News by Luke Jones on Wednesday September 02, 2015.
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When we got a hands on with the Huawei Smartwatch earlier in the year we were properly impressed with the wearable, which at the very least is among the best looking smartwatches we have ever seen. At its IFA event here in Berlin the Chinese company has now revealed when the Huawei Watch will land in the United States and how much it will cost.The Huawei Watch is now available for pre-order via GetHuawei, the Google Store, Amazon and BestBuy, with the black and stainless steel versions available today with a shipping date of September 17th. The Rose Gold variant will be made available later in the year. Stainless Steel watch body & Black Leather band - $349 Stainless Steel watch body & Steel Link bracelet - $399 Stainless Steel watch body & Stainless Steel Mesh - $399 Black DLC-coated Stainless Steel & Black Link Bracelet - $449 Rose Gold-plated Stainless Steel & Alligator-pressed Brown Leather - $699 Rose Gold-plated Stainless Steel & Rose Gold-plated Link Bracelet - $799
The watch oozes a premium look thanks to a sapphire screen, "cold-forged" scratch resistant stainless steel, and a number of luxury straps. Unlike the Apple Watch, Huawei's product looks good in any of its guises, be that gold, silver, or black. At 42mm, this is a small smartwatch, but it comes with the now familiar set of Android Wear specs. That means the Huawei Watch gets a 1.4-inch AMOLED 400 x 400 screen, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a Snapdragon 400 processor. It really seems as though the smartwatch fight will be won with aesthetics more than it will raw hardware. That said, the Huawei Watch performs admirably and is utterly gorgeous; it will be launching in 20 countries during the middle of the year, the price is as yet unknown.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.