Today I will tell you about the Huawei GT Watch 2e, but for a start – a video review!
When Huawei showed its first GT Watch, we were a little upset, because, instead of another interesting product on the wearable electronics market, we just got a watch with a screen. Even without basic features, unfortunately. The only serious advantage of that generation is its autonomy, but ordinary watches have even more. Watch a video from Roma about the GT Watch:
The second generation has become much better. At least from the clock it was possible to answer calls. But now a new model has come into our hands, which, in fact, is a simplified version of the second GT Watch, this time with the prefix E. I tested them for a week, abandoning my Apple Watch and now I will tell you who should consider this gadget.
Pros of Huawei GT Watch 2e
Our price is 5000 UAH. Against the background of the same Vivoactive 3 from Garmin and the Galaxy Watch Active 2 from Samsung, this good value. Apple Watch is more expensive. But do not rush into making an order until you read who it really will be a plus for.
The screen on the Huawei GT Watch 2e is excellent, as for a wearable device. 1.39 ", 454 × 454 pixels, AMOLED. The pixel density is such that it is very difficult to consider a separate one.
Watches have retained their main advantage over competitors – autonomy. Even with always on, the watch will work for about 10 days, which is straightforward very good. Especially against the background of the Apple Watch, which lasts a maximum of two days.
A bunch of sports activities
Namely – 100. Including bouncers and bungee 🙂 There are really a lot of game, but there is no scooter.
This is what GT2 will add, but with an upgrade. GT2e can already measure the level of oxygen saturation in the blood. In fact, the watch has a pulse oximeter built-in, which they began to hunt directly during a pandemic to determine if they were sick. I'm not sure that the function works in the watch as accurately as possible, but I have not seen any bad reviews. I always show about 100% 🙂
Cool watch faces
Remember the first generation? Even the watch faces were few. And now there are enough of them, there is even one customizable and a huge number of really beautiful. Now the watch is beautiful not only outside but also on the screen.
4 GB storage for music or podcasts
And one more plus sign, which previously was not in the first generation. The watch has a built-in storage of 4 GB for podcasts or music. Yes, you’ll have to download it manually, but it’s better than nothing. You can listen using BT-headphones. True, only 2.3 GB is available for use.
Cons of Huawei GT Watch 2e
GT Watch 2e does not allow you to answer the call, but this is really not enough. You can only beat off, in fact. That is, there is no microphone here.
Watchpoints are not functionals
As I said in the pros, there are a lot of watch faces, but only one can be customized and its elements will be clickable. The rest – read the wallpaper with the display of some information without the ability to interact with it. You are warming on the weather – nothing, on the date – too. This is a big minus.
Applications are not functional
Not only the watchframes were deprived of opportunities, but also the applications. For example, you go into the weather and you just see the current weather icon. No even a minimal forecast can be seen.
Always on does not activate watchfields
By default, this feature is turned off and the screen is activated every time you raise your hand. But, if you turn on the constant display of time on the screen – it is an alias, then, firstly, an additional watch interface is activated simply with a clock, and secondly, when raised, the watch interface installed in the system is not activated.
Cannot install applications
It is not possible to install an additional third-party application on the watch, it is not supported. There is no store, nor any other opportunity to do this.
There is an application for iOS, but it would not be better
Unfortunately, connecting the watch to the iPhone was not possible. The reason for this is the crooked application. But with Android, the situation is marvelous, with the exception of Huawei smartphones.
The Android application is in the play store, but without the services of the Huawei, it does not work. They must be installed from the App Gallery. You will have to install the APK via the QR code in the instructions. It seems to be nothing complicated, but you can not name a simple watch connection.
No synchronization with any service
Given the inability to install third-party applications, the training hub is only the standard Health application. You can forget about synchronization with Strava.
Do not disturb bother
Unfortunately, when you turn on the do not disturb mode on a smartphone, it does not turn on on the watch, as happens on the same Samsung.
Yes, you can’t even dream about contactless payment, it will not appear.
Konski is annoying that notifications come in the wrong way. That is, an update has already arrived from the cart, you looked at it and went on. Then another one flew in, you looked again and went on, but in a couple of seconds the previous one would arrive too …
And the notifications themselves everywhere come with the SMS icon. It doesn’t matter whether it’s telegrams, mail or something else.
What does all this mean? What as a smart watch they are not very, but as a sports gadget – more than. Can I recommend them? Well, if you need a sports watch. Fitness bracelets are very limited in possibilities and I personally do not like the way they look. And here is a beautiful gadget on hand with the minimum functionality of a smart watch and great sports opportunities. In fact, this is a good competitor to Garmin Fenix for very adequate money.