Google just dropped a new developer preview on us, only this time it’s not for phones. Instead, their rebranded wearables platform, Wear OS, is getting updated to Android P. For now, Google is only making this first Android P Wear OS preview available to the Huawei Watch 2 and Huawei Watch 2 Classic
For what’s likely a limited time, you can save $60 on a Huawei Watch 2, with the price down to $239. For the Watch 2 Classic, the classier of the two smartwatches, the price is listed at just $267, a savings of $102.
If you are a Huawei Watch 2 owner (in non-US/UK region) who uses their watch to make payments through Android Pay, you might want to avoid the Oreo update. A lot of users are confirming that the update has disabled the Android Pay feature for them.
As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon currently has some pretty aggressive discounts on a variety of Huawei products today. From the Huawei Watch 2 to the Band 2 fitness tracker, and even the Mate 9 bundled with the Band 2, there are deals here for everyone.
Tom's Guide just published their review of the Huawei Watch 2 and they feel the apps are average and the design is uninspired.
- Small charger
- Good battery life
- Always-on display
- Humdrum design
- Mediocre apps
- No LTE support for the U.S version
The CEO of Huawei recently spoke to an audience and told them he didn't get why smartwatches were a think. XDA has an opinion piece up that says this is the very reason why the Huawei Watch 2 was such a let down.
GSM Arena has posted their review of the Huawei Watch 2, saying the Chinese company's efforts at producing an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch are okay, if you're fine with the lack of NFC available for Android Pay.
Android Police published their review of the second Huawei Watch and didn't quite understand why Huawei even bothered with this one.
- GPS, LTE, PPG, NFC
The Not So Good
- Feels cheap
Droid Life compiled a list of smartwatches that have NFC chips in them and that also support Google's Android Pay platform. This list includes the following devices. . .
- LG Watch Sport
- LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE
- TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
- Huawei Watch 2
If you were thinking of getting the Huawei P10, we suggest you make your way to Spain to pre-order the new phone. We don't have details regarding the phone's price, but if you pre-order the phone before March 15, Huawei will give you its Android Wear Watch 2 for free.