The ban on Huawei by the U.S. has no doubt impacted the China’s telecommunication giant’s business, but thankfully, one product that’s not affected the ban is this: smartwatch. Speaking of smartwatch, the company has just announced a follow up to its Huawei Watch GT, simply called Huawei Watch GT 2.
Powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin A1 chip, the Huawei Watch GT 2 staked claim as the world’s smartwatch to tout BT and BLE 5.1 wearable chip and promised a ton of features, including power efficiency with Cortex-M7 processor, 2x longer Bluetooth range (up to 150 meters or 492 feet, to be precise), and up to 14 days battery life.
Huawei Watch GT 2 is offered in flavors, namely 46 mm “manlier” design and a 42 mm “feminine” aesthetic with the former getting a 1.39-inch AMOLED display (454 x 454 pixels) and the latter a 1.2-inch AMOLED display (390 x 390 pixels). The 42 mm model further boasts an ultra low profile watch case of just 9.4 mm and weighs just 29g, while the 46 mm variety has a so-called “3D glass uni-piece crystal-bezel design” and always-on mode.
Huawei Watch GT 2 also touts the ability to monitor your heart rate whilst underwater through its “adaptive algorithm for underwater heart signal sensing” technology.
The smartwatch is capable of taking calls via Bluetooth, in-device music player (that stores up to 500 songs) and comes with 15 smart workout modes, 13 pre-installed running courses, 24 hours stress monitoring, TrueSeen 3.5 heart rate monitoring, TrueSleep 2.0 sleep tracking, TrueRelax pressure monitoring.
In addition, you get the usual features and functions like 50 meters (165 feet) water resistance, find my phone, flashlight, notifications, workout records, barometer (OK, may be this one is not quite a “usual” feature), compass, weather, and alarm.
A note about the battery, though. 14 days is typical use without GPS. In GPS mode, it will drain off in 30 hours and if you keep using it to listen to music and make BT calls, it is good for 24 hours and 10 hours, respectively.