Huawei Announce Watch GT 2 Pro & Huawei Watch Fit at HDC2020
At their official Developer Conference, Huawei unveiled a range of new consumer products including two new MateBook laptops along with a new addition to their audio range, the Huawei FreeBuds Pro. ANC wireless earbuds. They also took the wraps off their brand new smartwatch offerings, the premium Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro and a more fitness-centric wearable, the Huawei Watch Fit. Both appeal to two very different markets but you can expect impressive battery life on both given they’re Huawei wearables. You can find more info on both devices below:
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Positioned as their most premium smartwatch to date, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro doubles down on premium materials with its sapphire glass front, titanium body and black ceramic rear. The new smartwatch will come in two variants, a ‘classic’ edition and ‘sport’ version with rubber band instead of leather (the classic edition also comes with an extra rubber band as well.)
The device will come with support for over 100 sport or workout modes along with new additions for golf and skiing. For the golf mode for example, you’ll be able to track your swing speed and tempo which should come in handy for those of you looking to track these metrics on your next trip to the golf course.
They also showcased a ‘Route Back’ mode which allows you to use the watch to guide you back on any path you’ve taken, even if you don’t have your phone with you as it uses the built in GPS sensor.
There’s also an ‘Outdoor Assistant’ feature which will keep you updated on things such as sunrise and sunset, tide times, moon phases and bad weather alerts using the built in barometric altometer.
One of the handiest new upgrades is the ability to wirelessly charge the watch, either via the bundled wireless charging dock or off the back of a reverse-wirelessly charging enabled device such as the Huawei P40 Pro. They claim just 5 minutes of wireless charging will give you 10 hours of use.
The heart sensor on the rear has also been upgraded to ‘TruSeen 4.0+’ for more accurate measurements over what’s achievable on the Watch GT 2.
Users can expect 30 hours of use with GPS enabled and up to 14 days of general use with the typical sensors enabled. You can even get 24 hours of music playback from the built in speaker, if that’s something you’d be interested in.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is launching at the end of September for €299.
Huawei Watch Fit
During the conference, Huawei also showed off their new fitness-focus smart wearable. Packing a 1.64″ display with 326ppi, it’s one of the more advanced fitness wearables we’ve seen come to market. Even with this large full colour display, the Watch Fit only weighs 34g which is very impressive.
One of the quirkier additions to this wearable, given its tall display, is the inclusion of 12 animated workout tutorials which cover 40 exercises and allows you to follow along, simply by matching what the 3D avatar is doing on the wearable’s display.
As to be expected, the whole UI for Huawei’s workout data results have been adapted to full capitalise on the new elongated and squared off display. Users can also choose from over 200 new watchfaces that, again, fully use the new display layout and users can customise the various faces that use widgets on their homescreens.
When it comes to battery life, Huawei is claiming 10 days which is pretty decent given its specs and screen size. The Huawei Watch Fit will be launching mid-September for €129.