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Huawei's new smartwatch is now available in the US

The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)
The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)
The fitness-focused Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US sporting a $299 price tag. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes with specialized fitness-related apps.

The Huawei Watch 2 is now available for purchase in the US. The new wearable, based on Android Wear 2.0, costs $299 and comes in two colors: black and gray.

Unlike many other smartwatches, which focus on sleek and stylish designs, the Huawei Watch 2 goes for a traditional sports watch look. It features a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and 768 MB of RAM. The watch includes 4 GB of storage, enough to store apps and music.

Because it runs the latest version of Android Wear, the Huawei Watch 2 supports installing apps directly to the device and streaming music. It features improved texting, calling, and notifications. In addition, the watch has a GPS that can be used to track runs; it also comes with a suite of general fitness-tracking software. The Huawei Watch 2 can be used with Android and iOS devices.

For a limited time, Huawei is giving away a 10-week subscription to Google Play Music to Watch 2 buyers. The wearable can be purchased at various retailers starting today; a Classic edition of the Watch 2 should be available in the near future.


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John Garcia, 2017-04-18 (Update: 2017-04-18)