Huawei smartwatch GT 2 Full Specifications
|Model||Watch GT 2 (46mm)|
|Release date||September 2019|
|Dial Color||Black Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium Grey Stainless Steel|
|Strap Color||Titanium Grey Metal Strap, Orange Fluoroelastomer Strap, Brown Leather Strap, Black Fluoroelastomer Strap|
|Water Resistance Depth||50 meters|
|Dial Material||Stainless Steel|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic sensor, Optical heart rate sensor, Ambient light sensor, Air pressure sensor, Capacitive sensor|
|Compatible Device||Android 4.4 or later, iOS 9.0 or later|
|Notification Type||SMS messages, Email, Calendar, and Social Media apps|
|Battery Life||Up to 14-Days|
|Other Features||Weather, Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch, Flashlight and Find My Phone.|
|Call Features||Bluetooth Calling|
Platform and storage features
|Operating System||Kirin A1|
Camera and display features
|Display Resolution||454 x 454|
Fitness and watch functions
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes|
|Date & Time Display||Yes|
|Number of Buttons||2|
Audio and video features
HUAWEI SMARTWATCH DESIGN
Huawei smartwatch offers the latest GT 2 smartwatch in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm. Surprisingly, the design is a little different from both the variants. The smaller one looks like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active with a plain casing, while the bigger variant has markings around the bezel that looks like a sports watch.
The Huawei Watch has two buttons on the right side. These buttons are easy to press and offer good tactile feedback. The upper button is used to go back to the UI, while the lower one can be assigned to any feature on the smartwatch. Between these two buttons, there is a speaker grille, which is hard to spot.
Huawei has used wide 22mm straps for the GT 2. These are replaceable straps, and you can pick any standard 22mm strap of your choice. The base option comes with a black Fluoroelastomer strap that feels very comfortable when worn.
The 1.39-inch AMOLED display supports a 454 x 454-pixel resolution which is higher than the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. There is no pixelation, and the smartwatch has auto-brightness options which help it adjust to changing ambient light conditions.
At the backside of the device, you’ll find the heart rate sensor along with the charging mechanism. The Huawei Watch GT 2 does not support wireless charging like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. Fo charging, it uses a magnetic dock with pogo pins. The magnets on the charger help it to securely latch onto the Huawei Watch GT 2. Huawei’s charger uses a USB Type-C port, so if you have a smartphone with a Type-C port, that’s one less cable you’ll need to carry.
HUAWEI SMARTWATCH GT 2 PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE
The Huawei Watch GT 2 has a good display that is viewable under direct sunlight. The ambient light sensor in the watch is quick to bump the brightness up when needed. Huawei does not support an always-on mode on this smartwatch but you can keep the display on for up to 20 minutes after use. This feature might disappoint people who want an always-on display. Huawei Watch GT 2 is quick to wake up when you raise your hand, and the display goes off when you lower it.
Performance could have been better, as the smartwatch feels slow when scrolling through the UI interface, as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2. If you swipe quickly a couple of times, the watch might fail to register the last one. It also takes some time to open submenus on the watch, which might get annoying when you’re in a hurry. When using this watch at a casual pace we did not notice these issues.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 buzzes to alert you to incoming notifications, and you can also set the intensity of the vibration. You can see alerts on the watch but cannot interact with them, for example, if you were hoping to be able to reply to WhatsApp messages quickly using the watch, you’ll be very disappointed. You can only take calls on the watch. The inbuilt speaker is fairly loud but you will have to move it close to your ears to hear the caller’s voice clearly.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 utilizes GPS to track distance, and the route we choose was reflected on a map. To check step counting accuracy of Huawei Watch GT 2 we manually counted 1,000 steps as we walked, and the watch registered 994 which is also acceptable. Hence we can say that the Huawei Watch GT 2 is good at the step and distance tracking.
Sleep tracking was accurate on GT 2, and it recorded our bedtime correctly. The app shows a graph and assigns a score to the quality of our sleep. It also breaks down your sleep patterns into various categories like deep, light, and REM sleep.
Heart-rate tracking was consistent.
Huawei does not state the device’s battery capacity but does claim two-week battery life for the 46mm Huawei Watch GT 2. This might seem too good to be true, and it isn’t. However, the Watch GT 2 still managed 10 days with the default settings, which is much better than most other smartwatches out there. If you enable stress tracking and log workouts actively, you can expect the battery life to go down. Charging was quick in our experience, and it only took a little over an hour to charge the battery completely. The charger is compact and easy to carry.
VERDICT OF HONOR SMARTWATCH GT 2
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a good-looking smartwatch that offers good battery life. If you are looking for a capable smartwatch for basic fitness tracking and notifications, and you don’t wish to charge it every other day, the Watch GT 2 makes a very strong case for itself. Performance isn’t on the same level as that of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, and we hope that Huawei can address this. For the price range of Rs. 14,999, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is a good smartwatch to be considered.
I hope my Huawei Smartwatch GT 2 is helpful for you.
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