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Huawei Watch up for preorder in North America, available in mid-September

MobilityHuawei Smartwatch

Canadians can now preorder the Huawei Watch, an Android Wear device coming to North America for the first time with general availability September 17.

Huawei Smartwatch

At $349 to $799 USD, the Huawei Watch comes in six models including stainless steel, black and rose gold.

Both black and stainless steel are available to preorder from GetHuawei.com, Google Store, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. While the device is advertised as an Android Wear device, Huawei curiously lists iOS 8.2 as a supported OS.

 

Specifications

OSAndroid Wear 1.3
OS SupportAndroid 4.3 and lateriOS 8.2 and later
Size42mm diameter, 11.3mm thin
Display1.4-inch full circle AMOLED display400x400 px, 286 ppi
MaterialsSapphire crystalStainless steelRose gold model is genuine rose gold plated
CPU1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Memory4GB ROM, 512MB RAM
NetworkBluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi
SensorsGyroscope, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, barometer
AudioBuilt-in microphone
Battery300 mAh

 

Huawei Smartwatch

Design

With its various materials, Huawei is marketing the smartwatch as a premium device. In addition to six watch body and hand combinations that the company said will be available, there are also standard 18mm bands that can be swapped out to match a user’s preferences.

According to Huawei, the 300 mAh battery should keep the watch running for two days of regular use, despite an always-on watch face functionality, while fast charging comes in at 45 minutes for 80 per cent charge, and 75 minutes for full.

Meanwhile, both Wifi and Bluetooth will provide notifications, with the latter offering music without the need for a smartphone by downloading for offline playback.

 

Huawei Smartwatch

Models and Pricing

Watch BodyBandPricing
Stainless SteelBlack Leather$349
Stainless SteelSteel Link Bracelet$399
Stainless SteelStainless Steel Mesh$399
Black DLC-coated Stainless SteelBlack-plated Link Bracelet$449
Rose Gold-plated Stainless SteelAlligator-pressed Brown Leather$699
Rose Gold-plated Stainless SteelRose Gold-plated Link Bracelet$799