The next-generation Huawei Watch GT 2 was launched earlier this week with two different sizes and potentials for days-long battery life. During a fun packed fitness challenge, we got to test out the real intelligence of Huawei’s brand new GT 2, which is an upgrade of the previous GT and comes in two different sizes (a 46mm and a 42mm bezel).
Throughout the various workouts, we discovered that the GT 2 gives you all the vital information you would need throughout the day and more importantly during your workout whether it’s at the gym, outdoors, on a bike or even underwater. It is really a personal trainer on your wrist. It stores all your information and displays it as and when you need it, giving you updates every 10 minutes on the progress of your chosen activity and how your body is fairing against the activity.
The notifications we received from the GT 2 included a built in GPS, letting you know where you are or how far you’ve gone on that hiking trail; a calorie counter, which was remarkably accurate; a heart rate monitor and distance tracker, amongst others. You can also configure the watch to your specific workout, in order for it to give you the relevant statistics against your performance. While allowing you to listen to music, receive and speak on calls (only on the 46mm series) from a distance of up to 150m away from your phone, the GT 2 also provides various notifications from your phone, allowing you to decide which ones you’d like to have appear on the watch’s screen.
As you can already tell, the GT 2 is not just a fitness watch, the design is sleek and slim and allows you to switch the durable rubber strap for a fashionable leather strap. This speaks to how versatile the watch is and how it has literally been created to be your companion throughout the day. The sleek design, when using the leather strap, looks professional, casual and sophisticated, all at the same time. The different looks are also emphasized by the different dial options.
The GT 2 is not just a fitness watch…
The watch also has 4GB of storage, which allows it to keep up to 500 songs downloaded for your listening pleasure and to keep pumped when exercising.
In short, it is actually more than a personal trainer; it’s more of a versatile companion, that fits into every part of your busy schedule, keeping you safe, informed, entertained, and stylish every step of the way, even in your sleep. Pricing for the Watch GT 2 is R4 999 for the most extravagant version of the watch.
Words by Manqoba Kubheka
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