Hands-on review: Huawei Watch

Hands-on review: Huawei Watch

This is a flash hands on review to give you the chance to see what the phone is all about as soon as possible. Stay tuned as we’ll be expanding and upgrading this hands-on with more information.

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.

Huawei Watch Face

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

Huawei Watch Review

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.

Huawei Watch Review

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

Huawei Watch Review

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.

Huawei Watch Review

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’).

Huawei Watch Review

Overall the design is looking nice and could be 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.

Source:: Tech Radar