Huawei’s new smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT 2, is one of the nicest-looking smartwatches around. It has a large, crystal-clear AMOLED display and amazing battery life. In this review we will be looking at the features of this Smartwatch that makes it stand-out.
The design and display
The Watch GT2’s polished metal body shines in the light and is paired to a plastic case back, with a piece of 3D glass over the top. Instead of a single piece of flat glass over the screen, matched to a plastic or metal bezel, the Watch GT2’s glass neatly incorporates the bezel.
The 3D effect refers to the slight angle where the screen cover becomes the bezel. It’s a classy, stylish, high-quality transition, and makes the Watch GT2 look great on the wrist.
It comes in two sizes, a 42mm Elegant model and a standard 46mm model, and I’ve been wearing the larger version. The AMOLED screen measures 1.39-inches and has a 454 x 454 pixel resolution, resulting in sharp, detailed text and colorful watch faces. The brown leather strap is supple out of the box, and a black silicone strap is included as an alternative. I also saw a Watch GT2 with a metal bracelet, which complemented the polished body well.
The body is slim at 12mm, lightweight, and fits comfortably.
Hardware, Software and Performance
The Watch GT 2 is powered by Huawei’s home-grown Kirin A1 chipset, which includes intelligent power-saving technology. It has 2GB of RAM and 4GB of storage, out of which 2.2GB is usable space – enough to hold around 500 songs.
The wearable runs Huawei’s proprietary operating system – Lite OS – which minimizes the impact on battery but also limits the number of features that are available.
In terms of connectivity options, the Huawei Watch GT 2 offers Bluetooth 5.1 as well built-in GPS (along with Glonass and Galileo for more accurate, faster and precise positioning).
There’s sadly no NFC support though, so you can’t make payments using the watch. There’s also no Wi-Fi or LTE here, so you’ll have to always keep the watch paired with your phone to keep things up to date.
Huawei claims the 455mAh battery inside the 46mm Watch GT 2 gives two weeks of juice on a single full charge, while the 42mm model will apparently offer 7 days, but this all comes down to how you’re using it.
Huawei’s Health App
Huawei’s Health app is pretty straightforward, both in function and design. Viewing sleep, heart rate, exercise, weight, and stress logs is really easy, thanks to the tile-based menu system across four tabs. Performance is smooth, and the graphs are clear to read at a glance, with more detail available if you don’t mind a bit of scrolling.
Other features include the ability to add alarms, use a timer, turn the watch into a flashlight, or use it as a compass.
Good fitness tracking
Formidable battery life
Few smartwatch functions
If you’re looking for a smartly designed watch with robust fitness features, then this is a good option for a good price. Visit Banggood.com to purchase one for $302.98