Huawei Smartwatch: With its Bluetooth interface, this smartwatch easily pairs with your compatible Apple® iOS or Android device and delivers call, text and app notifications to keep you informed. Just say "OK Google" to control functions using spoken commands. Plus, stay on top of fitness goals with a built-in activity tracker with heart rate monitor.
Posted by: downunder from: on
This watch is well made, looks classy and looks like a normal watch. The display is crystal clear and sharp. Prior I purchased the LG Urbane but had to return it as it was too big for my small wrists. This watch will fit the smallest of wrists just fine. The fact that it has a completely round display with out anything missing made me go with this watch. I'm sure glad I did.
36 out of 43 found this review helpful.
A well built timepiece
Posted by: housry23 from: on
The Huawei Watch was built to be a premium timepiece and it succeeds. It's built really well with sapphire glass and beautiful stainless steel. There leather strap is very nice and looks like a real watch strap, unlike the Moto 360's. I actually went to Best Buy to buy the Moto 360v2 and walked out with the Huawei Watch. It's battery lasts me 36 hours easily, so I charge it every other day. It's screen looks great and the amoled is much better than the Moto 360 LCD. The button is clicky and tactile. I get tons of compliments and questions about it.
It does have some negatives though. One, 18mm watch straps on a men's watch is ludicrous. There official Huawei bands are 18mm, but then flair out, for lack of a better term, to 20mm to match the total size of the lug, but you can't find many 3rd party straps that do this. Also Huawei is supposed to be making other straps available, but none are yet and I'm not too confident it will. It's been some time now and they are still not available. One more negative is, the stainless steel seems really soft and it scratches very easily. I already have a deep scratch in one of the lugs and it's very frustrating. I paid $350 for this. I had three original Moto 360 for over a year and it never scratched like this. In fact, I had the black one and it stayed perfect no matter how many times I bumped it.
Anyway, that's my thoughts on this in its first couple weeks. So far, I recommend the watch. Just be careful with it and try not to bump it. If you're on the fence about smart watches, maybe wait one more generation. They're getting better, but still a lot to be desired. I think Android Wear 6.0 will make it a little more functional, but right now it's basically a notification center. I typed this all through the Android app, so if there's typos, or weird autocorrect, I apologize.
26 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Finally: Android Wear without compromise
Posted by: OpenMindedSkeptic from: on
I loved Android Wear since I first got my LG G Watch, but I didn't care for the style. I wanted something round, something less bulky -- something that looks like a watch! The original Moto 360 overpromised and underdelivered. Its successor fixed most of the flaws, but kept the unsightly flat tire^W^W "display shelf". I didn't care for the markings on the LG G Watch R bezel, and the Urbane was just too chunky -- not to mention, the 3 o'clock button would surely dig into my wrists.
Finally, Huawei nailed the design. The watch looks like a traditional timepiece: watch first, smartwatch second. Everything about this watch is premium, and it looks great with all kinds of wardrobes. It's amazing how much the button adds to Android Wear, too! Especially how much easier Theatre Mode (a.k.a. Putting The Kids To Bed Mode) is to enter and exit.
Battery life is surprisingly solid -- I've had it more than a month, and every night I go to bed with plenty to spare.
One downside is the charger -- it's not detachable, so if any part of it goes, you're out a (ridiculous) $40 for a replacement. That said, I haven't had any problems with it yet. And, it works well: hold the watch above it, and it snaps right into place.
The bottom line is that I had very high expectations -- I've been following this watch since it was announced in March -- and it has actually lived up to the hype. No buyer's remorse -- I'm extremely pleased with this purchase! Definitely worth the wait.
18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
Excellent watch with future proof hardware
Posted by: AronJH from: on
Not only is it a very attractive watch, you can see the time while the screen is off, something i think is a fatal flaw of the apple watch.
The bands have a quick release mechanism to swap in seconds
The screen is incredibly responsive, easy to see in almost all light and is OLED so the color really pops and it sips power. this allows it to show the time all the time and still easily last a day and a half.
Not one person thinks i have a smart watch on, that means its attractive in my opinion. i constantly get "nice watch" and when its on "wow i didnt know the apple watch came in a round shape!" most are shocked to learn it's not made by apple.
As for the future proofing, unlike the new moto 360 and all old android wear watches this does have a speaker built in! it's not active yet but it's there for a reason and since Huawei is making Googles new nexus phones there's use for this in the future.
As for the price, im tired of hearing it's too expensive, its the same price as the base apple watch but includes the leather band and a sapphire glass screen which you have to pay hundreds extra for on that. and that will still look like a fancy casio wrist calculator but you can wear this one with a suit.
The only downside and it's not a big one is that the charger can be a bit finicky, but it's just a couple seconds to get it seated correctly, on top of that due to its size and shape you can buy an adapter that will allow it to dock into apple watch stand accessories. I personally use a bamboo apple watch stand with this adapte rfor huawei's charger
15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Beautiful watch with fatal flaw
Posted by: eth2 from: Ithaca, NY on
This watch is beautiful, functional, well made but unfortunately has a fatal flaw. The vibration motor is so weak that you cannot tell when it is alerting you to an incoming message or a phone call. I bought the watch so that I would not continuously need to keep my phone out or listen to it ring while in meetings. However, I must leave the phone ringer active (or possibly on vibrate) if I want to know when a message or call are incoming. This defeats a primary benefit of the smart watch for me.
