- Nov 9, 2015
Universally regarded as the best looking Android Wear smartwatch, the Huawei Watch was so far somewhat lacking in options for the ladies, even if Huawei press material suggested otherwise. Well, that's no longer the case with two brand new versions just announced at the company's CES 2016 keynote. The Huawei Watch Jewel is all about Swarovski crystals (68 of them, 1.5mm each) lined around the watch' bezel. The case itself is the rose gold plated stainless steel affair, already familiar from one of the men's models, same 42mm size too. If the Zirconia sparkle is not your thing, you can opt for the Watch Elegant model, which substitutes the stones for a fine dotted pattern. Both models get thinner leather straps to go better with gentler wrists and have customized feminine watch faces, and that's about it. The first wave of availability includes 27 countries with most of Europe covered, as well as the US, Canada, and Taiwan to name a few. The Huawei Watch Elegant gets a list price of $499 in the States, and licensing Swarovski crystals means the Jewel commands a $100 premium. Expect those numbers to be higher and in Euro this side of the...