The Amazon listing shows Huawei Watch will begin shipping 2 September, so Huawei might plan to shed more light on this product during IFA. Here’s the latest details.
Google has long desired to expand Android Wear support to iOS devices as it looks to increase the potential audience for smartwatches.
Huawei’s watch won’t exactly the most expensive smartwatch available… but it’s certainly not the cheapest either.
We’re reaching out to Huawei for comment, and will update this post if we hear back. That being the case, it doesn’t appear that supporting iOS 8.2 and above is a feature that Huawei somehow managed to make possible, but is part of a future version of Android Wear.
Earlier this month Huawei promised us its lovely new smartwatch was “right around the corner“. So, if you were planning on purchasing a Huawei Watch, you may want to do so quickly. At launch, the wearable device should have over 40 watch faces pre-installed. However, judging by a nugget of information leaked on Friday, all that might be about to change.
This could finally be the move that Google’s Android Wear platform needs to really take off. Being able to run on the millions of Apple smartphones in the world, rather than being limited strictly to Android users. Both use Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi to push data between the devices such as notifications, incoming calls, email and more. Stay tuned for more details.
I’m dubious. Most iPhone owners would likely opt for the full, native experience of an Apple Watch instead of a third-party companion app and non-Apple hardware.