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Huawei Watch 2 Review

A very much furnished smartwatch with an excessive number of elements.


Huawei tries to cover all utilization cases with the Watch 2, and keeping in mind that it hits the greater part of them, it doesn't do it in a way which is excessively easy to use. On the off chance that anything, it reinforces the case for particular smartwatches, instead of a one-gadget fits-all approach. 


Worked in GPS and NFC,Optional 4G model,Feature-stuffed smartwatch 


Screen excessively small,Performance can be sluggish,Design less premium than ancestor 

Refresh : The Huawei Watch 2 is presently accessible for buy in the US and UK, with costs beginning at £329/$299 

Smartwatches require more elements. In any event that is the thing that Huawei let us know at CES 2017 , and it's presently followed through on its assertion with the entry of the Huawei Watch 2. 

The Huawei Watch 2 raises the stakes with greater network alternatives, Android Wear 2.0 and a lively new look, yet with a littler show and chunkier form this most recent smartwatch feels like it's attempting to do excessively, and it doesn't exceed expectations in each zone. 

So can a smartwatch have excessively numerous elements for its own particular great?

Huawei Watch 2 cost and discharge date 

Non-4G: £329 ($299, around AU$450) 

4G demonstrate: £379 (around $400, AU$520) 

The Huawei Watch 2 was discharged on April 18 in the US and May 4 in the UK, while a correct date is yet to be affirmed for Australia. 

Live in America? You can get one online from Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo Video, Jet, Kohls, Target and Walmart. 

In the UK? At that point Amazon is the place you'll need to set out toward now, with more retailers offering the Huawei Watch 2 from May 17. 

With regards to the Huawei Watch 2 value you can get the non-4G adaptation beginning at £329 ($299, around AU$395) while those taking a gander at the 4G model should part with £379 (around $400, AU$520). 

As of now there aren't any arrangements to dispatch the 4G variation in the US, yet Huawei says it is conversing with bearers to don't thoroughly preclude a landing in the not so distant future. 

That value makes the Huawei Watch 2 one of the more costly Android Wear watches from the cell phone makers, in spite of the fact that it is on a standard with the 4G-empowered LG Watch Sport . 


  • Energetic, rough and thick outline 
  • Two equipment catches, however no pivoting crown or bezel 
  • Agreeable and lightweight, however will be too enormous for a few

The first Huawei Watch had a top notch metal complete which looked brilliant on the wrist, however it's all-change with the Huawei Watch 2. 

Rather than premium interest, Huawei has selected a tough, energetic complete on the Watch 2 with a thick plastic body and sizable bezel encompassing the watch confront. 

It's not especially attractive, and it's probably not going to win any style grants – however it is in any event utilitarian. The Huawei Watch 2 has a solid wellbeing and wellness point, and its outline implies it will survive the rigors of an exercise, instructional course or race. 

To that end the silicon strap is sweat-verification, and it can be effectively expelled, with helpful pegs on the underside of the strap making it simple to withdraw from the watch. 

While it utilizes a standard 20mm strap estimate, the outline implies you'll be restricted to Huawei Watch 2-particular straps on the off chance that you favor changing the look and material. 

At 48.9 x 45 x 12.6mm the Watch 2 is a sizable nearness on the wrist – it's easily greater than its forerunner despite the fact that it has a littler show. Contrast it with the LG Watch Sport, however, and the Huawei really ends up as the winner with a slimmer casing. 

While it might be enormous, at 57g the Huawei Watch 2 is shockingly light considering the GPS, NFC , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G SIM packed inside. The level back to the watch case implies it sits easily on the arm, with the inherent heart rate screen flush to the metal cover. 

You get two catches on the correct side of the watch, with the one at the 2 o'clock position your principle route key for raising the application rundown and coming back to the clock confront. The second, at 4 o'clock, is a programmable key which you can allocate to the application you need it to dispatch. 

It's set to dispatch Workout of course, however for those less effectively disapproved of Android Pay is a valuable alternate route to have connected to this catch for brisk contactless installments.

A missing element we're disillusioned by is the absence of a turning crown or bezel. With the Huawei Watch running Android Wear 2.0 – an OS which has been produced to play pleasantly with a pivoting input – it feels like Huawei has missed a trap on its most recent smartwatch. 

