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Tech Times | Huawei watch: Redefining smart

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 9:30 AM

It's been ages since I took to the keyboard and started typing about a device. I can actually hear my fingers squeaking. Anyhow, I had to do this because the Huawei Watch is one of those devices that just stands out and screams fresh and elegant. Two weeks with this device has me wanting more and begging persons to buy me one.

WHAT IS THE HUAWEI WATCH?

Although the brand Huawei is known to most as a smartphone manufacturer that offers reasonably priced phones with good specifications, the Huawei Watch comes in at the other end of the spectrum by offering a high-end smartwatch made with quality material, but sold at a price that is higher than most smartwatches currently on the market. It features some topnotch specifications that most smartwatch competitors can’t compete with.

Standout specs:

- 1.4-inch AMOLED display

- 400 x 400 pixel resolution

- Android wear Optical heart-rate sensor

- Stainless-steel body

- Sapphire crystal glass screen

BUILD QUALITY

I can say, without a doubt, that Huawei placed a lot of emphasis in this department. I have reviewed and worn smartwatches from Samsung, LG, and Motorola, and they all fall below the build that the Huawei Watch has to offer. Everything on this device screams premium – from the metal links on the watch band to the sapphire crystal glass screen that protects the watch. After two weeks of constant use and some accidental collisions with walls and grills, the Huawei Watch managed to survive without any scratches or dents.

IS IT FOR ME?

This is a question that frequently causes arguments around the office and among friends on a daily basis. Many persons believe the watch will make them look geeky or nerdy. If the watch is big, daunting, and futuristic on your hands, aka “female repellant”, then you wouldn’t get men to wear it even if it is free. The Huawei Watch is for persons who areavoiding that stigma and keeps everything looking similar to traditional watches that we have grown to love. If you wish to dabble in technology by having your contacts, emails, and notifications just at a wrist-moment away without looking geeky, then this is the smartwatch for you.

FINAL THOUGHTS

This device has its shortcomings, too, like the battery life that gave us two days of use, and the poor daylight screen visibility. That being said, everything else about this device exceeded my expectation; even the price... So, on a final note, I have to say that Huawei made another solid smart device with the Huawei Watch.

Writer: Payton H. Wilmott