Huawei officially announced the Watch GT 2 yesterday at it’s a launch event in Munich, Germany. Huawei’s new watch comes in a 46 mm and 42 mm variant and a 14 days battery life.
Huawei Watch GT 2
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the successor of last year’s Watch GT. The watch comes in 46mm and 42mm variants. The 46mm variant has a sporty look while the 42mm looks minimal with a modern touch. This time, Huawei’s smartwatch will get Huawei’s own Kirin A1 chipset.
Thanks to the improved energy efficiency of the Kirin A1 together with Huawei Lite OS, this will improve the life of the battery so that you can use the watch for two weeks on one charge. You will get such a long battery life even when the heart rate monitor is continuously on and also notifications via Bluetooth come in from your phone. The 42mm watch, however, has a one-week battery life which is still pretty impressive.
Huawei has also modified its design with the round 1.39-inch AMOLED panel. The screen has a resolution of 454x454px. Users will be able to call using the watch via Bluetooth. Huawei promises 150m range for the Bluetooth connection. The watch can also be used to store music offline and then listen to it on a Bluetooth headset. The internal memory can store up to 500 songs.
Sport Mode, Sleep And Stress Tracking
The watch has a sport mode that can record various activities, namely: running, walking, hiking, trail running, cycling, open water swimming, triathlon, swimming pool, rowing machine, free training, and the cross-trainer. Huawei takes into account 190 types of data, which is recorded by the Watch GT 2.
The watch also has a number of health functions. The heart rate monitor alerts the user outside sport mode when his heart rate is higher than 100 or lower than 50 beats per minute.
TruSleep can examine your sleep quality and then provide personalized suggestions and provide reports that can help you improve your sleeping habits. TruRelax displays the user’s stress index and helps to reduce stress (I am not sure about the later part).
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is coming to Europe, but the exact launch date is still unknown. The 46 mm variant comes in Pebble Brown, Sunset Orange, Titanium Gray, and Matte Black colors for a suggested retail price of €249. The 42 mm variant is available in Gravel Beige color and it costs €229.