Huawei Watch Unveiled, Best-Looking Wear Device to Date?

Huawei Watch Unveiled, Best-Looking Wear Device to Date?

When Google announced its wearables initiative around this time last year with LG and Motorola being the frontrunning hardware partners, many were skeptical about the endeavor. However, in the time since then, the platform has grown in leaps and bounds and what started off as a two manufacturer arena, soon expanded to include all the big OEMs out there. Today marks another step in Android Wear‘s advent, as one of the relatively smaller OEMs, Huawei, took the wraps off the Huawei Watch at MWC in Barcelona.

Metal BodyUp until now, the Moto 360 held the title of best looking smartwatch unanimously, with other manufacturers launching numerous competitors to no avail. Surprisingly, the Huawei Watch has emerged as a real looker, besting the Moto 360 with a full-circle sapphire glass- covered dial and a sparkling AMOLED 1.4-inch display at a 400 x 400, equating to 286 ppi at a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio and making it the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch out there. The body itself is built from cold-forged stainless steel, with a high hardness factor and is available in gold, silver and black.

Under the hood, the device packs a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor,  4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and Bluetooth 4.1, which is the standard hardware being used across most Android Wear devices. Compromising on no frontier, the Huawei Watch is fully equipped for fitness Fitness Trackingtracking with a heart rate monitor sensor, 6-Axis motion sensor, and barometer that automatically detects and tracks the user’s activity in real time. No mention is made regarding the battery size or method of charging.

The watch will be available in 20 countries including United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, with no mention of date or pricing. Is this the one? Will this device be the reason you embrace Android Wear? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Faiz Malkani
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Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.