The new Huawei Watch GT 2 is a beauty to behold, its stylish, elegant and classy while featuring onboard music storage and improved activity tracking features including swimming heart rate tracking. The GT 2 is available in two versions; 42mm and 46mm, and these two succeed the older Watch GT 42mm and 46mm respectively.
In this comparison chart, we compare the Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) specs and features, so you know what’s new.
Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) – Specifications
|Huawei Watch GT Elegant||Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)|
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|Device name||Huawei Watch GT Elegant (42mm)||Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)|
|Device type||Classic/Fitness smartwatch||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||--||Huawei Watch GT Elegant|
|Successor||Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)||--|
|Released date||March, 2019||September, 2019|
|Display size||1.2 inch||1.2 inch|
|Display resolution||390 x 390 pixels||390 x 390 pixels|
2 physical buttons
2 physical buttons
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Dimension||42.8 x 42.8 x 10.5 mm||41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||32 grams (excluding straps)||29 grams (excluding straps)|
|Casing material||Stainless steel/thermoplastic||Stainless steel/thermoplastic|
|Strap/band material||Fluoroelastomer||Fluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm||Yes, 20mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color(s)||Black and white||Black|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE||Bluetooth smart v5.1 LE|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||Yes|
|On-screen workout modes||No||Yes|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Huawei Lite OS||Huawei Lite OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby:10 days+|
Mixed usage:7 days+
|Standby :10 days+,|
Mixed usage: 7 days
|Charging type||Charging dock||Charging dock|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+||Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+|
|Companion app||Huawei Wear app||Huawei Wear app|
|Huawei Watch GT Elegant (42mm)||Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)|
|Wireless charger||Wireless charger|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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|Official Site||Official Site|
What’s the Difference?
The main difference between the Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) and GT (42mm) is that the former is more stylish and now comes with onboard music storage which the former lacks as well as being a more comprehensive fitness tracker with newly added features which aren’t present on its predecessor.
- Fitness Tracking
- Battery Life
No doubt, both the GT and GT 2 have got remarkable design, but the GT 2 has got a more outstanding design. It kind of drift away a bit from the classic appearance of the GT (42mm) to a sporty and geeky appearance. Its more compact and slightly slimmer which leaves it with a sleeker and classier appearance. It also weighs a bit less than the GT which makes it a more comfortable wear all day long.
The GT 2 42mm comes with 4GB onboard storage capacity which allow you take your favorite tracks with you on the go unlike the GT 42mm which lacks significant storage capacity.
Although, both the GT 2 and GT are fitness-focused and great choices for comprehensive fitness tracking with ability to track your recovery time, training effect, training load, in addition to inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking for routes, distance and real-time pace. However, the GT 2 42mm is a more comprehensive activity tracker than its predecessor.
It comes with the Huawei TruSeen technology introduced to the GT, but it has now been upgraded to enable more efficient and accurate tracking of your heart rate. As well as the presence of improved Huawei TruSleep 2.0 technology that tracks your complete sleep cycle in deep, light and rem stages and TruRelax pressure monitoring.
Also new on the GT 2 is swimming heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while you swim which can help you manage your training intensity effortlessly. A great deal for Pro swimmers.
Battery life hasn’t change that much, as you should get 7 days long battery with any of these two. This is quite impressive, and that makes both watches great choices for tracking extreme workout activities.
Although, the new Huawei self-developed wearable Kirin A1 dual-chip design and intelligent power-saving technology will see the GT 2 last a bit longer than its predecessor, in addition to improved performance.
So Which is Better?
Both the GT and GT 2 have got remarkable designs, long battery life and are well equipped to track your active life. However, GT 2 with a more outstanding design and onboard music storage is a better choice and a more compressive smartwatch than the GT. Although more expensive, great value for money.
You’ll have to spend up to $250 to get the GT 2 (42mm) which is more than the about $160 for the GT (42mm elegant edition), but if you’re low on budget, then the GT is still a great choice.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) is more compact and sleeker with onboard music storage while also being a more comprehensive activity tracker. It’s our preferred choice.
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