I’ve appreciated Huawei’s watch efforts for the reason that authentic Huawei Watch. It’s solely for the reason that epic two-week battery lifetime of the Watch GT collection although that Huawei watches have develop into a staple on my wrist. I’ve lengthy appreciated the basic watch design of the GT collection, however now there’s a less expensive, sportier model. Today, we’re going hands-on with the Huawei Watch GT 2e.
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When I reviewed the unique Watch GT, I known as it a health tracker in smartwatch clothes. The much-improved Huawei Watch GT 2 regarded a lot the identical — primarily a health tracker that regarded like a standard watch. The brand-new Huawei Watch GT 2e breaks freed from the suit-and-tie of conventional watch styling and slips into one thing a bit of extra… athleisure.
- 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen
- 454 x 454, 326ppi
- 43g (with out strap)
The largest distinction between the €199 Watch GT 2e and its GT 2 predecessor is obvious on the skin. The GT 2e swaps the standard watch crowns for extra sporty-looking buttons. Beyond trying extra modern, in addition they look to me like they gained’t dig into the again of your hand throughout sure sorts of train.
The Watch GT 2e switches up the lug space, choosing a strong lug that transitions seamlessly into the watch strap. Depending on what colour you get, you’ll both get a fluoroelastomer strap (Graphite Black, Icy White) or a TPU strap (Lava Red, Mint Green). In maintaining with its health DNA, the GT 2e strap is perforated for elevated airflow. The GT 2e is water resistant as much as 5ATM so is sweat-proof and may deal with the pool as effectively.
The GT 2e swaps conventional watch crowns for extra sporty-looking buttons and will get a perforated watch strap together with a worth minimize.
There’s additionally a delicate change in the way in which the chrome steel bezel space has been handled. On the Watch GT 2, the diver’s watch markings are on the angled outer half solely, leaving an unused bezel space on the flat a part of the watch’s face. The GT 2e makes higher use of this space, bringing the diver’s watch markings onto the entrance as effectively (see picture under). There’s no further display screen or smaller bezel right here however the GT 2e arguably makes higher use of the identical quantity of area.
- Kirin A1 wearable chip
- 4GB ROM, 32MB RAM
- 455mAh battery
We can’t say an excessive amount of in regards to the Watch GT 2e’s software program as a result of the unit we obtained entry to is awaiting a last software program replace in mid-April. Stay tuned for our full Huawei Watch GT 2e evaluate for extra on that.
What we will let you know is that the Watch GT 2e pairs to your telephone by way of Huawei Health, a complete however easy-to-navigate health companion you possibly can set up from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store if you happen to’re on an iPhone. The Watch GT 2e is suitable with units working Android four.four or newer or iOS 9.zero and newer.
The Huawei Watch GT 2e has 85 customized exercise modes for monitoring actions like parkour, skateboarding, yoga, and rock-climbing. There are additionally 15 skilled exercise modes for extra exact monitoring. The GT 2e can detect six frequent actions and robotically immediate you to start out monitoring them: indoor/out of doors strolling, elliptical, rowing, and indoor/out of doors working. GPS and GLONASS guarantee correct positioning knowledge regardless of the place you train.
The two-week battery ensures that regardless of how lengthy you possibly can train, the Watch GT 2e will outlast you.
Blood oxygen saturation degree monitoring (SPO2) has been added by way of a devoted IR sensor and the guts fee sensor has been upgraded. Stress ranges, sleep patterns, and music playback are additionally supported, though the GT 2e doesn’t have a microphone or speaker so you possibly can’t use a voice assistant with it or obtain calls (alarms are dealt with by vibration in order that’s not an issue). The GT 2e can retailer as much as 500 songs on its 4GB of storage if you wish to stream music to a pair of wi-fi earbuds over Bluetooth 5.1.
The two-week 455mAh battery ensures that regardless of how lengthy you possibly can train, the GT 2e will outlast you. One of the upshots of the epic battery life the GT collection guarantees is you possibly can actually have a dwell watch face in your GT 2e. Additional watch faces might be downloaded from Huawei Health if you happen to’re not feeling the dozen which are pre-loaded (solely with EMUI 10 or newer, not accessible on iOS). Switching the always-on show on will minimize your battery life roughly in half and in my expertise, it isn’t actually value it seeing you possibly can simply use raise-to-wake whenever you want the time.
Huawei Watch GT 2e specs
|Huawei Watch GT 2e|
|Display||46mm, 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen|
|Resolution||454 x 454, 326 ppi|
|CPU||Kirin A1 wearable chip|
|Memory/storage||4GB ROM, 32MB RAM|
|Battery capability||455 mAh (2 weeks est.)|
|Sensors and parts||Accelerometer
Optical coronary heart fee sensor (PPG)
Ambient mild sensor
Bluetooth 5.1, BLE/BR/EDR
|Water resistance||5 ATM|
|Compatibility||Android four.four+ or iOS 9.zero+|
|Dimensions||53mm x 46.8mm x 10.8mm|
|Material||Body: steel and plastic
Strap: fluoroelastomer or TPU strap (colour dependent)
|Color||Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green, Icy White|
|Weight||43g (with out strap)|
Huawei Watch GT 2e worth and availability
The Huawei Watch GT 2e worth is €199 in Europe. It will go on sale this month and we’ll replace this publish with purchase hyperlinks as soon as they’re accessible.