Both Huawei and Motorola sell their watches in several totally different types, but we’re dealing with the entry-level versions. This is the US$349 leather band Huawei Watch and the $ mm (black) leather band version of the 2nd-gen Moto 360.
Samsung Gear S2 is available in three colours and the Huawei Watch comes with 4 color options however infinite faces to obtain, set up and play with. Motorola and Huawei both run Google’s Android Wear OS, which works extraordinarily nicely with Google Now and has deep integration with Android telephones and apps.
The Moto 360 is currently retailing for 249.ninety nine USD and we suspect that the Huawei Watch will be no more expensive than that – in all probability even cheaper. The selection is hard, however we’re willing to bet the deciding factor for many people might be Tizen vs Android Wear. With the help of Moto Maker, there are 360 potential style combinations you can create to match your type, on your Motorola 360 2.
We nonetheless have no idea anything concerning the price of Huawei watch, but experience tells us that this shall be one of its strongest selling points. Huawei is quite capable of producing a less expensive watch than Motorola.
You can get it in a 42mm form that’s mainly the identical measurement because the Huawei, or you can get it in a bigger 46mm kind that is more corresponding to final yr’s Moto 360 model. The 42mm version’s display is a hair smaller than the one on the Huawei Watch, at 1.37 in. The Huawei Watch battery is extremely small, with 300 mAh and is even smaller than the Moto 360’s. However, Huawei’s processor is far more energy-environment friendly than others, which ought to assist it compensate in the battery life department.
For a frame of reference, the brand new Moto 360 is simply zero.1 mm thinner than last 12 months’s mannequin, whereas the Huawei Watch measures solely a hair thinner than that. Last however not least, the Moto 360’s display is barely raised above the remainder of its body for an “infinity pool”-like effect, whereas the Huawei Watch’s has a raised and angled bezel surrounding it. One could also contend that the 360’s display screen could also be extra vulnerable to break, since it’s the highest level on the watch with no buffer to protect it from bumps or scrapes. The Moto 360, in the meantime, comes in a selection of two totally different sizes.
Though they appear very similar in measurement, the Huawei Watch has a 1.4-inch display while the Moto 360 has a 1.37-inch display. This yr’s update brings much of the identical experience, including a charging indicator that may be flipped around and adjusted until you get the colour you want on your indicator show. It’s a trivial factor, to be sure, however in comparison with Huawei’s efforts this will make a big distinction. When lifting your wrist to see a shade display, Huawei frequently delivers on the ideal experience while Motorola tends to lag a little behind. Additionally, due to Motorola’s LCD show there tends to be this slight flicker effect when switching from ambient to full shade, where the Huawei Watch shortly and subtly animates into place.
That makes the overall footprint of the system much less comfy. The Huawei Watch uses a magnetic charging cradle, whereas the Moto 360 has built-in wi-fi charging (and includes a wi-fi charging dock).