Huawei Watch Review: A Premium Android Wear Timepiece

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Software: Android Wear User Experience

In terms of software, it's more of the same for those who read our take on the second-generation Moto 360. The CPU, RAM, and ROM are the same on both watches, as is the version of Android Wear. That's fine, but we were hoping for more considering that we felt the Moto 360 was a little pokey on some apps, with noticeable lag when swiping through a backlog of Google Now cards, and the like. As you'd expect, the occasional performance hiccups showed their face here as well.

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Not to say that performance was unacceptable -- it was fine. But, there's a big difference between fine and exceptional, and one must remember that the Huawei Watch is at minimum $50 pricier than the aforementioned Moto 360. More money for the same performance won't sit well with many, despite the fact that the Huawei Watch's perfectly round, higher density display is worth that bump in price alone.

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Android Wear 1.3 is the most fully featured version of Android Wear yet, but Google still hasn't quite perfected the experience across a range of devices. Though it will technically work with an iPhone, we wouldn't recommend it. Functions are severely limited, as are notifications, and you'll simply have a far nicer experience pairing an iPhone with an Apple Watch. There is also no Windows Phone support, though it will obviously pair very well with Android-based devices.

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