After a really, really long wait (first unveiled at MWC 2015), Huawei's Watch is finally on sale in the UK (apparently). Here's what to expect from the Android- & iPhone friendly watch, including the Huawei Watch UK release date, UK price, specifications and where to buy the Huawei Watch. Also see: How to re-watch the Huawei IFA 2015 live stream.
Huawei Watch UK release date: Where to buy the Huawei Watch
According to Huawei the Huawei Watch went on sale in the UK on 4 November 2015 at 8pm. This morning the watch is still listed as available to pre-order (although we're expecting that to change any moment). As soon as the pre-order options are removed you'll be able to buy the Huawei Watch in the UK exclusively from VMall, the Google Play Store, and Selfridges. It will go on sale at other stores toward the end of November. Also see our Huawei Watch review.
Huawei Watch UK price: How much does the Huawei Watch cost?
The Huawei Watch's price depends on the design you choose. At its cheapest the Huawei Watch costs £289 with a leather band. The most expensive Huawei Watch costs £599.
Huawei Watch specification and features: What to expect from the Huawei Watch
Huawei's Watch is not only incredibly stylish, bridging the divide between fashion and technology, but it also bridges the divide between iOS and Android - the Huawei Watch runs Android Wear but is open to both mobile operating systems. Also see: Best smartwatches 2015.
Famous fashion photographer Mario Testino has photographed the Huawei Watch with US supermodel Karlie Kloss and male model Sean O'Pry.
He said: "The world is moving at an incredible pace and with technology developing at such a fast speed one no longer only wants a product to do one thing alone. We look to the products around us to help deal with all the possibilities we are offered today through technology and a new digital world. Most times the speed that technology goes at is not hand-in-hand with aesthetics and this is why I think Huawei has been so clever in incorporating both."
The Huawei Watch has a traditional wristwatch design with a 42mm-diameter rounded watch face and a crown placed at 2 o'clock. Huawei says you can choose from rose gold, stainless steel and black frames, with a range of watch faces to match.
The straps are also interchangeable, and you can opt for one of Huawei's straps - in stainless steel mesh, stainless steel links, rose gold, black-plated stainless steel links, or black or brown leather - or fit your own 18mm-wide strap.
The Huawei Watch has a 1.4in (400x400, 286ppi, 10,000:1) AMOLED touchscreen display, protected by scratchproof sapphire crystal. There's a built-in heart-rate monitor, which protrudes slightly for better skin contact and greater accuracy, and a 6-Axis motion sensor with a gyroscope and accelerometer. The latter can distinguish between different types of physical activity. See all smartwatch reviews.
Music can be played via voice command, and the Huawei Watch's built-in Bluetooth connectivity means you can download music for offline listening and then pair the watch with some wireless headphones.
This voice command also extends to functionality such as searching for- and navigating to destinations. You'll also get alerts for calls, text messages, instant messages and emails, and the Huawei Watch has a built-in Find My Phone app.
Display: 1.4in full-circle AMOLED display, 0.6mm bezel, 400x400 pixels, 286ppi, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, scratchproof sapphire crystal lens?
Size: 1.4in/42mm diameter, 11.3mm thickness
Operating system: Android Wear; supports Android 4.3+ and iOS 8.2+; OTA updates
Memory: 512MB RAM
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, 10ft range, Wi-Fi?
Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Heart-rate monitor, Barometer
?Battery: 300mAh, 1.5-day life, 75-minute charging time
Water resistance: IP67
Colour: Stainless steel, black-plated stainless steel, rose gold-plated stainless steel
?Strap Options: Stainless steel mesh, stainless steel link, leather, 18mm?
Weight: 61g with leather strap; 96g with stainless steel mesh strap, 131g with stainless steel link strap
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