Huawei's Android Wear Watch might be quite expensive

Huawei's Android Wear Watch might be quite expensive
Announced this month at MWC 2015, the Huawei Watch is the newest Android Wear-based circular smartwatch in town, and the first smartwatch ever to be made by Huawei.

While Huawei didn't say how much the device would cost, BGR has it that it will be very expensive. According to BGR, "the Huawei Watch price is $1,000." However, this might be the price for a luxury version of the device - one that uses real gold and silver. So the regular variant, which is made out of stainless steel (with a sapphire crystal lens), will most likely cost way less, though it may still be the most expensive Android Wear product yet.

Huawei expects to start selling its Watch in mid-2015, and plans to release it in more than 20 markets, including the US. The new wearable device looks a lot like a classic watch, and sports a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 pixels (286 ppi). But the rest of its features aren't that different from what we're already seeing in other Android Wear smartwatches, including a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.1, and a heart rate monitor sensor. You can check out our Huawei Watch hands-on for a closer look at the device.

Do you like the Huawei Watch? If yes, how much would you be willing to spend for it?


source: BGR

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12 Comments

1. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

That's odd, their first goal was $199.... Now I'm the first to admit that $199 sounded a bit too optimistic, but to turn $199 into $1k, seems like someone misheard something.

2. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

As mentioned in the article, $1,000 is for the most expensive variant of the smartwatch. It's sort of like how Asus said that the Zenfone 2 would be $199, which is the cost of the cheapest model, rather than the one with 4GB RAM that everyone was hyped about.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually, the article speculates that it's for the luxury version. But then everything in this article is speculation. BGR is saying it will be $1000, but what proof or source do they have to confirm this? Without any corroboration, it could be nothing more than an article to generate traffic. Until we hear from Huawei or there's some leaked company communications, nothing is solid. I stopped using BGR for getting info awhile back due to bias and speculation. Now PA and most all tech blogs specualte, but for BGR to come out and say it WILL be $1000 is taking it beyond speculation unless they have some prrof to back it up.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7450; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All Android Wear smart watches come with 4 GB of storage, but 4 GB of ram on a watch would be dumb, and a waste of money right now. I hope someone will make a 16 GB or 32 GB smart watch, or add a micro SD slot and WiFi so users can connect to the watch to save data or files on the watch. That would be cool.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

He was talking about 4 GB of RAM on the Zenfone 2. Its a phone not a smartwatch.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

these round wear watches look awful, like those divers watches so thick.

4. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Yeah, I personally think my Moto 360 is too thick as it is, and this watch looks a good 3 or 4 mm thicker.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They look better than any square or rectangle smart watches.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I would have consider it if I didn't have a Moto 360 already.

9. Shangri-La

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

She's so sweet.

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

maybe thats why its 1k =D totally worth it if you ask me.

12. Simona unregistered

Well every company does it.. when they feel they more attractive and more demand prices rises..

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