It was clear that the Huawei Watch would be quality contender when it was first revealed in March 2015 at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.

Six months later when it launched in September alongside the Nexus 6P smartphone it became the ninth Android Wear smartwatch in existence. For a while the Rose Gold-plated version was the most expensive Android Wear smartwatch, until the Tag Heuer Connected was launched two months later.

Although Huawei are lingering below Apple and Samsung in smartphone sales, they are the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker and have proved that they can match quantity with quality.

According to rumors Huawei are lining up a women’s version of their smartwatch to be launched at CES 2016. The rumors also suggest that a second-generation Huawei Watch is under development and heading for launch in the second half of 2016.

The rumors about the new Huawei Watch don’t include any specs, but apparently Huawei are working on bringing cellular calling to the wrist. A recent Android Wear update brought LTE cellular calling support to the OS. The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE was all set to be the first LTE Android watch, but unfortunately the launch was axed at the last-minute apparently due to a problem with the hardware.

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