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Huawei launches a luxury smart watch

There’s no denying the fact that the Huawei Watch 2 hasn’t been as well-received as its predecessor, but the Chinese firm is hoping to drive some more sales with the release of a luxury Porsche Design variant in Europe.

Priced at €795 ($925), the Huawei Watch 2 Porsche Design isn’t exactly cheap, nor is it worth the additional €416 ($485) Huawei is charging for a new bezel, some red stitching and a handful of exclusive watch faces.

It’s clear that Huawei is releasing a more expensive model to cover the costs associated with manufacturing the regular variant, because let’s face it: units aren’t exactly flying off the shelves.

Recently, interest in Android Wear-powered smart watches has been on the decline, while searches for the Apple Watch have continued to increase  — and that’s reflected in our own data as well.

Huawei should exit the failing market

Huawei’s best bet is to exit the failing market and focus its efforts on an emerging sector, like voice-activated smart speakers. If it decides to go down that road, however, it’ll need to develop a distinguishing feature to set itself aside from the competition.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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