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

It took a little longer, but Huawei's new smartwatch has made it Stateside
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The Huawei Watch 2 is now officially on sale in the US, having launched in Europe last month.

The Watch 2 comes in two flavors, the sporty Watch 2 and the swanky Watch 2 Classic, both of which are now available through a bunch of retail partners online and in-store. It'll cost you $299 for the standard model and $369.99 for the stainless steel Classic.

In-depth: Huawei Watch 2 review

For those of you not in the know, the follow-up to the Huawei Watch brings a heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC (for payments) and 4GB of internal storage. However, unlike the UK model, you won't have the option for 4G - yet. Huawei is sticking with the non-cellular version for launch, but tells us to hold tight. So if you do want the added connectivity, we'd wait it out a bit longer.

In our review, we discovered a smartwatch that was sadly uninspiring. Though filled to the brim with sensors and offering the most impressive battery life we've seen on an Android Wear smartwatch so far. However, we expected more from Huawei, which delivered one of the best Wear 1.0 smartwatches; the new wearable doesn't stand out from the competition, and that's a shame.

In terms of Android Wear, there are a couple of software tweaks from Huawei. There's Huawei's own workout app, an alternative to Google's own Fit app, and then Watch Mode, Huawei's battery-saving function that can rinse out three weeks of power while continuing to display the time, but only counting your steps.

If you're looking to pick one up, you can find it from retailers from today including BestBuy, Amazon, Target and Newegg. For US buyers, Huawei is sweetening the deal by also offering up 10 free weeks of Google Play Music.

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Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.

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