Huawei first Android Wear running smartwatch is gorgeous

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 1 Mar 2015

Huawei Watch

Huawei has unveiled its first Android Wear running smartwatch at MWC, Barcelona today –the Huawei Watch. The smartwatch had leaked in a couple of promo videos earlier today.

The company’s first smartwatch is quite a looker, and is easily the prettiest among all the Android Wear smartwatches out there. The Watch comes with a 1.4-inch circular AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels, which is protected by a sapphire crystal lens. The body of the watch has been “cold-forged” from stainless steel and is corrosion-resistant. It also comes with an intuitive 2 o’clock press button, which allows users to control certain aspects of the watch.

Huawei Watch

“We have responded to consumers’ requests from around the world asking for a smartwatch featuring a timeless design that is truly smart from within. Through Huawei’s continued commitment to ‘Make It Possible,’ the Huawei Watch delivers on that promise and gives the consumer a premium smartwatch that is technologically innovative,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “As the first smartwatch in our expanding line of premium wearable products, the Huawei Watch was designed and created to enhance and be part of the consumer’s everyday lives.”

Under the hood, the Huawei Watch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of storage space. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1, a heart rate monitoring sensor, barometer, and a 6-axis motion sensor. Since the watch runs on Android Wear, it will feature Google Now integration, Voice Actions and more, and will be compatible with all Android 4.3+ devices.

Huawei will be selling the Watch in three different colors: Gold, Silver and Black, with a variety of different bands. The watch will also be compatible with aftermarket 18mm and 22mm bands. While Huawei did not reveal the official pricing of the watch, it did reveal that it will be selling the watch in over 20 countries, including United States, United Kingdom, UAE, Brazil, Canada and more.