Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Compared
Just after a year and six months since the release of Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic ,the new Huawei Watch GT is here with lots of amazing features. The major drift is that the new GT though with a spectacular bold design doesn’t run on Google wear OS and unfortunately lacks NFC. However we dare to compare the Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 classic specs, features to find which is better and if an upgrade is necessary.
Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic Specs Compared
| ||Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classic||Huawei Watch GT|
WHERE TO BUY
| BUY AT AMAZON|| BUY AT AMAZON|| BUY AT AMAZON|
|Device name||Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classsic||Huawei Watch GT|
|Device type||Sporty smartwatch||Classic smartwatch||Classic smartwatch|
|Released date||April, 2017||April, 2017||October, 2018|
|Ideal for||Men (also a great choice for women)||Men (also a great choice for women)||Men (also a great choice for women)|
|Display size||1.2 inches||1.2 inches||1.39 inches|
|Screen resolution||390 x 390 pixel||390 x 390 pixel||454 x 454 pixel|
|Density||326 ppi||326 ppi||326 ppi|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons||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||46.5 mm x 46.5 mm x 10.6 mm|
|Weight||40 gram||47 gram without straps||46 gram without straps|
|Casing material||Thermoplastic||Thermoplastic/stainless steel||Thermoplastic/stainless steel|
|Strap/band material||Leather and silicone straps available||Leather and silicone straps available||Leather and silicone straps available|
|Band size||20 mm||22 mm||20 mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass|
|Water resistant||Yes, IP68||Yes, IP68||Yes,5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Not recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color(s)||Black, orange and Grey||Grey||Black, green and Grey|
|Internal storage||4 GB||4 GB||128MB|
|Memory card slot||--||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.1 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||No|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS||Yes, A-GPS/GLONASS/Galileo|
|SIM slot||Yes, Nano SIM||No||No|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Android wear 2.0 by Google||Android wear 2.0 by Google||Huawei lite OS|
|Chipset||Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100|
|GPU||Adreno 304||Adreno 304||Adreno 304|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery capacity ||420mAh||420mAh||420mAh|
|Battery life||Standby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day||Standby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 day||Standby :25 days + , Mixed usage: ~2 days|
|Charging||Charging cradle||Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Payment system||Yes, Google pay||Yes, Google pay||Non available|
|Compatibility ||Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 9.0 or later.
|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||Huawei app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Huawei Watch 2||Huawei Watch 2 Classic||Huawei Watch GT|
|Charging cradle||Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Quick starter guild||Quick starter guild||Quick starter guild|
What are The Differences?
Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic Features compared
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Design
Huawei Watch GT stands out amongst the three smartwatches with the most oustanding elegant design. It looks bold, classic and off-course features a more bigger screen size that lets you see more at a glance. Beside that the watch GT is made of more durable materials; stainless steel, ceramic bezel and leather/silicon straps compared to the thermoplastic used for watch 2 and thermoplastic/stainless steel used in watch 2 classic.
The Watch GT is much slimmer, measures only 10.6mm compared to the 12.6mm of both watch 2 and the watch 2 classic.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Connectivity
The watch 2 and watch 2 classic have a wifi and NFC functionality which is lacking on the watch GT. So the GT doesn’t support any payment system, quiet a very needful feature. Similarly with the watch GT you will rely only on Bluetooth to connect with nearby devices as there is no WI-Fi.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Cellular Network
The watch 2 is the only smartwatch amongst the three that supports 4G network technology, thus a standalone smartwatch that lets you make calls directly from the device.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Water Resistance
The watch GT is the more preferred choice as far as water resistance is concerned. It is rated 5ATM while the watch 2 and classic are both rated IP68. This means while you can’t wear the watch 2 and classic to the pool or ocean, the watch GT will blaze through the pool allowing you track your swimming activities plus a new SWOF feature that gives you summary after a swimming event.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Battery
Again the watch GT beats the watch 2 and the classic when it comes to long lasting battery. The watch GT comes with a double chip-set architecture a relatively new technology that improves battery efficiency. The watch GT boosts of about 2 weeks battery life on standby which lets you go longer on a single charge.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Media
The watch 2 and the classic have an edge over the watch GT when it comes to on-board storage space. The watch GT has only 128MB on-board storage space compared to the 4GB found on the watch 2 and classic. This means you can’t store and listen to your favorite tracks on the go. A feature that comes handy when working out or perhaps just recreating. On the hand operation on the watch 2 and classic are more faster as they both have a higher RAM size of 768MB compared to 16MB of the watch GT. Though the difference might not be that obvious considering the additional features on the Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic.
- Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Operating system
A major difference is that the new watch GT doesn’t run on Google wear OS unlike the watch 2 and classic which both run on Google wear OS. There is still a debate which is better between proprietary OS and Wear OS which powers a vast majority of smartwatches. Samsung have gotten a whole right with their Tizen operating system. However, Google just redesigned the Wear OS which features some interesting features that enhances users experience to great extent. One thing you have to know is that with Wear OS the options to choose from are vast. The redesign Wear OS 2.1 host lots of interesting features amazing user experience such as ability to install apps and the versatility/access to your favorite apps.
Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Which is Better?
The new Huawei watch GT offers a larger display that lets you see more at a glance plus its stunning classic appearance. However going by more features the GT lags. First there is no NFC, Wi-Fi. Secondly the internal storage space is very small.
Huawei watch GT has a more high-tech and sensitive sensors which lets you track fitness activities more accurately.
Its quiet a difficult choice to make from these three smartwatches. Well, based on design and the best for fitness tracking the watch GT is the best choice, however if you are concerned about more features then go for the watch 2.
So, overall for a better design, longer battery life and more accurate fitness tracking stats go for Huawei watch GT otherwise for more features go for Watch 2 or watch 2 classic.
The Huawei watch GT doesn’t have NFC neither wifi and comes with a very little memory space, but its our best choice out of the three device. Reasons, the screen is bigger yet not bulky, its slimmer, its water resistant up to 5ATM, the battery life is longer and above all it comes with more sensitive Huawei TruSeen and TruSleep technology which leads to more accurate tracking. It a great choice for men as well women