Huawei Watch 2 LTE

The Good The Huawei Watch 2 is one of few watches that supports 4G connectivity, though not in the US, and does fitness tracking as well as any other wearable.

The Bad No features that make this a must-have device for the average user. It's also a little too big and bulky, and its 1.2-inch screen is too small.

The Bottom Line Within the category of smartwatches, the Huawei Watch 2 is a great device. But that doesn't mean it's one you need to buy if you're not already sold on wearables.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Battery 6.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Software 7.0
  • Features 9.0
7.3 Overall

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Huawei Watch 2 LTE
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Battery
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Performance
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Features
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Review

Your Apple Watch 3 alternative

The Apple Watch Series 3 ($519.99 at Amazon Marketplace) offers 4G support, meaning you can receive calls, notifications and more without the use of your iPhone ($699.00 at Walmart). That's great -- if you have an iPhone. Android users are left without though, as the Apple Watch is only compatible with iOS. That's where Huawei steps in… for some parts of the world, at least. It's one of the few cellular-equipped Android-capable watches on the market besides the Samsung Gear S3 ($299.99 at Dell Home).

The Huawei Watch 2 with cellular will set you back AU$599 (which converts to roughly $470, £350). That puts it in the same price bracket as the Apple Watch 3  and Samsung's Gear S3. The 3G connectivity is restricted to Australia, as the Watch 2 sold in the US comes without the ability to connect to mobile networks (and sells for $299, £219).

The Watch 2 looks similar to Samsung's Gear S3 but without the rotating bezels: it's a classic, traditional-looking round sport watch. While it's too bulky for my personal tastes, I did get compliments from friends who found the Watch 2 to be stylish. I am, however, a tall man with fat wrists, so the device's heft is less noticeable on me than it would be on the average person.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Product type Smartwatch
  • Type Android Wear 2.0
  • Body Material Plastic
  • Size 1.2 inch
  • Protection IP68 water and dust resistant
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