Huawei Watch 2 hands-on: My wrists are way too small for that9
What I didn't like about the watch was the primary control method. The device is mostly controlled via touch screen, which leaves some nasty smudges on it after just a few swipes and taps. Thankfully, they're pretty easy to clean, so they're not that much of a problem, but a rotating bezel would be a nice touch here.
Other than that, the design is a bit mundane. It features two buttons on the side and a non-rotating bezel. In fact, if it wasn't that thick, it would have looked like a regular everyday watch.
It's also an AMOLED panel, so it goes easy on the battery and the viewing angles for it are more than excellent.
In the memory department, the device comes with 4 GB of storage, but you can only use about 2.3 of them, since the rest are taken by system files. It also has 768 MB of RAM, which should be plenty for a smartwatch.
The battery on the Huawei Watch 2 clocks at 420 mAh, and Huawei says it should last for two or three days of typical usage. However, my experience shows otherwise, unless “typical usage” means you will use the watch just to tell the time, and for nothing else. Then again, neither have I adapted to the watch, nor has it adapted to me, so it remains to be seen.
The good news is that this hardware is wrapped in the Android Wear 2.0 OS, so the watch comes with its own Play Store app, and Google Assistant.
Overall, the Huawei Watch 2 looks like a good smartwatch if you're into that kind of stuff.
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