Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and in classic leak fashion; a new smartwatch has been revealed. It appears that in preparation for an official unveiling by Huawei, the company accidentally leaked two videos of their “Huawei Smartwatch” online. First identified by Droid-Life, this leak has both ourselves and the internet salivating for Huawei’s smartwatch that’s loaded with both functionality and style.
Following similar footsteps of the LG G Watch R, this smartwatch seems to target high-end wearers who value a time piece that supports their style and swagger. The watch comes with a number of digital luxury watch faces that could be compared to a Rolex or Movado. Additionally, the build quality of the watch is incredible. The watch features a durable Sapphire display, the same as the Apple Watch. It also touts a variety of wristbands and a stainless steel uni-body case which comes in three variants: silver, black, and gold.
In addition to packing a punch in the style department, the Huawei Watch is a full-fledged smartwatch powered by Android Wear. The video demonstrates a number of its features including instant notifications, Google Now, and Google Maps. It also sports a heart rate sensor for ongoing health and fitness tracking.
Unfortunately, the videos are not longer available as Huawei has marked them as private, however, you can enjoy a wide array of images pulled from the video below (courtesy of The Verge):
Other details are scarce as the watch has not been officially revealed, but you can expect specifications, a release window, and possibly pricing to be revealed tomorrow at Mobile World Congress in Huawei’s official unveiling of the device. This device will no doubt be a contender in the smartwatch arena. As Apple, LG, Motorola, and Pebble begin fighting for wrist-space, it’s guaranteed that such competition will spawn further smartwatch innovation. The question is, will mainstream consumers catch onto the fad. Hopefully, Huawei’s fusion of style and functionality will drive such adoption.