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Huawei Watch battery life to be longest of any Android Wear smartwatch

The Huawei Watch’s battery life will be the most robust of any existing Android Wear smartwatch, the company has claimed.

Having unveiled the wearable at MWC 2015 earlier this month, Huawei let a few unanswered questions cast a shadow of doubt over its first foray into the smartwatch space.

With pricing and release details still to be confirmed, the other big unknown surrounded the timepiece was its staying power.

Although the company has yet to confirm the exact size of the device’s battery, Huawei, speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews, has now promised its smartwatch will last longer on a single charge than any existing rival.

I can tell you that we will have the longest battery life on the none-iOS systems, just like our smartphones and tablets,” Yang Yong, Huawei’s Vice President of Product Management, told us.

Although remaining vague on exact battery life timings and usage details, he added: “From our test results, the Huawei Watch battery life is considerably longer than that of the Moto 360.

“From our side, we are bringing our technologies from the smartwatch and tablet side.”

Battery life remains a key concern for the smartwatch market. Most recently Apple has come under fire for the mere 18-hour battery life of its first wearable, the Apple Watch.

Despite many smartwatches such as the LG G Watch R and Samsung Gear Live promising anywhere between two and five days on a single charge, reality makes daily trips to a power supply are an unwanted necessity.

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A company best known for its affordable smartphones, Huawei looks set to take a more premium approach to the wearables market.

The Huawei Watch features a stainless steel body alongside a sapphire glass screen and a 400 x 400 pixel, 286ppi resolution display. This is the most detailed panel to be fitted on an Android Wear watch yet.

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