The Huawei watch 2 and watch 2 classic where released same time, the difference lies mostly in the aesthetics, so we compare Huawei watch 2 vs watch 2 classic head-to-head. Which is better for you?
Huawei Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic Compared
| ||Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classic|
WHERE TO BUY
| BUY AT AMAZON|| BUY AT AMAZON|
|Device name||Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classsic|
|Device type||Sporty smartwatch||Classic smartwatch|
|Released date||April, 2017||April, 2017|
|Ideal for||Men (also a great choice for women)||Men (also a great choice for women)|
|Display size||1.2 inches||1.2 inches|
|Screen resolution||390 x 390 pixel||390 x 390 pixel|
|Density||326 ppi||326 ppi|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons||Touchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons|
|Dimension||48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm||48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm|
|Weight||40 gram||47 gram without straps|
|Casing material||Thermoplastic||Thermoplastic/stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Leather and silicone straps available||Leather and silicone straps available|
|Band size||20 mm||22 mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68||Yes, IP68|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Not recommended|
|Color(s)||Black, orange and Grey||Grey|
|Memory card slot||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS|
|SIM slot||Yes, Nano SIM||No|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Wear OS 2.0||Wear OS 2.0|
|Chipset||Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100|
|GPU||Adreno 304||Adreno 304|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery capacity ||420mAh||420mAh|
|Battery life||Standby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day||Standby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day|
|Charging||Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Compatibility ||Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 9.0 or later.
|Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 9.0 or later.
|Companion app||Huawei app||Huawei app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band ||Yes||Yes|
|Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classic|
|Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Quick starter guild||Quick starter guild|
What are The Differences?
The major differences between the watch 2 and watch 2 classic can be found in the design of the two smartwatches. The watch 2 has a sporty look while the watch 2 classic going by its name has a classic look.
The watch 2 is lighter, weighs only 40 grams making it perfect for sports activities. This can be attributed to the casing material which is a thermoplastic while the classic is heavier weighing 46grams, the body is made of thermoplastic/stainless steel.
On the other hand the classic has a longer 22mm strap size compared to the watch 2 which has a silicon 20mm strap size which also adds to its sporty appearance.
Obviously, the battery life of the watch 2 classic is longer than that of the watch 2 due to it’s 4G network capability, but only a slight difference in battery life between the two devices. However that little additional battery life could be the game changer.
- Cellular Technology
Another factor separating the watch 2 from the classic is the 4G cellular network capability that can be found on the watch 2 but not on the watch 2 classic. This makes the watch 2 a standalone device, you can make calls directly from the watch 2 unlike the classic.
Which Should You Buy
Depending on what your needs are, the watch 2 is best for sporting activities because of the silicon strap that comes with it whereas the classic just like the name sounds will be great for official outings, but nothing has changed though because you can easily change the strap with a 20mm or 22mm for either the watch 2 or watch 2 classic respectively.
On the other hand if you are more concerned about a standalone device then the Watch 2 will be a great choice.
In all both devices are great choices, the difference only lies in the weight, casing materials, strap and the 4G cellular network capability of the watch 2.
We will go for the Huawei watch 2 considering the fact that you can easily change the strap to your preferred choice plus its lighter and even more has a 4G network capability. It is the more comprehensive of the two smartwatches.