Huawei Watch 2: Release Imminent In 2017; 2nd Gen Wearable Gets Sportier Look With Cellular Connectivity?

A flood of news about wearable devices has been floating around especially now that the new Android Wear 2.0 release is just around the corner. The latest bulletin apparently comes from Huawei, with the Chinese manufacturer reportedly working on a complement to their Huawei Watch from 2015.

According to a source familiar to the company, this second-generation wearable from the Chinese manufacturer is said to adopt a "sportier" look than the original. It will be a 42-millimeter timepiece with a round, 1.4-inch display and classic styling and available with either leather or stainless steel straps.

Ostensibly, the big addition here is an option to get a Huawei Watch 2 with cellular connectivity, with a built-in e-SIM card that will allow the watch to remain connected when out of range of a Wi-Fi or a paired smartphone. It will likewise havethe ability to make and receive phone calls. It is reportedly similar to what can be seen from Samsung who released a 3G model of the Samsung Gear S2.

The first Huawei Watch was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2015. It is expected that Huawei will repeat history and officially unveil the details of this new wearable in Barcelona at the end of next month. It is also reported that Google is set to unveil Android Wear 2.0 in February, and with it, a pair of watches co-developed with LG, the LG Watch Sport and LG Watch Style.

LG is not the only game in town when it comes to Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches. Aside from the LG Watch Sport and Watch Style, the Huawei Watch 2 is another wearable running Android Wear 2.0. The Huawei Watch is said to be the current pick for the best Android Wear smartwatch, so it will be exciting to see what Huawei brings to the table.

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