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This is the Huawei Watch, One of the Best Looking Android Wear Devices to Date

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Huawei is about to make its presence felt at MWC with the announcement of the Huawei Watch. The watch itself was first spotted yesterday on a billboard, but we now have full promo videos for this Android Wear-powered beauty that will be made official in a few hours. Posted to the Huawei YouTube channel, two videos walk through the design process for the watch and also show how cheesy Euros are when they take vacations with their brosephs. 

Aside from the cheese, the videos do show one of the prettiest (this actually might be the prettiest) smartwatches we have seen to date. It features sapphire glass, a heart rate sensor, interchangeable leather or metal straps, crown, a bunch of classy watch faces, and a perfectly round watch face.

We don’t yet know all of the specs, price, or when it will be available, but I feel like I’m almost sold already. This watch looks great.

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Timeless Design

And in case they pull these videos, you can find them here and here.

Update:  Here are more official details including specs.

  • Anon

    Size42mm diameter by 11.3mm thicknessColorSilver, Black, GoldDisplay1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display

    400×400, 286ppi

    Sapphire crystalMaterial316L Stainless SteelCPUQualcomm APQ8026 1.2GHzOperation SystemAndroid WearMemory512MB RAM + 4GB ROMNetworkBluetooth 4.0/4.1SensorsGyroscope + Accelerometer, PPG, Barometer, Vibration MotorAudioBuilt-in MICBattery300mAhWatchbandStainless steel or leather

    In the boxCharging Cradle×1

    USB Cable×1

    Power Adapter×1

    Quick Start Guide×1

  • Noel

    Huawei has arrived…i think they are ready for the Nexus. I think after the Ascend Mate 7 they can handle the Nexus challenge.

  • Mustansar

    I don’t know why Apple preferred a square design instead of a round one!!

  • I couldn’t agree more

  • Lunatic Fringe

    Looks sexy. It would be a great competition between LG G Watch Urbane and Huawei Watch.

    I had high hopes for Pebble, but they disappointed me. I hope Pebble steel won’t disappoint me. Let’s see what other competitors will bring this year.

  • BlackHatMario

    The videos are private

  • interstellarmind

    I still prefer the look of my Moto 360 – flat tire and all.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Looks great, still love my Moto 360.

  • jenn

    i am certainly not mad at that. hmmm…

  • Maid For A Cause

    42mm is too small for current fashion. They’re trying to make a unisex watch but really it’s just the size that women are currently wearing.

    • Danilo

      Remember it’s for asian market first, and asians have smaller wrists… so i guess it make sense to them, maybe they sell later a XXL version, kinda ‘3ds’

  • Nikuliai

    Damn… Now I have to wait a leak from the next one on Moto… right now this is (imo) the winner, not by much, but it looks that way… and at least in my country the pricing is one of the strong points of Huawei

  • Xious

    I still really like my 360, but I’m glad to see more styles coming out. For everyone complaining about the “flat tire”, if this watch has an ambient light sensor, then I will give your argument validity. Anyways, I want to see more watches come out and Android Wear become more popular not for fandom but for pushing Wear to become more.

  • Jax Spade

    POGO Pins!!! Soooo close. I guess I will just have to accept that since no one can figure out perfect wireless watch charging yet.

    • cdm283813

      I’ve been charging my LG G watch nightly for over 3 months now. Not one issue with the pogo pins. I place the watch on the charging cradle at night and take off in the morning. Pretty simple if you ask me. And if I know that I’m going away for more than a day the cradle is super portable.

      • Jax Spade

        It not about the function of the pins it is about the charging process. A watch that uses pogo pins has two annoying deficiencies currently one being that you have to use a propriety charger since no standard one size fits all so break or lose that 20-30 dollar thing and your jacked. Second, there is a right and wrong way to place it in the cradle which makes it not the most user friendly. So, because of those problems I will deal with them because the watch looks good buy not accept them as being a great idea for charging. Like many others I think wireless charging is the best way to go for watch and hopefully as I mention someone will figure out how to make that work better.

  • MacNificent


  • Ilya Kolodiychik

    Anyone want to buy my Moto360 when this comes out? ME LIKE.

  • Adrynalyne

    Hopefully the battery is better than the competitors.

    • Ilya Kolodiychik

      My battery lasts me 12hrs and I get home with 25-30% left. It comes off the dock at 7:30AM and goes back on most days of week around 8PM.

      • Adrynalyne

        So you don’t use it hardly at all (no clue which watch it is, but nonetheless). I want a smartwatch that doesn’t hide its face and lasts a day. Until that happens, I won’t be buying one.

