BARCELONA: Huawei has unveiled its first Android Wear smartwatch, which looks to be the Apple Watch of the Android Wear market with its high-end design and sapphire glass display.
The Huawei Watch, which is clearly going after the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R with its round display, was unveiled during the company's Mobile World Congress (MWC) press conference on Sunday.
Huawei said that the smartwatch is the most vibrant in the Android Wear market with a 1.4in, 400x400 resolution AMOLED screen, and the first to come with a sapphire glass coating, making it scratch-proof and resistant against water.
This display sits inside a 'cold-forged' stainless steel body, which Huawei claims makes the device 40 percent tougher than rival smartwatches.
Much like the Apple Watch, this metal-clad bezel features an "ergonomically placed" crown which will take wearers back to the homescreen when pressed.
Clearly taking a dig at its "bulky" rivals, Huawei was keen to mention that its smartwatch is designed with different wrist shapes in mind, adding that there will be over 40 custom straps available at launch.
Huawei CEO Richard Yu said during the firm's MWC press conference: "People love classical, beautiful watches, but today's smartwatches aren't. They are square, and they barely look like real watches. That's why we chose a 42mm diameter, circular display."
The Huawei Watch is similar to its Moto 360 rival in terms of funcntions, running Google's Android Wear operating system and arriving with fitness monitoring sensors that can track steps, heart rate and sleep patterns.
There's also a Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and Bluetooth 4.1. The Huawei Watch is compatible with all Android devices running version 4.3 and above.
The Huawei Watch will be available in the second-half of the year - news which was met with boos from the crowd - in black, gold and silver models. Huawei has yet to reveal the price.
Huawei also unveiled the Talkband B2, a fitness tracker compatible with iOS and Android, and a wireless stereo headset named the Talkband N1.
Check back soon for our Huawei Watch hands-on review. µ
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