A somewhat unlikely suspect might just have revealed the best-looking Android Wear-powered device: The Huawei Watch, from the gadget-maker of the same name, made its official debut onstage today at Mobile World Congress, and it’s easily one of the best looking devices ever to sport Google’s wearable software platform.
The Huawei watch has a 286 PPI 1.4-inch AMOLED display, with a 42mm round face that is actually on the smaller side compared to most of the gargantuan Android Wear devices out there. It’ll come in gold, silver and black finishes for its stainless steel body, and will also offer a built-in heart rate monitor, 4GB of onboard storage, 512MB of RAM, the standard loadout of motion sensors for activity and health tracking, and Bluetooth LE for device pairing.
Huawei’s wearable looks to combine the best aspects of the Android Wear crowd’s reigning champs, offering a perfectly circular display, with a bezel size that won’t necessarily invalidate those with smaller wrists from wearing one. The company plans to launch the device in 20 countries worldwide, and it should go on sale in June of this year, though the company isn’t talking price yet.
The decided factor in the Android Wear category continues to be design, and this looks frankly a lot nicer than either existing options or other new ones, including the forthcoming LG Watch Urbane.