IFA 2015: Huawei Watch coming to Canada and U.S. later this month

Huawei WatchHuawei generated quite a bit of buzz when it unveiled the Huawei Watch back in March at Mobile World Congress. Unfortunately, it is still unavailable but that’s about to change. It announced today at IFA 2015 that pre-orders in the U.S. start today on GetHuawei.com, Google Store, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com. Pre-order shipments and general availability will follow on September 17th.

“Designed first and foremost as a watch, the Huawei Watch is unlike any smartwatch available today,” said Zhiqiang Xu, President of Huawei Device USA. “We are committed to meeting U.S. consumers’ demands for premium products and the Huawei Watch is a step in that direction. It embodies Huawei’s technology innovation heritage, pursuit of premium design and integration of useful functionality that we strive to develop in each product.”

Huawei will offer six different models with 316L stainless steel, black and rose gold-plated watch cases with prices ranging from US$349 to US$799 (in line with what we expected after last week’s pricing leak). On the stainless steel and black models will initially be available; the rose gold models will follow “later this year.”

Huawei Watch models

Huawei Watch specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Operating system: Google Android Wear 1.3
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Display: 1.4-inch full circle (400×400/286PPI) AMOLED with sapphire crystal
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: None
  • Sensors: Gyroscope and accelerometer, PPG (heart monitor), barometer, vibration motor
  • Battery: 300mAh
  • Dimensions: 42 × 42 × 11.3 millimeters
  • Colours: Black, Rose gold and Silver

The Huawei Watch will also be available in Canada but pricing details have yet to be announced. We’ll update this post as soon as we have them.