        • Ilya Kolodiychik

          True…I do have the ambient light thing turned on so it does turn off a lot…I’m sure that helps.

        • crazed_z06

          My Gear 2 battery lasts 5 days with the motion sensor off. About half that when the motion sensor is on and display turns on automatically..

          • Adrynalyne

            Which is not at all what I said. “I want a smartwatch that doesn’t hide its face and lasts a day. ” I don’t want some POS that turns off because it won’t make it a day with the screen always on.

          • Charles Stafford

            My watch face hides, and i have never been embarrassed by that fact…Everyone that sees it is intrigued by it…Well, that and they think it is an apple watch since they only think apple makes electronics. . .

          • Adrynalyne

            Heh, hiding is not the embarrassment. Looking like a Gear 2 does

      • Adrian

        Other than the fact that I haven’t a real need for one yet, that kind of battery life for a watch replacement is unacceptable. The most basic function it needs to be capable of is actually being a watch. Days are 24 hours so a 12 hour life isn’t good. Maybe they’re trying to do too much but until battery tech improves drastically, it’s definitely a niche product.

        • Ilya Kolodiychik

          Yeah, but you aren’t awake for 24hrs a day. It’ll likely last you, if your usage is similar to mine…entire day. Which is all you need.

          • Adrian

            My day starts at 5am and wraps up around midnight. It’s not long enough for my needs. I don’t want to have to worry about my watch dying everyday. It’s just not a mature enough tech for me.

  • cellchild

    liked the homoerotic subtext of the ad, but the presentation was quite poor (fake respondents, creepy designer). They keep selling smart watches as a gadgets ( I rarely speak with my phone and def not going to speak with my watch). The selling point should be diversity of designs and uses, they don’t pay enough attention to it. Still, it’s a strong competitor

  • Joe Cross


  • Brian Wolfman

    Assume this has a screen that is off and you need to turn it on with the button or a flick. Too many times I look at my watch at a glance and dont move my wrist, they really need to get an always on screen (I know, besides e-paper, it would drain the battery in an hour) or at least the partial on screen showing the time with a few pixels.

  • Michael Hernandez

    I thought the video was an Andy Samberg SNL short. What did I just see?

  • cdm283813

    Any takers on price? My guess is $500. No way this is the same cost as the Moto 360.

    • Huawei’s flagship phones don’t even cost over 500. Why would the watch cost that much? If they did sell for as much as a phone…idk how to put it

      • cdm283813

        I hope you’re correct. My initial thought before watching the video was under $250. But that Sapphire glass, stainless steel body and band got me thinking close to $500. The crown is just a button so I don’t count that.

  • Mobin Amanzai

    Top 5 best looking watches for me:
    1 – Hauwei
    2 – Moto 360
    3 – Pebble Time
    4 – Asus ZenWatch
    5 – Sony SmartWatch 3
    what’s your top 5?

    • cdm283813

      1 -Hauwei2 – Gear S (you said good looking)
      3 – LG Urbane (only with Wear if that’s an option)
      4 – Asus Zenwatch
      5 – Pebble Time

      I was going to put 360 in there but I don’t like the flat tire. LG Round was in there but I don’t like the printed numbers.

    • Joe Cross

      Seriously guys? The pebble time? The new software looks cool, but I think the watch itself looks horrible and I have a first gen pebble

      • cdm283813

        Sometimes simple looks better. It’s like a woman that does not wear makeup but still looks good. There are times when a simple looking woman is more attractive than a glamor model. Some of us can just see it.

  • chickenfactory

    This watch is nice, and so is the LG Watch Urbane. I prefer the Urbane though. However, I am content with my Moto 360 🙂

  • tech247

    Not even one single chick in the commercial?? Just saying………….

  • Nathaniel Carter

    definitely excited but lets see the pricing first..because its huawei i would “assume” it would be priced competitively, but that 2nd vid that showed the watch making process has me worried. As long as they dont pull an LG urbane w/ the pricing we should be ok lol

  • nick

    Wear Time Circuit is going to look AWESOME on the new Huawei watch!!


  • James Cooper

    hmmm. That second video – those people are definitely the real huawei watch division.

    • Nikuliai

      Of course not, they are clearly people with nothing to do with Huawei and that is not at all reading a badly rehearsed script


      • jenn

        that was bizarre. lol.

  • M3D1T8R

    Sapphire, finally. And metal band (not gross leather) at launch. Looks great. If the battery is good and it has an easy way to charge (qi plz), this will be the closest yet to a smartwatch I might actually buy.

