HUAWEI Watch GT 2 smartwatch review

Shahriar Siam

The first Huawei Watch GT stood apart to a great extent on account of an appealing structure and an enduring battery, and now the brand is back with the Huawei Watch GT 2, a wearable that fortunately doesn't relinquish those highlights.

It is - as you'd trust - additionally an improvement in various manners. Huawei is making a solid drive into the smartwatch market, and it's obvious from the Watch GT 2 that it has placed a ton of thought into the subsequent age. Having said that, the spotlight has been more on refinement than conveying a completely redesignd experience.

We got the 46mm Sport version in dark for survey, and it's hard to outwardly separate among this and the first Watch GT. Be that as it may, when you've gotten it fully operational, there's bounty here that makes it stick out.


Package Dimensions 6.06 x 5.67 x 3.46 inches
Item Weight 12 ounces
Item model number Diana-B19S
Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Manufacturer HUAWEI

Huawei Watch GT 2 price and availability

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is accessible now from £179 (generally $230/AU$340) in the event that you go for the 42mm model, or for £199/AU$399/AED849 (around $260) in its 46mm size.

In the event that you need a 'work of art' cowhide lash instead of a games tie it ascends to £219/AU$428/AED949 (generally $280) for a 46mm model, with the 42mm adaptation of this apparently not being broadly accessible. Like most Huawei items, the Watch GT 2 isn't accessible in the US.

Design and display

The 42mm model (which we haven't tried) is 29g, 9.4mm thick, and has a 1.2-inch 390 x 390 AMOLED screen. So it's somewhat more minimal than the 46mm model, yet may likewise demonstrate squeezed in the event that you have huge hands.

For the two models, Huawei has received a 3D glass screen to make a bezel-less plan, with bended edges which converge into the packaging. It's an appealing plan, if like the first Huawei Watch GT.

The watch is additionally 5ATM evaluated, which implies it can make due at profundities of 50 meters submerged for as long as 30 minutes.

There are two catches on the correct side of the watch. One is to choose worked in applications, while the other is for wellbeing following and propelling exercises. Swiping down from the home screen uncovers speedy settings, for example, don't upset, discover my telephone, and alerts, while swiping up shows your ongoing notices.

There's a mono speaker on the correct edge, which is very uproarious when accepting calls and tuning in to music, however you should in any case simply stick to utilizing a headset.

There's additionally an amplifier on the left edge, which functions admirably even in a packed space.

At last, the Huawei Watch GT 2 has a great deal of sensors for discovery and following, for example, a spinner, accelerometer, optical pulse, encompassing light and pneumatic force - this is generally genuinely standard smartwatch stuff however.

Hardware and software

The Watch GT 2 is controlled by Huawei's home-developed Kirin A1 chipset, which incorporates wise force sparing innovation. It has 2GB of RAM and 4GB of capacity, out of which 2.2GB is usable space - enough to hold around 500 melodies.

Regarding availability choices, the Huawei Watch GT 2 offers Bluetooth 5.1 too inherent GPS (alongside Glonass and Galileo for progressively exact, quicker and exact situating).

There's unfortunately no NFC support however, so you can't make installments utilizing the watch. There's likewise no Wi-Fi or LTE here, so you'll need to consistently keep the watch combined with your telephone to stay up with the latest.

You get Huawei's own Lite OS here, which feels great to use generally, notwithstanding not offering the same number of highlights as any semblance of Apple's watchOS, Google's Wear OS, Fitbit OS, and Samsung's Tizen. It can likewise at some point feel somewhat drowsy.

Since Huawei's foundation doesn't have an application store, there's no help for outsider applications. You additionally can't include gadgets or tweak the watch in any huge manner, which causes the Watch GT 2 to feel less like a smartwatch and increasingly like an advanced watch with GPS and wellness following.

Generally everything you can do is cycle between a watch face, pulse screen, feelings of anxiety, the temperature, music, and wellness apparatuses.

In spite of the fact that you can impart information to Google Fit and MyFitnessPal straightforwardly from the watch, the Watch GT 2 is at its best when utilizing the Huawei Health application.

This application is composed around four tabs - the home screen shows the every day wellbeing readings, the subsequent tab shows different exercise modes, the third tab is for interfacing other Huawei-bolstered gadgets, and the fourth tab is for settings, individual accomplishments, your profile, and week after week and month to month wellbeing and wellness reports.

It's genuinely direct to use, with alternatives to bore down and take a gander at things in more noteworthy profundity in the event that you so want.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 backings cell phones running Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9.0 or higher, so it's probably going to work with your handset - we utilized it only with the Huawei Nova 5T.

Features and fitness tracking

With regards to wellness following, there's an abundance of choices accessible. Different exercises can be followed by means of the Huawei Watch GT 2, for example, running (indoor and outside), strolling, curved, paddling (indoor and open air), cycling (indoor and outside), (pool and untamed water), climbing, climbing, trail running, marathon, and high impact exercise.

There's likewise an individual insightful games mentor to control you through each activity to improve it and more secure. This framework accompanies a model exercise comprised of seven unique stages. The computerized collaborator will converse with you through it and use voice prompts to reveal to you when to back off and hurry up once more.

At the point when you've finished the seven stages, you get a synopsis of your information, for example, calories, fat consumed, separation secured, and what muscles you've chipped away at.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 likewise tracks general every day exercises, for example, calories consumed, steps taken, and floors moved, just as stationary alarms and pulse. The floor observing was somewhat odd, giving us bizarre outcomes when it confused a lift ride with us climbing floors.

Pulse following functioned admirably however, and this additionally cautions clients by vibrating if their pulse goes underneath or over the suggested level. Clients can set the levels dependent on their primary care physician's suggestion.

Huawei is apparently attempting to find the Apple Watch 5's ECG sensor, yet the highlights here are not even close as cutting edge.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 additionally has a TruSleep 2.0 element, which screens your rest, including to what extent you spend in light rest, profound rest and REM (quick eye development), just as continuous following of your pulse, heartbeat, and breathing quality.

The application at that point utilizes this information to break down your rest quality utilizing man-made consciousness, and can make proposals to improve your rest quality.

There's likewise a TruRelax highlight that records your pulse fluctuation, and gives throughout the day feeling of anxiety observing. In the event that it identifies that you're getting worried, there's a breathing activity to assist you with quieting down, which is a decent touch.

Battery life

Huawei claims the 455mAh battery inside the 46mm Watch GT 2 gives fourteen days of juice on a solitary full charge, while the 42mm model will evidently offer 7 days, yet this all boils down to how you're utilizing it.

For instance, when ongoing pulse checking is chosen, the battery on our 46mm model dropped by around 12% before the day's over, instead of just 7% when in keen pulse observing mode.

On the off chance that you are a moderate client you ought to have the option to crush out around 10 days of battery life from this model, which is really not too bad. For wellness lovers who work out near two hours every day, the battery can last around 5 days, which is as yet great. This far outperforms contributions from both Samsung and Apple.

A full energize from zero battery takes around 1 hour and 22 minutes, which isn't really awful either, however you have to utilize an exclusive charger.


Pros Cons
Great battery life No third-party apps
Attractive design No NFC support
Excellent fitness tracking Can't customize it much


The Huawei Watch GT 2 has brilliant battery life combined with wellbeing and health following highlights, however the product needs upgrades so as to stand apart from the opposition.