Huawei Watch 2 will launch at MWC 2017

And it looks like it will pack Android Wear after all
Huawei Watch 2 gets a launch date

The Android Wear 2.0 army appears to be expanding its ranks, with Huawei confirming it's ready to announce the Huawei Watch 2 at MWC 2017.

Company CEO Richard Yu took to Chinese social networking site Weibo to share the news, while also debuting the teaser above that unfortunately doesn't show us the watch.

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What the image does show us is that the emphasis on fitness and a "sportier" look, first tipped by Evan Blass some weeks back, appears to be accurate. The promo shot also features the tagline "made for free spirits", just in case you needed any more evidence.

And since it appears Blass' sporty tip looks set to come in, it's also worth noting he detailed the watch to feature a 42mm case, 1.4-inch display and leather and stainless steel straps. Prospective users will also apparently be given the option of cellular connectivity and the choice of a model which offers a built-in SIM card.

It's still unconfirmed whether the watch will run on Android Wear 2.0, as expected, or make the surprise leap across to another OS like Tizen. Given the timing, seeing a continued collaboration with Android seems like the logical bet.

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We really liked the design of the first Huawei Watch, so it will be interesting to see if we feel the same with a sportier design. Hopefully the price will be a bit more reasonable, too, when all the details are spilled at the Barcelona conference in two weeks time.

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4 Comments

  • Pw1 says:

    Love the look of the first gen with heart rate, but hopping v2 will be a little bit thinner so don't care about LTE. Not to keen on the word sporty look though. 

    • MeMyselfAndEye says:

      My thoughts exactly. I've eyed the Huawei ever since its launch, but was never able to give up the super comfortable thinness and the sleekness of my Pebble Time Round, however, with Pebble now gone and Wear 2.0 out, there's never been a better time to try out a Wear watch.

      I really love the sleek, classy look of the Huawei; I think it's the best-looking Wear watch along with the LG Watch Style, so I really really hope this "sportier" look comment is a mistranslation or someone using the word inappropriately or something. There's enough rugged/sporty wearables out there. I need something classy and/or chic.

      • Badelhas says:

        My thoughts exactly as well. I've been trying to upgrade my Moto 360 1st generation for the Huawei Watch because it's classy and can be used with a suit and tie but the price never came down. We don't need more sporty smartwatches, we need a new classy one. 

  • Topher says:

    Just hope it's smaller than the LG Watch Sport. 

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