Huawei is a long way from alone however, as Tag Heuer , Mont Blanc , Misfit and LG have additionally all picked not to fuse a turning bezel or crown into their new Android Wear 2.0 looks too. Investigate the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear S3 however – neither of which run Android Wear – and you'll discover a pivoting crown and turning bezel separately. 

For those searching for something more expert looking there's dependably the Huawei Watch 2 Classic , however despite the fact that it has less elements the Classic is a similar size, heavier and more costly. 


  • 1.2-inch, 390 x 390 show 
  • Excessively little for some on-screen undertakings

We're baffled by the show on the Huawei Watch 2. At 1.2 inches it's little, and feels significantly littler when you attempt to utilize the on-screen console or a portion of the more unpredictable applications. 

The determination, at 390 x 390, likewise isn't the most elevated definition we've seen on smartwatches, and keeping in mind that it brags a higher pixel thickness than the first Huawei Watch the last was bigger at 1.4 inches, giving you more space on screen. 

The show is sufficiently splendid to peruse everything, and is for the most part receptive to the touch, however it's not a champion element that truly gets you drawn in with the watch. 

Specs and interface 

  • Slow execution 
  • Valuable security PIN highlight  
  • On-watch application store 
The Huawei Watch 2 packs a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset which has been particularly made for wearables, alongside 768MB of RAM. 

To put it plainly, it's insufficient. The Huawei Watch 2 feels drowsy, with moderate moves between watch countenances and menus. 

The primary issue here however is the slack in opening applications. You can program the lower physical key on the privilege of the watch to dispatch a particular application – a convenient alternate route if there's one component you every now and again use, as it spares you from exploring the still somewhat inconvenient Android Wear 2.0 menu.

This equipment key is set to the Workout wellness application as a matter of course, however we changed this to Android Pay as we're suckers for helpful contactless installments… inconvenience is, on the Huawei Watch 2 it's not generally that advantageous. 

There's a discernible deferral between you squeezing the catch and Android Pay stacking up on screen, and this ends up plainly troublesome in case you're in a line of individuals attempting to pay for an espresso or get past obstructions at a prepare statio – morning workers are unforgiving, and the Huawei Watch 2's stammering execution will win you no companions. 

This issue can in principle be overcome with a tiny bit of pre-arranging – so you'd hit the catch ahead of time of achieving the installment point – yet this didn't generally take care of our issues.

On a few events Android Pay declined to work by any means. We haven't encountered a similar issue with our telephone or contactless bank card, and the reality the Huawei Watch 2 declined to make a move on various events amid our audit period raises a few inquiries. 

Ideally this irregular bug can be resolved with a product refresh, yet combined with the not as much as smooth operation it makes for a disappointing knowledge. 

The reality there's no pivoting bezel (as on the Samsung Gear S3 ) or turning crown (as on the LG Watch Sport ) makes looking through things like menus somewhat trickier, as your finger invests the majority of the energy covering the screen. 

Considering that Google has planned Android Wear 2.0 to play pleasantly with these pivoting components it's a disgrace Huawei has excluded something on the Watch 2. 

It's great to see Google's most recent working framework in real life on another smartwatch however, and its self-locking mode when you expel your gadget from your wrist is helpful. It implies that if somebody somehow happened to take your watch they'd require your PIN to utilize it, so they couldn't go on a going through binge with Android Pay – accepting it really worked, that is. 

Another huge element of the Android Wear 2.0 refresh is simply the devoted application store on the watch itself. This implies you can download applications straightforwardly to the watch, without the need to go to your cell phone and download it on there first. 

Enormous hitters, for example, Spotify, Uber, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger include in the watch-based Play Store, however as with all Android Wear gadgets there's as yet a set number of applications to browse. 

Similarly as with different cooperations, exploring the Play Store is precarious on the little screen of the Huawei Watch 2, which again makes us wish for a bigger show and physical pivoting input. 

There's 4GB of capacity on the Watch 2, enabling you to download various applications. 

Annoyingly there's no undeniable approach to check how much space you have left, despite the fact that we figured out how to serenely download 10 applications onto the Huawei Watch 2 from the Play Store – on top of the pre-stacked offerings – without issue.

4G highlights:- 

  • Make/get calls, send messages, utilizing web without telephone 
  • Second SIM contract required 
  • Restricted utilize cases at the cost you pay

The Huawei Watch 2 works splendidly well without a SIM card, utilizing either your cell phone's web association or that of a neighborhood Wi-Fi system to give you your news, Ubers, music and that's only the tip of the iceberg. 

