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Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Watch 2 Compared

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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

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EDITOR'S RATING

Design: (4.5 / 5)
Battery: (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (4.0 / 5)
Features: (4.5 / 5)
Price: (3.0 / 5)
Average: (3.9 / 5)
Design: (4.5 / 5)
Battery: (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (4.0 / 5)
Features: (4.5 / 5)
Price: (3.0 / 5)
Average: (3.9 / 5)
Design: (4.5 / 5)
Battery: (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking: (4.0 / 5)
Features: (4.0 / 5)
Price: (4.0 / 5)
Average: (4.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch 2Huawei Watch 2 ClasssicHuawei Watch GT
Device typeSporty smartwatchClassic smartwatchClassic smartwatch
Predessesor------
Successor------
Released dateApril, 2017April, 2017October, 2018
Ideal forMen (also a great choice for women)Men (also a great choice for women)Men (also a great choice for women)

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.2 inches1.2 inches1.39 inches
Screen resolution390 x 390 pixel390 x 390 pixel454 x 454 pixel
Density326 ppi326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons
Multi-touchYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm46.5 mm x 46.5 mm x 10.6 mm
Weight40 gram47 gram without straps46 gram without straps
Casing materialThermoplasticThermoplastic/stainless steelThermoplastic/stainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather and silicone straps availableLeather and silicone straps availableLeather and silicone straps available
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramicsCeramics
Band size20 mm22 mm20 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, IP68Yes, IP68Yes,5ATM
Swim-proofNot recommendedNot recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, orange and GreyGreyBlack, green and Grey

MEMORY

RAM76876816MB
Internal storage4 GB4 GB128MB
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.1 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nNo
NFCYesYesNo
GPSYes, A-GPS/GLONASSYes, A-GPS/GLONASSYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology4GNoneNone
SIM slotYes, Nano SIMNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYesYes
Microphone------
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

CompassYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYes
Magnetometer ------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Android wear 2.0 by GoogleAndroid wear 2.0 by GoogleHuawei lite OS
ChipsetQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
GPUAdreno 304Adreno 304Adreno 304

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 420mAh420mAh420mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 dayStandby :2 day + , Mixed usage: ~1 dayStandby :25 days + , Mixed usage: ~2 days
ChargingCharging cradleCharging cradleCharging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemYes, Google payYes, Google payNon 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 appHuawei appHuawei appHuawei app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice command------

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch 2Huawei Watch 2 ClassicHuawei Watch GT
StrapStrapStrap
Charging cradleCharging cradleCharging cradle
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

What are The Differences?

Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic Features compared
  1. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Design
  2. 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.

  3. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Connectivity
  4. 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.

  5. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Cellular Network
  6. 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.

  7. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Water Resistance
  8. 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.

  9. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Battery
  10. 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.

  11. Huawei watch GT vs Watch 2 vs Watch 2 Classic: Media
  12. 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.

  13. 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.

Our Pick

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

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