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Haier elevates its smartwatch design game (pictures)

Sporting a circular display and a steel body, the 1.4-inch Haier Watch makes its debut at MWC 2016.

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While known mostly for its appliances, Haier unveiled another addition to its smartwatch lineup here in Barcelona at MWC 2016. Named the Haier Watch, the device has a 1.4-inch touchscreen and runs on Android-based software.

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Premium design

The watch has three design options: gold, silver and black. Its circular touchscreen is secured in a steel case.

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Bit of water protection

The wearable is rated level IP56, so it's water resistant to a certain degree. That means it won't get totally ruined when you wash your hands with it on your wrist.

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Pick your style

The display has a 400x400-pixel resolution and features a handful of different watchface styles.

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Make a call

You can also make calls on it using the mic and the speaker.

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Speak up

A closer look at the device's speaker grille.

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Pressing the watch crown

A look at the watch's right edge, which houses the watch crown and the button that turns on the display.

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Android, not Android Wear

The watch doesn't run Android Wear, but we were told its operating system is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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Checking the weather

It includes a number of apps, such as a weather app.

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Monitoring your health

The device is also a health tracker, and features sensors on its back for biometric readings.

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Checking that heartbeat

The Haier Watch can measure your heartbeat.

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How much did you burn today?

It can also keep track of your steps and the number of calories you've burned.

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Taking a look around

You can also view your phone's camera with your watch. The wearable connects to your handset via Bluetooth 4.0.

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Time to wake up

The watch's alarm clock feature.

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What's on the schedule today

A look at the calendar app.

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Swiping through apps

The menu screen, which displays the device's apps.

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Different band options

The watch also has swappable bands, which include leather, steel and silicone.

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A competitive price

The Haier Watch will retail in Europe for about 199 euros ($220, £155 or AU$305, converted), with availability in other regions yet to be announced. For more of CNET's coverage of MWC 2016, click here.

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