AW owners thoughts on Huawei watch?

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  1. Mojopin, Sep 2, 2015
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    Now that there are going to be more competitors out there since they integrated iOS support I am interested to see how the Huawei watch will be in-person. I'm guessing it drops late Sept/Oct, the Stainless Silver looks nice. One thing I do love is the round form factor. I may get one if the price point is in the $300-350 range, possibly sell my AW SS if the Huawei does everything I need.

    (edited the link as my original one had a horrendous marketing video :))
    http://www.gethuawei.com/huawei-watch.html

    I feel like this watch could easily take a chunk out of AW sales if it is as nice as many have said. Especially for people like me that use their AW for just the basics: time, notifications, a few other basic functions

    Thoughts?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Looks very nice. I might have considered this if it had been released before the Apple watch.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Every time a new smartphone debuts, the media calls it the "iPhone killer" but it always fails to live up to the name. I predict the same will happen with the AW.
     
  4. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had gotten a Moto 360 while I had my AW SS just to weight the benefits of functionality and cost. This was using a really bad workaround for iOS compatibility at the time. I didn't hate the Moto at all, found it nice, but the AW definitely felt more luxurious and the price difference was obvious $150 vs $600.

    But the Huawei I have kept my eye on for a while and looks to be the one I'm most interested to handle in-person. If it feels premium and works well it may sway me, the AMOLED screen is nice too, the Moto 360, of course, didn't have one. We'll see what Moto gen 2 has as well soon. One thing I love about the Android watches vs Apple is the huge # of watch faces, I hate how we don't have as many as they do, I love changing mine up :). But I'm def not a power smartwatch user so if people are really tethered to Apple specific apps, etc, I can see why they would not even consider an android SW.
     
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Looks nice, but the price is quite a lot for a watch which won't really integrate with your phone. No apps, limited scope for responding to notifications, etc.

    I'd stick with the AW unless the Huawei watch really, really impresses you.
     
  6. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hear ya, since I've had the AW for a good while now I am really able to see how I "really" use it in my day-to-day life. I guess if I find the Huawei can support that and is premium enough, they'll def have my $. Again though I'm a bare bones AW user, mainly for time, temp, notifications, never use apps. If the Huawei give me more options to what I do use ie watchfaces etc, it may be a better fit for me... and that round form factor, I'm always biased towards that.

    I think it'd be funny if Huawei was a Hawaiian company because every time I see that name I think "Hawaii"
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Fair enough, maybe try and find a way to try it for a week or two and see what you think of it?

    I couldn't use a smartwatch without apps like Bus Checker, OneFootball, iStudiez, Nationwide so I can't really get too excited about Android Wear for iOS. If you just use the stock features though, it could be a really good option.

    Keep us updated on what you decide to do!
     
  8. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will do I'm sure many AW folks will try out a Huawei if it lives up to the hype. I'm definitely going to try to get one to put through its paces, the silver steel looks purdy, we'll wait and see.
     
  9. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    what timing the pre-orders just went up for them on Amazon and Huawei's site, I'm going to get a steel and black leather for $349 that's not horribly bad for price.
     
  10. ougum macrumors regular

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    Just got my AW. I'll be sticking with that till the new one comes out. Android Wear? Been there, done that. I really dislike that OS. I like Tizen better. I won't even check Huawei out. Like I said, I'll just stick with Apple.
     
  11. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    at least it's nice to know now we can use both, if I like the Huawei maybe I'll just keep them both. 40 pre-loaded watchfaces sounds cool, loved what I've seen of the faces so far.
     
  12. zetaplus93 macrumors regular

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    IMHO I wouldn't consider it due to the aesthetics. The deal breaker is the size (too big, I wear 38mm AW). The lug/bracelet connection is weird and doesn't look that great with the big gap (seems the bracelets were designed apart from the watch head). Also looks strange with it's on a leather strap.

    Overall, it looks like it's trying to hard to be a regular watch. I think rectangular watches are the way to go for modern smartwatches. It's strange to look at circular displays.
     
  13. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I think it looks great. I prefer the round watch face as it looks more classic and love that it doesn't have the sensors on the bottom for a completely clean watch face unlike the moto 360. Good price point as well.

    Android wear was kind of spotty when i had it and nowhere near as smooth as the watch OS for the AW but they seem to be making huge strides.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The Huawei watch is like that female model. She looks good but sucks in bed.
     
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    IMO these Android Wear watches always look better in PR shots than in real life. Plus almost all of them look like a huge tire on smaller and ladies wrists. Prior to Watch the last time I wore a watch was probably 4-5 years ago so I'm not wedded to a specific style. Now that all these Android OEMs are going round Watch will actually be distinctive and stand out. If you're Huawei how do you get someone to buy your watch over the LG Urbane or Moto 360? And same for Moto and LG. All three of them have the traditional watch look and they all run the same software and share the same ecosystem. And I don't think any of them are using proprietary band connectors/lugs either. What really surprises me is how many of them don't include NFC. That seems like a no brainer.
     
  16. Mojopin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes definitely am eager to see how it feels in-person all hands-on impressions have been very positive. And again not knocking AW as I have one but nice to see them finally supporting iOS.

    I'm still in love with round form factor & I feel this is the closest to a nicely designed SW from all the androids I've seen. It doesn't have the Moto flat tire, no bulk bezel like the Urbane, the lugs are a little weird, it's a little thick, but as a whole, they're on the right track with form and price for me as long as it holds up.[​IMG]
     
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    I can't wait to see this and the many more that are coming to us shortly. By Christmas we will have more choices and lots to look at. It is just the beginning and I suspect in a year or two Apple will have little choice but to pony up some new watch hardware!
     
  18. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    any type of smart watch that comes out with ios support will always be a joke compared to the apple watch :rolleyes:
    but please keep on trying (android too), it'll just push Apple to polish its child more ;)
     
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    Keep in mind the screen is pretty bad compared to AW.
     
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    It's hard not to be cynical about that video, obviously modeled after the Johnny Ives ads and just as pretentious. Just terrible.
     
  22. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on keep an eye on this one, This is the main iOS compatible Android Watch I may really want to get, even with the always on screen option they expect 2 days of battery life and I love the real watch faces (Comes loaded with 40 to choose from) and for days we want a round face watch, this is beautiful.
     
  23. BlueMoon63, Sep 2, 2015
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    It does look nice but I would need to feel it and if it is bigger than the AW it will be too big for most people as the biggest complaint with the AW is that it was too big and too thick. It is is smaller and actually feels solid and not cheap it might be good. I loved the Moto360 when I saw it in print but once you touch it, you hate the cheapness. This looks good but I am guessing by the picture on a wrist it is big. If it doesn't support Siri, it is worthless as I use Siri 90% of the time and rarely touch the screen.
     
  24. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    You don't think Apple would be introducing new hardware anyway?
     
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    The watch face does look a bit tacky to me. Too desperate trying to look like a traditional watch, but looking like something Forstall would have done on a bad day.
     

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