Tuesday , June 5 2018

Huawei Watch 2 comes in orange, and trust me, you probably want one

I’ve made little secret of the fact that I think Huawei’s Watch 2 (or HW2) is one of the best examples of the Android Wear to date, and it really shows that this isn’t Huawei’s first rodeo. The original Huawei Watch was a real cracker, and in my review, despite a few misgivings about the small screen and my dislike of the clip-on charger, I said the HW2 was definitely a hot favourite.

This was, of course, before I saw it in orange. You see, I knew that orange was a colour option, but getting my hands on one was kind of like unobtainium. I saw the orange style in Barcelona, but when it came to getting hands-on with a pre-production model, it came in black. Even the sneaky retail model I wore for months… that only came in black too.

However, today I received a bit of a surprise. You see, the orange Huawei Watch 2 just arrived with little prior warning, and it’s beautiful.  As you can see, above, that bright orange colour stands out more than a little, and it’s going to make a statement on anyone’s wrists.

Those of you who enjoy a little Top Gear (or Grand Tour these days) will know that Richard Hammond has a penchant for bright watches, and now — with one on my wrist — I know why. It makes such a statement, and when it’s already a fine watch underneath, that orange colour just makes it so much better.

So, if you weren’t minded to consider a Huawei Watch 2, would the bright orange colour change your mind? We know — it isn’t the cheapest Android Wear device around — but it is arguably one of the best you can get at the moment.

At this stage, Huawei’s Watch 2 is available (in black) from Vodafone and we’ve got the details here.

Would you like an orange Huawei Watch 2? Would it make a difference in your decision?


Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.


  1. Was burnt by the Moto 360, poor battery life and then after 14 months the battery died. Yep pointless waste of money smart watches.

    • I think you may just have been unlucky. My Moto is still going strong after 2.5 years and still easily gets 24hrs battery. In fact I have passed up on replacing the Moto because I haven’t seen another smart watch that looks as good. The new Huawei certainly rocks in terms of spec but I’m a bit torn on the look.

  2. Maybe if it came in Green

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