What to know about the Huawei Watch 2 in Malaysia

If you're curious about Huawei's latest watch, there's good news and bad news

The Huawei Watch 2 recently become available in Malaysia but if you want one, there are some caveats.

1. It's currently a Maxis exclusive

Maxis is currently the only company that is able to provide more than one SIM per subscriber account. The Huawei Watch 2, to make calls without being tethered to a phone, would need its own SIM card.

Thus there are no plans for Huawei to work with other telcos to make deals similar to the current Maxis Zerolution offer, that gives you a watch alongside a Huawei P10.

2. Only the Huawei Watch 2 will be available, not the Classic

Huawei is going big into fitness, thus it's promoting the Huawei Watch 2 base model: which has a sports strap. It will not be bringing in the Classic edition that comes with conventional straps.

Instead if you want a more fashion-friendly model, you'll need to look for the original Huawei Watch which you can still find at select retailers.

3. The watch will be sold online...eventually

The RRP for the Huawei Watch 2 will be RM1999 and it will be sold separately in future, with no set date as yet. Huawei's rep says the phone will be sold online as well as in its flagship stores.

As to what we thought of the watch, check out our review here.