Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GT 2e – What’s the Difference?

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Featured in this comparison chart are two of Huawei’s outstanding fitness trackers; the GT 2 (46mm) and the GT 2e which is a sporty version with fewer features. You’ll recall that the GT 2 was initially released some months back and comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm with the latter lacking microphone, loudspeaker, and has lower battery life. The GT 2e also lacks a microphone and speaker, but has a similar battery life and looks very similar in appearance to the 46mm GT 2. In this post, we’re comparing the Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GT 2e to find out the differences.

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GTe: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch GT 2e Specifications

Huawei Watch GT 2e Specifications, Features and Price

Price $164.99 $319.59
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2e
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date September, 2019 Febuary, 2020
Predecessor Huawei Watch GT Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm 53 x 46.8 x 10.8 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 41g (excluding straps), 43 grams
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Silicone Fluoroelastomer
Bezel material Ceramics Stainless steel
Strap size 22 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, Brown, Grey, Orange Black, Green, Red, White
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.39 inch 1.39 inch
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 px 454 x 454 px
Pixel density 462 ppi 462 ppi
Always on Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 Bluetooth v5.1
Bluetooth calling Yes No
GPS Yes Yes
NFC (China only), Yes No
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 32MB 32MB
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3 mp3
Bluetooth music Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes No
Microphone Yes No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed - -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes No
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes Yes
On-screen workout
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 455mAh 455mAh
Battery life Regular: 14 days Regular: 14 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Kirin A1 Kirin A1
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU
Operating system Huawei Lite OS Huawei Lite OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Huawei Wear Huawei Wear
Compatibility Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
Payment system Yes None
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2e, Manual, Straps
Price$164.99 $319.59

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GTe: The Differences

The Huawei Watch GT 2e is a cheaper alternative
Both the GT 2 (46mm) and GT 2e are comprehensive activity trackers that are well equipped to track your active life. Each of these two is equipped with an accelerometer, heart rate sensor, and a couple of other sensors that enable step counting, sleep tracking, 24/7 heart rate measurement, stress monitoring, and many more.

You also get inbuilt GPS in these two that enable tracking for outdoor events like your routes and locations. There are 15 professional workout modes and 85 custom workout modes preloaded in each of these two. So as far as activity tracking is concerned, these two are very capable.

Both watches are also equipped with a 4GB storage capacity for onboard music storage, and as well have a battery life of up to two weeks.

However, there are slight differences that differentiate these two.

  • Although the GT 2e looks very much like the 46mm GT 2, there are slight differences in appearance and design. The 46mm GT 2 has a more stylish bezel, it’s more compact and weighs a little less than the GT 2e. Moreover, the official straps of the 46mm GT 2 is available in three materials; fluoroelastomer, stainless steel, and leather, unlike the GT 2e which only comes with fluoroelastomer straps. This isn’t a big difference as you can always get more straps from the market.
  • The GT 2 (46mm) has a microphone and loudspeaker which enables calls directly from this device via a Bluetooth connection to your phone. So, when your phone is nearby, you can make and receive calls with the 46mm GT 2. This isn’t possible with the GT 2e as it lacks both a microphone and speaker.

So, basically, the difference between the GT 2 46mm unit and GT 2e is that the former can make and receive calls, thanks to the built-in microphone and speaker. It’s also more compact and stylish than the GT 2e. This is almost similar to the differences between the 42mm and 46mm units of the GT 2, except that the 46mm unit has a longer battery life compared to the 7 days of the 42mm unit.

Bottom line: The Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm unit has a more prestigious design, it’s more compact and weighs a little less than GT 2e. Moreover, it can make and receive calls.

On the other hand, the GT 2e is a cheaper alternative.