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

We take another look at the compelling Android Wear smartwatch from HUAWEI, as we go hands on once again with the HUAWEI Watch!

Published onSeptember 8, 2015

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.

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