Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei took the stage this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce their smartwatch.
The device, which is simply dubbed the “Huawei Watch,” features a completely round display and runs on Google’s Android Wear operating system. Unlike the Apple Watch, Huawei opted for the round display with a premium watch design.
The presenter who announced the device stood in front of a projection slide with four competing smartwatches and talked about how they aren’t as good as the Huawei Watch. The targeted devices included the Apple Watch, Samsung’s Gear Live, Motorola’s Moto 360, and LG’s G Watch R.
The speaker noted that all four competing smartwatches looked geeky and they each offer a clumsy design. Close up images of the Huawei Watch show a premium design that was reportedly inspired by actual high-end non-smart watches.
At first glance, the Huawei Watch appears rather thick. However, the device comes in at 11.3mm thin which is the same thickness of a standard smartwatch you would find on the market today. The Apple Watch reportedly measures in ay 11.5mm thin.
Huawei says that the watch will be available later this year, however, the price of the device is still unknown. What are your first impressions of the Huawei Watch? Let us know in the comments below.