Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Watch 2 in Barcelona during Mobiel World Congress 2017, running the latest version of Google’s Android Wear and in a slimmer body. It will be available starting in April and whilst there are no pre-orders at the time moment, it is listed on Huawei’s online store. It is worth nothing that in some European countries the launch date is scheduled for March costing 349 Euros.
There has been speculation online that the Watch 2 is an older device that might have been waiting for a release after Android Wear 2.0 was delayed from the end of the Summer last year. However, it’s here now and the watch’s round 1.2-inch face surrounded by an etched ceramic bezel looks well if a little lost in the huge bezel.
Much like LG recently, there are two variants. TheWatch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic. Both the sport a 1.2-inch display with a 390 x 390 resolution and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. Both have 420mAh batteries of which Huawei reckons the 4G-capable Watch 2 will be able to last around 2 days on a single charge, while the Classic will last 3 days. Using GPS will see this drop to around 11 hours. This marks the difference between the two watches, the Classic leaves out the 4G connectivity.
Both devices look desirable, even though LTE is the only real difference, however, they still seem quite big for the average. We look forward to reviewing either or both in the near future.