Alongside the new Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 phones, Huawei today introduced a new smartwatch.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the follow-up to last year's Watch GT, and like that original model, the new version comes in two sizes. The 46mm version comes with a 1.39-inch 454x454 AMOLED display and a sportier case with numbers etched into the outer ring. The smaller 42mm watch comes with a 1.2-inch 390x390 AMOLED screen and no etched outer ring.
A major focus of the Watch GT 2 is battery life. Huawei says that the 46mm Watch GT 2 can get you up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge thanks to its Kirin A1 wearable chip and power-saving algorithms. The smaller 42mm watch is capable of a full week of battery life on one charge.
Both watches include fitness tracking features like GPS/GLONASS and Huawei's upgraded TruSeen 3.5 heart rate tracking. There are workout tracking features like more than 10 running courses and elliptical tracking, and thanks to the Watch GT 2's 5ATM water resistance, you can use it for swim tracking, too. Sleep tracking is packed in there as well with Huawei's TruSleep 2.0 tech.
Other features packed into the Huawei Watch GT 2 include an accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, air pressure sensor, an always-on mode, and Bluetooth 5.1 (including Bluetooth calling on the 46mm watch). There are two physical buttons on the side of the watch: one power button and one function button.
Finally, the Huawei Watch GT 2 has been confirmed to run LiteOS and not Wear OS, just like the original Watch GT. The new watch is compatible with Android devices running 4.4 KitKat and up as well as iPhones running iOS 9.0 and later.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 will launch in October 2019. Pricing will start at €229 ($253 USD) for the 42mm model, while the 46mm watch will cost €249 ($275 USD).