Huawei Watch 2: The smartwatch is comfortably light and sturdy at reasonable price
Huawei has unveiled its new smartwatch � the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017, which will be available in the US starting in April, and in some European countries in March.
Huawei has unveiled its new smartwatch – the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017, which will be available in the US starting in April, and in some European countries in March.
The preview versions of the new timepiece, which is also available in a Classic model, is comfortably light and sturdy.
The Classic comes with a sleeker stainless steel chassis and doesn't have an LTE option. It's also compatible with 22 mm bands, as opposed to the 20 mm ones this unit works with.
The watch's round 1.2-inch face is surrounded by an etched ceramic bezel that, despite somewhat engulfing the otherwise dainty display, adds a premium feel to the device.
The 1.2” 390x390 display is plenty sharp, and it does well in extreme sunlight. Overall, the display feels pretty well done and while it does pick up smudges like crazy, they're also easy to wipe off without leaving a trace.
The Huawei Watch 2 employs a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, which is not the best on the market, but it's still a very good CPU for wearable devices.
At just €329 (roughly $350), the Watch 2 is reasonably priced for what it offers.
The Huawei Watch 2 is a worthy competitor to all smartwatches right now, at least at first glance. It feels solid, it looks good and it does its job rather well. What Huawei could have improved on is the device's thickness. It just feels way too bulky at first, and it looks somewhat out of place on a smaller wrist.