Huawei Watch 2 – Reviews and Ratings

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We Like

  • Built-in GPS
  • Good battery life
  • Built-in NFC
  • Accurate sensors

We Don’t Like

  • Small screen
  • Watch straps feels cheap

NechGear Score – 69 %

based on 9 expert reviews

User Score80% 

based on user 1500 reviews  

The Huawei Watch 2 is an interesting smartwatch in many ways. It is packed with the full array of sensors and features, offers fully functioning 4G connectivity, and gives you a decent 2-day battery life. Overall, the Huawei Watch 2 is another good showcase of the capabilities of Android Wear 2.0.

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Expert reviews

By TechRadar – 60%

Huawei tries to cover all use cases with the Watch 2, and while it hits most of them, it doesn’t do it in a way which is overly user-friendly. If anything, it strengthens the case for specialized smartwatches, rather than a one-device-fits-all approach.


By TrustedReviews – 70%

If your focus is predominantly on fitness tracking and you want a smartwatch to accompany you on a run, the Huawei Watch 2 ticks a lot of the right boxes thanks to its feature set. It’s lightweight and comfortable and even looks fairly attractive for a sports watch.


By AndroidAuthority – 80%

While the Huawei Watch 2 is a wonderful showcase of all the new features and capabilities of Android Wear 2.0 and its particular focus on fitness, the new direction this has resulted in will be disappointing for those who are fans of the elegant simplicity of its predecessor.


By Alphr– 80%

The big sell with the Huawei watch is its full bank of features and sensors. In addition to smartwatch staples, the accelerometer and heart-rate monitor, there’s onboard GPS so I can track my runs and walks without having to take my smartphone with me; an ambient light sensor for setting screen brightness to an appropriate level automatically; and a barometer, too.


By Wareable – 60%

Imagine Huawei would have just revamped its simple, but slick, original Wear watch. Imagine an original Huawei Watch with Android Wear 2.0 out of the box, packing NFC for Android Pay, GPS for run tracking and a better battery life. That’s what we wanted from the Huawei Watch 2. But it’s not what we got. Not even the Classic model offers us this. Instead, we got a scaled down, less impressive version of the LG Watch Sport that is pretty good at best, pointless at worst. 


By ExpertReviews – 80%

Despite having an onboard GPS and heart-rate monitor, fitness is an area where I’m not entirely convinced by the Huawei Watch 2. It comes with its own Huawei-branded fitness app that delivers everything from training plans to on-watch guided workouts. It tracks all sorts of metrics, displays a neat graph on the watch itself of your heart rate during exercise and estimated VO2 capacity (among other things), and it works well in conjunction with the watch’s heart-rate monitor and GPS sensor.


By PCMag– 70%

The Huawei Watch 2 features excellent fitness tracking capabilities and is the strongest showcase for Android Wear 2.0 we’ve seen so far, but that still doesn’t make it a perfect smartwatch.


By TechGuide – 75%

The Huawei Watch 2 is a capable device that’s smarter than your average smartwatch with even more connectivity than any other smartwatch as well thanks to the 4G SIM card onboard.


By TomsGuide – 50%

The Huawei Watch 2 is yet another smartwatch you probably won’t buy. As smartwatches go, it’s not bad; it has some good fitness features, like an accurate GPS and a heart rate monitor, and it has a long battery life. The problem is, these are things better accomplished by bona fide, less expensive running watches, and the Huawei Watch 2’s smartwatch features aren’t any more impressive than what’s already on the market.


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