Huawei Watch 2

tbayrgs

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First look at the new Huawei Watch 2 models:

Huawei Watch 2 hands-on: a disappointing second act

While I think there are some very promising changes implemented by Google in Android Wear 2.0, these watches both seem to miss the mark, IMO.

First, I have to agree with the first impressions from Alex Dobie that they're both stylistically big steps backwards from the first gen Huawei Watch. They really just like like regurgitated versions of the LG Watch R released a couple of years ago.

And second, LG has failed to implement a way to use what I think is one of the best new elements of Wear 2.0--the ability to use a rotating crown or bezel for navigation.

I'd really like to move over to Android full time but the lack of any compelling Android Wear hardware at this point is making this very unlikely as I'm a smart watch convert and nothing right now comes close to the Apple Watch. I had high hopes that Huawei, makers of the best Android Wear watch to date (IMO), could really set the bar with their follow up but this sadly doesn't appear to measure up.
 

GrumpyMom

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I like my Gear S 2 watches that I've got paired to my Samsungs. But yeah, there is a serious dearth of compelling Android Wear watches. They all seem to miss the boat somehow and that's really frustrating.

Women have it even rougher regarding comfortable choices from what I can see.
 
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tbayrgs

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I like my Gear S 2 watches that I've got paired to my Samsungs. But yeah, there is a serious dearth of compelling Android Wear watches. They all seem to miss the boat somehow and that's really frustrating.

Women have it even rougher regarding comfortable choices from what I can see.
The Gear watches seem like terrific hardware and by all accounts, perform quite well. I'm just not, nor will be anytime soon, part of the Samsung ecosystem---just doesn't fit my preferences.

I'd love a version of the Gear S3 running Android Wear...how great would the rotating bezel be for the new navigation in AW 2.0?

And yeah sadly, smart watch choices for people who desire a smaller watch or at a minimum, something less masculine or sporty, are quite limited.
 

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The Gear watches seem like terrific hardware and by all accounts, perform quite well. I'm just not, nor will be anytime soon, part of the Samsung ecosystem---just doesn't fit my preferences.

I'd love a version of the Gear S3 running Android Wear...how great would the rotating bezel be for the new navigation in AW 2.0?

And yeah sadly, smart watch choices for people who desire a smaller watch or at a minimum, something less masculine or sporty, are quite limited.
I think they can run on other Android phones. I'm not sure as I haven't tried to pair with my HTC 10 because my secondary sim is currently in my S7 and has been since Christmas. My husband uses his Gear S3 Frontier with his iPhone.

Lately I have not been wearing any smart watches because they kept getting stuck on the sleeves of my winter coats and jackets. That's the problem with smart watches...they're huge.
 
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