Issues with Android Wear force a delay in the release of the Huawei Watch in China

Issues with Android Wear force a delay in the release of the Huawei Watch in China
Huawei is delaying the release of the Huawei Watch in China thanks to issues that the timepiece is having with the Android Wear operating system. Because Android Wear is not as open as Android, Huawei is forced to replace Google Services with its own services in order for the timepiece to work in the country. Introduced this past March at MWC, pre-orders for the device began in several markets late last month, including the U.S. Ironically, China is not among the countries that will receive the device this summer.

According to He Gang, head of Huawei's smartphone division, the Huawei Watch will be available in China during September or October. The executive adds that Huawei is not only fixing the problem with Android Wear, it also is optimizing the watch for Chinese consumers.

The Huawei Watch features a stainless steel build and comes equipped with a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen featuring a resolution of 400 x 400. That works out to a 286ppi pixel density. A Snapdragon 400 chipset is inside along with 512MB of RAM. The Huawei Watch pairs to a smartwatch using Bluetooth 4.1. The timepiece offers the usual bevy of fitness tracking features including a heart rate monitor, step counter and sensors that tell you the distance that you've walked or run, and the number of calories burned on your workout.

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source: WantChinaTimes

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8 Comments

1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

no wifi: failed no nfc: failed no speaker: failed $300: failed obsolete on arrival

3. Simona unregistered

any smart watches are FAIL .. biggest fail are apple watch

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

so true. I picked up a moto 365 for $75 sold it a week later because its just a fancy way to get notifications

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Have you tried any app during that one week? I just use Google fit to track my fitness data. That's alone could replace my fitbit band. I wonder why so many close minded people hang around in tech news site? And their comment reveal their own narrow mindedness. Or is it just a form to console themselves that they don't have smart watch by putting down those that does. Really quite pathetic. I work hard to buy every gadget I want period.

6. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Battery life less than 7 days: failed

2. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

They're delaying the release to a point that it's almost DOA. Companies will never learn...

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The only decent smartwatch so far is the samsung gear s as you can use it FULLY without a phone. It even has its own gps so you can go running with it and track your speed and route etc.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

All the people that don't own smart watch pretending to be swatch watch experts. I have 7 smart watches also never bother to comment except to put those fools in their places. Things into perspective.

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