Huawei Watch 2 leaks with sporty look ahead of MWC

Three colours to choose from
Huawei Watch 2 leaks in photos

Not long since Huawei teased its next smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 2 has seemingly leaked in a set of new images, giving us an idea of what the Android Wear 2.0 wearable looks like.

As leaks and teases have had us believe, the watch - which can be seen in three different colours - has a sportier look than the original Huawei Watch. In fact it doesn't look worlds apart from the LG Watch Sport.

The reveal comes from Evan Blass over on VentureBeat, who's been slowly leaking details of the watch for a matter of weeks now.

The Watch 2 has a nan0-SIM slot so you can use it as a separate cellular device, but the report doesn't make clear if there will be a model that doesn't come with the option. We do see that the watch (or at least this version) will come in three colours: black, orange and speckled grey, all shown above.

Huawei Watch 2 will launch at MWC 2017

It won't be long until we know all the details: Huawei CEO Richard Yu recently took to Chinese social networking site Weibo to confirm the company was ready to announce the Watch 2, which we expect to land at MWC 2017.

Essential reading: Everything you need to know about Android Wear 2.0

Again, the teaser emphasis on fitness and a "sportier" look, first tipped by Evan Blass some weeks back. The promo shot also features the tagline "made for free spirits", just in case you needed any more evidence (also likely a reference to the cellular capabilities).

Blass previously detailed the watch to have a 42mm case, 1.4-inch display and leather and stainless steel straps. While there were rumours Huawei might jump across to another OS like Tizen, it appears we can expect the new device to stick with Android Wear, and will run the latest version right out of the box.

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 next week.

Huawei Watch 2 may arrive in February with a sporty new look


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5 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. 

  • Pw1 says:

    Well that's a massive disappointment the majority don't watch a sports designed smartwatch most want a smartwatches that replaces there every day watch & the look of the w1 was it but a little to thick. 

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