Announced almost two months ago at Mobile World Congress 2017, Huawei's Watch 2 hits US store shelves starting today. It's the company's second smartwatch (as you can tell by its name), and it's the firm's first to ship with Android Wear 2.0.
The device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, has 4GB of storage, and 768MB of RAM. The watch has an AMOLED display that measures in at 1.2-inches with a resolution of 390x390, that is housed in a body with a diameter of 1.8-inches. While the international model ships with support for cellular connectivity, the US model will not; we were told that this is because US customers likely don't want to add a line to their cellular accounts.
There are two models: the Huawei Watch 2 and the Huawei Watch 2 Classic, for which the specifications are pretty much the same. It's mainly the design that's different, as the standard model is made of "mixed plastics" and has a sportier look. The Classic, however, includes a stainless steel design, giving it a style that's more similar to the last generation.
For a limited time, anyone that purchases a Huawei Watch 2 will be eligible for 10 free weeks of Google Play Music, which is quite a bit longer than the standard one month that you might see from other offers. The standard model is available in Carbon Black and Concrete Grey for $299.99, with the Classic coming soon in Titanium Grey for $369.99. The smartwatch will be sold at Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg, B&H Photo Video, Jet, Target, and Walmart.