During lockdown, a lot of us have been working on getting that weight off. Having a new smartwatch provides that assistance in features such as fitness tracking as well as health monitoring. The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro goes a step further, it looks great and really stylish.
Cost-wise it’s available for £249.99 and comes in two colours, black or grey. Don’t let the price put you off, it is a very premium design with it’s Titanium frame and sapphire glass. It can handle everyday bumps without making a single mark.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is a watch that is lightweight at 52g and normally comes with 2 straps one leather and one rubber. If you have the sports edition as we did you only get the rubber strap.
The GT 2 Pro also works with iOS, allowing you to share data onto Apple Health or even Google Fit depending on what you use. However, you still can’t connect it to training apps like Strava.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro’s main benefit I found was the battery, with over 2 weeks of charge with general use and 10 days if you use the workout features and full GPS offering. What I also like about the GT 2 Pro, is not only the ability to charge wirelessly, but you can also reverse charge this if you have a compatible phone like a Samsung S21 or Huawei P40.
As mentioned, this watch has a luxury design and I would put up a good argument to say it’s one of the best-looking watches on the market. The GT 2 Pro comes with a sculpted titanium body and the use of sapphire glass facia adds to the durability of the watch as well as the overall style.
The watch comes with a 1.39-inch screen size which is not small and if you have a small wrist it might look a little over the top. I personally loved the size of the watch, it’s easy to swipe and I am personally a fan of large faces on a watch. The GT 2 Pro comes with a 454 x454 OLED display which offers a bright viewing that really makes this watch stand out but it also has an auto-brightness setting which can be a little annoying at times but 90% of the time visibility was great.
Finishing the design it comes with two buttons on the right side of the watch. The top when pressed, takes you to the apps list and the bottom button can be customisable for you what you want the shortcut for.
Turn the watch over and you have a ceramic back that won’t leave your wrist sweaty or affect your skin. In fact, after a while, I forgot I had the watch on.
This watch is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, so when swimming pools re-open you can monitor your swimming session without worrying about the watch. After 2 weeks of use, you will simply forget you even have it on as it’s such a comfortable watch.
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The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro runs on Huawei’s own operating system, Lite OS, 32MB of RAM and uses a low power Kirin A1 CPU. They use a low power CPU simply to offer excellent battery life which will last longer compared to the likes of an Apple Watch.
Another feature of the GT 2 Pro is you can make and receive calls, just maybe avoid talking into your watch as it might affect your street cred but it’s a nice feature to have if your phone is not on your person and someone tries to call. (Please check compatibility with your service provider).
Operating the watch was very smooth when you swipe either left or right and you will cycle through things such as heart rate, stress, weather update and activity tracker. If you swipe up you get notifications such as contactless pay activity along with other notifications.
If you swipe down from the home screen you have the following:
- Do Not Disturb
- Screen always on
- Find Phone
The watch uses the Huawei Health app that offers a solid dashboard, showing your health stats and also allows you to change the watch face with over 200+ options. You can also manage stress tracking and add your favourite contacts, allowing you to make calls from your watch bringing out the inner power ranger in us. (Just me then?).
You can also monitor your sleep pattern, if you need to make sure you’re getting the right number of hours and also tells you how long you were in a deep sleep.
Health & Fitness
As mentioned the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro works with the following apps: Apple Health, Google Fit and even MyFitnessPal which sends data such as heart rate, workout tracking and sleep monitoring.
When you press the top button on the watch, you get the app list and at the top, the 3 main apps in regards to fitness are: Workout, Workout records and workout status. This has over 100+ workout options from walking and running to some more extreme workouts like a mountain hike and even a triathlon.
The GT 2 Pro now even offers recording winter sports such as Skiing and Snowboarding. It also offers Golfers something different by monitoring the swing speed and tempo of your swing with a demo to show you how to do it and then records everything to help you improve your game.
The watch also records some more unusual things such as Belly dance, parachuting which I guess is nice to know for the adrenaline junkies among us. Also on the watch, you also have breathing exercises if you need to fine-tune your zen. You also get a compass and barometer for the inner scouts in us all when we spend all this time in the great outdoors.
The Huawei GT 2 Pro also has full GPS and offers an offline navigation aide which is ideal for when my fiancé gets us lost on one of our country walks and decides to create a new path (oh the joys). The GPS accuracy is bang on and we found the recording such as heart rate to be spot on too.
When starting a workout you have a voice that tells you when you start and then indicates when you hit milestones such as your first mile etc. I found this a useful option to have but I can understand this might bother other users.
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The Battery life on the Huawei GT 2 Pro is just like an energizer bunny, it lasts for a massive 14 days for light use and if you use the fitness features this can drop down to 10 days of use but this will depend on how regular your fitness workouts are.
When it’s time to charge the watch, place on your Qi-compatible charger for a full charge in under 30 minutes. You can also charge this watch up if your phone is reverse charge compatible such as the latest Samsung or Huawei device.
The Huawei GT 2 Pro is a fantastic smartwatch and looks luxury and is built to last with a titanium frame and sapphire glass offering that extra level of protection. The watch also has that ceramic back that not only looks good prevents your arm from getting sweaty or irritating your skin.
The battery life of this watch is massive offering 14 days of battery when standard use. When charging it you have that Qi-compatibility as well as reverse charging. I also liked the fact its water and dust resistant up to 50 meters meaning you can use this when swimming or when doing some outside fitness it won’t get damaged.
I also found the 454 x454 OLED display offers sharp images and the overall use of the smartwatch was really good.
I love the fact you have over 100 different workouts that you can record meaning whatever you’re doing including some very odd options.
It does provide recording with some cool winter sports such as snowboarding so when we can all travel again definitely take your watch with you on the slopes. It even offers support for the golfer in the house as it records swing speed and tempo. I also liked the offline GPS recording meaning it prevents you from getting lost and also indicates when you’re leaving a GPS area.
Looking for negatives on this watch was very hard to find as the watch is fantastic but there is one issue. The Lite OS does not allow you to use 3rd party apps like fitness tracker app Strava and with the option to store 500 songs on the watch it does not allow you to use music streaming apps like Spotify which is a disappointment. However, it does not affect the overall use at all. The only other slight negative could be the price, it’s expensive but if you want an all singing and all dancing smartwatch that screams luxury just save up and get this watch.
Design: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Fitness Features: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Battery Life: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Value for Money: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0 stars
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