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Huawei Watch 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

First Impressions of the Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 may be over a year old now but we were still incredibly excited that Huawei let us take a look at it.

Unboxing:

The Huawei Watch 2 unboxing experience wasn’t fantastic, however this is more of a refurbished unit then a new unit. Take that into account when I post the pictures.

In the box:

  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Charge Cable
  • Power Brick

How does it perform:

What I like:

I’m enjoying my time with the Huawei Watch 2. The watch is a little thick, however I feel right now it needs to be. The device has a nicely sized 420mah battery which keeps the device going for 2 days and 1 night. Recharge time doesn’t take long either so if you had a particularly heavy day pop it on the charger for 20 minutes or so and you should have about 40% more charge.

The display on this device is also nice. It has a 1.2 inch round 390×390 OLED display. The colors are vibrant and the blacks look really nice. Most importantly this helps with the battery life. It makes ambient display make sense. This mode won’t drain the battery life too heavily thanks to this display. I’m really looking forward to how far I can push this device in regard to battery life.

What I don’t like:

The device can be choppy. I’ll scroll through the interface and I will notice stops and stutters. Applications take a while to load as well. As I’m pretty new to the world of Wear OS I’m not sure if this is a software issue or hardware issue. I know it has the Wear 2100 and 768mb of ram. I don’t find too much of an issue with this. However, there are times it gets annoying when you tap somewhere and the device hops and jumps to where it thought you wanted to go.

The other issue I have with the device is its requests for you to download a bunch of apps to your phone. There are several Huawei apps you have to download to get a lot of functionality like the Huawei app and Huawei Health. I know this gives the watch added functionality but it’s annoying. Why can’t Google Fit get sleep tracking and more in-depth heart rate information? Just a minor thing but once you do those small things you can just forget about the small apps.

Conclusion:

I like the Huawei Watch 2. It’s a bit big, but not huge. There are times it feels uncomfortable on my wrist but it doesn’t deter me from wearing it. I’m excited to share with you all how this device performs in the long run but I want to know what you think. Do you like smartwatches? Do you like the Huawei Watch 2 Sport? Let me know in the comments below!

We wanted to thank Huawei for loaning us the Huawei Watch 2 Sport. Huawei in no way paid us for the review and only lent us the device.

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