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Huawei Aims High With $800 Gold-plated Watch


Steve Dent


Huawei may have accidentally revealed that its Android Wear Watch will cost as much as $799.99 and may be compatible with iOS. Earlier today, the company teased a September 2nd arrival at IFA 2015 via Twitter, but a tipster pointed us to a legit-looking Amazon listing that shows four flavors of the wearable. The basic version in stainless steel starts at $349.99 with a leather strap, but the highest-end model in gold-plated stainless steel and a matching strap goes for $799.99 -- making it one of the more pricey Android Wear devices out there. Intriguingly, the listing also mentions that the Watch is iOS 8.2 compatible.

That means Huawei may have inadvertently confirmed rumors of Android Wear compatibility with Apple devices, though the mention could equally be a mistake. We first saw the Watch back in March and admired it for having a bit of flair, but we didn't yet have the all-important pricing. That $349.99 starting price is the same as the LG Watch Urbane, which seems be the Watch's closest competition, pending new models from Samsung and Motorola.

Apart from the high- and low-end models, there's a stainless steel black model with a matching band for $449.99 and another gold-plated model with a leather strap running $699.99. We'd treat the prices, and especially the iOS mention with some doubt, however, even though the listing appears to legitimately be from Huawei. You can pre-order it now, but don't be shocked if it gets pulled. Availability is given as September 2nd, the same as the launch date.

[Thanks, Ryan]

SOURCE: Huawei (Twitter), Amazon

Tags: androidwear huawei huaweiwatch ifa2015 leak pricing watch

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