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Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review: Does this Huawei Watch GT2 Worth Buying?

Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review: Does this Huawei Watch GT2 Worth Buying?

By  Joe Horner 2019-09-27 6805 0

On Sept. 19, the new Huawei Watch GT 2 sports smartwatch officially released. Watch GT 2 series with a total of 42mm and 46mm series, carrying a new Kirin A1 chip that supports the BT/BLE dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 standard, which can realize ultra-high-speed Bluetooth data transmission. This evaluation is a 46mm black strap sports model, worn 24 hours a day during the evaluation period, after a period of in-depth experience, also have a better understanding of the watch. Now I'd like to bring you the deep review of Huawei Watch GT 2 Smart Sports Watch.

Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review

In configuration specifications, HUAWEI Watch GT2 has acceleration sensors, gyroscope sensors, geomagnetic sensors, optical heart rate sensors, ambient light sensors, pressure sensors, capacitance sensors, and a battery capacity of 455mAh, to support 5ATM swimming waterproofing. The theoretical standby time is 25 days, the matching system is Android 4.4 and above, iOS 9.0 and above.

Appearance: upgrade of appearance, more delicate feel

In terms of design, HUAWEI Watch GT2 inherited the classic look and feel of Huawei's Watch GT generation, but there have been many improvements and upgrades in details. First of all, in the design of the dial, Huawei Watch GT generation used a ceramic bezel to wrap the screen design. That is, the bezel is higher than the screen, while Huawei Watch GT 2 is just the opposite.


The HUAWEI Watch GT2 uses an integrated 3D glass surface design similar to the water droplet screen on the Lumia. Compared with the generation, the Huawei Watch GT 2 has the same screen size, but the protruding glass surface and the glass surface of the watch really make the screen look particularly large. There is even a kind of "full screen" illusion, like a crystal full of water droplets, the display of content also has a sense of coming out.


The screen and bevel of HUAWEI Watch GT2 are obviously angled. There is a digital scale on the oblique section. It is important to note that this is not printed, but is actually carved and carved, when the finger slips on the surface. Delicate 3D glass polishing, feel particularly comfortable, taking into account the surface protruding from the body, so usually use to avoid contact with hard objects to avoid scratches, but during the week of use, the screen did not appear any scratches.


Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review


HUAWEI Watch GT2 uses a 1.39inch AMOLED high definition precision touch color screen, the screen display resolution is 454x454, the display effect is delicate, the color saturation is high, it is difficult for the naked eye to see the screen granularity, and supports automatic brightness adjustment of the screen. Even in strong light, you can see the display information on the screen.


In addition, the Huawei Watch GT 2 uses a very fine metal frame and slender ears, and the 42mm series is thin to 9.4mm. The feeling worn on the hand is basically the same as the first Watch GT. The sports model evaluated by the author uses a black fluororubber strap. This kind of watch strap has a kind of skin frosted texture, no fingerprints, no water, or more comfortable to wear.


Overall, while retaining its hard-line sporting style, the HUAWEI Watch GT2 is softer in design and more integrated, strong and soft, making it a perfect watch for business, leisure, sports and other application scenarios.

Operation and experience:

Like all Huawei smart wearers, Huawei Watch GT 2 needs to match Huawei Sports Health App.


In terms of system operation logic, Huawei Watch GT 2 has basically maintained the operating language of the first GT watch, but it needs to be emphasized that the Huawei Watch GT 2 system operates more smoothly than the generation. Without the "frame drop" feeling of the Watch GT generation, whether it's screen stroking or dial switching, you can feel a little smoother.


Huawei Watch GT 2 slides the call out quick control bar from the top down, slides the call notification from the bottom up, and the dial slides left and right to the weather, Alipay payment code, pressure, sleep record, music, and movement data. You can switch the dial left and right by pressing the dial for a long time. Interestingly, in the course of use, it was found that the dials of Watch GT1 and Watch GT2 were not connected.


If you think the dial in the dial market is not rich enough, then Watch GT 2 also has a killer feature that supports Huawei's touch pass function, through which you can send pictures from your phone to your watch and become your dial. Customize your favorite dial just like the Apple Watch. However, this feature requires a later OTA upgrade.


HUAWEI Watch GT2 uses a brand new vibration motor, the vibration feeling is a little softer, to cite the simplest example, Huawei Watch GT 2 morning alarm clock, feel a gentle vibration on the wrist. With a hint of a linear motor.


HUAWEI Watch GT2 also adds speakers and microphones, which are located in the lower middle of the two ears and have two long openings.


Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review

One of the biggest highlights of Huawei Watch GT 2 is the addition of call features. Of course, unlike Huawei Watch Pro, Apple Watch and other watches, GT 2's call function is based on mobile Bluetooth, not on ESIM cards. In other words, GT 2 does not support stand-alone calls.


Of course, the selling point of GT 2 is exercise health and endurance, and the Bluetooth call function is undoubtedly the icing on the cake. For example, when you are hiking or cycling, your mobile phone is in your backpack, so it is not convenient for your mobile phone to answer the phone. This is when you can answer the phone through GT 2.


Watch GT 2 is not so much about answering phone calls. You can even make direct phone calls through your watch. In the feature list, you can see phone records and common contact features. , Watch GT 2 performed well in terms of call quality, measuring the phone to be 5 meters away (separated by a wall), but still making clear two-way calls.


Now that you have speakers, wouldn't it be more beautiful to make a music playback for Watch GT 2? In fact, as early as the first generation, many consumers called directly to the need for music playback function.


HUAWEI Watch GT2 music playback supports the control of mobile phone music and watch local music, can also be connected to Bluetooth headphones to listen to music, in the music playback interface, you can call out the music list, in Huawei Sports Health App, You can add music in MP3 and LC-AAC formats manually.


Huawei Watch GT 2 has about 2GB storage space and can store about 200-500 pieces of music in MP3 format. It certainly can't be expected to match the sound quality of the loudspeaker of the watch, but it's amazing. It is surprising that the Huawei Watch GT 2 has such a small loudspeaker built into it that it can produce a very loud sound, and the highest tone has not broken.


Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review

In terms of endurance, Huawei Watch GT 2 has built-in Huawei's first low-power wearable chip Kirin A1, whose specific parameters are unknown, but according to official accounts, Kirin A1 chip and intelligent power-saving algorithm 2.0. It has the function of intelligent power saving, which not only improves the endurance ability, but also takes into account the reduction of power consumption to meet the needs of users for a long time.


In addition, the Kirin A1 chip has passed the world's first Bluetooth dual-mode 5.1 certification, with the advantages of fast connection, stable connection and reduced power consumption. In terms of charging, the GT 2 and GT generations remain the same as magnetic thimble charging ports, and the charging devices of both devices are common.

Exercise and health:

Huawei Watch GT 2 has a wealth of sports management and intelligent health management, such as a variety of sports scenes and outdoor sports tracks (mountaineering, running, open water swimming, cycling), GPS optimization and dual satellite system positioning. Real-time positioning and route planning.


The 15 sports modes of HUAWEI Watch GT2 include 8 outdoor sports (running, walking, mountaineering, hiking, cross-country running, cycling, open waters, triathlon). 7 kinds of indoor sports (walking, running, cycling, swimming pool swimming, free training, elliptical machine, rowing machine).


Huawei Watch GT2 Hands-on Review


Like the Watch GT generation, Huawei Watch GT 2 also has a large number of running courses built into it, including basic entry series, fat-burning running series, endurance improvement series, cardiopulmonary exercise series, and so on. Based on the addition of speakers, Huawei Watch GT 2 still realized the voice guidance, through the way of voice broadcast, to inform users of the data analysis, suggestions and so on before the movement.


HUAWEI Watch GT2 added HUAWEI TruSeenTM3.5 optical heart rate to support the heart rate detection function of users while swimming, thanks to the addition of HUAWEI TruSeenTM3.5, Huawei Watch GT 2 also added blood oxygen saturation monitoring. Other services include heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, premature beat screening, and reminders of high and low heart rates.


In sports, HUAWEI Watch GT2 is based on the previous generation of GPS chips for new optimization, lower power consumption. Through the dual satellite system, it can be located accurately and quickly, and it takes about 3-5 seconds to search for stars in the open playground.


As the second largest smartphone brand by shipments in the world, Huawei is accelerating the integration and application of major technologies such as 5G, IoT and AI. Smartwatch is also a very important link in Huawei's full-scene ecological strategy for the 5G era. Last year, Huawei brought in the feature-rich and powerful Huawei Watch GT, and Huawei Watch GT 2, which is an all-round upgrade of the former, retaining the traditional watch design style at the same time. It also has the functions of ultra-long navigation, lower power consumption, more professional exercise monitoring and more scientific health management.


If you're looking for a powerful, enduring sports watch, the HUAWEI Watch GT2 is your perfect choice. In addition, the watch will go on sale in November, when you can also buy the latest Huawei Watch GT2 at Gearbest at a discounted price.

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