The Huawei Watch GT2 Professional is lastly official, after a month of teasers and leaks.
The replace to the Huawei Watch GT2 places top quality supplies front-and-center, whereas retaining a sports activities and well being monitoring focus.
The GT 2 Professional boasts a titanium case with sapphire glass, and a ceramic again giving it a premium end that we’re not used to seeing from the finances finish of the market.
Huawei Watch GT2 Professional briefly
- Joins the Huawei Watch GT2 and Watch GT2e by including extra premium supplies, with a titanium case and ceramic again.
- 47mm outsized case with a shiny 454 x 454 AMOLED show
- New golf and snowboarding monitoring modes
- A brand new concentrate on out of doors monitoring with climate system monitoring and tide tides, in addition to back-to-strat navigation
- It will likely be on sale for $TBC
Huawei Watch GT2 Professional: Design
Ceramic and titanium are staples of the high-end Swiss watch market and have filtered down onto Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy watches, that value in extra of $700.
We’ve been carrying the Huawei Watch GT2 Professional for per week or so now, and it’s actually a step up when it comes to high quality over the GT2e and rivals from Amazfit and even Fossil.
It’s trying system and feels premium on the wrist. When it comes to design it’s actually extra vanilla than the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, and a few classier watch faces wouldn’t go amiss.
The entrance is dominated by the 454 x 454 AMOLED touchscreen show. It’s a beneficiant 1.39-inch show inside a 47mm case, which does really feel slightly outsized on the wrist. Whereas all smartwatches are private selections, it doesn’t really feel very unisex.
It’s necessary to notice that Huawei hasn’t but introduced any pricing, however we’re anticipating this to remain inexpensive.
Because it has so many sports activities focussed options, Huawei places two hot-swappable bands within the field – a leather-based and silicone model for exercises and swimming.
It’s so apparent that this may be a good suggestion – to marry the design and options with two applicable band choices – and it’s one thing we wished Samsung had considered.
Huawei Watch GT2 Professional: Well being and sports activities
There are 100+ sports activities modes accessible on the watch, though most of those might be easy HR monitoring and period.
The on-watch expertise is almost equivalent to the Huawei Watch GT2e, which we have been extremely impressed with earlier this 12 months.
There’s built-in GPS and even teaching modes for operating, with guided HIIT periods for all skills, and Firstbeat’s superior analytics for VO2 Max and restoration time from runs.
Just like the Huawei Watch GT2 there’s additionally stress monitoring.
However there are some new options unique to the Huawei Watch GT 2 Professional.
A brand new golf driving vary mode displays swing tempo and swing velocity when training. It’s a disgrace there’s no native golf monitoring, and being Lite OS, there are not any third get together choices as you’d get from Apple Watch or Put on OS.
There’s additionally a snowboarding mode, which covers most snow-sport disciplines, with devoted information on descents.
Huawei has added a a lot larger concentrate on the outside, with a back-to-start mode which provides you a heading again to the start of a GPS tracked route.
And the Huawei Watch GT2 Professional additionally gives tide instances and climate apps. The latter will warn of storm and antagonistic climate based mostly on atmospheric strain from the built-in barometer, so that you’re not reliant in your smartphone having sign.
The Huawei Watch GT2 Professional options the corporate’s new TruSeen four.zero+ coronary heart fee sensor, which sounds akin to Fitbit’s PurePulse 2.zero through the use of machine studying and algorithms to supply extra correct HR. We’ll be assessing this in our full overview.
All-day coronary heart fee monitoring is a giant a part of the health monitoring options.
Clearly sleep monitoring is catered for, and also you get a breakdown of sleep phases, a sleep rating with a lot of further information together with a concentrate on night time time respiratory.
And the Huawei Watch GT 2 Professional can even take SpO2 spot readings.
Huawei Watch GT2 Professional: Battery life
A part of the explanation for the Watch GT2’s runaway success in 2020 has been battery life, and there’s glorious numbers for the Watch GT2 Professional.
It’ll nonetheless supply a 14 day battery life, and 30 hours of GPS monitoring. We’re nonetheless testing these numbers forward of our full overview.
When you think about that the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch three can solely supply two days at most, and Fitbit smartwatches 6 days, it is a sturdy proposition.
The GT2 Professional additionally options wi-fi charging and might cost straight from appropriate Huawei smartphones, for those who want further juice.
We’re huge followers of what Huawei has been constructing with the Huawei Watch GT2 vary – and the GT2 Professional is a good addition. The premium supplies is one thing lacking from the present smartwatch panorama, even when it appears slightly plain, and it doesn’t scrimp on sports activities watch options both.
The well being monitoring parts are actually sturdy, particularly for runners. It’s an clever and nicely thought by set of options, nicely carried out within the Huawei Well being app.
A lot of this is dependent upon the worth. If Huawei can maintain the Watch GT2 Professional round $200, will probably be actually in enterprise.