Highs

  • Good built quality and display quality
  • Long battery life in Watch Mode
  • Multiple Workout options easily accessible
  • Built-in GPS, standalone Android device

Lows

  • A little bulky, screen-to-body ratio could be better
  • Companion health app could, more intuitive

Rating and Price

  • Not yet rated

Huawei unveiled the Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic in March at MWC 2017, the Huawei Watch 2 launched in the U.S.  on April 18 and the Watch 2 Classic, introduced to the market a few days ago, on May 30. I spent a few weeks playing with the Huawei Watch 2, and so far, I am very pleased with the device.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 with 768 MB of RAM and 4GB storage, both devices feature a 1.2 inch AMOLED 390×390 display and a 420 mAh battery.
Featuring Android Wear 2.0, the Huawei Watch 2 offers a sporty design while the Watch 2 Classic delivers an elegant look with interchangeable leather bands and a stainless body. The Watch 2 international versions come with 4G LTE connectivity.

Both devices are available since April 18th and May 28th, the non-4G sporty looking Watch 2 for $299.99 and the Watch 2 Classic for $369.99The Watch 2 comes in Carbon Black and Concrete Grey, the Watch 2 Classic is available in Titanium Grey.

Read the complete article to get a sense of my first impressions after wearing the Huawei Watch 2 for a few weeks in various situations.

Specifications

  • Product weight 57 g
  • Dimension 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm (1.93 x 1.77 x 0.50 in)
  • Display Type2″-inch AMOLED
  • Resolution 320 x 320 pixels, (326 ppi)
  • Diagonal2-inch (circle)
  • Processor Snapdragon Wear 2100 – Quad-core 1.1 GHz
  • OS Android Wear 2.0
  • Camera No
  • Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 LE / NFC
  • Network: 4G LTE international model only not in the U.S. – nano SIM or e-SIM
  • Internal storage 4GB
  • RAM 768 MB
  • Battery Capacity 420mAh – about 2 days in regular mode
  • Sensors: Gyro/ Accelerometer/ Compass, PPG (heart rate monitor), Barometer, GPS, NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistance IP68 (- IP68 certified – dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes –  Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes)
  • Huawei Watch 2 Color: Dynamic Orange, Carbon Black, Concrete Grey
  • Huawei Watch 2 Classic: silver with leather band
  • Speaker / Microphone

Filed in Cellphones >Reviews. Read more about Android Wear 2.0, Huawei, Huawei Watch 2 and Wearable Tech.

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