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Huawei Releases HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 for Powerful and Upgraded Fitness Experience

  • 19 September 2019
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Huawei Releases HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 for Powerful and Upgraded Fitness Experience
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London, September 19, 2019-Huawei has unveiled its next generation smartwatch, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm and 42mm series, powered by the firm’s proprietary Kirin A1 chip. Delivering an upgraded user experience and unrivalled battery life due to the chip’s ultra-low power consumption capability, WATCH GT 2 pushes the boundaries of what is expected from a wearable. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is also Huawei’s first smartwatch with an all-in-one 3D glass screen, creating a wider, boundless display. Moreover, the new smartwatch delivers more sports modes with richer programs, as well as adding Bluetooth calling and music playback functionalities, enhancing comprehensive health and fitness monitoring and management capabilities, ultimately offering greater care in meticulous detail to those who love sport and the pursuit of quality of life.

 

Proprietary Kirin A1 chipset supports unrivalled battery life

The previous generation HUAWEI WATCH GT was well loved by users because of its impressive battery life. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 goes in 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.*

All-in-one 3D glass design for expansive display experience

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. The screen design is modern and artistic, suitable for people who pursue the finer things in life and speaks to the simple, exquisite design philosophy that is in vogue nowadays.

New professional sports monitoring creates a richer smartwatch experience

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. 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.

Comprehensive health management for your everyday care

In the field of intelligent wearables, Huawei is committed to helping consumers better manage their own health. Leveraging advanced intelligent algorithms, Huawei is an industry leader in 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 analyze 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. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 provides consumers with all-day physical status information to help them develop healthy living habits and lifestyles.

The release of HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 marks another big improvement in helping users improve their quality of life. The latest watch uses innovation to address user demand, promotes healthy living and brings all-round wearable experience to users.

 

Find out more about the Huawei Watch GT2

 

* Data based on test results from HUAWEI lab. Actual results may vary owing to differences in use.

 

 


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GT2?? Are you kidding? 

It is better for me to burn my money instead of buying GT watch. I don't even think about it, unfortunately I bought GT1 and it was a joke, 8 months without fixing any single bug! Even Whatsapp notifications is not working properly in that watch. I tried to sell it but I found nobody, I put it in the drawer and bought Samsung active2 which is AWESOME.

Huawei, you are still not ready to release your own watch software, don't ask people to pay to be a beta testers for your incomplete product. 

 

 

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most poor Bluetooth connection (it don't reconnect BT automatically),

 

 

Yes, but since last FW update and last Huawei Health app update it works for me without any problems.

Run away from this! I am so happy to sell my GT. To use Huawei Watch? Never again!

 

No stravia connection, most poor Bluetooth connection (it don't reconnect BT automatically), bad always on screen function.

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In response I get what your saying but some other 200 Euro models for example the Versa offer much more and I could go on.

I agree with you though when you say Huawei are on a losing wicket with this one.. Consumers don't like to be treated this way. 

They have had the health app since at least 2017 to my knowledge that's how long I have my Huawei phone!!!! should have been plenty of time to iron out the bugs.

Let's make stuff that lasts at least a couple of years or pay once for a super all singing all dancing version, which is what I could do... Two months ago I paid 199 Euro for this if I now want to upgrade the expected price is 239 Euro... Here's a hint Huawei it's not happening this will be my first and last health tracker from you😡

Apprently no more provements then if the memory is so inferior. 

So buyer beware, could turn into manufacturer beware. 

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I surely don’t want to start a flame war here, and partially I agree with you,@Joretogt … just to explain myself better, what I’m complaining about here is the Huawei marketing policy.

The watch itself is OK, and the app, well, it does what you expect it to do (with some limitations and glitches): we are talking about a device which sits in the 200 euro zone, not asking for miracles here. The sensors are quite fine, the app has its problems, I know… it won’t never beat a Garmin (or even a Polar, Suunto, you name it) thing… we’re talking about devices which will cost you double the price, I wouldn’t place them on the same level for a comparison (actually, they’re not comparable at all).