  • Rocketdaddy

    This might be the one.

  • Guest

    Any word on pricing and availability?

  • Joel

    wow, that looks quite close to beating the Moto 360!

    • cdm283813

      Saving judgement until I see the price. What good is this smartwatch if it does not fit in my budget. I don’t care for the Moto 360 myself but it is only $250. Once Moto fixes that flat tire and update the eternals I may be interested.
      But if price was no object this would be the best looking smartwatch to date.

  • Nick Harrold

    god that font is bad!

  • Richard

    JUST WOW!!!

  • Richard

    alright Moto its your turn now, shows what you got.

  • sharkync

    Love all these “smart watch” functions when you are completely out of the range of any cell towers.

    • say592

      A lot of them still work. Fitness tracking still works, basic watch functions still work, apps installed on the watch still work (such as a calculator), alarms still work, music still works, if you have it stored locally on the device.

      Even without service from your phone, it still has more functionality than a traditional watch.

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  • cjohn4043

    Looks a little on the thick side, but it looks great.

  • Charlie R.

    There’s absolutely no guarantee this gets released in the States. Huawei has literally no presence in the USA now, so this watch wouldn’t do well here.

    • vzwuser76

      Not true, they have phones on Tracfone and StraightTalk. 😉

      • Charlie R.

        Ha. OK, I’ll give you that. Doesn’t amount to anything though.

    • Knowles2

      It could be easier for Huawei to enter the US market in a completely new product category than trying to enter into a new market in the hyper competitive mobile phone arena.

      • vzwuser76

        IIRC the reason Huawei had trouble breaking into the US wasn’t about the competition, but the government didn’t want them here due to them being a Chinese company and their worries over security concerns. Of course that was before the Snowden/NSA scandal. Apparently they want to be the only entity spying on us.

        • Knowles2

          That was down to the network hardware they make. The government show little interest their mobile phones they make.

  • Yannick Mark Perryman

    Very bromantic advertising haha

  • Eeeeek! Dis or dat? I want one now! I just have to see what comes out this MWC first then I’ll pick

    • Jose Romero

      Both watches look sexy AF. If all Motorola does is fix the flat tire while changing exactly nothing else, the Moto 360 can come back on top as sexiest looking Android watch.

      • I wouldn’t mind the flat tire although it is a bit it’s there (I know why it needs to be) but I was more waiting for price drop and update fixes or even a newer better version. I could very well still get the 360. I wonder how much the Huawei watch will cost though. You think around $200?

        • Jose Romero

          Considering it’s supposed to be a high end watch with Apple Watch like construction and a sapphire screen, I’d say $299.

          • I would of said the same, but aren’t their flagship phones much cheaper in the price range comparing to other mobile leaders flagship devices? It does look and make sense for it to sell for a $300 range but their phones are also in that pricing right?

          • BSweetness

            Huawei is known for releasing devices with high-end specs at prices that are lower than most competitors. I’d be shocked if this dropped at $299.

          • My thought exactly. So it would have to be around $200. And when I say around, I mean like $160 ($200) $240… Around the $200 if that makes sense

          • John-Smith

            Agreed, if they really want to get into the US market. And they do. They will release it at a price below competitors, you’ve got to get your foot in the door and probably 95% (probably more) of Americans have never heard of Huawei.

      • Blah

        I’ve had the 360 since it was first released and I’ve come to realize, the ambient sensor is in the wrong place. Often times my sleeve is still partially covering it so the face comes up dim and illegible.

        What Motorola should have done was try to stick the sensor in the button/crown. That would solve the flat tire look and issue I have with the ambient sensor. ALthough, it would introduce another problem. The 360 would lose the clean stainless steel look around the sides since there would need to be a block dot/hole for the sensor in the button/crown.

        Still, this Huwei is still great looking.

  • emoney

    this is the smart watch with run flat tires

  • objektiv_one

    That second video is missing some “diversity”

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    So… Why doesn’t he have on a Hat while dog sledding in the middle of no where?…. Speaking of dogs… What happened to the dogs? Where did they even come from?

  • John Kitchen

    That looks amazing. Yes please

  • Nick

    “Timeless” is the most overused word in smartwatch marketing.

  • It looks great, looks like its time to jump on the smart watch bandwagon

  • n900mixalot

    “First of all, it has to look like a watch, because a watch is a watch.” Oh shut up, douche.

    • Dyan_Branielson

      Greets to Jony.

