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
Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Specifications, Features and Price
Huawei Watch GT 2e Specifications, Features and Price
|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|
|Release date||September, 2019||Febuary, 2020|
|Predecessor||Huawei Watch GT||Huawei Watch GT|
|Successor||Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro||—|
|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|
|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|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color||Black, Brown, Grey, Orange||Black, Green, Red, White|
|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|
|Custom watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Input type||2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen||2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v5.1||Bluetooth v5.1|
|NFC||(China only), Yes||No|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|Third-party apps alert||Yes||Yes|
|Pulse oximeter (SpO2)||Yes||Yes|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Incidental fall detection||No||No|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||Yes||Yes|
|Battery type||non-removable Lithium-polymer||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery life||Regular: 14 days||Regular: 14 days|
|Charging type||Charging dock||Charging dock|
|Charging time||1-2 hours||1-2 hours|
|Chipset||Kirin A1||Kirin A1|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7|
|Operating system||Huawei Lite OS||Huawei Lite OS|
|Companion app||Huawei Wear||Huawei Wear|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+||Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+|
|Interchangeable strap||22 mm, Yes||22 mm, Yes|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps||Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2e, Manual, Straps|
Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GTe: The DifferencesBoth 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.