Huawei Watch (W1) Smartwatch with Leather Strap £169 @Amazon
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Huawei Watch (W1) Smartwatch with Leather Strap £169 @Amazon

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Edited by:"Alvie"Found 25th Oct
Great android wear watch, a bit old, but still one of the better ones.

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TAZMANUK1 h, 36 m ago

Any descent apps, I've seen facer app but reviews say it crashes


I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & don't expect too much - ie it will mainly used as a watch (obviously) & for checking notifications from different apps on your phone without getting it out of your pocket.

In addition to the inbuilt Google apps {maps, fit, wear play store, etc) the range of apps is quite limited in scope. Also you will normally need to install the app on your phone & the corresponding app on the watch for the app to work.

Of the apps that are inbuilt or that I have downloaded, I can see the point of some but not others & the following are the most used:

Google maps - amazing having inbuilt navigation without having to pull your phone out
Timer - straight forward & functional
Google Calculator - there are quite a few calculator apps but I've only tried the Google one & it's a bit fiddly
Accuweather - gives an hour-by-hour summary forecast, similar to BBC weather app
Wear widgets - this is an excellent app as it allows a widget from your phone to be used on your watch for phone apps which don't have android wear implementation - so I have the widget for the UK Bus Checker app on my watch which gives live bus times for your favourite stops
City Mapper - live times for public transport, looks good but doesn't cover the place I live in yet (see above)
Hangouts - handy if you use it
Wear Mail - let's you actually check/read your email rather than just read & dismiss email notifications
Wear Mini Launcher - gives you toggles to control your phone (wifi, silent/vibrate, volume, screen off)
There's some inbuilt fitness tracker apps but the only thing I use is the daily checker which tracks your steps.

The only app I've actually paid for so far is the Wear Browser which is actually quite poxy & almost completely pointless/useless on a watch face but is still somehow quite cool having the Internet on your wrist.

There's loads of watch faces & I downloaded that facer app but ended up deleting it as realised I just wanted a fairly functional watch face so use one of the built in ones.

Battery life on the watch seems better than expected (usually around 50% at the end of the day) but my phone battery seems to have got drastically worse - if anyone has any recommendations I'd like to hear them.

Overall I think it's great but it's still a novelty at the moment so maybe charging it every night will start to become a pain after I've had it a while.

markrduk8 m ago

Fantastic watch! Paid £179 and it's worth every penny... At this price …Fantastic watch! Paid £179 and it's worth every penny... At this price it's a bargain!


its only ten pounds cheaper
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Fantastic watch! Paid £179 and it's worth every penny... At this price it's a bargain!

markrduk8 m ago

Fantastic watch! Paid £179 and it's worth every penny... At this price …Fantastic watch! Paid £179 and it's worth every penny... At this price it's a bargain!


its only ten pounds cheaper

This or the Samsung Gear S2 Classic?

Brilliant watch. I sold my gear S3 to get one of these and I much prefer it to the Samsung

Best smartwatch on the market in looks and features

dogsballs1 h, 19 m ago

its only ten pounds cheaper


Let me just check those maths, brb

i have this watch but i can never get agenda to show up stuff like it does on phone, shows up if i click calender, like i want ryan air and cineworld qr codes on it

Prime only?

'Prime exclusive' should be added to title.

Currys same price..

gr8h8me58 m ago

Best smartwatch on the market in looks and features


I love the looks and quality, but note this has no NFC, so no Android Pay.

does this one make and receive calls?

Got mine for £179 from Amazon and think it's great. The only issue I find is that your sleeve can activate the screen when your walking about, and often tries to delete the current watch face.. I've tried screen lock, but find that awkward to use.

blueyes7417 m ago

does this one make and receive calls?


yes

Any cool apps I'm new to all this android watch stuff

I've had mine for over a year and whilst I like it, I find that it doesn't work well with Whatsapp. I get the notification via vibration but sometimes the message doesn't display. It never displays multiple message within a group conversation.

blueyes741 h, 18 m ago

does this one make and receive calls?

Yes you may just have to push the update to Android Wear 2.0

Coming from a pebble i am not keen on the lack of buttons on the W1.

Are there any other android wear watches that have 2 or more buttons?
Or is more buttons just not supported by android wear?

OB11 h, 34 m ago

I love the looks and quality, but note this has no NFC, so no Android Pay.


