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Huawei says Watch GT 2 has two weeks of battery life

New to the watch is Bluetooth 5.1 support and storage for 500 MP3s.
Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic
September 19, 2019
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The Mate 30 Pro isn't the only new device Huawei showed off today. The company also revealed the Huawei Watch GT 2, its newest LiteOS wearable. When it launches in Europe later this year, Huawei will offer the Watch GT 2 in two sizes: 46mm and 42mm. The 46mm model features a 22mm strap and 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 454 x 454 resolution. The 42mm model, on the other hand, comes with a 20mm strap and a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390 x 390 resolution. The smaller model is also thinner and lighter.

The highlight feature of both devices is battery life. With the company's new Kirin A1 chip in tow, Huawei promises up to two weeks of battery life with the 46mm model -- which includes a higher capacity battery. Huawei says you'll be able to eke out those two weeks while taking advantage of all of the Watch GT 2's functionality, including GPS, heart rate and sleep tracking. Obviously battery life will vary depending on how much you lean into certain features, with certain features draining more of the wearable's battery than others.

Huawei Watch GT 2

New to these devices is support for Bluetooth 5.1. As long as you're within 150 meters of the Huawei Watch GT 2, you'll be able to take calls from the smartwatch, as well as listen to music over a pair of Bluetooth headphones. On the music front, Huawei has also increased the amount of available internal storage on both models. You can now store up to 500 MP3s on the Huawei Watch GT 2. Additionally, both models are water-resistant up to a depth of 50 meters for 10 minutes.

On the software front, there's now support for advanced tracking with 15 compatible activities, including running, walking, hiking, cycling and swimming. Huawei has also enhanced the wearable's sleep tracking feature. Like with any other fitness tracker, you can also look forward to activity reminders, as well as step and calorie counting. Like the Apple Watch, the Watch GT 2 will also alert you if it notices an irregular heartbeat for an extended period of time.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 will launch in Europe next month, and no word yet on US pricing and availability.

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