If the Huawei GT 2 smartwatch (you can read my review of that here) caters for fitness and fashion fans, then the GT 2e is aimed more towards fitness fans. You can read my thoughts on this smartwatch right here.
The Huawei GT 2e is very easy to set up. You just need to download the Huawei Health app, go to the add device option, and pair using Bluetooth. You’ll more than likely be welcomed with a firmware update, but that shouldn’t take too long at all.
Design and comfort
The review unit I received came in a colour variant called Lava Red. As a Welsh man, and a Liverpool fan, I was thrilled with this colour choice! The first thing I noticed about the watch was how light it was, and the fact that it was a lot less ‘meaty’ than the GT 2.
The strap, called a Red & Black TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) strap, looks very similar to the straps on the Apple Watch Nike Editions. I prefer the leather strap of the GT 2; however, the strap was comfortable, and the holes allowed my skin to breathe when exercising. The Huawei Watch GT 2e is a comfortable watch to wear, and I was even able to wear it to bed with no issues at all.
The 1.39 inch AMOLED 454 x 454 HD display on the GT 2e is superb. Even in direct sunlight, I was able to see all aspects of the screen clearly. Text is sharp, and colours are vibrant. There are several watch faces to choose from, so you’ll find something to suit your style.
Full of Fitness Features
The Huawei Watch GT 2e comes with all the features that you would want from a fitness-oriented smartwatch. Whether you have a dedicated exercise regime, or you’re just wanting to learn more about your health and wellbeing, and want to take the first steps to exercise more.
I can’t say that I used them, but Huawei reports that the watch supports over 85 custom workout modes, from rock climbing to skateboarding. The watch also has 15 built-in workout modes. I used the Outdoor Walk mode every day, and using the built-in GPS and GLONASS positioning systems; I was able to track where I had been on a map, as well as read live data about my heart rate and stress level. It also reports where you are in terms of warm-up or calorie burning.
Using the various sensors built into the watch, you can monitor your heart rate, SpO2 levels, stress levels, and sleep quality. All of which, when combined with the detail that the health app provides, can help you to be more aware of your general health and wellbeing.
Furthermore, the Huawei Watch GT 2e does everything that you would expect a SmartWatch to do, including notifications for calls, texts, emails, and calendar events. You can also see the weather forecast, set alarms, use a stopwatch and even turn it into a torch.
As with the GT 2, the battery of the GT 2e is the outstanding feature. I’ve used the watch every day for the past two weeks, mainly to record our journeys on our daily exercise, and the battery only gave up towards the end of the second week. This truly is excellent. What’s more, the battery charges exceptionally quickly using the included magnetic charging thimble.
I was a little disappointed to find out that the Huawei GT2e didn’t have a built-in speaker. The music app on the watch looks exactly the same as it does on the GT 2, but when you try to play a song, it looks for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. This could be to reduce costs, but more than likely, it is to encourage people who will be using the watch when running or another type of exercise, to use a pair of wireless earbuds.
The Huawei GT 2e is an excellent smartwatch. It looks great and has all of the features you’d ever need in terms of fitness tracking. The two-week battery life, vibrant screen, and built-in GPS make the Huawei GT 2e a great contender if you’re in the market for a new fitness focused smartwatch.
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