Huawei Loves Reverse Wireless Charging (Except In Its New Smart Watches)

By Tegan Jones on at

This week Huawei added two new smart watches to its GT line-up - the Active and the Elegant.

Rocking gorgeous aesthetics and a tonne of features, there's just one big thing missing. While both watches are basically the same under the hood, they differ in size and battery life. The Active comes with the same 46mm face as the Gt Classic and Sport before it and has up to two weeks battery life. It will come in Titanium Grey.

Comparatively, the Elegant is smaller at 42mm and only has up to one week of battery life. It comes in two fancy sounding colour variants - Magic Pearl White and Tahitian Magic Black Pearl.

Despite both the P30 Pro and the Mate 20 pro being capable of reverse wireless charging, you won't be able to charge the new Watch GTs from a compatible handset.

Instead, the watches charge via a more traditional clasp that is reminiscent of a FitBit.

One could argue that this isn't particularly necessary when the battery lives are so hearty. And look, that's probably fair.

But when Huawei has championed Reverse Wireless Charging for almost a year now, it seems like it would have been a nifty and logical inclusion - especially when Samsung is using the same technology to promote wireless charging for its Galaxy Watch Active.

It's certainly a better use case than phone-to-phone wireless charging which absolutely annihilates the battery life of the handset that's providing the juice.