Yes, It’s Incredibly Easy to Change Bands on the Huawei Watch

For everyone who ordered a Huawei Watch, or were at least thinking about it, you should know that removing and replacing the bands on the watch is incredibly easy. Just as we saw on the Moto 360 (2nd Gen), Huawei has placed little tabs on the pin mechanism that locks into the watch’s lugs. This means you no longer need a tool to remove the preinstalled bands, which may have led a few folks to damaging the back of their smartwatch devices.  (more…)

Video: Huawei Watch Unboxing and Hands-on

The Huawei Watch has arrived, so now it’s time to begin the full review process. First up, of course, is an unboxing video! Before we get right into the video, let’s do a little bit of background on the device itself.

The Huawei Watch features a 1.4″ full-circle AMOLED display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 300mAh battery. Do note, there is no NFC connectivity for the smartwatch, so that may be a downer for a few potential buyers.  (more…)

Thursday Poll: Pick a Smartwatch, Any Smartwatch.

Three round smartwatches stole headlines this week, all of which will be available at some point over the next few weeks. We have the new Moto 360 (2nd gen), Huawei Watch, and Samsung’s Gear S2 and S2 Classic. All look pretty fantastic, but each are different in their own way. Moto wants you to customize the hell out of theirs, while Huawei has given you options, but wants you to think of its watch as a high-end premium device. Samsung, well, it’s positioning itself somewhere in the middle, though it seems to have realized all that was wrong with previous watches and fixed them this time around, making watches that are worth considering.

We spent time with all of them over the last couple of weeks. Tim went hands-on with the Huawei Watch here. I also did my thing with the new Moto 360 here, and the Gear S2s here.

I’d have to say that if I were choosing one today, I’d probably go Huawei Watch. The combination of the premium experience, design, and choice has won me over. But that doesn’t mean I’m not super excited to spend ample time with the new Moto 360 and Gear S2. Decisions will be made here shortly, once our reviews are ready.

What about you? If you were picking a smartwatch today, which way would you go?

Pick a smartwatch, any smartwatch. Which would you buy?

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Samsung’s Gear S2 Will Work With Any Android Phone, Not Locked to Galaxy Devices

You know how you all passed on every single one of Samsung’s previous smartwatch attempts because they required you to own a top tier Galaxy smartphone? OK, that’s not why you passed. You passed because they were garbage. But, let’s say they weren’t garbage – you probably would have passed on them because you may not have owned a Galaxy smartphone. That stupid requirement from Samsung is about to change with their new watch, the Gear S2. Samsung has seen the open light and is making this watch (and the Gear S2 Classic) available to all Android devices upon launch (at least 1.5GB RAM and Android 4.4).  (more…)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Specs (Official)

By now, you should have read the announcement from Motorola about the new Moto 360 (2nd gen). The follow-up to the most popular Android Wear watch is now official and up for pre-order starting today at $299. Oh, we took it for a spin as well, and compared it to the original Moto 360 in case you were looking for all the info you need in order to consider buying one.

If that wasn’t enough, below we have assembled the full specs for the new watch and all of its variants. You will see the differences in sizes, battery capacities depending on those sizes, the newer processor used this time around, and more.

Questions?  (more…)

Motorola Announces New Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Collection With Sport Model, Pre-Orders Open Today

Enough with the leaks, already – it’s now official. Motorola has announced the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) collection, which includes both men’s and women’s lines, along with a new Moto 360 Sport model that is coming later on down the road.

What’s new this time around? Well, you get two sizes of watches to choose from with the regular non-Sport Moto 360. There are 46mm and 42mm options for men, with the women’s collection also carrying that 42mm size. The new Moto 360s have more battery life (up to 2 days), design tweaks (lugs added), quick-release watch bands, a more powerful health experience, and something like 400 combinations of options through Moto Maker. (Full specs) (more…)

Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Quick Overview and Tour!

You have a super difficult decision to make over the next few days, assuming you are at all interested in buying a smartwatch. The Huawei Watch is looking all sorts of promising, even with its massive price tag, but now you also have the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) to consider. Not only that, but there are multiple Moto 360 sizes to choose from, along with up to 400 combinations of bands, colors, and other options through Moto Maker. Seriously, this is a tough call.

To hopefully help get you on the right path, we spent some time with the new Moto 360 (2nd gen) and captured our first impressions on video. Below, you will see each size, a couple of the configurations, and also a whole bunch of images of the device on wrist and with different finishes that are new to Moto Maker.

Here are the full specs as well.

Let’s go!  (more…)