To use the watch properly you need to have the phone with you. My S8 has android pay on it so I don't have a problem with that. This receives email, phone calls, step counter, heart beat, looks smart, cheap interchangeable straps so a big tick from me. Yes I do have one...

My eyes are on Fossil Q smart watch. Any one had it before and what to choose this one of Fossil.
amazon.co.uk/dp/…464

This was £159.99 in July wonder if any lower on black Friday

I paid 159 at the start of the year,the charger design could be better.That apart its a fine watch with lots of easy change straps available

Any descent apps, I've seen facer app but reviews say it crashes

Anybody seen good deals of this watch with black case? Couldnt find anywhere

TAZMANUK1 h, 36 m ago

Any descent apps, I've seen facer app but reviews say it crashes


I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & don't expect too much - ie it will mainly used as a watch (obviously) & for checking notifications from different apps on your phone without getting it out of your pocket.

In addition to the inbuilt Google apps {maps, fit, wear play store, etc) the range of apps is quite limited in scope. Also you will normally need to install the app on your phone & the corresponding app on the watch for the app to work.

Of the apps that are inbuilt or that I have downloaded, I can see the point of some but not others & the following are the most used:

Google maps - amazing having inbuilt navigation without having to pull your phone out
Timer - straight forward & functional
Google Calculator - there are quite a few calculator apps but I've only tried the Google one & it's a bit fiddly
Accuweather - gives an hour-by-hour summary forecast, similar to BBC weather app
Wear widgets - this is an excellent app as it allows a widget from your phone to be used on your watch for phone apps which don't have android wear implementation - so I have the widget for the UK Bus Checker app on my watch which gives live bus times for your favourite stops
City Mapper - live times for public transport, looks good but doesn't cover the place I live in yet (see above)
Hangouts - handy if you use it
Wear Mail - let's you actually check/read your email rather than just read & dismiss email notifications
Wear Mini Launcher - gives you toggles to control your phone (wifi, silent/vibrate, volume, screen off)
There's some inbuilt fitness tracker apps but the only thing I use is the daily checker which tracks your steps.

The only app I've actually paid for so far is the Wear Browser which is actually quite poxy & almost completely pointless/useless on a watch face but is still somehow quite cool having the Internet on your wrist.

There's loads of watch faces & I downloaded that facer app but ended up deleting it as realised I just wanted a fairly functional watch face so use one of the built in ones.

Battery life on the watch seems better than expected (usually around 50% at the end of the day) but my phone battery seems to have got drastically worse - if anyone has any recommendations I'd like to hear them.

Overall I think it's great but it's still a novelty at the moment so maybe charging it every night will start to become a pain after I've had it a while.

bernardsfingers9 h, 42 m ago

I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & …I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & don't expect too much - ie it will mainly used as a watch (obviously) & for checking notifications from different apps on your phone without getting it out of your pocket.In addition to the inbuilt Google apps {maps, fit, wear play store, etc) the range of apps is quite limited in scope. Also you will normally need to install the app on your phone & the corresponding app on the watch for the app to work.Of the apps that are inbuilt or that I have downloaded, I can see the point of some but not others & the following are the most used:Google maps - amazing having inbuilt navigation without having to pull your phone outTimer - straight forward & functionalGoogle Calculator - there are quite a few calculator apps but I've only tried the Google one & it's a bit fiddlyAccuweather - gives an hour-by-hour summary forecast, similar to BBC weather appWear widgets - this is an excellent app as it allows a widget from your phone to be used on your watch for phone apps which don't have android wear implementation - so I have the widget for the UK Bus Checker app on my watch which gives live bus times for your favourite stopsCity Mapper - live times for public transport, looks good but doesn't cover the place I live in yet (see above)Hangouts - handy if you use itWear Mail - let's you actually check/read your email rather than just read & dismiss email notificationsWear Mini Launcher - gives you toggles to control your phone (wifi, silent/vibrate, volume, screen off)There's some inbuilt fitness tracker apps but the only thing I use is the daily checker which tracks your steps.The only app I've actually paid for so far is the Wear Browser which is actually quite poxy & almost completely pointless/useless on a watch face but is still somehow quite cool having the Internet on your wrist.There's loads of watch faces & I downloaded that facer app but ended up deleting it as realised I just wanted a fairly functional watch face so use one of the built in ones.Battery life on the watch seems better than expected (usually around 50% at the end of the day) but my phone battery seems to have got drastically worse - if anyone has any recommendations I'd like to hear them.Overall I think it's great but it's still a novelty at the moment so maybe charging it every night will start to become a pain after I've had it a while.

