Huawei Watch pre-orders open (briefly) as pricing is finally revealed
We’re coming up on it being half a year now since Huawei first revealed its Huawei Watch smartwatch at MWC, and so far, shoppers have yet to be able to buy the wearable. Earlier this month, though, it finally looked like Huawei was ready to get the retail phase of the Huawei Watch started, posting a new webpage promising that the smartwatch was “right round the corner,” and today we finally see some motion to that end, as pre-orders for the wearable open on Amazon.
Amazon, accepting pre-orders now, and indicates that shipments of the Huawei Watch will commence on September 2.
We’ve long wondered about pricing for the smartwatch, with early rumors suggesting that it could stretch up to $1000. Other rumors placed it much lower, down closer to $400. As it turns out, the Huawei Watch runs that whole gamut.
The most affordable option, with a stainless steel body and leather strap, goes for just about $350. From there, we have a black steel body and steel band option that runs $450, a gold-plated steel version with leather strap that will demand $700, and a top-tier gold-plated edition with a matching gold-plated steel band (above) that costs just shy of $800.
Those options make the Huawei Watch one of the most expensive Android Wear options around – well, at least until models like the Tag Heuer smartwatch get here.
Update: Amazon may have jumped the gun on this one (or otherwise gotten some info wrong), as the pre-order page for the Huawei Watch has been pulled. We’ll update you with more details as we learn them.
Update 2: Huawei has informed us, “Earlier today, incorrect information about the upcoming launch of the Huawei Watch was published on a partner website.” We don’t yet know if that incorrect info concerns pricing, Watch options, or the availability timetable.