Alongside the most awaited Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, the Chinese Giant also unveiled its latest smartwatch, dubbed as the Huawei Watch GT 2. This fitness-focused smartwatch is a successor to last year’s Watch GT, and runs on Huawei’s homegrown LiteOS, unlike previous smartwatches from the company that came with Google’s WearOS.
Design and Display
The Huawei Watch GT2 looks much like its predecessor but a bit less chunky. It comes with the same round watch face, except the bezels, which are noticeably slimmer. The Watch GT 2 comes in two sizes, 46mm and 42mm. Both variants of the watch are available in several band options including silicon, knitted and leather bands.
The lighter and thinner 42mm variant is built around a 1.2-inch OLED panel with 390 x 390 pixels resolution and a 20mm strap. While the 46mm variant features a 1.39-inch OLED panel with 454 x 454 pixels resolution and 22mm strap.
As for the internals, both the watches have the Kirin A1 chipset at the helm which, according to Huawei, will deliver a more stable Bluetooth connection and lower power consumption.
The 42mm version of the watch features 16MB RAM paired with 4 GB of storage and the 46mm version features 32MB RAM paired with 4 GB storage. Considering both the variants run on LiteOS, the RAM is more than enough.
As far as the sensors are concerned, both variants of the Watch GT 2 come with GPS, heart rate sensor, gyroscope, and Bluetooth. Both support up to 15 workout modes and also have the ability to track the user’s heart rate underwater. Apart from this, Huawei has also refined the sleep tracking functionality.
The 46mm version also comes with a microphone and a speaker.
Battery and Pricing
The 42mm version features a 215 mAh battery, while the 46mm version comes with a 455 mAh battery. As claimed by the manufacturer, both watches will have 14 days of battery life for typical use and 30 hours of battery life in GPS mode.
They will be available for purchase next month with a 42mm variant costing $253 and the 46mm variant costing $275.