Thanks for taking your time (no pun intended) in giving an in depth detail about the apps, can it make and receive calls and talk through the watch

TAZMANUK12 m ago

Thanks for taking your time (no pun intended) in giving an in depth detail …Thanks for taking your time (no pun intended) in giving an in depth detail about the apps, can it make and receive calls and talk through the watch


Yes, you can receive & send texts also - the keyboard is a bit difficult to type on tho, although there are other options.

bernardsfingers11 h, 47 m ago

I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & …I got one recently & it is pretty good if you're sure it's what you want & don't expect too much - ie it will mainly used as a watch (obviously) & for checking notifications from different apps on your phone without getting it out of your pocket.In addition to the inbuilt Google apps {maps, fit, wear play store, etc) the range of apps is quite limited in scope. Also you will normally need to install the app on your phone & the corresponding app on the watch for the app to work.Of the apps that are inbuilt or that I have downloaded, I can see the point of some but not others & the following are the most used:Google maps - amazing having inbuilt navigation without having to pull your phone outTimer - straight forward & functionalGoogle Calculator - there are quite a few calculator apps but I've only tried the Google one & it's a bit fiddlyAccuweather - gives an hour-by-hour summary forecast, similar to BBC weather appWear widgets - this is an excellent app as it allows a widget from your phone to be used on your watch for phone apps which don't have android wear implementation - so I have the widget for the UK Bus Checker app on my watch which gives live bus times for your favourite stopsCity Mapper - live times for public transport, looks good but doesn't cover the place I live in yet (see above)Hangouts - handy if you use itWear Mail - let's you actually check/read your email rather than just read & dismiss email notificationsWear Mini Launcher - gives you toggles to control your phone (wifi, silent/vibrate, volume, screen off)There's some inbuilt fitness tracker apps but the only thing I use is the daily checker which tracks your steps.The only app I've actually paid for so far is the Wear Browser which is actually quite poxy & almost completely pointless/useless on a watch face but is still somehow quite cool having the Internet on your wrist.There's loads of watch faces & I downloaded that facer app but ended up deleting it as realised I just wanted a fairly functional watch face so use one of the built in ones.Battery life on the watch seems better than expected (usually around 50% at the end of the day) but my phone battery seems to have got drastically worse - if anyone has any recommendations I'd like to hear them.Overall I think it's great but it's still a novelty at the moment so maybe charging it every night will start to become a pain after I've had it a while.

Thanks for that.
I'm looking at getting one of these and a concern of mine was the battery life of the watch and the effect on the battery of my phone.
I read the watches battery lasts 1 1/2 days but is it still that after say 6 months , and worried the drain of having Bluetooth on all the time would drain my phone also.
Do you use the heart rate sensor at all?
As I would like to use the watch when I go running and I'm wondering how accurate it is and also could I run with just the watch and not my phone and sync the run details when I got home.
Cheers

stefromuk3 h, 3 m ago

Thanks for that.I'm looking at getting one of these and a concern of mine …Thanks for that.I'm looking at getting one of these and a concern of mine was the battery life of the watch and the effect on the battery of my phone.I read the watches battery lasts 1 1/2 days but is it still that after say 6 months , and worried the drain of having Bluetooth on all the time would drain my phone also.Do you use the heart rate sensor at all? As I would like to use the watch when I go running and I'm wondering how accurate it is and also could I run with just the watch and not my phone and sync the run details when I got home.Cheers


I've not used the heart rate monitor so can't really advise about accuracy. I think there is probably discussion about it online you should be able to find if you look. I'd assume the heart rate monitor & basic fitness apps should work without your phone (not gps route trackers tho) as the monitor & app are on the watch & don't need an internet connection to work.

