MWC: Huawei Watch could cost as much as $1000!


huawei watch

While I visited the Huawei booth at MWC this week, the design of the product quizzed me on what pricing I thought would be reasonable for their new Android Wear device, but I was not expecting a price as high as this!

I managed to test the Huawei Watch under the watchful eye of one of the designers of the product, and was asked plenty of questions, but price seemed to be the one that he really focussed on. When asked on price I told him honestly that customers would expect the cost to be similar or slightly less than the Moto 360, his answer was “LESS?”.

A final price wasn’t revealed to be then, but apparently the folks at Bgr overheard a source at Huawei say the final cost of the watch could be $1000! It accurate it would show that Huawei have greatly misjudged the Android Wear, and wearable market as a whole.

huawei watch

Generally Android Wear devices are considered expensive and quite basic smartdevices. They offer less features than an Android phone, but can cost as much, yet they don’t offer the same fashion or status as luxury timepiece. At $1000 Huawei are going to find it a struggle to find customers. Fans of tech will stick to the more affordable LG and Moto options, while anyone wanting to splash out on a luxury watch isn’t going to come home with a Huawei Watch with 2 day battery life.

Hopefully this rumour is totally off the mark as I would like to see a few more Android Wear options on the market, but if it is true then Huawei have no chance in the wearable market, at least for the moment.

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7 Comments

  1. Zami
    March 5, 2015

    There going to be several edition of the watch . The high end Gold version maybe priced 1000$ .
    There going to budget versions too .

  2. Bailey
    March 5, 2015

    The conversation that you had was funny. You asked the designer and he said less than the moto 360. But a soure which could be anyone including a unicorn (cue quotation marks) said it be a $1000. Andi when you have news let us know please stop turning this website into Click bait or something worse a case of Chinese whispers

    • Adam Irvine
      March 5, 2015

      You’ve got that slightly wrong, he was asking for Andi’s opinion on what the price should be and Andi said less than the Moto 360 to which the designer replied with “LESS!?” seemingly gobsmacked…

      • Bailey
        March 5, 2015

        I wasn’t commentating on that it was the source element what source where did they come from space. Yes they could price it at $1000 but could we get concrete information instead of jumping the gun

  3. Adam Irvine
    March 5, 2015

    Damn, I hope that rumor is a crock of sh1t! I’m really looking to get an Android Wear smart watch this year, I feel that the Moto 360 is already old so that’s off the list (too big and horrible black band at the bottom make me feel like things have moved on since that was designed) the LG G Watch R just doesn’t sing to me at that price, this Huawei looks like a spot on design but if the price is going to be silly then forget it!

  4. March 7, 2015

    Maybe they meant 1000 Yuans?

  5. balcobomber25
    March 7, 2015

    Wouldn’t surprise me given how much they charge for some of their phones.