Huawei’s Android Wear smartwatch will be launched in the United States on September 17, while the preorders started on September 2, according to an announcement made by Huawei at IFA.
The most basic design of the gadget features a steel watch with a leather strap, which is priced at $349. There is also a gold-plated model with a metallic band that will cost $799. However, as of now preorders only include stainless steel and black-coated steel models, according to The Verge. The gold edition will be launched later this year.
Huawei’s Watch features a design that will be likable for both men and women. Unlike LG’s Urbane and G Watch R, Huawei’s Watch is neither too heavy to be masculine nor too sleek to be feminine. Moreover, it comes with different straps (one can also use their own standard watch straps) and watch faces that effectively make the gadget unisex. It has a crown for a power button and stainless steel case.
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The Watch boasts a battery life of two days, along with a capability of reaching from zero to 80 percent battery in 45 minutes. It also has the “world’s most advanced” heart rate tracker and an impressive hardware design, including a 1.4-inch 400 x 400 display and a more watch-like appearance in contrast to its competitors.
According to Gizmodo, the Watch has a Snapdragon 400 processor, 300 mAh battery, 286 pixel-per-inch AMOLED display (behind fancy scratch-resistant sapphire glass) and Android Wear 1.3.
While it is priced comparatively lower that other smartwatches – with Apple Watch’s gold edition starting at $10,000, and the gold LG Watch Urbane Luxe costing $1,200 – it skews towards the higher end of the Android Wear collection.
The Watch will also work with iPhones, as reported by Morning News USA.
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