      • n900mixalot

        I watched that awful Apple Watch video again and had to try my hardest to keep from puking. That kind of patronizing marketing speak is so annoying, no matter where it’s coming from. The product is awesome, but the ads are awful.

  • Daniel Walsh

    The best looking smart watch out there.

  • Ricardo

    Does it come with an order of shrimp and Broccoli?

    • John-Smith

      That’s racist.

  • Jake Kelsey

    Jesus, the second video couldn’t have been more awkward, if you’re going to write the lines for them why not just hire decent actors?

  • n900mixalot

    Good for them!!! i just … ugh, Android Wear! Damn you!

  • ShockWave

    Smartwatches OEMs are beginning to actually get hold of the design, with the LG Urban and Huawei Watch I might consider getting a smartwatch myself.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Oh look…. A Full Circle

    • John-Smith

      It’s like a circle

    • Ran_Min

      As unimpressive as a full circle is, it’s certain other manufacturers’ inability to produce this simple design that sets apart this apparently lack of impressiveness.

  • jerflash

    alright you have my attn Huawei I will probably buy this

  • Austin_tacious

    That looks very nice, but I still prefer my Moto 360. I’m not a fan of the wing/arm style strap connectors. At least now, there will be some competition for the best looking smartwatch.

    • Pakmann2k

      You’re right, you own it. Lol /s

  • The second video couldn’t possibly feel more scripted.

    • Austin_tacious

      It began a lot like Moto’s and then they seemed to realize it and then overcorrected.

      • Looks nice.

        Yeah. It was weird. At first I was like, “uhhh.. am I watching a Moto 360 commercial?” Then somewhere along the lines I thought I hit a button and switch to “Young and the Restless”

    • Adrynalyne

      Just about every video with interviews in it will be.

  • Rodeojones000

    Once this is official, barring an outrageous price or terrible specs, my two-month-old Moto 360 will be for sale on Swappa by the end of the day.

  • First the Nexus rumors and now this. Huawei is gonna be a beast in 2015

  • And why couldn’t Moto do a full circle again?

    • Dyan_Branielson

      This one has slightly more bezel and more body (= space for the display) where the watchband is attached, something the 360 doesn’t have because of its design. And it seems like no ambient light sensor, at least not on the front.

      • Tyler Durden

        who cares about bezel on watches? they haven’t for many years

        • Dyan_Branielson

          You have only so much space on a wrist to fit a touchscreen in that you can productively interact with. The G Watch R has a smaller screen because of larger bezels, Moto chose to maximize the screen real estate available, with the downside that they didn’t have enough room to fit the display drivers in. Apparently, Huawei has found an attractive middle-ground.

    • miri

      They didn’t want a thick bezel or lugs (arms protruding for the strap), which all other round smartwatches have. Moto 360 is also the only round watch with an ambient light sensor.

  • Battery…

  • Suicide_Note

    AKA what the Moto 360 should have looked like.

    • Dyan_Branielson

      Actually, I like the industrial design of the 360. It does look like a classic round watch, but at the same time futuristic and _different_ because of the super slim bezels and the big screen compared to other round watches. I think the 360 doesn’t have to look like a traditional traditional watch like this Huawei one, the simplicity in design is what sticks out. And if folks want something different, Android Wear is well an alive. It’s going to be very interesting moving forward into the second generation.

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Yes the industrial flat tire design looks great.

        • Dyan_Branielson

          Get over it, would you?

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Why can’t you admit this Huawei watch looks much cleaner and nicer than the 360, a lot to due the fact it’s a perfect circle.

          • Dyan_Branielson

            As I said, I like the design of the 360 with a maximum of screen available, and the fact that it protrudes a bit rather than being slightly below a bezel (interactions and swipes). I couldn’t care less about the flat tire. I do, however, like this one as well, no doubt about it. It’s one of the, if not the best looking smartwatches on the market.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Fair enough, I think we are getting closer to the perfect smartwatch

          • Dyan_Branielson

            If you want to nitpick, you could argue that this one seems a bit thick… But I agree, the second wave is going to be much more appealing than the first one, and even then I thought we had good contenders with the 360 or the Zenwatch. The 360 was a first generation device, make no mistake about it, Moto has pushed the boundaries in what could be possible with the first round screen, but with the Urbane and now Huawei and their perfect circles, they would be committing suicide if they again chose to go with the flat tire.

          • n900mixalot

            It looks more finished to me than the 360 does. Not like a slice of a midwestern wheat silo lazily that was lazily slapped on a strap.

          • Mike Aurin

            Why can’t you get it through your head that everyone is entitled to their own preference?

