Huawei Watch goes up for pre-order across several markets, priced upward of $387

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The Huawei Watch is now available to pre-order in parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom, as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

The smartwatch market is still ticking along, so to speak, despite the ever-present feeling that wrist-worn gadgets may be more of a passing fad than a real game-changer. The launch of the Apple Watch last month has helped to thrust the wearable debate further into the spotlight, and while Apple has managed to shift many more units of its wrist computer than the combined shipment of Android Wear devices throughout 2014, smartwatch skepticism remains the elephant in the room. 

Many smartwatches, like the Moto 360, have sought to preserve the traditional timepiece in the Digital Age. But while Motorola's first effort may have caught the eye, it hasn't really offered enough to convince users they need a smartwatch. The Huawei Watch, which we've already had some alone time with, tries so hard to be a mature, sophisticated advance on the Moto 360s and LG G Watch Rounds of yesteryear. Even though it's unquestionably easy on the eye, though, it felt disappointingly cheap during our hands-on at Mobile World Congress, and the fact that Huawei has opted for a premium price tag suggests that, like most Android Wear devices before now, it may struggle to make big sales.

You can pre-order the device from MobileFun in black, silver and gold, although the latter is a tad more expensive due to its leather strap. Customers in the United States can expect to pay $386.99 for the black and silver editions featuring a metal band, while the gold-with-leather-band combo will set you back $451.49. The European prices are €427 ($464) and €498 ($541) respectively, while folks in the UK seeking the Huawei Watch are looking at an outlay of £300 ($460) or £350 ($537), depending on the configuration. 

Elsewhere, the Canadian prices are CAD 477 ($383) and CAD 556 ($447); New Zealand-based consumers are looking at NZD 534 ($387) or NZD 618 ($447), while Australians will need to pony up AUD 495 ($382) and AUD 577 ($445) to own the Huawei Watch. 

With a 1.4-inch, 400 x 400 AMOLED (286ppi) display, the Huawei Watch also includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset alongside 512MB of RAM. Tucked away under the hood, there's also a heart rate sensor, barometer, and myriad other sensors that will throw the device in direct competition with the likes of the Apple Watch when it launches. Whenever that may be. 

There's no word on when the device will drop for now, but we'll keep you updated as and when we hear more. 


source: MobileFun via GSMArena

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15 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

Subjectively gorgeous watch. Might get this

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

the black is sexy and i want but cant see spending 500 on it since io is tomorrow and the higher cpu and other things will come, plus just spent 4K on car upgrades.

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Higher CPU? You do know that a Snapdragon 400 CPU with an adreno 305 GPU is running inside this watch. Especially when you see SD 400 CPUs running in smartphones with resolutions of 1280x720. Its not like you have a massive display on this watch. As it stands right now, I think CPUs in Android Wear devices are future proofed and a little overkill right now.

2. waddup121 unregistered

All nicer watches than the Apple Watch.

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Looks like a 100 dollar watch. Still better than AW, which looks like a 20 dollar watch.

4. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I will definitely end up getting the black one.

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

The Black with the silver band would be great.

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Much nicer than what we have, but simply not worth the asking price. Does it even have a phone? Probably not.

7. DMB232828

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I believe it will be shipped June 9th. That is what it said when I clicked on pre order.

8. SitiNurbaya0

Posts: 153; Member since: May 22, 2015

The watch looks great. I hope they sell it in Indonesia.

9. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

haha, these idiots didn't even put wifi in this watch...

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think they did.

10. matistight

Posts: 987; Member since: May 13, 2009

Never buy anything Huawei. Mark my words.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A few things holding me back so I'll wait patiently. I am not a fan of the button/crown placement and the flat tire. For the G urbane the lugs are way too big and the G watch R is way too big in general. Almost there though. Eventually someone will hit the sweet spots for me.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice watch, Gold with leather strap is too good. Silver is also looking good.

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