Home » Products » Gadgets » Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

Hands-on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

The Huawei Watch is the company’s first attempt at producing a wearable using Google’s Android Wear operating system, and the focus has been very much put on the styling.

The Huawei Watch comes with a 1.4-inch AMOLED display and is the first Android watch (so far) to boast sapphire glass – the super tough material that has become an, ahem, watch-word for durability in the display world.

A screen resolution of 400 x 400 with 286 pixels per inch, makes it the highest resolution Android Wear smartwatch available to date, although with no firm release date there is certainly a window of opportunity for the rivals to squeeze into.

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

The design is similar to the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R with a round watch face and a 42mm diameter. It is made with a stainless steel uni-body that is corrosion and scratch resistant.

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

On the top right at a 45 degree angle is a crown – designed to be more practical when operating on our wrist – and it works as the power button on the watch. The lug width is similar to designer watches at 18mm, allowing a great choice of third-party straps.

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

The bezel around the smartwatch’s display is particularly thin giving it a more premium feel than say the LG G Watch R and the fully circular screen gives it an edge on the Moto 360.

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

Our hands-on period was restricted to a demo mode of Android Wear that was running a series of apps on repeat meaning we didn’t get time to try out the software at all.

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

During our brief hands-on time with the watch everyone present was asked not to wear it due to “security reasons” so we can’t tell you how it feels in situ on your wrist right now.

We can say that the strap itself feels like a good quality leather and the uni-body is one of the thinnest we’ve seen on a smart watch so far (but still not what you’d call ‘thin’).

Hands on review: MWC 2015: Huawei Watch

Overall the design is stylish and premium – it’s definitely one of the best looking Android Wear offerings on the market.

The Huawei Watch will be available in gold, silver and black with a variety of different straps made of either leather or metal, with different sizes available for both men and women.

Without seeing the watch running the full version of Android Wear and being able to attach the strap around our wrist we wouldn’t like to judge the watch just yet.

We have no details of what the watch will be running under the hood either, but we’re cautiously optimistic about the Huawei Watch so far.

Huawei has yet to reveal a firm release date for the wearable but it will be available in certain territories from mid-2015.

Read More

About the author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>