But when Huawei handed me a review unit of their new Huawei Watch 2, which has pretty much all the tech you can stuff into a smartwatch these days, and runs the new Android Wear 2, I decided to give it a chance. 

Unfortunately, while both the watch and the new version of Google's smartwatch OS do have a few redeeming qualities, after a few weeks of usage I still can't recommend either. 

On paper, the Huawei Watch 2 is everything a modern Android smartwatch should be: A powerful, versatile wearable watch that's great at tracking your fitness activities. It's got LTE and GPS chips, so you can untether it from your phone. It's water resistant. It has a speaker and a microphone, so you can make calls without ever pulling out your phone. It can even store and play some music while you run.  Read more...

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The Huawei Watch 2 (and Android Wear 2) have all the same smartwatch problems

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Generally, smartwatches aren’t worth the time it takes to charge them. 

But when Huawei handed me a review unit of their new Huawei Watch 2, which has pretty much all the tech you can stuff into a smartwatch these days, and runs the new Android Wear 2, I decided to give it a chance. 

Unfortunately, while both the watch and the new version of Google’s smartwatch OS do have a few redeeming qualities, after a few weeks of usage I still can’t recommend either. 

On paper, the Huawei Watch 2 is everything a modern Android smartwatch should be: A powerful, versatile wearable watch that’s great at tracking your fitness activities. It’s got LTE and GPS chips, so you can untether it from your phone. It’s water resistant. It has a speaker and a microphone, so you can make calls without ever pulling out your phone. It can even store and play some music while you run.  Read more…

More about Google, Android, Huawei, Smartwatch, and Android Wear 2

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