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Oh look, the Huawei Watch has a speaker, hinting at future Android Wear functionality

The hidden timepiece component doesn’t do anything at the moment, but if Google allows it, it might make itself heard before long.

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So far, the only reasonable explanation we could think of for the ridiculous Apple Watch-matching price policy of the Huawei Watch was aristocratic looks. Typically, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially when it comes to wrist-worn fashion accessories, but in this particular case, there’s little room for controversy or personal taste.

The “timelessly designed”, circular, stylish and robust Android wearable is gorgeous by any standards, putting the “iWatch’s” cumbersome rectangular construction to shame, and also arguably eclipsing the elegance of both Moto 360 generations, the LG Watch Urbane, or even Samsung Gear S2.

Of course, what’s on the inside perfectly complements the external appearance, with the very best in smartwatch specifications provided, including a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage space, 300 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a 6-axis motion sensor, barometer, and heart rate monitor.

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Last but not least, the full circle 1.4-inch AMOLED display is breathtaking, at 400 x 400 resolution and 286 ppi, and it’s protected by sapphire crystal too. And now, it seems there’s a dormant speaker under the hood in addition to dual microphones.

Exactly why would you need a speaker on your wrist? Probably not for listening to music, as sound quality can’t be great, given the small size of the just-discovered latent part. Besides, it’d be tacky to play the newest Nicki Minaj single for the world to hear when you can already hook up a pair of Bluetooth headphones, and enjoy your privacy.

On the other hand, maybe the goal is to be able to always receive audio notifications and messages, or answers to voice searches. Or what if you forgot your earpiece at home, have an incoming call on your phone, and want to take it on your wrist? Sounds like a decent use case, now let’s just wait for Google to actually add speaker support to Android Wear, and authorize Huawei to enable the unique function.

It wouldn’t be a game changer, but some early smartwatch adopters could find it convenient.

Source: Android Police

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