as well.

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As a refresher of the specifications, the Huawei Watch comes with a 1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display with a 400 x 400 resolution, with its resulting pixel density of 286 ppi, one of the highest seen with a wearable right now. Under the hood is a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of on-board storage, and a 300 mAh battery. The Huawei Watch is also the first Android Wear device to offer support, albeit basic in nature, for iOS, helping to start bridging the gap between Android and iOS for the wearable game.

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Putting the watch on your wrist for the first time makes you realize that this is the kind of smartwatch you’ve been waiting for. The device doesn’t feature any bells and whistles beyond what you may be used to from your own Android Wear smartwatch experience thus far, but it is really the casing and the design that has led to people being enamored with this device.

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The Huawei Watch will be available in the US on September 17, with Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, set to receive the device by the end of the month. The price points of the Huawei Watch vary quite a lot, given the different color, finish, and watch strap combinations that are possible, with the base model, that features a silver metal body and a leather band, priced at $349. Switching out the leather band for a basic metal band will set you back an additional $50, but the prices changing according to the type of metal bands you choose. The version that is seen in the video above will be available for $449, and the pricing goes up to $799 for the higher luxury models.

So there you have it for this closer look at the Huawei Watch! Stay tuned with Android Authority as we continue to bring you more great coverage from IFA 2015, the full comprehensive review of the Huawei Watch, and a whole lot more.

  • Eddie Harrington

    Really like this watch but no way I am going to lay out close to $400 for it given alternatives that are available. Not sure what Huawei is thinking with these prices.

    • neonix

      They’re thinking that people will pay good money for a really attractive smart watch.

    • B4kken

      $400 seems to be closing in on becoming the standard price point. Although I agree that it feels expensive(!) people still pay more for normal watches so..

  • Tajwar

    What can I say?
    Cher!

  • s2weden2000

    it begins …

  • John Doe

    Still No NFC! ..what is up with that? Is Google not rolling out Wallet again on Sept 16th?
    And even so, Hotels, etc are starting to allow room access via NFC enabled devices, along
    with other transportation types ..

    • Robert Jackson

      I don’t understand how NFC makes sense in a watch. You can use your phone for NFC, which is more secure because phones have better locking than watches. The last thing I want is watch that gives people a back door to my credit card.

      • Won’t work without the phone. The security is on the phone, it just uses the chip in the watch.

  • Rich Dollars

    2 much money, for a brand no one has ever heard, it will be slashed by half before Christmas

    • CJ

      Yes, Huawei is only the 3rd largest smartphone maker in the world…

      • Rich Dollars

        Who cares in the United States no one knows , no one cares and no one will spend $400 for that watch. And if you don’t like anything I said will take over your country and kill your president, lol

        • CJ

          And no one cares about the USA. It’s a third world country that thinks it’s a first world country. And good luck killing our president, we don’t even have one. Lol

          • Rich Dollars

            I was just being silly, but you just being stupid. USA only Super Power in the world

          • CJ

            As was I. And I too wouldn’t even look at a smart watch for $400. Regardless of brand