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Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) Compared

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The new Huawei Watch GT 2 is a beauty to behold, its stylish, elegant and classy, while featuring onboard music storage and improved activity tracking features including swimming heart rate tracking. The GT 2 is available in two versions; 42mm and 46mm, and these two succeed the older Watch GT 42mm and 46mm respectively.

In this comparison chart, we compare the Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) specs and features, so you know what’s new.

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) Specs Compared

 Huawei Watch GT ElegantHuawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
huawei watch gt classic vs active vs elegant

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch GT Elegant (42mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Huawei Watch GT Elegant
SuccessorHuawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)--
Released dateMarch 2019September, 2019
Ideal forWomenWomen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
AMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Density----
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42.8 x 42.8 x 10.5 mm41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight32 grams (excluding straps)29 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomerFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel Material CeramicsBezeless
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black and whiteBlack, cyan, gold, gravel Beige

MEMORY

RAM16MB32MB
Internal storage128MB4GB
Memory card slot----

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
Wi-FiNoNo
NFC--Yes(China only)
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIM slotNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Weather forecastYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
Distance coveredYesYes
Steps climbedYesYes
CaloriesYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNomp3
Bluetooth musicNoYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYes
Altimeter----
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
BarometerYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
Chipset--Kirin A1
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeStandby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
Standby :10 days+,
Mixed usage: 7 days
ChargingCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear app
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch GT Elegant (42mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
StrapsStraps
Wireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $160About $250

What’s the Difference?

The main difference between the Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) and GT (42mm) is that the former is more stylish and now comes with onboard music storage which the former lacks as well as being a more comprehensive fitness tracker with newly added features which aren’t present on its predecessor.

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) Features Compared

  1. Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm): Design

  2. No doubt, both the GT and GT 2 have got remarkable design, but the GT 2 has got a more outstanding design. It kind of drift away a bit from the classic appearance of the GT (42mm) to a sporty and geeky appearance. Its more compact and slightly slimmer which leaves it with a sleeker and classier appearance. It also weighs a bit less than the GT which makes it a more comfortable wear all day long.

  3. Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm): Storage

  4. The GT 2 42mm comes with 4GB onboard storage capacity which allow you take your favorite tracks with you on the go unlike the GT 42mm which lacks significant storage capacity.

  5. Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm): Fitness Tracking

  6. Although, both the GT 2 and GT are fitness-focused and great choices for comprehensive fitness tracking with ability to track your recovery time, training effect, training load, in addition to inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking for routes, distance and real-time pace. However, the GT 2 42mm is a more comprehensive activity tracker than its predecessor.

    It comes with the the Huawei TruSeen technology introduced to the GT, but is has now been upgraded to enable more efficient and accurate tracking of your heart rate. As well as the presence of improved Huawei TruSleep 2.0 technology that tracks your complete sleep cycle in deep, light and rem stages and TruRelax pressure monitoring.

    Also new on the GT 2 is swimming heart rate tracking that tracks your heart rate while you swim which can help you manage your training intensity effortlessly. A great deal for Pro swimmers.

  7. Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm): Battery Life

Battery life hasn’t change that much, as you should get 7 days long battery with any of these two. This is quite impressive, and that makes both watches great choices for tracking extreme workout activities.

Although, the new Huawei self-developed wearable Kirin A1 dual-chip design and intelligent power saving technology will see the GT 2 last a bit longer than its predecessor, in addition to improved performance.

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm):So Which is Better?

Both the GT and GT 2 have got remarkable designs, long battery life and are well equipped to track your active life. However, the GT 2 with a more outstanding design and onboard music storage is a better choice and a more compressive smartwatch than the GT. Although more expensive, but great value for money.

You’ll have to spend up to $250 to get the GT 2 (42mm) which is more than the about $160 for the GT (42mm elegant edition), but if you’re low on budget, then the GT is still a great choice.

Our Pick

The Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) is more compact and sleeker with onboard music storage while also being a more comprehensive activity tracker. It’s our preferred choice.

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