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Huawei Watch Review

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“The watch that includes both the classic style & the smart technology”

Promoting a timeless design of an elegant, classic watch, the Huawei SmartWatch is among one of the first Android Wear powered devices that can be connected with an iPhone. Huawei tried to implement the simple and comfortable Android technology in a gorgeous design that fits the office style.

With the perfectly circular screen and Swiss design, the Huawei SmartWatch is something that users would actually love to wear. The watch feels comfortable on the wrist due to high-quality materials used for strap and bezel and offers all the features a well-designed classic watch would and more. Besides the great feel, we loved the fact that the display manages to create a complete circle, unlike the Moto 360 where the black bar at the bottom is upsetting.

The starting price for a Huawei watch is $349.99 which is a bit expensive for a watch signed by an average producer. Still, Huawei impressed us with a great watch that can easily be compared with other, more sophisticated, products on the market.

Design

The gorgeous design is the best feature this watch has to offer. Huawei used high-quality materials and didn’t spare any expenses when creating the final product. The result is a beautiful watch that looks like a classic Swiss timepiece. The casing is made out of 316L stainless steel that was cold-forged and the strap is either fine leather or stainless steel.

All this attention to details and effort put in the design resulted in a beautiful piece that can be proudly worn during high level business meetings.

Display

The Huawei Watch promotes a scratch-resistant, 1.4 inch AMOLED display equipped with Sapphire Crystal. The display is a complete circle and offers high-definition images with a resolution of 400×400 pixels.

Compared with the other two fully circular smartwatches on the market, the LG G Watch R and the Moto 360, the Huawei Watch offers a greater pixel density (286ppi) thus displaying clearer and sharper images, and situates in between when it comes to size.

Users have the possibility to choose from a range of casings, watch faces, and straps (leather or stainless steel) allowing anyone to create the watch that fits their style and personality.

Performance

This device is powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor that runs at 1.2 GHz speed and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4 GB storage space. This allows for a fast running of apps and, due to the integrated WiFi board, you can actually leave the phone at home and you’ll still be able to use the watch.

The button placed on the side doesn’t have much functionality, like the Digital Crown on Apple Watch does. It is actually a button used to access your screen’s brightness levels. One downside is the fact that there is no sensor for the ambient light so you’ll have to do the settings manually.

Durability

The Huawei Watch has an IP67 rating to water and dust resistance, meaning that you can wear it during showers but you shouldn’t actually submerge it. The Sapphire Crystal screen (Huawei Watch is the first Android device to have it) is more durable than other displays and offers an increased resistance to scratches.

Features & Connectivity

This device implements Android Wear OS and allows users to install and run apps. The storage space gives the freedom of listening to music without accessing or having the phone and the incorporated motion sensor keeps track of your basic fitness activities. There is also an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a barometer allowing users to run various apps.

Huawei didn’t incorporate a GPS system in the watch, but they didn’t design it as being a sports device. You can take it on a run to trace things like distance and burned calories but this elegant watch is a better fit for elegant events.

Final thoughts

PROS:
  • Gorgeous design
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Advanced screen resolution
  • Display resistant to scratches and wear and tear
CONS:
  • No incorporated GPS
  • No ambient light sensor

Even if Huawei is the first device of this type, the watch doesn’t feel like it. The Huawei Watch is a beautiful product, promoting high quality materials and great attention to details. This device was not designed and it wasn’t aimed to be worn by active people, which is why it lacks some of the features competitors praise with like an incorporated GPS.

9.7 Total Score
Excellent!

Design
9
Display
9.5
Performance
9
Features
9
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