An old latin motto says “caveat emptor” (something like “the buyer has to be careful”), and what I’m trying to say is that I’m not complaining about things I perfectly knew when I bought the watch: the thing I just can’t take is that Huawei is somehow limiting the potential of a device just to sell the next version. In other words, the GT isn’t allowed to work at 100% of its capabilities so that users will be forced to buy another slightly upgraded gizmo that would not be fully working again, and so on.

That’s not fair. And it’s stupid. Maybe it will sell some more pieces in the short term, but in the long run it’s not gonna work. Few companies in the world are allowed to act like this: Apple for instance, or some major automotive brands, but Huawei ain’t Apple, they’ll better learn it soon, or they’re bound to fail.

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No, some of us got it as a fitness watch, which it was advertised for but fails miserably because of no 3-rd party service integration of the HEATH APP. As I've written before the problem is not with the watch, but with the health app, the worst company support ever and the dual standard for chainees and other users. As to the battery and the other things, for example, the garmin fenix 3 lasts longer, tracks more accurately , has 3-rd party integration and despite being older then this watch, still gets regular  updates.

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My 2 cents about the whole story:

People who have chosen to buy a GT (like I did), bought it mainly for two or three reasons (and their expectations surely have been met so far): long battery life, 5 ATM waterproofing, and why not, style and materials used. They all knew (WE all knew) it is not a smartwatch (strictly speaking), it has a proprietary and closed OS (so no fancy addons, no apps and so on)... all this having been said, we opened our wallets and bought it. Because we liked it.

Now answer a simple question: why in the world one would dump it and go for a GT2 which is basically the same device with a speaker, a microphone and some pretty graphics, but is FAR from being something different like, say, a "smartwatch" ? The hardware Huawei added probably will just shorten battery life (#1 reason for GT's success), and will increase chances of failure. And, if I wanted a James Bond watch to make phone calls and vocally control my devices, I would simply have gone for another brand (and another OS as well).

As I stated in another thread, I'm not even going to look at the GT2 (let alone buying one), simply because I think it's totally useless. I'd rather stay with my GT (I bought it less than 2 months ago, let's see how long it's going to last), and I'd really really love to see people at Huawei going the extra mile and giving me the support I deserve as a Customer and a User.

I'm aware it's probably not gonna happen, but as we say in Italy, "hope is the last one to die". Call me a stupid, but each and every day I keep tapping on the "check firmware updates" button, maybe one day...

The worst part of it all is that all those people who bought (and will buy) a GT2 as their first Huawei watch, will probably share our destiny: two or three updates, some minor bug fixes, then nothing more.

Wash, rinse, repeat: wait for a GT3, then a GT4, then what ? (yeah I know, GT5. Easy! )

I just hope the hardware is sturdy as it seems: If my GT will be so kind to last for two or three years, I'll be satisfied. Let's see, I'm still confident.

EDIT: P.S.: sorry for mistakes, misspellings or typos, English is not my native language (as you will probably have noticed 😉 )
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Personally, I love my GT. It's almost perfect. For my needs at least. Now the GT 2 is here and it's one step closer to perfect as it has music storage.

That said, I'll not be buying one until like almost every other manufacturer, they allow me to at the very least, export data from Huawei Health to Strava.

Fix that and I'll buy a GT 2 today.
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I don't know what to do...
Tried the Amazfit GTR 42mm, it's the worst garbage ever. So much thing badly made, vibrations are awful (weak, and VERY VERY loud ! So much annoying)

I want a watch with great battery life like the Watch GT but Huawei doesn't listen the feedbacks 🙄
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Fun fact : The Watch GT sub forum is the one with the most replies. And Huawei still doesn't give a fnck.
As I wrote in another thread, want to bet that it'll be one of those that will not be transferred to the new community home ?
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Fun fact : The Watch GT sub forum is the one with the most replies. And Huawei still doesn't give a fnck.
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to see what this thread is turning into, it's sad and funny at the same time.
but to see huawei staff not reacting in any way, or give proper qualified feedback and solutions to a growing number of complains (some of which clearly affect the GT2 as well), it's utter stupidity. Sorry but it's the truth.

