Smart watches have been around for a while now, and, whilst on the whole they ‘act’ smart – they don’t always LOOK smart. It’s definitely improving though, my trusty Galaxy Gear that I’ve rocked for over a year now is fantastic, but looks a little… Meh.

But, there’s a new watch on the block that’s meant to be awesome, and look classy too, and now – I’m in central London at a swanky hotel for the launch of the Huawei Watch. Starting at £279 for the basic model and going up to £369 for the top model, it’s certainly not cheap, but it’s certainly got a premium look, to match the premium price tag.

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The Huawei Watch has taken its design and inspiration from traditional wrist watches and equals any premium timepiece. It measures 42mm in diameter, the traditional dimension for wristwatches, and has a fully circular face with its crown located at the two o’clock position. The Huawei Watch features a fully circular 1.4-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display, coated in scratch-proof sapphire crystal, the favoured choice among Swiss watch manufacturers. Encased in a cold-forged stainless steel frame, the watch screen boasts a 400 x 400 pixels resolution in 286 ppi at a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio, making it the most vibrant Android Wear smartwatch to date.

They certainly look the part, and boast the following features –

  • Powered by Android Wear™, enabling users to stay connected with instant alerts for calls, texts, instant messages and emails
  • Bluetooth connectivity with wireless headphones and offline music download support
  • Voice commands to start and control music and to search for and navigate to destinations
  • Locate missing phones with the “find my phone” function
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices
  • Heart rate monitor sensor (PPG sensor), which protrudes slightly, to accurately measure heart rates
  • 6-Axis motion sensor with a gyroscope and accelerometer, which can distinguish between different physical activities
  • All the models are available from the vMall and Selfridges online, with a smaller selection in-store at Selfridges, and the ‘mid range’ model available on the Google Play store.

    I’m hoping this watch is as good as it looks, and will be getting one for a full review VERY soon – in the meantime, if you’ve got any questions – comment below and I’ll try and get them answered!

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