It's for the uncommon events when you're 1) not with your telephone and 2) not around a Wi-Fi arrange that the Huawei Watch 2 makes its mark. 

In these circumstances most smartwatches are far less valuable, however the Huawei Watch 2 is here to help, with a nanoSIM opening taking cover behind one of the straps (you'll need to evacuate the strap to get to the port) giving you that exceedingly critical association. 

This can be helpful in case you're into wellness and open air exercises where you wouldn't have any desire to bring your telephone with you. The SIM card enables you to make and get calls, send and get instant messages and wreckage around with all your web-subordinate applications. 

Thing is, a moment SIM implies a moment installment anticipate those in the UK (recollect, the 4G variation isn't going to the US), which will probably put many individuals off – particularly on the off chance that they're never that a long way from their telephone. You'll likewise have a moment number for your watch, which isn't especially helpful for anybody attempting to get in contact with you. 

Make a call when you're associated through Bluetooth to your telephone, however, and your calls will utilize your principle number, as opposed to the optional one connected to the SIM in the Huawei Watch 2. 


  • Works with any Android telephone running Android 4.3 and up 
  • Constrained usefulness with iPhones running iOS 9 and up 

The Huawei Watch 2 works with all Android cell phones running Android 4.3 or more, with the full compliment of elements accessible to you whether it's a spending telephone or premium lead in your pocket. 

It's not quite recently the Android Army that can utilize the Huawei Watch 2, however, with the Android Wear application additionally accessible on iPhone – albeit here you get an extraordinarily diminished advertising. You'll likewise require an iPhone 5 or more current running in any event iOS 9 . 

Notices don't have the same number of activities, which implies you'll get yourself not able to react to things, for example, WhatsApp messages, and you'll discover some applications won't make a move. 

There's no iMessage bolster, while email and date-book adjusting can demonstrate dubious. To put it plainly, an Apple Watch will probably cover your necessities superior to the Huawei Watch 2. 


  • Heart rate screen and GPS included 
  • Hourly suggestions to move on the off chance that you sit still too long 
  • Exercise application pre-introduced

One of the key draws of the Huawei Watch 2 is its wellness capacities. The abundance of components, for example, GPS, Bluetooth, 4G and a heart rate screen, means it's ready to track a scope of exercises and exercises. 

The way that the programmable catch in favor of the Watch 2 is set to dispatch the Workout application as a matter of course is characteristic of Huawei's desire, and combined with a rough, sweat-confirmation plan there's no perplexity concerning what's happening here. 

Start up the Workout application and you can then choose which movement you're going to do: run, fat consume, cardio, walk, cycle, treadmill or 'other'. 

Begin an exercise and the Huawei Watch 2 will screen your heart rate, exercise force, length, separate, strides, calories consumed and area – relying upon the sort of activity you're doing. 

Toward the finish of your exercise you get a summary of details, giving you an unmistakable, compact review of your session. You can likewise see all your past sessions in the Workout application, making it simple to continue top of your preparation arranges. 

There aren't any best in class highlights, guiding tips or profound measurable investigation, which implies genuine competitors will need to search out a more itemized wearable – the Garmin Forerunner 920XT is a decent place to begin. 

You don't need to utilize Huawei's Workout application however, with various wellness applications accessible on the Play Store including Google Fit, Runtastic and RunKeeper. 

For those searching for a more easygoing exercise, the Huawei Watch 2 can screen your means and set a day by day objective to give you some inspiration to get up and move. 

It will likewise vibrate on your wrist on the off chance that it identifies that you've been sitting still for 60 minutes, presenting an extend on screen to get your muscles moving and blood pumping. 

It's a basic, low-exertion exercise, however it prompted us to get up and move about more, instead of remaining planted before our PC throughout the day. 

Battery life:-

  • Greatest of two-day battery existence without a SIM
  • A little more than a day of existence with SIM card 
  • Cumbersome support makes charging even more a bother than it ought to be 

Without a SIM card, the Huawei Watch 2 can most recent two days on a solitary charge. Pop a SIM card in, notwithstanding, and its hunger for a portable association slices that use to a little more than a day, which implies daily charges are an absolute necessity. 

The Huawei Watch 2 accompanies a somewhat fiddly charging support, which should be agreed with the pogo sticks on the back of the watch – it's not as smooth as the remote Moto 360 dock or the attractive Apple Watch charger. 

