Huawei is making strides internationally. Recently, Huawei overtook Xiaomi to become the top Chinese brand in China, after partnering with Google to release a next-generation Nexus smartphone called the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P has a premium aluminum metal look and feel, not to mention a stellar camera, fast fingerprint sensor known as Nexus Imprint, and comes in at an affordable price point of $499 for the 16GB version.
Huawei wants to capitalize on its new US reach, and today’s announcement regarding the company’s new Android Wear Huawei Watch continues the Chinese manufacturer’s commitment to winning over American consumers. The Huawei Watch will receive fast and easy updates from Google (as will the Nexus 6P), and it makes this smartwatch one of particular interest for Americans willing to try the Chinese manufacturer.
Huawei promises only a one-year manufacturer warranty for its Huawei Watch running on Google’s wearables platform, but Huawei has decided to extend that year to 2 years if customers meet two conditions: First, they have to purchase the Huawei Watch from gethuawei.com (Huawei’s own site); next, interested buyers must register the product within 45 days of the purchase. Those who purchase the Huawei Watch outside of Huawei’s own retail site will be stuck with the original one-year manufacturer warranty.
Two years is a good stretch of time for smartwatch support, seeing that few customers will upgrade their smartwatches as quickly and as frequently as they upgrade smartphones. If you’re willing to go through a few interesting channels, you can celebrate your new two-year warranty. Huawei is hoping to cast a spell on you by then.