At long, long last, the Huawei Watch is hitting the shelves in the UK, with consumers able to buy it from Selfridges, the Google Store and vMall from tomorrow. The Android Wear timepiece starts at £289, with the most expensive model coming in at £599.
The Chinese giant is pushing the watch as a fashion item, unveiling it at a show complete with catwalks and painfully trend-conscious fashion vloggers. Like, soooooooo trendy, yah. Yeah.
The Huawei Watch is better than all of the other Android Wear smartwatches on the market, with all different models (read: the same model with different straps) feeling like proper, premium timepieces. It doesn't come cheap, but we reckon this is the smartwatch to go for if you really, desperately want some wrist-bling.
Unfortunately, what really lets it down is Google’s half-baked software. You’ll still have to take your phone out of your pocket for many tasks that seem simple enough to be carried out on your wrist, for instance. The lack of NFC, GPS tracking and continuous heart-rate monitoring is disappointing too.
In terms of specs, the Huawei Watch features a round, 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display (coated in scratch-proof sapphire crystal, naturally), a stainless steel frame, Bluetooth 4.1 and, of course, shit battery life.