It likewise implies that in the event that you overlook your charger it's far-fetched that you'll have the capacity to get one from another person, as you would if your telephone required a top-up – unless obviously you're in the organization of a kindred Watch 2 wearer. 

You can download amusements on the Huawei Watch 2, yet given its little screen we say it's not worth irritating – and gaming will likewise run the battery down faster, with a night best up required on the off chance that you push things too hard. 

On the off chance that you truly need to broaden the battery life you can put the Huawei Watch 2 into 'watch mode', which can surrender you to 18 days from a solitary charge – despite the fact that, as the name recommends, it'll work just as a watch. 

The Huawei Watch 2 comes pressed loaded with components, and for that we give it a generous round of commendation. Huawei has made a fine showing with regards to packing a ton of tech into a gadget which doesn't watch strange on your wrist. 

It's not the most attractive plan, but rather it likewise doesn't appear as though you have a rough registering gadget slapped on your lower arm. 

In any case, while the list of capabilities is amazing, the conveyance is less so. The little screen makes it hard to explore the more unpredictable applications, while the less than impressive execution ends up plainly maddening before long – particularly in case you're attempting to rapidly pay for your morning espresso with the watch and it takes more time to load Android Pay than it would take you to snatch your card from your pack or pocket. 

The 4G similarity is a pleasant option for the individuals who need most extreme availability, yet for the individuals who are once in a while without their cell phone it's an unnecessary extra cost, with more cash required in advance and a moment SIM contract to pay for to keep it on the web. 

Huawei has attempted to cover all conceivable utilize cases with the Huawei Watch 2, and keeping in mind that it hits the majority of them it doesn't do as such in a way that is excessively easy to understand. 

On the off chance that anything, it reinforces the case for specific smartwatches focused at specific client bases, as opposed to a one-gadget fits-all approach.

Who's it for? 

The Huawei Watch 2 is gone for the wellness swarm, and particularly the individuals who need to remain associated when they're far from their handset. 

It's a littler market than the first Huawei Watch engaged, and those needing to dunk their toes in the smartwatch waters interestingly are in an ideal situation looking somewhere else. 

It'll additionally speak to those searching for an element pressed smartwatch – and few can coordinate the Huawei Watch 2 with regards to a straight spec-sheet victory. 

Would it be advisable for me to get it? 

In case you're an enthusiast of the Huawei Watch 2's tough looks, and the wide cluster of components and wellness choices it packs into its humble casing, then it won't let you down – accepting you have the cash lying around not doing whatever else. 

Smartwatches are, for a large portion of us, an extravagance instead of a need, and in case you're doubting regardless of whether you truly need to spend this much on a gadget which does not as much as the telephone you bear each day then you'll presumably need to avoid the Huawei Watch 2. 

There are various contenders for the Huawei Watch 2 to fight with, and we've pulled together three of them underneath to demonstrate to you what it's up against. 

LG Watch Sport

The greatest opponent to the Huawei Watch 2 is the LG Watch Sport. As far as configuration, list of capabilities and value the two are, fundamentally the same as. 

The Watch Sport additionally brags a SIM card opening, heart rate screen and NFC, and also the various elements you'd expect, alongside Android Wear 2.0. 

On screen there's little to pick between the two, and your choice will probably come down to which plan you like the best. 

The LG Watch Sport has one favorable position however – a pivoting crown which makes looking through menus substantially less demanding. 

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung's reaction to the wearable insurgency isn't to take after other Android telephone makers down the Android Wear course, but instead to utilize its own particular working framework on its smartwatches. 

The outcome? The Samsung Gear S3, a fine-looking smartwatch with a conventional spec sheet to coordinate. 

The issue here is the absence of applications, with designers required to code for Samsung's own working framework independently to Apple's watchOS and Google's Android Wear; the number is developing, yet there's still some approach. 

Apple Watch 2 

Got an iPhone and in the market for a smartwatch? Of course, you could get an Android Wear watch – yet why spend all that cash to just get a small amount of the elements? 

For the individuals who need a committed smartwatch to match with their iPhone there truly is just a single choice: the Apple Watch. 

As of late rebooted as the Apple Watch 2, there are a lot of elements in Apple's wearable to keep you glad, with Apple Pay on your wrist and a large group of applications accessible readily available.

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