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The Huawei Watch 2 is going cheap for Prime Day

Still one of the best Wear OS smartwatches

Despite getting on for two years old, the Huawei Watch 2 is one of the best wearables we’ve used. Smartwatches, unlike phones, tend to last a fair few years as they simply need less power for their limited functionality.
Prime Day might be over, but somehow the Huawei Watch 2 is now only £30 more expensive than it was during the sales period. When it was first released, it sold for between £329 and £379, depending on whether you wanted 4G with it. Today, on Amazon, you can get the regular Bluetooth version for £159.99 and the 4G one for £189.99.  
Cellular data aside, to all intents and purposes, they’re the same. So whether or not you leave your phone at home will dictate whether or not you need to spend an extra £30 or not. Both have a 1.2in 390×390 OLED screen, and a stylish if sporty look. Both have a GPS and heart-rate tracking, and both have NFC for contactless payments.
It also happens to be the best Wear OS device around. That’s less a reflection of it passing the test of time – although it has pretty well – but more a case of Wear OS going out of fashion as manufacturers increasingly embrace their own operating systems. Samsung watches use Tizen, Fitbit uses Fitbit OS and even Huawei has switched with its stamina-tastic Watch GT (which is also on sale today).
If you prefer the Google way of doing things, though, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better Wear OS smartwatch than this. As Jon wrote in his review: “The battery life is good, I like the look of both variants, and it’s packed with all the sensors you could possibly need.
“Android Wear 2 makes it simple to use and adds the ability to use Android Pay, and despite the weaknesses of the Huawei Wear app, it is undoubtedly a boon to be able to cut loose from your smartphone and go on a run without it.
“The only fly in the ointment is the price. At £329 for the non-4G sports version, £379 for the 4G sports watch and £409 for the classic, it is a little pricey for a smartwatch.”
Suffice it to say at this new, reduced price, that’s no longer an issue.
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