          • Big EZ

            The 360 looks so much better, but I wouldn’t be interested unless the next gen version looks the same minus the sensor on the face. None of the other round smart watches look good except for their lack of sensor on the face.

        • michael arazan

          Maybe next time they will sell the new Moto 360 and give away a six pack of Fat Tire to shut everyone up about, and have fun with it.

      • Austin_tacious

        I couldn’t agree more

      • Bob

        I am going to laugh if this doesn’t do wireless charging. Moto is the only one he really seems to have figured that out so far.

    • Guest

      Well either way it still looks better than the Apple Watch.

      • Maxim∑

        is that the pebble time?

    • chris debacker

      it still looks better than the Apple Watch.

      • Tyler Durden

        That says Vtech. And this looks nothing like that.


        • John-Smith

          Looking at your picture and OP’s picture side by side is actually really funny. They do look pretty similar. One looks like an adult iWatch and the other is the kids version.

      • jenn

        you must be thinking of the new pebble. Iol.

  • Cole C

    Please have a 710 mAh battery like the lg watch urbane LTE.

    • jenn

      If it’ doesn’t have LTE, etc, it won’t need the 710.

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  • TylerCameron

    What the? A cheap-o crappy Chinese OEM did something good?

    • Tobey Marshall

      Not all huawei products are crappy

      • César Sánchez

        Actually, in my country we have a huge ammount of huawei phones. Must say, they are pretty darn good and low priced. So far, I’ve owned 3 huawei smarthphones, Nothing to complain about them.

    • Tyler Durden
      • n900mixalot

        Huawei really does make some great devices and they also include features that make the large phone size more useful. Actually, they were close to if not the first to come up with a good one-handed mode.

    • Dyan_Branielson

      One of the largest manufacturers and a contender for the next Nexus phone. But yeah, pitchforks and tinfoil hats.

      • TylerCameron

        I certainly hope they’re not a contender for the next Nexus. HTC, Samsung, Apple, Motorola, maybe LG.. Maybe Sony are the only good OEMs.

        • n900mixalot

          There are rumored to be two coming. An entry-level (affordable), and a high end. Huawei is the natural choice for the entry-level, affordable model.

          • Zutanito

            Not really, the rumor is about two new Nexus, not about an entry-level and a high-end. It could be easily two high-end, the new N5 and the new N6, or even the sucessor of the N7 too.

        • Dyan_Branielson

          Why not? The chinese manufacturers (Huawei, Xiaomi) offer flagship-quality hardware for a couple of hundred bucks less than the big 6, and in the Nexus line the software is handled by Google. Where’s the problem?

    • Destroythanet

      Same OEM that has a better fingerprint sensor on their phone than Samsung or any of the other Android OEMs.

    • Don’t generalise that wide. They do make some very good products.

  • Matt G

    So did he just leave his dogs in the middle of no where?

    • Austin_tacious

      He’s a heartless animal!

    • I’m more trying to figure out where the hell did he get all those dogs from. Its like they just popped out of thin air

  • Jack Keating

    and loaded with spy software from the PLA

    • Tyler Durden

      Moto’s NSA spyware is worse that’s why i’m buying the chineses spyware hooah

    • Voltism

      I would rather the chinese have my information than the NSA. At least the chinese can’t do anything to me

      • vzwuser76

        Yup, because it’s not like they could drain your bank account or setup a financial account without physically being there or anything. As someone who is the victim of hacking that led to financial theft by someone from another country, if you actually believe that , you need to be better informed. I’d rather not have anyone have my personal information.

        • Royal2000H

          I guess I’ll have to refrain from banking on my watch. Oh no…

          • #FirstWorldProblems

          • vzwuser76

            Right, because it’s not like the watch has any connection to the internet when paired with a smartphone. I’m not saying that they will, but it’s not outside the realm of possibility either.

          • babs

            What you are saying is that a goverment agency will start to take controll of our bank accounts? Do you believe the nsa dont have that information about you from before?

          • vzwuser76

            I never said the government specifically, and I never said they will do it, I said they could. See the part of the comment where I said “I’m not saying that they will”.

            And the NSA may have that info, but I doubt when I was hacked and my cards used, it was them that bought $500 worth of stuff at an Italian sporting goods website.

          • babs

            If you are afraid of this happening when you buy a product, then what things do you have? Do you use a phone? Do you only buy things with cash? Everyone COULD do those things very easily if they wanted too. They don’t need you to buy a smart watch for that.

  • Carlos Lopez

    This might finally make me want one if the price is right

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