The Huawei Watch 2 gets revealed prior to MWC announcement

Mobile World Congress, one of the largest trade shows for the world of mobile technology, will soon be underway. Our team just landed in Barcelona to provide up-to-the-minute coverage during the event, and we're expecting a lot of exciting products to be unveiled at this year's conference. Plenty of companies and and gadgets will be available to look at, with one of those being that of Huawei.

Huawei's main focus will likely be on the P10 smartphone, but along with that, we're also expecting the company to take the wraps off of the Huawei Watch 2. 2015's Huawei Watch is still considered to be one of the best Android Wear watches to date, so there's a lot of anticipation riding on the announcement of its successor. Previous reports have suggested that the Watch 2 will feature a much sportier design as compared to the original Watch's classy aesthetic, and a new batch of photos showcasing the Huawei Watch 2 all but confirm these claims.

The press renders come by way of famous leaker Evan Blass, and they leave nothing to the imagination in regards to what the Watch 2 will be bringing to the table. The appearance of the Huawei Watch 2 is a complete departure from the original Watch, featuring a rugged body, two physical buttons for performing various actions, and what looks to be a proprietary rubber watch band. Although easily swappable watch bands are usually preferred by most customers, it looks like the proprietary nature of the Watch 2's bands will allow for nanoSIM card functionality so that you can use the Watch 2 as a standalone device.

In addition to the nanoSIM support and sportier design, the leaked images also showcase three color options for the Watch 2 - black, bright orange, and a grey model with speckles of white scattered throughout. There's currently no word of pricing or availability, but expect all of these details and more to be outed at Huawei's press event that's scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 26. 

source: Venture Beat



1. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Well the wait was disappointing. If this is the only version it's a massive disappointment, most of us want an everyday classic watch like the w1 but a little thinner not a big chunky black sports smartwatch. Not happy.

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Let's hope they have an upgrade to the original classy first gen Huawei watch. If they don't have an upgrade to the Sapphire crystal and stainless steel version coming down the pipes. Then they lost me as well. I have the original Huawei watch, and really love the look of that watch. Plus it still has a great 400x400 AMOLED display. If they could make a watch with expandable storage, then that would be awesome.

23. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I thought this was a Samsung Gear S3 for a second. pity no wireless charging..

26. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

They're obviously going for the Casio type buyers. You know, the majority of the watch buyers.

2. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Bummer. Reminds me of a big, rubber G-Shock.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Or the LG G WATCH R...

3. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

RIP elegant design

4. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Hey it's the new G-Shock made in China.

24. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

G-Shock watches are all made in China these days. Casio doesn't make anything in Japan afaik

5. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Bye bye my dear S3 Frontier! Yesss this is what i want!

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Why might I ask?

19. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

First of all, gear S3 is great but at the same time limited - by tizen. There are just too little apps. Maybe for some, there are enough but android wear has like ton more of them. Secondly - s voice is useless (welcome google assistant!) And finally esim is not supported in my country. It would be great to have a standalone device and Huawei like LG watch sport support sim. I actually like sport look of Huawei watch 2. I dont need a smartwatch to pretend that its a classic watch.

11. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

The S3 Frontier looks way more expensive and elegant than this thing. Wrong move.

15. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

You have to recognise the trend; elegant smartwatches are still considered often geeky and pointless. The only aspect where smartwatches make sense for many people is fitness. Huawei hope to sell a lot more of these watches to gym rats without losing too many customers of the old model. Also they can entice the owners of the old model to purchase this new model too; They have already a nice dress watch, they can get now a sports watch.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7577; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just don't see why they can't have more than one style. Sport version and none sport version. Makes sense to me an a number of others. Who knows, maybe they will release a none sport version as well.

17. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Frontier is the best looking imo but lol, its not only about the looks.

6. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Bulky smartwatches are keeping me to buy one, but device-independent cellular connection sounds interesting

8. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

But this, considering the presence of a SIM card slot, looks actually not really bulky.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1419; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I have a TAG Heuer Connected as an everyday watch but I wanted an Android Wear 2.0 sporty watch for the gym. The LG Watch Sport could have been a good option for me but it's massive and I doubt it will ever make it to my country. This looks nearly perfect for me. If it continued the dress watch aesthetics, it wouldn't be for me. I still have my TAG for that. Only small disappointment is the lack of a digital crown on this watch (...Unless this bezel is actually rotating!!!)

20. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The lack of digital crown is also the only thing that makes me worry. I Hope that there is some neat way of navigating ui. The rest looks perfect. Lets wait for specs and if everything is fine i will trade my Frontier for this.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Since having the first HW I can say that charging puck was the worst and I found myself grabbing a dead watch some mornings... Since using the frontier I just set it and forget it... Looks like my next android wear watch will be the lg sport for that main reason since the HW2 is still using some sort of charging puck again and is styling their watch more on the sportier side...

12. Alpha1

Posts: 100; Member since: Jul 06, 2016

Still hanging on to my S2 Classic. Nothing yet is as good a size and thinness. All these new watches are too bulky.

13. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

I likes it

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6878; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Not at all what I was hoping for. First one looked so much better than this.

22. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

To this date, I still don't see why companies feel like users want that "stand alone" feature, personally, see 0 point in this.

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The stand-alone feature comes in handy for me in situations were I'm very busy and my phone is nowhere near me. With my smartwatch's stand alone feature, I would need to leave the place were I'm working just to walk, walk and walk to where my phone is!

27. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

For all the idiots complaining, this doesn't have to be a "Huawei watch 2" literally and instead falls into a different category of sporty smart watch rather than a successor to the Huawei Watch.

29. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

WTH Huawei...

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