Huawei's Watch 2 lands in the UK packing Android Wear 2.0

Fitness-focused Android Wear smartwatch finally arrives in Blighty
Huawei Watch 2 hits the UK

It's taken it's time but the Huawei Watch 2 has finally launched in the UK a few weeks after the Android Wear smartwatch landed in the US.

If you need a reminder, the Huawei's second generation smartwatch is available in two models; the Sport and Classic. It's a similar approach that LG took with its Watch Sport and Watch Style Wear watches.

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The sporty version is priced at £329 and that jumps up to £379 if you want 4G connectivity. The most expensive is the Classic, which comes in at £409 making it pricier than the cheapest Apple Watch Series 2.

Both watches feature a 1.2-inch, 390 x 390, AMOLED touchscreen display and, in terms of features, offer an optical heart rate monitor, GPS/GLONASS, NFC (for Android Pay support) and 4GB of internal storage to support music syncing via Google Play. The 4G version includes a nano-SIM slot that's situated between the lugs to make best use of the Android Wear's standalone apps. A Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 768MB of RAM powers the performance.

Huawei's Watch 2 lands in the UK packing Android Wear 2.0

Both watches will be running on Android Wear 2.0 as well so you'll get to enjoy all of the latest features including improved iPhone support, the ability to download apps from the watch and more customisable watch faces.

Huawei is making a big play for fitness so it'll let you track a host of running and workout metrics including distance, speed, steps and calories burned. It also measures VO2 Max to give a better indication of fitness levels along with making sure you're freeing up the right amount of recovery time between workouts.

We've already had our hands on the 4G Sport model and we weren't all that blown away with Huawei's latest smartwatch. While it's certainly crammed with plenty of features, delivers good battery life and has Wear 2.0 out of the box, it loses the charm of the original Huawei Watch and didn't deliver accurate heart rate data in our time with it.

If that hasn't put you off though, you can grab one from Amazon now.

The Huawei Watch 2 is now available to buy in the US


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3 Comments

  • Pw1 says:

    Huawei have been waiting for v2 to be released before considering updating v1 but still no update. 

  • docMfan says:

    £329 is a lot compared to the US price: you can buy the watch for a lot less from Amazon.com - even after paying for shipping and import costs.

  • Harforte says:

    I have both Huawei watches, I'm only using the 2 for work and fitness, for fitness the 2 is superior, but doll. The look and the screen and size is much better on the old, an battery last longer too..

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