Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Designed For Powerful and Better Fitness Tracker

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Huawei Mate 30 series is dazzling and eye-catching. One of the best wristwatches in the Mate30 series released with one of them, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is also very popular. It should be known that the positioning of Huawei Watch GT has always been the flagship level, especially the Huawei Watch GT 2, from the outside to the inside, the upgrade is very large.

With a new 3D glass screen, it has a superb look and feel, which is a huge temptation for young users who are looking for quality. Secondly, it is equipped with the Kirin A1 chip, and the power consumption performance is greatly optimized. So what is the specific performance of this watch? The following gives you a detailed evaluation of Huawei Watch GT 2.

Design & Appearance

Huawei Watch GT 2 has two sizes, 46mm dial, and 42mm dial. We got the 46mm dial fashion. Friends who are familiar with the previous generation Huawei Watch GT should know that the diameter of the previous generation dial is 46.5mm. The Huawei Watch GT 2 has been refined in the process. The diameter of the dial is smaller and the screen size is still 1.39 inches.

It is hard to find that the Huawei Watch GT 2 adopts an integrated 3D glass surface design, and the bezel and the screen are integrated. The 1.39-inch AMOLED high-precision touch screen has a resolution of 454*454, which is stronger than the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Garmin Fenix ​​6, Garmin Fenix ​​5X Plus and so on. At the same time, this screen also has a wider color gamut. From all angles, the color and contrast of the screen are very good.

Compared to LCD screens, AMOLED has an advantage in that it can achieve the ultra-thin design. The smartwatches that we have seen in the past, especially those that focus on sports functions, often sacrifice wear (thickness) due to functionality. The good news is that the final thickness of Huawei Watch GT 2 is controlled at 10.7mm. Although it is not comparable to ordinary watches, it is comparable to competing products such as Garmin Forerunner 245, Garmin Fenix ​​6, Garmin Fenix ​​5X Plus, etc. Huawei Watch GT 2 is thinner and has a larger screen size.

The watch has built-in precision sensors such as gravitational acceleration, gyroscope sensors, compass geomagnetic sensors, heart rate sensors, air pressure sensors, capacitive sensors, and ambient light sensors. With these sensors, the Huawei Watch GT 2 can monitor the amount of motion and user movement in real-time. Heart rate. The strap can be used with the quick-release structure (pictured), and the strap can be quickly removed by simply turning inward. The Huawei Watch GT 2 has a new dial market function. The latest dial can be downloaded from the mobile app. The style and body are different, which is used to meet the needs of users in different scenarios.

In addition, the author understands that in the future, Huawei Watch GT 2 will also open third-party dial support (some countries support), and continuously update more dials for users to download.

Experience

When using a smartwatch, the first thing that everyone usually considers is the battery life problem. Imagine, every day when you get home from work, in addition to charging your phone, you have to charge your watch, and the chargers of the two are not universal, that is, you need to bring two chargers when you go out. This is not for AppleWatch, but the fact is that in the life of the author, AppleWatch is rarely used every day. No matter how many functions you support, it is really too bad for one day!

I have had so much experience and experience. Naturally, after I got the Huawei Watch GT 2, the first thing I wanted to see was its endurance. According to the official statement, the Huawei Watch GT 2 can last up to two weeks in a typical usage scenario, and up to 30 days in the limit case. It is worth mentioning that Huawei Watch GT 2 can experience more scenes, such as Bluetooth calls and local music, in two weeks of life compared to the first generation.

At first, the author has doubts about this number. Because the watch dial has such a large size and high resolution, coupled with a lot of functions such as Bluetooth call, independent music playback, daily monitoring, etc., the same type of watch on the market is difficult to achieve more than a week of battery life.  In the wear, the author conducted a more comprehensive endurance test. Exercise 30 minutes a day, connect headphones to listen to music, call for 10 minutes, turn on message notifications, and shine more than 200 times a day. In the past three days, the Huawei Watch GT 2 has dropped from 100% to 76%, which is close to the official two-week battery life.

What is the concept of two weeks of battery life? The author thinks of the usual Kindle, I don’t remember the time it was used to charge it last time, and I never thought about whether I should charge the Kindle for today. The first reason is that the Huawei Watch GT 2 adopts the intelligent algorithm 2.0 mode, which can intelligently identify the scene and adjust the energy consumption according to different states such as wearing, standing, and exercising.

For example, when we take off the watch, Huawei Watch GT 2 will be in a semi-sleep state, working in ultra low power mode. When we put on the exercise, the watch needs to record data, start positioning, etc., increasing the consumption of the battery.

The second reason is that the Huawei Watch GT 2 is equipped with Huawei’s first self-developed wearable chip, the Kirin A1, which is the world’s first wearable chip that supports both Bluetooth 5.1 and low-power Bluetooth 5.1. It has the advantages of stable speed connection and low power consumption. It can still achieve low power consumption and high-performance experience under the multi-sensor work such as sports, smart heart rate and sleep monitoring.

The positioning of Huawei Watch GT 2 is a long-life outdoor smartwatch. Corresponding to “outdoor” is its support for sports functions. Compared with the first generation sports mode, Huawei Watch GT 2 has greatly improved in the field of gymnastics, covering 15 mainstream sports modes, including 8 outdoor (running, walking, Hiking, hiking, trail running, cycling, There are 7 kinds of open waters and triathlons (walking, running, cycling, swimming pool, free training, elliptical machines, rowing machines), which meet the needs of indoor fitness for white-collar workers. In addition, Huawei Watch GT 2 also added a swimming heart rate monitoring function, which can also monitor heart rate during swimming to prevent the heart rate from being too high and harmful to the body.

