Run Of The Mill Hardware Lurks Beneath Huawei’s Stunning Android Wear Smartwatch
Huawei shocked is all when two videos of its “Huawei Watch” made their way onto YouTube. Combining the naturally good looks of the Motorola Moto 360 with the completely circular display of the LG Watch Urbane makes for a beautiful smartwatch. Throw in the scratch resistant cold-forged stainless steel housing that is available in natural, gold, and black finishes, and you have what looks to be a winner.
However, we have to remember that this is still an Android Wear device, and Google has a lot of say over what these smartwatches can and can’t do. So while OEMs can get a bit inventive with the outward design of their smartwatches, the software and internals don’t vary much between devices.
Inside, you’ll find a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.1, a heart rate sensor, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a barometer – all run-of-the-mill Android Wear specs. The centerpiece of the smartwatch, however, is of course its 1.4-inch AMOLED display (400x400 resolution, 286 ppi) that’s covered by scratchproof sapphire glass.
Unfortunately, there is no official pricing for the Huawei Watch yet, but we do know that it will launch in the United States (score!). Other confirmed global markets include The United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates.