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Huawei Watch smartwatch (Photo : Reuters )

Huawei Watch is a smartwatch from the Chinese tech company starting at $349, which is compatible with Google's Android Wear OS. The wearable includes an AMOLED display and is available in various metals and bands. Its faces are homages to famous watchmakers including Seiko, which ironically conceal the timepiece being a smart watch, and stray from the approach made by Apple, Google, Samsung, and Motorola.

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This is the first Android Wear watch from Huawei. It has been featured at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2015 and was unveiled at this year's Mobile World Congress.  

Huawei Watch will be available in several versions, with a price range from $349 to $799, according to IBN Live. That will be based on the type of metal (stainless steel or rose gold), and choice of band (leather, stainless steel, or link). 

All Huawei smart watch models include 14-inch circular Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode (AMOLED) screens. AMOLED is a type of thin-film display tech.

Huawei's approach to using old-school watch face designs couuld be an exception to the paradigm of most smartwatch designs, which usually make the wrist wearables clearly unique from traditional watches. Instead, it might instead represent a future trend. 

However, the smartwatch is being launched in an industry in which the luxury watch's symbol of the well-to-do lifestyle of the rich and famous is more important than the timepiece itself, according to Tech Crunch. Thus, such pricey devices try to appeal to traditionalists.

The Huawei Watch will be released in the United States in September.  It can be pre-ordered at www.gethuawei.com.

Huawei is headquartered in China, and was founded in 1987. The company's name means "flower" in traditional Chinese, but today usually refers to the Asian country.

Here is a review of the Huawei Watch: