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01/03/2015 09:02 GMT | Updated 01/03/2015 10:59 GMT

Huawei's First Smartwatch Runs Android Wear And Has A Sapphire Crystal Display

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Huawei has unveiled its first smartwatch. Called simply Huawei Watch it'll come running Android Wear and features a stainless steel frame wrapped around a sapphire crystal screen.

The watch was revealed during a special event held at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. With a circular 1.4-inch AMOLED screen, the Huawei Watch will join the likes of the Moto 360 and the newly unveiled LG Watch Urbane LTE, both of which also feature circular displays.

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Huawei's hoping to rise above the noise by focusing heavily on quality so the use of a sapphire crystal display should set it apart from the competition.

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It'll come with the now industry-standard assortment of sensors including a heart rate monitor, sensors for fitness tracking, 6-axis motion tracker and a barometric sensor.

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Despite running Google's Android Wear operating system, Mashable claims that Huawei will be working with partners like Jawbone to create a health-centred ecosystem that's based on the watch.

It's available in black, silver and gold editions and can be bought with a range of different bands. Huawei expects to launch the Watch in June 2015 however there's no word on pricing.