So on March 26, 2020. We saw the launch of Huawei’s latest phenomenon. The Huawei P40 series smartphone and on the very same day also witnessed the unveiling of the Huawei Watch GT2e. This is the focus of our post today.
The Huawei Watch GT2e is supposedly an upgrade of the Huawei Watch GT2 that came out last year. But why should you pay attention to the latest product and is the Huawei watch GT2e beast of a smartwatch or just a passing hype? Well, to answer that question we spent some time combing the web for all available information on the GT2e and are we’re pleased to share our findings with you. So without further ado grab your coffee and let’s dig in.
Highlights of the GT2e
- 14 days of Battery Life
- Sporty Touch and Feel
- Circular Dial
- 100 Modes Fitness Sensor with Exercise Auto-detection
- 50 Meter Water Resistance
If you’re already familiar with its predecessor the Huawei Watch GT2. You should be able to tell quickly that the latest smartwatch isn’t quite a re-invention of the former. But rather a slightly improved version of it and going by the highlights above you can see that the major difference between the two watches lies mostly in design, battery life, and water resistance capabilities.
The GT2e watch is made to look and feel more dynamic and that was achieved by reducing the size of the crowns. Making them square, giving it a breathable wristband with more perforations and a radial bezel. The body of the watch is fused onto the strap which we think is a little drawback.
That’s because now you can’t swap the strap for something different. Good news though is that designers at Huawei anticipated that and compensated for it by making straps available in four color options namely Lava Red, Icy White, Graphite Black and Mint Green sufficient to appease any fanatics out there 🙂
Other notable features include a 1.39 inch AMOLED Display, magnetic thimble charging port, Bluetooth 5.1 and 4Gig storage under the hood to boot. On the software front. It’s a lot similar to the Huawei watch GT2 with the usual menu of features such as geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, air pressure sensor, capacitive touch sensor, ambient light, and optical heart rate monitor. The watch weighs just 43 grams.
As of the time of writing Huawei had not yet announced the release date for this watch but it’s likely to be available in Europe starting April 2020 with other places to follow. Pricing will be roughly USD$220, AUD$360, and GBP£180, so the price of the GT2e is pretty close to the launch price of the GT2.
As far as everything specs go. It’s clear that the latest watch will be more attractive to the sporty types amongst us or anyone that prefers a smartwatch with a more streamlined design.
And there you have it, folks. So is Huawei Watch GT2e beast of a smartwatch or just passing hype? Well, we’ll leave you to decide but would nonetheless love to hear your thoughts on the comment section below. Adios, until next time.
Update: Huawei Watch GT2e has been launched in Chinese market with price starting at 1,288 yuan (~US182), here goes with the Huawei Watch GT2e unboxing video: