Huawei Watch Review: The best Android Wear of 2015, but..

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Huawei recently launched the Huawei Watch in Nepal, which is one of the premium Android wear you can buy. It has a fully circular screen like the Moto 360, it’s attractive as well as premium, and comes with an improved battery life. The Huawei Watch is part of the third generation of Android Wear devices and is one of the most expensive Android Wear watches at Rs. 75,000.

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Design and Build Quality:

The best thing about the Huawei watch is its design. Its light weight and premium. The screen is protected by a Sapphire crystal glass and the device is water and dust proof.  The circular display for me looks more appealing than the square display of the Apple watch.



The Huawei watch features a 1.4 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 400 x 400 pixels netting a pixel density of 286ppi. The screen is vivid, bright, and sharp thanks to the AMOLED display.


Hardware Specs:

The Huawei Watch features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It sports a PPG Heart rate sensor, 6-axis motion sensor (gyro + accelerometer), and barometer. For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 BLE.

Software and Performance:

The Huawei Watch runs on v1.3 of Android Wear, although Google has already announced v1.4 platform for wearables. It is compatible with smartphones, running Android 4.3 or iOS 8.2 and up. Using the watch is super simple. The watch face shows the time and there are more than 40 themes to choose from. You can change the theme by long pressing the screen.


Swiping to the left takes you to the app drawer where you can view all your apps in alphabetical order. Swiping to the left one more time takes you to your list of contacts and swiping a third one takes you to Google voice search with which you can take voice commands to your smartwatch.


With Google Fit integration, the device lets you keep track of your steps. Daily tracking app lets you monitor number of steps, calories burnt, and the number of times you stood up from your chair.


The Huawei watch boasts a 300mAh Li-Ion battery, and provides 1.5 days of uptime. It also supports fast charging which lets you charge the battery from 0 to 80% in just 45 minutes.

I really like the Huawei watch: Its comfortable, premium, and has good battery life. But, for some reason, Huawei has launched this device in Nepal for an exorbitant price of Rs.75,000. The Huawei watch is priced at $350 in the US, and paying more than twice for a smartwatch which has fewer practical use and will be obsolete in a year doesn’t make any sense.

Pros Cons
– Premium Design – Battery life canbe improved

– Compatible with iOS 8.2+ and Andoid 4.3+ – Expensive
– Fully Circular screen – Not running the latest version of Android wear