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Huawei Announces Pricing for Watch, Pre-orders Start Today

September 2, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Huawei announced at Mobile World Congress that they had an Android Wear watch. Many of us in the media fell in love with the Huawei Watch, it’s a beautiful looking watch, and unlike Motorola’s Moto 360, it does not have the flat tire look. Today, Huawei has showed us the Watch again, with the pricing going from $349 up to $799. The same pricing we saw when the Huawei Watch appeared on Amazon last week.

There are several different styles here for the Huawei Watch. We have the stainless steel with black leather for $349. Stainless Steel with steel link bracelet for $399, stainless steel with stainless steel mesh for $399, black DLC-coated stainless steel and black plated link bracelet for $449, rose gold-plated stainless steel with alligator-press brown leather for $699, and finally the rose gold-plated stainless steel and rose gold-plated link bracelet for $799. All of these models will be going up for pre-order today at Amazon, Best Buy and the Google Store. It’s a great looking watch, but it’s going to be interesting to see how many the company sells at these prices.

As far as specs go, were looking at a 1.4-inch round display. It’s a 400×400 resolution AMOLED panel giving it a PPI of about 286. Powering the Huawei Watch is a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, Gyroscope + Accelerometer, Barometer, Sapphire Crystal and a 300mah battery inside. It runs Android Wear 1.3, and also supports Android 4.3 as well as iOS 8.2 and higher. You might remember, earlier this week Google announced that Android Wear now supports iOS, which is going to be a big deal during IFA this year.

The Huawei Watch uses the standard 18mm straps, which means you can easily swap them out for another strap if you don’t like the one you got. Much like you can with a number of other smartwatches running Android Wear. There are plenty of great watch straps available on Amazon for some decent prices as well. Whether you want leather, metal or just a plastic watch strap. Although a silicon or plastic strap would look awkward on the Huawei Watch, but that’s just our opinion.