I bought the watch from someone on avforums who'd bought it from cex so mine has probably been fairly well used but battery is fine, based on my usage anyway. Not sure how the heart rate monitor might affect the battery tho. I think watch faces which include live data from apps or from the phone might have a bigger impact depending on what you decide to use. These elements are called 'complications' for some reason.
Edited by: "bernardsfingers" 26th Oct

stefromuk5 h, 26 m ago

Thanks for that.I'm looking at getting one of these and a concern of mine …Thanks for that.I'm looking at getting one of these and a concern of mine was the battery life of the watch and the effect on the battery of my phone.I read the watches battery lasts 1 1/2 days but is it still that after say 6 months , and worried the drain of having Bluetooth on all the time would drain my phone also.Do you use the heart rate sensor at all? As I would like to use the watch when I go running and I'm wondering how accurate it is and also could I run with just the watch and not my phone and sync the run details when I got home.Cheers


I've had mine for almost 2 years now and battery is still very good (display can be 'always on' which leaves a more simple display on at all times). Be aware that if using a white background ambient display on this watch it can flicker which is annoying. Any 3rd party watchface apps do seem to run the battery down quite a bit though. I use watchmaker as there are a lot of faces available through the Google+ pages. Heart rate monitor is very hit and miss in my opinion; 2 readings one after another can go from being very high to very low without you having done anything to affect it. It has been updated to Android Wear 2.0 officially which took a little while to get used to for me. It's lack of ambient light sensor can be a bit of a pain as you manually have to adjust the brightness (I didn't want a Moto with the flat tyre design as it just ruined the looks of the watch in my opinion). For me it only needs to be fully bright when outside on a bright day otherwise I leave it at level 1 or 2 brightness. It has stood up well to everyday life too with only one scratch on the case which isn't really noticeable. Comments about the charging cradle I have to agree with as on mine the 4 'pogo' pins tend to get stuck and sometimes need a wiggle to make contact and therefore charge.

Draining phone battery could be a negative for me

Watchmaker app is excellent for faces, and faces can be customised to suit your needs, picked up the metal wristband version for £150 a couple of weeks ago, very happy with it.

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A couple of faces from Watchmaker app
Edited by: "NickyZadok" 26th Oct

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shanedean18 h, 39 m ago

I've had mine for almost 2 years now and battery is still very good …I've had mine for almost 2 years now and battery is still very good (display can be 'always on' which leaves a more simple display on at all times). Be aware that if using a white background ambient display on this watch it can flicker which is annoying. Any 3rd party watchface apps do seem to run the battery down quite a bit though. I use watchmaker as there are a lot of faces available through the Google+ pages. Heart rate monitor is very hit and miss in my opinion; 2 readings one after another can go from being very high to very low without you having done anything to affect it. It has been updated to Android Wear 2.0 officially which took a little while to get used to for me. It's lack of ambient light sensor can be a bit of a pain as you manually have to adjust the brightness (I didn't want a Moto with the flat tyre design as it just ruined the looks of the watch in my opinion). For me it only needs to be fully bright when outside on a bright day otherwise I leave it at level 1 or 2 brightness. It has stood up well to everyday life too with only one scratch on the case which isn't really noticeable. Comments about the charging cradle I have to agree with as on mine the 4 'pogo' pins tend to get stuck and sometimes need a wiggle to make contact and therefore charge.

Thanks for that.
I think I'll take the plunge my heads telling me to wait until black Friday but I want one now lol.
I would only probably wear it at a weekend as u work in a engineering shop and it could get damaged.
Be handy if you could put it into standby mon-Fri save me recharging it for the weekend .

How is this with android wear 2.0?

Hmmmm. Was going to have a FitBit Charge 2....but might be swayed to go for this. Anymore reviews?

stefromuk47 m ago

Thanks for that.I think I'll take the plunge my heads telling me to wait …Thanks for that.I think I'll take the plunge my heads telling me to wait until black Friday but I want one now lol.I would only probably wear it at a weekend as u work in a engineering shop and it could get damaged.Be handy if you could put it into standby mon-Fri save me recharging it for the weekend .


You can turn off bluetooth & wifi so it's effectively working as a standalone watch. You can also turn off 'always-on screen' (ie ambient screen mode) plus set it to 'cinema' mode so the screen stays off until you press the button. You can turn the watch off completely. Not sure how any of these options will affect needing to charge it before you wear it at the weekend tho.
Edited by: "bernardsfingers" 27th Oct

tom619547 m ago

How is this with android wear 2.0?


The watch runs on android wear 2.0 so not sure what you're asking.
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