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Huawei Watch 2 launches today in the US, free access to Google Play Music included

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Huawei Watch 2 launches today in the US, free access to Google Play Music included
Announced a couple of months back at MWC 2017, the Huawei Watch 2 is being released today in the US. The new smartwatch can be purchased in Best Buy stores, as well as online via BestBuy.com, Amazon, B&H, Newegg, Target, Walmart, and Jet. The device has a regular, plastic-made version priced at $299.99 (this is available right away), and a more expensive Classic version that's made out of stainless steel and costs $369.99 - this one will be released a bit later. The two models do not come in LTE variants, at least not for now.

To celebrate the launch of the Watch 2 in the US, Huawei is offering buyers 10 weeks of free access to Google Play Music (for a limited time only). Thus, after purchasing the watch, you'll be able to stream music for free, and listen to it either via the built-in speaker (likely not an enthralling experience), or by pairing the watch with a Bluetooth headset.

Running Android Wear 2.0, the Huawei Watch 2 can be paired with both Android, and iOS devices. The smartwatch offers a set of pretty nice features, including a 1.2-inch circular AMOLED display with 390 x 390 pixels, GPS, Wi-Fi, heart-rate monitor, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 420 mAh battery. As most other smartwatches currently on the market, the Huawei Watch 2 is dust- and water-resistant (IP68 certified). You can take a closer look at the new device by checking out our Huawei Watch 2 hands-on.


sources: Best Buy (Watch 2, Watch 2 Classic), Press release

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