Android Wear smartwatches such as the Huawei Watch, LG Watch Urbane, and Moto 360 (2015 edition) are like different-flavored ice cream: they’re all the same, even if they look slightly different and have different names stitched on them. At the same time, however, not all upcoming smartwatches that run Android will run Android Wear.
This is the case with the upcoming Haier Watch (similar to Huawei Watch, we know). The Haier Watch has a few surprises up its sleeve: you need not only be impressed with its 1.4-inch, circular display with a 400 x 400p screen resolution, 1GB of RAM, and heart rate sensor (and perhaps 512MB of RAM, as most smartwatches on the market seem to have). The Haier Watch also will have 8GB of storage, according to one site, which would be double the storage of most current smartwatches (which have 4GB of storage). Additionally, the Haier Watch will run full-blown Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow to be exact, not the watered-down Android Wear we’ve seen (which is Android slimmed down for wearables). The full-blown Android OS operation reminds us of Omate’s own Android smartwatches.
We don’t quite have a price, though one source has said that the Haier Watch could cost around $200 when it launches – which would be more than acceptable for an Android Wear smartwatch. For now, though, we’ll have to wait and see.