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Huawei Watch GT 1 (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm) – What’s New?

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The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the latest addition to the rich lineup of Huawei smartwatches, it succeeds the Watch GT. The GT 2 is now more stylish and classier while also featuring more activity tracking features and powered by the Kirin A1 dual-chip that improves performance and elongates the battery life a little longer. Its available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm just like its predecessor. So, in this comparison chart, we compare the Huawei Watch GT (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm) specs and features, so you know what’s new.

Huawei Watch GT (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm) – Specifications

Huawei Watch GT (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
huawei watch gt activehuawei watch gt 2 specifications


Device nameHuawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Huawei Watch GT
SuccessorHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)--
Released dateMarch, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forMenMen


Display typeAMOLED
Full color
Full color
Display size1.39 inch1.39 inch
Display resolution454 x 454 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
2 physical buttons
Customizable watch faceYesYes


Dimension46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Weight46 grams (excluding straps)41 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomer, leather or siliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size22mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Dark green
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown


Internal storage128MB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoYes
NFCYes(China only)Yes(China only)
Payment systemYes (China)Yes (China)




Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes
Text responseNoNo


Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNo
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoYes
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNo


Music streamingNoYes
Bluetooth musicNoYes



Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
Chipset--Kirin A1
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7--
GPUAdreNo 304--


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh455mAh
Battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Standby:20 days+
Mixed usage: 14 days
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo




Control cameraNoYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes


Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Wear appHuawei Wear app
Voice commandNoYes


Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Wireless chargerCharging cradle
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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What’s the Difference?

The main difference between the Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) and GT (46mm) is that the former is now sleeker and classier, comes with 4GB onboard storage and Bluetooth calling, all of which the later lacks, and is now more equipped to track your active life.

Huawei Watch GT (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm) Features Compared

  • Design

  • Just like its predecessor, the GT, the GT 2 comes in a very remarkable classic design. But this time, it has a more sophisticated design than the GT. Its more compact, weighs slightly less and slimmer than the GT which leaves it with a classier and sleeker appearance that defines a true premium smartwatch.

    The near-flat ceramic bezel of the GT 2 is a beauty to behold, it’s top-notch design and finish that certainly makes it a finer and more prestigious smartwatch than its predecessor.

  • Storage

  • The Watch GT lacks onboard storage capacity which is now present on the GT 2. It comes with 4GB onboard storage capacity that lets take your favorite tracks with you. A great way to stay motivated while working out.

    In addition, the GT 2 features a microphone and loudspeaker which the GT lacks. Thus supports the new Bluetooth calling function built into the GT 2 (46mm) which brings it close to being a standalone smartwatch that allows you to make and receive calls directly from this device (watch must be connected to phone Bluetooth).

  • Fitness Tracking

  • Just like the GT, the new GT 2 is also fitness-focused, both are well equipped to track your active life. These two feature training effects, training load, recovery time – all training analysis tools to help you manage your fitness goals effortlessly, with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking. Although, the GT 2 features more activity tracking features which include improved heart rate tracking and swimming heart rate tracking.

    The Huawei TruSeen technology introduced to the GT has been upgraded to enable more efficient and accurate tracking of your heart rate. As well as the presence of Huawei TruSleep 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.

  • Battery Life

Both the GT and the GT 2 have got very impressive long battery life. Each of these two has been tested to last up to 2 weeks which is great especially for individuals engaging in extreme workout activities.

However, the new Huawei self-developed wearable Kirin A1 dual-chip design and intelligent power saving technology improves performance on the GT 2 significantly and will see it last a bit longer than its predecessor.

Which is Better?

No doubt, both the GT and GT 2 are fantastic smartwatches that standout with stunning design, long battery life while also being comprehensive fitness trackers.

But the GT 2 with a more sophisticated design, more fitness tracking features, onboard music storage, Bluetooth calling and slightly longer battery life is clearly a better choice than the GT. It’ll cost you a little more at about $275 compared to the $200 GT, but it certainly gives more value for money.

Should you upgrade? Yes, it’s worth it. However, if you’re low on budget, then the GT is still a great choice.

Our Pick

The Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) with sophisticated design befitting of a true premium smartwatch is more compact and sleeker with onboard music storage, Bluetooth calling while also being a more comprehensive activity tracker. It’s our preferred choice.