Smart watches come in various designs and shapes, leaving you with an array of options so that you can easily choose the one that will go hand in hand with your personality.

However, if you pay more attention to functionality than good looks, then you might have higher expectations than half of the people out there. That being said, finding a good quality smart watch is not an easy task. Most of them will fail at something since these watches still have not reached a peak of their performance and popularity.

That being said, you should lower down your expectations, or at least be aware of the fact that finding a smart watch that has a top notch performance, sleek design, a long battery life, and on top of all that, comes at a reasonable price is pretty much impossible. HOWEVER, it is possible to find a good quality smart watch that will do the trick, you just have to dig deeper. Or you don't, because we have done that for you. In this article, we want to discuss all the good and the bad of the Huawei Watch 2 so that you can decide if this unit is worth your money.

Functionality and Performance

As for the performance, this unit doesn’t impress us as some other models do. Even though this unit comes with a plenty of features, it doesn’t work fast.

Namely, there is a lag when opening apps, so you will have to wait for a couple of seconds for the unit to respond to your command. The smart watch uses Android Wear 2.0 OS, but, unfortunately, it is not as fast as its LG Sport counterpart.

On the bright side, there is an option to create a shortcut of your most frequently used app which then you can access by pressing the key on the right side. That way, you will save some time.

As mentioned, this unit comes with a plethora of features that you can make use of. First, you can take the advantage of NFC technology and make payments via Android Pay wherever you are.  You also get a Built in GPS for easy navigation. This is especially useful if you love long walks or running. Furthermore, with Workout coach, heart rate monitoring and access to Google Play Store, you can track down every fitness activity you want.
Since this watch is compatible with Android smart phones you can make calls, receive notifications and much more, making the most out of every second.

Design

As for the design, well, this unit won’t win any design awards. With a bulky look and a small screen, this smart watch does not look anything special. Rugged finish, sizable bezel, and a plastic body give this unit a sporty look. Measuring 48.9 x 45 x 12.6mm this unit will take up a significant amount of space on your wrist. In spite of that, this unit has a slimmer casing than the LG Watch Sport.

But, this unit is sturdy and can withstand the perils of the weather, making it perfect for running, jogging, working out, or hiking. In addition, the strap is sweat-proof and won’t distract you when working out, as it is comfortable and lightweight.

Battery life

Now, the battery life is quite impressive, taking into account that this is a smart watch. There are customizable battery settings, ensuring you 2 days on Power saving mode, 10 hours of stable GPS usage and 3 weeks of watch mode.

Price

As for the price, you can choose between 4G and non-4G versions. The prices vary from $300 to $400, depending on the version you choose. Considering the performance and features of this smart watch, it is safe to say that this unit is one of the more expensive Android smart watches on the market. For those who work out on a regular basis and keep track of every step or calorie burned this smart watch is a must have. However, for those of you who are not so into "a healthy lifestyle", this watch may be way too pricey. You can get a more affordable smart watch that will still give you what you need.

Pros:

  • Long lasting battery
  • Comes with a plenty of amazing features/apps, including a built-in GPS feature, heart rate monitoring, NFC, Google Assistant and more
  • Comfortable
  • Sturdy
  • Has a sporty look

Cons:
  • Has a small screen
  • When it comes to opening apps, there is lag
  • Expensive
  • Too big

The Final Word

And there you have it – an in-depth review on one of the more expensive smart watches out there – the Huawei watch 2. Sure, this unit has some flaws, but it also comes with NFC, GPS, Google Assistant and some remarkable fitness features, making it a good choice for fitness enthusiasts who want to get a good quality Android smart watch and are not afraid to spend a few extra bucks in order to get that.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief little rundown and have learned something new about the power of the Huawei Watch 2, its features, capabilities, and specs. Feel free to leave and comment you might have or hit that like button. After all, it is your feedback that fuels our passion for writing. Stay safe folks!