Huawei Unveils Its GT 2 Smartwatch With Overhauled Features and Nifty New Ones

By Shabana Arif on at

Huawei's Mate 30 launch event has finally arrived, and while leaks purporting to reveal everything that was going to be unveiled haven't been 100 per cent on the nose, they were right about the GT 2 smartwatch.

As per the rumours the GT 2 is available in 42mm and 46mm and is powered by the A1 Kirin chip and Cortex-M7 processor which allows for increased efficiency when it comes to power consumption, meaning you'll be able to squeeze two weeks out of the 46mm series with "daily use". That stretches to having the heart rate monitor and call notifications turned on, and gives you 30 minutes each of Bluetooth calls and music playback, and 90 minutes of exercise and using the sleep mode at night. The 42mm series battery will last for just a single week by comparison.

When it comes to the display, as reported yesterday, the 46mm does indeed sport a 1.39-inch AMOLED display and the 42mm will feature a 1.2-in AMOLED screen, with resolutions of 454 x 454, and 390 x 390 respectively.

Over on the fitness front, there are now 15 sports modes with full-scale monitoring of 190 date types, and for general health and well-being, a heart rate and sleep monitoring, in addition to a steps counter and sedentary alert which tells you when it get off your arse and get moving.

Now for the prices! The 46mm model is priced at €249 (around £220), and the 42mm will set you back €229 (approximately £202) but the actual UK pricing hasn't been confirmed just yet. The smartwatch will launch next month.

Huawei, of course, also unveiled details of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, which you can read about here.