Due to a stylish look and a long-lasting battery, the first Huawei Watch GT stood out. The company is back with the Huawei Watch GT 2. It’s a watch that, luckily, does not leave those apps.
This smartwatch is indeed in a variety of respects an upgrade. Huawei is making a big move into the smartwatch business, and from the Watch GT 2, it is clear that he has placed a lot of effort into the second version. That said, the emphasis has been more on innovation than on providing a fully overhauled environment.
We have the 46 mm Sport version in black for review. So it’s hard to differentiate between this and the first Watch GT physically. Once you’ve got it up and working, there’s something here that helps it stand out.
Design and display
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is sleek, so it doesn’t feel chunky on the arm at 10.7 mm wide. The 46 mm watch has a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with a 454 x 454 pixel resolution and a 1,000-nit brightness which makes it reasonably vibrant and colorful.
Without the black silicone brace it weights 41 g which makes it smaller than the previous edition.
The 42 mm variant (which we haven’t tested) is 29 g, 9.4 mm wide, and has an AMOLED panel measuring 1.2 inches 390 x 390. Yeah, it’s a little more lightweight than the 46 mm edition, but if you have large hands, it may still prove crowded.
Huawei also introduced a 3D glass panel for both versions to create a bezel-less look, with angled edges that blend into the frame. Like the original Huawei Watch GT, it has an attractive design.
Only the watch is scored 5ATM, indicating it will last for up to 30 minutes at depths of 50 meters underwater.
On the right-hand side of the watch are two buttons. Another is to pick the built-in features, and the other is to monitor and resume exercises for fitness. Swiping from home screen shows fast settings such as not distracting, locating my address, and warnings. Swiping up exposes your latest notes.
On the right edge, there is a single mic. It’s is quite distracting when making calls and listening to music, but you really should still only stick to using a headset.
On the left edge there is also a microphone which works well even in a crowded room.
Last but not least, the Huawei Watch GT 2 have a number of sensors for sensing and monitoring. But that is very much normal smartwatch.
The Watch GT 2 is driven by a home-grown Kirin A1 chipset from Huawei’s smart power-saving technology. This has 2 GB of RAM and 4 GB of capacity, of which 2.2 GB will be used-enough to accommodate around 500 tracks.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 provides Bluetooth 5.1 as well as built-in GPS networking solutions for more reliable, quicker and precise navigation.
Yet unfortunately, there is no NFC help. So you can’t make purchases with the watch. Even there is no Wi-Fi or LTE here, and you’ll just have to hold the watch connected with your phone to keep it up to date.
There you have Huawei’s own Lite OS, which always looks nice to use while not having as many apps as Apple’s watchOS loves, Google’s Wear OS, Fitbit OS, and Samsung’s Tizen. This may even sound a bit slow at times.
Since Huawei ‘s network doesn’t have an app store, third party applications don’t have help. You still can’t greatly install buttons or configure the device, which lets GT 2 sound less like a smartwatch, and more of a handheld watch with GPS and exercise tracking.
Many of the items you should do involve switching through a watch screen, heart rate sensor, tension rates, temperature, audio, and exercise equipment.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 supports Android 4.4 or higher devices and iOS 9.0 or higher. Hence, the device would work on your iPhone.