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Huawei's 4G Watch 2 comes Down Under 16 August

It'll be sold through Vodafone for AU$599, and thankfully it's not locked to any network.

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The Huawei Watch 2 Classic.

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Apple is reportedly working on a watch able to run off a SIM independent of your phone, but Huawei has beaten them to the punch -- at least, if you live in Australia.

Huawei's Watch 2 can run on 4G thanks to a SIM slot in the device, and will launch 16  August , or next Wednesday, Down Under. It lets you receive phone calls, messages and emails even if you're without your phone.

The Watch 2 runs on Android 2.0, which has  Uber , Facebook Messenger and Google Play Music apps that can run through the watch -- so if your phone dies on a night out, you can get an Uber using your Watch 2. The device also supports Android Pay

You can find one from Vodafone for AU$599, but since the Watch 2's aren't locked to any network, you can still insert a SIM from Telstra or Optus, for example, and find coverage.

Read more about the Huawei Watch 2, which also aims to double as a fitness coach, sporting a battery life of up to three weeks on one charge, here.

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