The original Huawei Watch is one of the most popular Android Wear devices to date, and for good reason While it may be a tad on the chunky side, users flocked to the Huawei Watch because of its classy design and solid performance
But things have changed quite a bit in the Android Wear landscape We now have the LG Watch Sport and Style, which feature rotating dials for easy navigation, water resistant designs, and, most notably, Android Wear 20 So in a world where Google and LG are teaming up to create new smartwatches to showcase the updated operating system, where should your hard-earned money go? And does Huawei have what it takes to clear the bar it set for itself with the original Huawei Watch? Overall, the Huawei Watch 2 is another good showcase of the capabilities of Android Wear 20
However, that comes with its own innate pitfalls Wear 20 has a focus on high features, most of which have a focus on fitness Unfortunately, Huawei managed to simultaneously move too far in this direction and also fall short of it Without an extra method of navigation input, Huawei automatically positions itself behind any other Wear 2
Devices that take advantage of this capability With its great battery life and stellar feature set otherwise though, the only real detractor from the overall Huawei Watch 2 experience is its design. Why not have a watch with all of these capabilities that makes more sense worn outside of the gym or off the hiking trail? If the LG Watch Sport and Huawei’s follow up attempt are any indication, we may not get a positive answer to that question just yet For a starting price of $349, the trade-offs make the money a little harder to part with There is a lot to like about the Huawei Watch 2, but there is also enough to make even excited users take pause
Unlike its predecessor, conforming to a specific general purpose for smartwatches takes away from what could have been a wonderful, proper Wear 20 follow up What are your thoughts on the Huawei Watch 2? Are you thinking of buying one? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!