March 3, 2015

How a Chinese Smartwatch Became the Surprise Hit of Mobile World Congress

Did you hear the one about the Chinese telecom giant that tried to turn into a hip watchmaker?

That’s been one of the more surprising stories to come out of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Huawei, a colossal company that makes most of its money on networking equipment and infrastructure, has launched its most overt play for consumers yet by unveiling its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch is a circular device that looks closer to a traditional watch than the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, or any other Android Wear product to date. One week before Apple is set to reveal the final details of its own watch, Huawei has presented a very different vision informed by the principles of classical watch design.

The shift is notable for an...

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