It's also a good sign to realize how things are and how you need to react as a consumer. It's not something that happened in a day, it's now more than a year where complaints have taken place, with no honest responds.
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to see what this thread is turning into, it's sad and funny at the same time.
but to see huawei staff not reacting in any way, or give proper qualified feedback and solutions to a growing number of complains (some of which clearly affect the GT2 as well), it's utter stupidity. Sorry but it's the truth.
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Was thinking about to get the GT 2, but when i see how Huawei Devs don't give a single fnck to the feedbacks from users and Huawei mods here never answer when we suggest or repport something.
To be honest I wouldn't advice you to go for it, as our experience with Watch GT is pretty bad. The product has a lot of bugs and support is not good at all. There are more serious brands out there specialized in wearables. You will pay a little more but you will get a good product that will last in time.
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Was thinking about to get the GT 2, but when i see how Huawei Devs don't give a single fnck to the feedbacks from users and Huawei mods here never answer when we suggest or repport something.
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Does the music control feature will be available on the GT 1st Gen? (Just to control the music playing on the smartphone)

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Does the music control feature will be available on the GT 1st Gen? (Just to control the music playing on the smartphone)
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@up - liteos
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Hi does anybody know if the watch gt2 have liteOS or HarmonyOS?
When it has liteOS too, it would be easy to huawei to integrate changes from the gt2 to the gt.
maybe they will see that their momentary behavior isn't good for their future buisness.
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Thanks for the comments and feedback, appreciate you have lots of feedback on the Watch GT. The development team are listening and, in fact, there is a Wearable Device Usage survey you can complete to help the team better understand your needs.

https://uk.community.huawei.com/watch-gt-50/wearable-device-usage-survey-7687
You are joking right,


This is not joking. In my opinion, this is arrogance and insolence. Please forgive me but this is not how you should treat your customers. There is such a thing as business ethics.
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Thanks for the comments and feedback, appreciate you have lots of feedback on the Watch GT. The development team are listening and, in fact, there is a Wearable Device Usage survey you can complete to help the team better understand your needs.

https://uk.community.huawei.com/watch-gt-50/wearable-device-usage-survey-7687


You are joking right, what exactly are they listening to and what problem have they fixed, or added a feature which is requested by the customers ? They don't even give a meaningful response in the threads, beside - "Your requests have been passed on to the development team ..." . If the development team can't implement a trivial feature like gpx export/import in 9-10 months then fire them (some of us are actually developers and know actually know how much time it takes and so on ... ). The simple truth is that you (Huawei) don't care about the customers and their feed back and requests, at least the ones outside of china...so in my opinion GO TRUMP !
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Hmmm, looks like I and the rest of my ‘cabbage club’ oldies need to review our plans concerning buying a GT 2. Thanks everyone for your comments I can tell how angry, disappointed and let-down all of you who already have brought one feel. But for those like us, who were just about to purchase one, your comments and views are and have been so valuable.
So based on your findings would you, recommend an alternative that works with our Huawei phones or should we hold back and wait to see if any of your concerns are acted on and rectified?

Thanks Guys.


That depends on your budget and what you will purchase your watch for. There are serious watches out there that do the job
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any chinese members can pls translate what functions are NOT available for iOS?29BB5F92BC994638873430838D9311BC62309367CC326E44.jpg

@Ove, from China - translate it, please.

If you do this - it will be the most helpful thing you can do for us. Thank you and have a nice day.
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Hmmm, looks like I and the rest of my ‘cabbage club’ oldies need to review our plans concerning buying a GT 2. Thanks everyone for your comments I can tell how angry, disappointed and let-down all of you who already have brought one feel. But for those like us, who were just about to purchase one, your comments and views are and have been so valuable.
So based on your findings would you, recommend an alternative that works with our Huawei phones or should we hold back and wait to see if any of your concerns are acted on and rectified?

Thanks Guys.
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any chinese members can pls translate what functions are NOT available for iOS?
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