Android Wear Watch 2.0
by Frank McPherson Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yesterday was Amazon Prime day, which was the second one ever. Billed as bigger than Black Friday, last year I thought Prime Day was a dud, with no sales on products I was interested in. This year, however, was different. I bought a Huawei Watch for nearly $200 off.

I've been wearing the original Moto 360, which is now pretty old in gadget years. Motorola already sells version 2 of the Moto 360, and the original one will not get Android Wear 2.0 when it is released later this year.

Consequently, when I saw the Huawei Watch for $200 and I confirmed it will get Android Wear 2.0 (in fact, it is one of two watches that can run the developer previews), I pulled the trigger.

The watch arrived this afternoon, and I am pleasantly surprised in how it looks and with the comfort of the band. I am a very hairy person, so I find the traditional "linked" metal watch bands uncomfortable because my hair gets caught in the links. This is the first time I've worn a watch with a mesh band, and so far, no pinches.

My own concern with the band is that it is not the easiest to put on, the standard buckle that comes with leather bands is much easier, so I may end up swapping the band.

I'll save my final verdict after using the watch for a few days to see whether the battery life can get through my day. I also hope that it can maintain connectivity with my Nexus 6P better than the Moto 360.