Huawei Watch 2 Review

Introduction


Smartwatches are a tough task to get right for most manufacturers. Unlike smartphones, style is just as important as functionality and with everyone having completely different preferences in that regard, every device in the smartwatch market caters to a different audience.

And with smartwatches not growing as fast as many companies expected, manufacturers are racing to make that elusive device that will shape the market the same way the iPhone shaped the handset one. Is the Huawei Watch 2 that device? Definitely not, but it's still a smartwatch worth taking a look at.

The box contains:

  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Quick Start Guide booklet
  • Safety information booklet
  • USB charging adapter
  • USB magnetic charging dock

Design

A generic sporty design that looks almost cautious.


I am a man that loves watches, and I appreciate a well-designed watch body. But a good design requires some degree of flair. Even the tiniest detail can make a conventional watch body look like a completely different, bold design. This is not the case here.

Huawei decided to play it safe and not experiment with the design at all. If you swap the AMOLED panel with a generic LCD one, the Huawei Watch 2 will look just like any budget sport watch out there – dull and uninspiring. There's nothing to it that would draw attention, even with the colorful versions. However, it's important to note that we're reviewing the sportier Huawei Watch 2, and not its Classic counterpart, which features a sleeker stainless steel body.



Display

A display that simply works is all we could've asked for.


The Huawei Watch 2 comes with a circular 1.2-inch AMOLED display, with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. This makes for a pixel density of 326 ppi. And while the display is a bit smaller than that of the older Huawei Watch, I wouldn't consider this to be a step backwards. The smaller display works well with the device's body to make a comfortable watch to wear.

When it comes to the experience with the display, it's more than satisfactory. It works at extreme viewing angles and in bright sunlight without any issues, and it's more than crisp. The only concern I have with the display is that it picks up smudges quite easily, so it requires constant wiping.

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7 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 718; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

So a 7 for this pretty awesome watch with SIM card and excellent battery life and tons of features an 8 for the apple watch 2 which does not even come close to the Huawei Watch 2... great.

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Your username says it all.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cons: - uninspiring design - no rotating bezel lol.. they should add "no apple logo" as well..

7. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

2 points deduction if the unit has no worthless Cr@pple logo.

2. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The classic version goes again trade description act as there is nothing classic about it, thicker than the previous classic watch & way to sporty looking to bad called a classic. This is way is putting people purchasing a smartwatch. Most just want a normal looking stainless steel looking watch but with a heart rate monitor.

3. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The sport version is impressive how it is thinner than the LG Google watch & still manages to have removable straps.

6. bibimbikeyboard

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Bibimbi Keyboard free this week

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