During the first day of the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020, the company unveiled a couple of new products besides its latest HarmonyOS 2.0 and EMUI 11. Alongside the new FreeBuds Pro TWS earbuds, Huawei also launched the Watch GT 2 Pro. It is the successor to last year’s Watch GT 2. And right off the bat, there are very few upgrades between the two iterations. Let’s take a look at the new Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro including its specs, features, expected price in Nepal, and availability.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Overview
Design & Display
Watch GT 2 Pro is available in two variants – Sports and Classic. Both of these have the same 1.39-inches AMOLED display with 454 x 454 pixels. Here, both versions also have the same build material consisting of a titanium frame, ceramic back, and a sapphire watch dial. There are altogether two buttons on the side for control (power, function).
However, they do differ in terms of strap options. While the Sports option has silicon straps, the Classic variant boasts the more premium leather-made strap. In terms of watch faces, Huawei says there are over 200 options to choose from. Watch GT 2 Pro is also 5ATM water-resistant (up to 50 meters deep for 10 minutes max).
Health, Fitness, Sleep Tracking
In terms of fitness tracking, there are a total of 100+ workout modes. You can track skiing, snowboarding, and even your golfing data on the Watch GT 2 Pro. Its “Golf Mode” analyzes the pattern of your swing posture to help you improve your stroke. There are 17 professional and 85 custom workout modes in total. Huawei also ships its smartwatches with a voice guidance feature that takes you through your entire workout from start to finish and that is present on the Watch GT 2 Pro as well.
Furthermore, it is also capable of automatically detecting 6 different types of workouts including indoor/outdoor running, indoor/outdoor walking, elliptical, and rowing. Watch GT 2 Pro also features TruSeen 4.0+ 24-hour heart rate tracking, TruSleep 2.0 sleep monitoring, TruRelax stress monitoring, oxygen-level (SpO2) measurement, and VO2Max oxygen consumption measurement. Interestingly, the power consumed by LEDs underneath the watch will also consume less power when measuring SpO2 or heart rate.
Watch GT 2 Pro also has a built-in GPS. And the new “Route Back” feature makes its excellent use. It records your travel route throughout the session. So, if you’re in some unknown territory and the GPS signal starts getting weak, the watch alerts you and gives shows you the recorded route using which you can safely make your way back to square one. Now, Watch GT 2 Pro can also warn you of any sudden shift in the atmospheric pressure.
Using the built-in barometer, it alerts you to get to a safe location if the outdoors is unsafe because of the change in air pressure. Moving on, running the whole show is Huawei’s LiteOS powered by the Kirin A1 chipset with 32MB of RAM. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have third-party app support, and neither does it feature actionable notifications.
Anyway, because of its lite nature, the Watch can last up to 14 days which is incredibly impressive for a smartwatch. With GPS continuously turned on, the endurance drops to 30 hours, and 24 hours with music playback. However, Huawei says you can get up to 10 hours of usage with just 5 minutes of charge. But the highlight of the Watch GT 2 Pro is definitely its support for Qi wireless charging. Smartphones with reverse wireless charging can also juice up this smartwatch.
And about that music playback, the Watch GT 2 Pro can natively store up to 500 songs in its 4GB of internal storage. With an active Bluetooth connection, one can make calls directly from the watch itself too. Huawei/Honor smartphones with NFC and running EMUI 11 or later can also enjoy the new “Huawei Share OneHop” feature using which you can easily share photos to the watch with a simple tap. Finally, there’s also the “Remote Shutter” feature for smartphones running EMUI 8.1 or later for remotely taking photos on your watch from the watch.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Specifications:
- Body: 1.84W x 1.84H x 0.45D-inches; 52gm (without strap); 5ATM
- Display: 1.39-inches AMOLED; 454 x 454 pixels
- Strap: Black Fluoroelastomer, Gray Brown Leather
- Chipset: Huawei Kirin A1 + STL4R9
- Storage: 32MB RAM, 4GB internal storage
- Battery: 455mAh; Qi wireless charging (5V/1A)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1, BLE/BR/EDR, Built-in GPS (with GLONASS, Galileo), NFC (China-only)
- Software: Huawei LiteOS
- Companion App: Huawei Health (Android | iOS)
- Compatibility: Android 4.4 or later, iOS 9.0 or later
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Ambient light, Air pressure, Capacitive
- Colors: Nebula Grey, Night Black
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro will be available later this month where its price is €329 for the Sport and €349 for the Classic variant. We expect the price of Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro in Nepal to start at around NPR 48,000 if and when it launches in Nepal.
Price in Nepal (Expected)
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (Sport)
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro (Classic)
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