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Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Sport – The Difference

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Just after a year and six months after the release of Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic, the new Huawei Watch GT is here with lots of amazing features. The major takeaway is that the new GT though with a spectacular bold design doesn’t run on Google’s Wear OS and unfortunately lacks NFC. However, we dare to compare the Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 classic specs and features to find which is better and if an upgrade is necessary.

Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Sport Specifications Compared

Huawei Watch GT (46mm)Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 Sport
huawei watch gt activehuawei watch 2 classichuawei watch 2 sport


Device nameHuawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 Sport
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchStandalone/Fitness smartwatch
SuccessorHuawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)----
Released dateMarch, 2019April, 2017April, 2017
Ideal forMenMenMen


Display typeAMOLED
Full color
Full color
Full color
Display size1.39 inch1.2 inch1.2 inch
Display resolution454 x 454 pixels390 x 390 pixel390 x 390 pixel
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
2 physical buttons
2 physical buttons
2 physical buttons
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes


Dimension46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm
Weight46 grams (excluding straps)47 grams
(excluding straps)
40 grams
(excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steel/thermoplasticStainless steel/thermoplasticThermoplastic
Strap/band materialFluoroelastomer, leather or siliconeLeatherSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramicsThermoplastic
Strap size22mm22mm20mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, IP68Yes, IP68
Swim-proofYes, recommendedNot recommendedNot recommended
Color(s)Dark green
Titanium greyCarbon black


Internal storage128MB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth v4.1 LEBluetooth v4.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoYesYes
NFCYes(China only)YesYes
Payment systemYes (China)Google PayGoogle Pay




Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes
Text responseNoYesYes


Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon modeYes____
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo


Music streamingNoYesYes
Bluetooth musicNoYesYes



Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSWear OSWear OS
Chipset--Snapdragon 2100Snapdragon 2100
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUAdreNo 304AdreNo 304AdreNo 304


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh420mAh420mAh
Battery lifeStandby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: ~1 day
Standby: 2 days+
Mixed usage: ~1 day
Charging typeCharging dockCharging cradleCharging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesNoNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo




Control cameraNoYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes


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


Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm)Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch 2 Sport
Wireless chargerWireless chargerWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Sport Features Compared

  • Design
  • Huawei Watch GT stands out amongst the three smartwatches with the most outstanding design. It looks elegant, bold, and classic and of course, features a bigger screen size that lets you see more at a glance. Besides that, the Watch GT is made of more durable materials; stainless steel and ceramic bezel, in contrast, thermoplastic has been used for Watch 2 while thermoplastic/stainless steel has been used for Watch 2 Classic.

    Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Sport

    Source: Android Authority

    The Watch GT is also slimmer, it measures only 10.6mm compared to the 12.6mm of both Watch 2 and the Watch 2 Classic.

  • Connectivity
  • The Watch 2 and Watch 2 classic have Wi-Fi and NFC functionality which is lacking in the watch GT. So the GT doesn’t support any payment system, that’s quite a very needful feature lacking.

  • Cellular Network
  • The Watch 2 is the only smartwatch amongst the three that supports cellular connectivity, thus it is a standalone smartwatch that lets you make calls directly from the device independent of your phone.

  • Water Resistance
  • The Watch GT is the preferred choice as far as water resistance is concerned. It is rated 5ATM while the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic are both rated IP68. This means while you can’t wear the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic to the pool, the Watch GT will blaze through the pool allowing you to track your swimming activities plus it has a new SWOF feature that gives you a summary after a swimming event.

    Though, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic are water resistant up to 1.5 meters, in other words should survive contact with water.

  • Battery
  • Again the Watch GT beats the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic when it comes to battery life. The Watch GT comes with a double chip-set architecture a relatively new technology that improves battery efficiency. Thus, the Huawei Watch GT boosts of about 2 weeks battery life on standby which lets you go longer from a single charge.

    In contrast, it is up to 2 days of battery life with the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic.

  • Media
  • The Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic have an edge over the Watch GT when it comes to on-board storage space. The Watch GT has only 128MB onboard storage space compared to the 4GB found on the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic. This means you can store and listen to your favorite tracks on the go – A feature that comes in handy when working out or perhaps just recreating.

  • Operating system
  • A major difference between these three watches is that the new Watch GT doesn’t run on Wear OS unlike the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic which both run on Wear OS. There is still a debate about which is better between a proprietary OS and a Wear OS that powers a vast majority of smartwatches. Samsung has gotten a whole lot right with its Tizen operating system. However, Google just redesigned the Wear OS which now has some interesting features that enhance users experience to a great extent.

    One thing you have to know is that with Wear OS you have the option to choose from a large pool of apps. This is not the case with proprietary operating systems even though they try as much as possible to feature many third-party apps. The redesigned Wear OS 2.1 host lots of interesting features with versatility and access to your favorite apps.


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 or Wi-Fi. Secondly, the internal storage space doesn’t support onboard music storage.

Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Sport

Source: Cnet

However, the Huawei Watch GT features a more advanced activity-tracking technology that tracks activities more accurately. Moreover, it features more activity tracking features than the Watch 2 Sport and Watch 2 Classic.

It’s quite 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 or Watch 2 Classic.

So, overall for a better design, longer battery life and more accurate fitness tracking stats go for the Huawei Watch GT otherwise for more features go for the Watch 2 or Watch 2 classic.