I would like to try the climbing mode of Huawei Watch GT 2, but the environment is limited, in the same plain as the airport, a small earthbag can not be seen. In desperation, the author chose the following way. Huawei Watch GT 2 provides data support for climbers including altitude, air pressure, climb, 3D distance, compass, and oxygen saturation. During exercise, the watch monitors your heart rate in real-time and suggests exercise based on altitude and physical condition.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is equipped with an upgraded version of the self-developed HUAWEI TruSeenTM 3.5 heart rate monitoring technology to support swimming heart rate monitoring. After the exercise is completed, the data will be synchronized to the App. You can directly view the relevant exercise data, including time, a number of steps, and key motion data such as calories, heart rate, and pace. Another surprise is that Huawei Watch GT 2 newly added voice guidance, data analysis before exercise, data record analysis in sports, professional advice after exercise, will be broadcast and reminded by voice.

Health management has always been a bright spot for the GT series. Huawei Watch GT 2 upgraded to TruSeenTM 3.5 heart rate monitoring technology on the first generation, adding premature beat screening and blood oxygen saturation detection.

Nowadays, many elderly diseases such as heart disease and high blood pressure have a tendency to transform into young people. Many young and middle-aged people are potential populations of heart problems. It is understood that premature beats are a kind of arrhythmia, which can be used as a basis for detecting heart disease. Huawei’s Watch GT 2 has a new premature beat screening function that accurately captures abnormal premature beats.

Snoring people and excessive mental workers in daily life often suffer from listlessness, dizziness, and rapid heartbeat, and are often attributed to lack of sleep and neglect of low blood oxygen saturation. Huawei Watch GT 2’s single-detection function of blood oxygen saturation can realize the timely detection of users during daily and during exercise to avoid such problems.

At present, 301 Hospital Heart Health Research has expanded its research direction and is about to start a sleep apnea study. Huawei has joined the project. Based on Huawei’s heart rate and blood oxygenation technology, it records the heart rate and oxygen saturation of sleep all night, which can help analysis. Risk of sleep apnea.

Function Experience

1, Bluetooth call

Huawei Watch GT 2 supports smart Bluetooth calling. I tried to connect with Huawei P30 Pro. Speed ​​dialing through the watch, no need to pull out the phone. In addition, Huawei Watch GT 2 also adds a phone book function to save contact information for relatives and friends.

2, Music playback

Huawei Watch GT 2 has 2GB of storage space and can store about 500 mp3 music, which is already a huge capacity in smartwatches. When running, when the kitchen is busy, you can even wash your face, no need to hold a mobile phone, you can directly connect to the Huawei Watch GT 2 to listen to local music with a Bluetooth headset.

3, Smart Reminder

The smart message reminder feature is especially useful for business people. Huawei Watch GT 2 supports mobile phone reminders such as call alert, message alert (SMS, email, calendar, social application).

4, Convenient payment

Huawei Watch GT 2 supports mobile scan code payment function and NFC bus payment function. You can also take the bus if you forget to carry your mobile phone. When a girl goes out shopping, the mobile phone does not need to take out the mobile phone from the backpack and can pay directly with the watch.

At present, the transportation card function supports first-tier cities such as Beishangshen and several provincial capital cities, and other regions will be opened in the future.

In addition, the Huawei Watch GT 2 also supports the quick change of the dial. The precision satellite positioning can locate its position in time for outdoor adventure and mountaineering. The functions of sedentary reminders and scientific sleep are better for daily health management.

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Verdict

First of all, the sense of wearing, this is the most concerned place in addition to battery life. Huawei Watch GT 2 gives the impression that the weight (42g) and the wristband are very comfortable. Compared with the rubber wristband, I prefer the leather a little, and it is more breathable and better.

I have just reviewed the Huawei Sports Bracelet Basketball Edition in the past few weeks. The colored woven wristband at the time left a good impression on me, mainly because of its comfort. The khaki leather wristband of Huawei Watch GT 2 is not woven, and it is incomparable in texture. I haven’t picked it since I got the watch, including when I took a shower.

It supports 5ATM level waterproof, which is 50 meters swimming waterproof. I didn’t really sneak into the 50-meter underwater test, but in daily use, I can be sure that I can wear it in normal showers, swimming in the pool and swimming in the shallows. I don’t have any problems with daily water stains and splash prevention.

In terms of battery life, about three-quarters of the power consumption in three days is used. The strength of the test process is slightly higher than the official test standard, so the full power state can last for two weeks. With the support of a bunch of sensors and intelligent auxiliary functions, the endurance can be done to this extent, and it is really strong. I often forget that students with chargers don’t have to worry about going out.

In addition to long battery life, the outdoor function is also the sport function. Huawei Watch GT 2 is a feature and selling point. Supporting 15 professional sports modes, it is the first echelon in the high-end smart sports watch. As support for professional sports, the Huawei Watch GT 2 has seven sensors including acceleration, gyroscope, geomagnetism, and optical heart rate in a 10.7mm body.

Professional data including height, air pressure, climb, 3D distance, compass, blood oxygen saturation, etc. can be provided to protect the user’s healthy sports moments. Judging from the functions that are most commonly used in normal times, the Huawei Watch GT 2 can almost satisfy all the imaginations of smartwatches at this stage.

Say the purchase suggestion, if it is a boy, our evaluation of the Huawei Watch GT 246mm version (46x46x10.6mm) size is very suitable, whether it is the value (integrated 3D glass body, 1.39-inch large screen), or work, both It can be seen that this is a high-end product. it is recommended to purchase a 42mm version (41.8×41.8×9.4mm), which is smaller in size and lighter in weight (about 29g), which makes it look more comfortable and more comfortable.

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