Huawei Watch GT 2 with Kirin A1 chip officially unveiled

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Huawei has officially unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT 2, coming in 46mm series and 42mm series offerings. The Huawei Watch GT 2 is Huawei’s first smartwatch with an all-in-one 3D glass screen, creating a wider, boundless display.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is offered in Sport, Classic, and Elegant or Elite editions. The main difference between them is their design, and more importantly the strap. The first comes with a rubber one, Classic upgrades it to leather, and Elite and Elegant take it all the way up to stainless steel.

The watch also comes in two case sizes: a smaller 42mm model with a 1.2-inch 390p AMOLED screen, and a larger 46mm one featuring a 1.39- inch 454p panel. The Sport and Classic editions are available in both sizes, while the Elite is exclusive to 46mm models, and Elegant variants are only available for the smaller cases

The previous generation Huawei Watch GT was well loved by users because of its impressive battery life. Huawei Watch GT 2 goes further, being equipped with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chipset to further improve on battery life.

The Kirin A1 chipset integrates an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power consumption application processor and a separate power management unit. The application processor uses the Cortex-M7 processor to achieve ultra-low power consumption of 10uA/MHz, which is far below the industry average of 30uA/MHZ.

The perfect combination of high performance and efficient power consumption makes it possible for Huawei Watch GT 2 to deliver robust usage and even longer battery life.

In daily use, the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series can operate continuously for up to two weeks, with both the intelligent heart rate monitor and call notification functions on and weekly usage of up to 30 minutes of Bluetooth calls; up to 30 minutes of music playback; up to 90 minutes of exercise and using the scientific sleep mode at night.

In the classic mode, the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series can operate continuously for up to one week. Both series of watches have greatly improved battery life in the GPS tracked sports mode. The 46mm series achieves battery life of 30 hours under the GPS tracked sports mode, while the 42mm series reaches 15 hours.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Classic

Classic design never goes out of style. Inheriting the classic look from the previous generation, Huawei Watch GT 2 further upgraded the aesthetics with a full-screen and borderless design. The all-in-one 3D glass surface allows for a wider look and feel.

The dial of the 46mm series adopts beveled sculpting and gemstone processing techniques to create 3D curved glass and applies individual carving to create concave spots on the dial for a more vivid look. Treated with multiple processes, the curved dial of the 42mm series is only 9.4mm thin and decorated with an extremely thin, fashionable metal frame.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series is also equipped with a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD precision touch screen with display resolution of 454 x 454 pixels, wider colour gamut, and ultra-thin design that is superior to LCD screens, achieving fuller screen colour and higher contrast.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Sports

Sports enthusiasts ask for professional sports data monitoring and all-around experience from their smartwatches.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm series connects with Huawei mobile phone Bluetooth and supports Bluetooth calls at up to 150 meters. Unfortunately, there’s support for neither 4G LTE nor Wi-Fi, meaning you’ll have to carry your phone with you in case you need data connectivity.

The watch also supports phonebook functionality so you can save friends’ contact information on your watch and easily look them up. At the same time, the watch comes with large storage capacity, housing up to 500 mp3 songs. You can easily manage and enjoy music while exercising.

In the sports mode, Huawei Watch GT 2 is compatible with 15 sports, including eight outdoor sports (running, walking, climbing, hiking, trail running, cycling, open water, triathlon) and seven indoor sports (walking, running, cycling, swimming pool, free training, elliptical machine, rowing machine).

For these 15 sports modes, the watch provides full-scale monitoring of approximately 190 types of data. The watch provides targeted pre-exercise data analysis for different sports, data recording analysis during the exercise and professional advice afterwards. It is like having a personal intelligent sports coach to make your exercise safer and better.

Health Management

In terms of heart rate monitoring, Huawei Watch GT 2 helps monitor bradycardia and heart failure. Unless in the sports mode, the user will be notified if heart rate is above 100 bpm or below 50 bpm for more than 10 minutes. Users can also view the data in the Huawei Sports and Health App to keep an eye on your health in real time.

In addition to heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring is another function that users care about. Poor quality sleep has become a problem for many. HUAWEI TruSleep™ 2.0 monitors sleep quality, real-time heart rate, sleep breathing quality and uses big data analysis to rate sleep quality. It combines Huawei AI technology to accurately analyse sleep problems and provides sleep improvement suggestions, as well as personalised sleep services and reports to help users improve sleep quality.

Huawei Watch GT 2 also comes with self-developed HUAWEI TruRelax™ technology, which helps users relieve stress by recording HRV (heart rate variability) values and providing feedback on the user’s stress index.

In addition, it also has a sedentary alert, which reminds the user to stand up and move around after a certain period of time. On special occasions, the alert can be turned off. You can also record the number of steps you take each day, calories burned, and the number of times you stand up.