Huawei Watch GT vs GT 2 vs GT 2 Pro – What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by Jude Simeone

The Watch GT family is getting bigger with the release of GT 2 Pro – a premium smartwatch with a sophisticated design, and is the successor to GT 2 that was released last year. If you recall, we have moved from GT>>GT 2>>GT 2 Pro. While the GT lacked a microphone, loudspeaker, and music storage, Huawei corrected that with the release of GT 2 and now the GT 2 Pro packs the same features and even more in a premium design. In this post, I’ll simply highlight what has changed over the years and of course, offer my recommendation on which is the best to invest in. Compare the features between Huawei Watch GT vs GT 2 vs GT 2 Pro to find out the differences.

Huawei Watch GT vs GT 2 vs GT 2 Pro Full Specifications Compared

Huawei Watch GT (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
huawei watch gt activehuawei watch gt 2 specificationsHuawei Watch GT 2 Pro full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Predessesor--Huawei Watch GTHuawei Watch GT 2
SuccessorHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)----
Released dateMarch, 2019September, 2019September, 2020
Ideal forMenMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.39 inch1.39 inch1.39 inch
Display resolution454 x 454 pixels454 x 454 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Always-onYesYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm46.7 x 46.7 x 11.4mm
Weight46 grams (excluding straps)41 grams (excluding straps)53g (excluding strap)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplasticTitanium/ceramic back
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomer, leather or siliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metalFluoroelastomer or Leather
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramicsTitanium
Strap size22mm22mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassSapphire Glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Dark green
Orange
Brown
Black
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brownNebula gray
Night black

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB32MB
Internal storage128MB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoYesYes
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCYes(China only)Yes(China only)__
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoYesYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoYesYes
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoYesYes
Triathlon modeYesYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes, 100+
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingNoYesYes
Bluetooth musicNoYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYesYes
MicrophoneNoYesYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Compass----Yes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse OximeterNoYesYes
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoNoNo
Other sensors--____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
Chipset--Kirin A1Kirin A1 + STL4R9
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7----
GPUAdreNo 304----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh455mAh__
Battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Standby:20 days+
Mixed usage: 14 days
Regular: 14 days
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dockCharging dock
Wireless charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 30 mins-1 hour
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraNoYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseNoNo__

MISC

Payment systemYes (China)Yes (China)__
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear appHuawei Health app
Voice commandNoYes__

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
StrapsStrapsStraps
Wireless chargerCharging cradleCharging cradle
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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The Differences

Features Compared
  1. Design – GT 2 Pro has the most sophisticated design
  2. Huawei has remained consistnet in the design of the Watch GT as all members in the GT Series have about the same apperance for the 46mm models. Talking about models, the GT and GT 2 come in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm with the later being a lower-end version with less features compared to the biggers size. Huawei rather has released GT 2 Pro alongside a lower-end Huawei Watch Fit which I presume succeeds Huawei Fit.

    Moving from there, all three smartwatches have a very decent and durable build consisting of some of the most durable materials used in making smartwatches. However, while GT and GT 2 have cases made of stainless steel that is paired with a ceramic bezel, GT 2 Pro has a case and bezel made of titanium which is a premium material used in building premium smartwatches. Titanium is stronger and lighter than stainless steel, as a result, the GT 2 Pro weighs a little less than the other two and is also a stronger and more durable smartwatch.

    Beyond the material differences, each of these three smartwatches has a 1.39 inches display that is powered by AMOLED. Navigation is the same on all three with 2 physical buttons and touchscreen support. There are lots of watch faces to choose from in the Huawei Health app, and now there are 8 types of moon phases such as new moon, full moon, first-quarter moon, etc. and tides on GT 2 Pro that allow you to observe the sky and enjoy the romance of watching time passing by.

  3. Activity Tracking Features – GT 2 Pro is the most comprehensive fitness tracker with ECG added
  4. Going by the number of fitness tracking features, GT 2 Pro has more activity tracking features than the other two especially with the addition of an ECG that will allow you take ECG directly from your wrist. ECG tracking is one very important feature which the big names in the industry have continued to introduce to their lineups. The Galaxy Watch 3, Fitbit Sense, and Watch 6 are some of the few smartwatches that have ECG tracking.

    Each of these three is a comprehensive fitness smartwatch with an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track your outdoor activities. Others include counting your steps, calories, as well as blood oxygen SpO2 monitoring, sleep, and heart rate tracking.

    GT 2 Pro has over 100+ sport modes and features ski and snowboarding modes that track your total duration, average speed, heart rate, average pace, biggest slope, and more when you engage in any of these activities. It also features a golf coach that can help improve your golf skills. So, the GT 2 Pro is a more comprehensive fitness tracker than the other two.

  5. Media
  6. The Watch GT lacked music storage which many fans lamented that even though it’s a fine smartwatch, the lack of music storage was a very big setback. Huawei went ahead to add a microphone and loudspeaker with music storage to the GT 2 which is able to make and receive calls. The GT 2 Pro also comes with 4GB storage capacity with about 2.5GB available for media storage. It also equipped with a microphone and loudspeaker that allows you to make and calls from the watch.

  7. Battery Life
  8. Battery life has remained about the same with the successive addition of new watches to the GT Series. All three smartwatches offer multiple days of battery life than can see you through 2 weeks. It’s one of the factors that made the GT Series is very popular.

Which is Better?

In very few words, the GT 2 Pro which has the most features and a more refined design is the best out of these three smartwatches. It’s a premium smartwatch.

On the other hand, GT 2 comes very close to the GT 2 Pro in terms of features except that it has a stainless steel build, but however still one of the most sorts after smartwatches on the market.

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