I found the battery to be capable of lasting from 7:00 am until 10:00 pm, even with moderate to high usage. However, the charging disk is far less functional than the Moto's charging system which is wireless. You must be careful to align the disk properly or the watch will not charge.
The screen is crisp and the colors vibrant. I was a bit concerned that at 42mm it would not be as functional as the Moto's 48mm screen. As the resolution of the Huawei is better than the Moto this is a non-issue. Also, the 42mm is much more comfortable on my wrist that the 48mm.
In short, I would have been very satisfied with the watch if the vibration alert was capable of notifying me of incoming calls/messages. If the need for physical alerts is not a concern for you, I would highly recommend this watch. But since it is a must for me, this flaw is a deal breaker.
28 out of 37 found this review helpful.
This is the watch to get!
Posted by: scottinfargo from: on
This is my 3rd smartwatch. The first two were Samsung branded. I never thought I could let my Gear S go... But this watch made it happen! This watch's build quality, is simply put; AMAZING. I feel like I am wearing a fine precision time instrument (and I am) and not a "geeky" smartwatch. It runs Android Wear which is awesome.
There are tons of apps for it. I can do almost everything I want. From sending and receiving emails, hangouts, watching youtube videos, listening to Google Music, texting, and of course surfing the web! The only downfall to this (and ALL Android Wear Watches) is there is no native keyboard. Everything must be spoken. However the apps I use include keyboards so I can discretely text someone at work ;c)
And just like all Android Wear watches it has no sound :( Yep, another first world problem. For me that is an issue since my Gear S had the ability to make and receive calls via speaker phone on the watch. I did some reading and realized that this watch may recieve Android 6 which would allow it to uses the hidden built in speaker (Google it).
This watch is awesome, whether or not you get the leather band like I did or go with the metallic bands you will not be disappointed! I bought the leather band because of the price point then bought a metallic band at the local jeweler. You would have thought that the band I purchased was an option but its not...
Overall... Best Android Smartwatch Ever!
The attached pic is with the metal band I bought in replace of the leather band. Dont get me wrong, the leather band is very high quality!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Best in class, minus the vibration and charging
Posted by: orionrigel from: on
Title says it all. This watch looks better than any other smartwatch. The screen and build quality are great, but the vibration has a cheep feel and is fairly loud in a quiet room. I would also like to see wireless charging like the Moto 360, but I prefer the display and the full circle (no flat tire) of the Huawei Watch.
13 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Style and Sophistication
Posted by: supermario from: on
Hands down the best smartwatch on the market. If you're on the fence between this and the Moto, I'd say go with Huawei. No flat tire, crystal clear display, and a very CLEAN design.
P.S. Word on the street is that Google is adding "speaker support" to Android Wear. The Huawei currently one of two (other is LG Urban 2) on the market with a built in speaker. Take the plunge!
10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Happy so far! One week in...
Posted by: Robert118 from: on
This is a bit lengthy. I wanted to cover everything...
I researched this watch vs. the Moto 360 2nd Gen and decided to go with the Huawei due to the full-screen AMOLED display and the removable back in case of future battery replacement option. Also, it reportedly has a speaker for future updates to Android Wear.
I was hesitant to buy a smartwatch and worried I'd regret it. Since I was watch shopping anyway, I am happy I spent the extra money for this watch and don't regret the purchase at all. It's nice seeing who's calling, texts and emails when you don't want to grab the phone from your pocket, console or drawer. Changing faces to suit the mood or occasion is also a nice feature. I totally love it and hope updates bring even more functionality. I am very happy with it after a week of use. It's very nice looking, great display, not too large, and provides the functionality I expected from a current smartwatch.
I have had no problems with connectivity to my HTC Desire phone. Never randomly disconnects and doesn't disconnect easily or quickly when leaving the phone area. In fact, it's only disconnected when I was intentionally leaving the area, and reconnects promptly when returning.
The Huawei tracker seems very high in step count, but surely shows a good picture of a day's physical movement comparing one day to the next. More like an activity score for the day. I hope that future updates will improve the accuracy or allow for sensitivity adjustment. It also offers a handy single activity tracker in addition to the always on daily tracking. Google Fit seems a little more accurate when it's tracking, but it is harder to understand what and when it's tracking on the watch and/or phone. I'm still figuring that out. I have only used the heart rate monitor while my wrist is still, and in that case it seems very accurate with my complexion.
I've downloaded a few apps and lots of faces and most seem to work well.
I don't use always on (Ambient Mode) or the wrist turn detection, just tap to see time and functions when I need them. I turn off the watch while sleeping when it's not charging (approx. every other day). The battery life is great in that case. High use in the first couple days, but lower now that "normal" use is settling in. Perhaps I'll get three days on this latest charge.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Love love love it
Posted by: Meme from: on
It does exactly what I wanted or expected it too. Hundreds of faces even for holidays. Everyone loves it. Light not heavy. Made well. Changing the band's is a breeze.