What comes after the
Huawei Watch GT,
GT 2, and
GT 2e? If your guess is a Huawei Watch GT 3, you might want to try again. Or we could just tell you what the freshly unveiled Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is all about.
Confusing and unnecessarily convoluted name aside, this bad boy has plenty of neat stuff going for it in terms of both design and health monitoring capabilities, although it’s not entirely clear exactly what makes the new device so different from
the regular Watch GT 2 to deserve the Pro moniker. Priced at €329 and up, the premium smartwatch is set to be joined by a significantly humbler €129 Huawei Watch Fit to select European markets this month, with no words on official US availability for the time being.
Sapphire, titanium, and wireless charging are the big new things
While the Pro label is generally associated with upgraded specs and under-the-hood improvements in the mobile tech scene,
Huawei‘s “new flagship smartwatch” seems to be mainly about cosmetic refinements and build quality enhancements.
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 is also available in a special Titanium edition in certain European and Asian markets at a pretty substantial premium over standard stainless steel models.
Galaxy Watch 3 variant doesn’t come with sapphire glass despite its sky-high price, settling for an inferior Gorilla Glass DX technology as far as resistance to scratches is concerned.
ECG monitoring or
fall detection, Huawei’s latest Android and iOS-compatible high-ender relies primarily on a standard heart rate monitor to at least improve the wellness of its wearers. Nonetheless, the company claims its proprietary TruSeen heart rate tracking technology is at “its most advanced”, providing “more accurate readings” than ever before.
The Watch GT 2 Pro is also capable of “scientifically” supervising your sleep quality, as well as monitoring “all-day” stress levels and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels. Naturally, you get standalone GPS connectivity too and more than 100 workout modes to choose from, all in a stylish package with a sharp 1.39-inch AMOLED display in tow that promises to stay charged for up to two weeks under “typical user scenarios.”
Speaking of, charging is done wirelessly for the first time on a Huawei smartwatch, which vastly improves this bad boy’s convenience as you no longer need to carry the company’s proprietary charger with you wherever you go. That’s especially handy given that the Watch GT 2 Pro can track everything from skiing to snowboarding and swimming, catering to frequent travelers and all sorts of sports enthusiasts.
Huawei Watch GT did come to the US, so you never know.
The Huawei Watch Fit can also do a lot of things without breaking the bank
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and
Apple Watch Series 5, it can certainly be considered extravagant by the company’s standards. That’s where the ultra-low-cost Watch Fit comes in, packing a lot of smarts into a slim and sleek body tipping the scales at a measly 34 grams.
Even though this is by no means the most eye-catching wearable device in the world, with a somewhat awkward elongated rectangular display measuring a whopping 1.64 inches in diagonal, the green, pink, orange, and black strap color options are definitely a nice touch, improving the aesthetic appeal of the “smart sports watch.”
the recently unveiled Honor Watch ES. As such, you won’t be surprised to hear that the “new” device echoes the 10-day battery life promise of its “cousin”, as well as its inclusion of continuous heart rate monitoring technology, sleep tracking, and an SpO2 sensor measuring blood oxygen saturation.