The Huawei Watch GT 2E is probably the most sporty looking smartwatch from Huawei. In the past, Huawei has pushed out smartwatches that could be worn in formal occasions too. This watch is targeted only at the sports person.
The GT 2e is different from the other GT watches that have come in the market. And that is not only in terms of the way it looks, but also the features.
What makes the GT 2e very appealing is its price.
Huawei Watch GT 2E specifications
|Dimensions and display||1.39-inch AMOLED (53 x 46.8 x 10.8mm)|
|Colours||Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green, Icy White|
Huawei Watch GT 2E – Design and Display
Like a lot of the smartwatches in the past few years, the GT2E also has a round design. It has bezels around the glass that is thin and it slopes down making the display even more prominent.
The display is a powerful 1.39-inch AMOLED display. The first thing that most people will be interested to know about is the watch faces and the GT2E has plenty of that.
Although there are a number of watch faces, the ability to customize them is non-existent. This is a big downer.
There’s another big thing that lacks in the Watch GT 2E and that’s the refresh rate. It’s not up to standard and interacting with the various notifications is a bit “stuck”. It’s not slow, but it’s not as seamless as one would expect from a mid range smartwatch.
This improves the battery life considerably.
The way the watch looks is another thing because it’s super sporty and looks good only when you are wearing sporty clothes. The TPU strap has holes to let your skin breathe. It’s certainly not a formal wear type of watch.
Huawei Watch GT 2E Features
But this smart watch isn’t about the display. It’s about the sports features.
Huawei has added in close to 100 activities that can be tracked. If you look at the official page of Huawei GT2E, they’ve covered sports like Skateboarding, Rock Climbing among others.
Here is a list of sporting activities that the GT2E tracks
- Outdoor Walking
- Outdoor running
- Indoor Running
- Pool Swimming
- Rowing Machine
Open water swimming
- Indoor walking
- Trial Run
- Free Training
The most common tracking features include running, walking, cycling, elliptical among others. Compared to the Apple Watch(Industry standard), the GT2E is pretty accurate, when it starts measuring the distance, heart rate and others.
There are some tracking features like strength training that are quite glitchy. In the sense the results are way off or it doesn’t track the training properly.
Coming to the basics like tracking steps, heart rate and sleep patterns. It does this really well!
The smartwatch notifications have made smartwatches as important as a smartphone. The GT2E makes it easy to see a notification, but interaction is less. So you won’t be able to reply to a message. If that’s an important feature for you, then skip this watch.
Here are other features which makes the GT 2E, the ultimate sports tracking and health tracking smartwatch.
If you are into tracking your endurance, then you might want to track how much oxygen you are consuming over a period of time (The workout). This helps in understanding if you are truly pushing yourself, as more oxygen consumption means more effort. This is a very useful feature to keep pushing yourself.
This tracks your aerobic/cardiovascular improvements and your strength capabilities. This tuny feature lets you know if you are getting stronger over time or not.
Another useful tracking feature is the recovery time. It tracks how long it takes to recover after a workout. Generally a fitter person recovers quicker and this number helps you with analyzing that.
The watch is able to track the intensity of the workout and gives you your average intensity levels over the past few days. This gives you an idea if you’ve pushed yourself or gone below par. This also helps you moderate your workouts so that you don’t overpush yourself.
If you aren’t sure about what workout to do or what instructions to follow. The fitness trainer app comes with pre-set training workouts with voice over courses. There are tailored levels built for people at various stages of their workouts.
Huawei Watch GT 2E Battery
The battery on the GT2E is expected to last for 2 weeks without any fuss.
But the truth of the matter is, to make the smart watch last for two weeks, you can’t use the features like a heart rate monitor everyday. You need to use it like a normal smartwatch.
If you do work outs every single day and use the heart rate monitor regularly, then you’ll have a battery life of about 7 days.
This is a common theme amongst a lot of the smartwatch makers, where they tout the 2 week timeline and in fact the reality is closer to the one week mark.
For the refresh rate and the display being turned off, this is not a smartwatch with a great battery and could be much better.
Huawei Watch GT 2E – Worth it?
The Huawei Watch GT doesn’t hide what it truly is. It’s a sports tracking smartwatch. And all the other features take a backseat.
If you are looking for a watch with the smoothest interface, you won’t get it.
If you are looking for a watch where you can reply for your notifications, you won’t get it.
For the price, the Huawei GT 2E is a super affordable option compared to the Apple’s and Garmin’s of the world.
If you are looking for a watch that does sports tracking exceedingly well and want a rugged watch that will track your workouts for years to come, this is your pick.
You might need another watch as your office going watch as the GT 2E is super sporty and comes in beautiful colours.
If you are into fitness, this is a perfect fit for you.