Huawei Watch GT vs GT 2 – What’s the difference?

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The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the successor to the older Huawei Watch GT which was quite popular among fitness enthusiasts. The new GT 2 is now more stylish and features onboard music storage, Bluetooth calling for the 46mm unit, and it’s a more comprehensive fitness tracker powered by an advanced Kirin A1 chip. The GT 2 comes in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, these succeed the GT 42mm and 46mm respectively. In this post, we’re comparing the differences between the Huawei Watch GT vs GT 2 to find what has changed.

We will compare the Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs GT (46mm), and then compare the 42mm GT 2 vs GT 42mm.

Note that the difference between the 42mm and 46mm GT 2 is that the latter has a microphone and speaker that enable Bluetooth calling when your phone is nearby. It also has a bigger display size and a longer battery life than the 42mm.

Similarly, the difference between the 42mm and 46mm GT is that the latter has a longer battery life and a bigger display size than the 42mm unit.

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

 
 
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Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

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

Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

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

Price - $164.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men
Release date October, 2018 September, 2019
Predecessor Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 46g (excluding straps), 41g
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Silicone
Bezel material Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size 20 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, Dark Green, Orange Black, Brown, Grey, Orange
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 326 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 v4.1 Bluetooth v5.1
Bluetooth calling No Yes
GPS Yes Yes
NFC No (China only), Yes
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 16MB 32MB
ROM 128MB 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 No mp3
Bluetooth music No Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Microphone No Yes
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) No Yes
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No 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
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No Yes
On-screen workout No
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 420mAh 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
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 None Yes
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command No Yes
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Huawei Watch GT, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps
Price $164.99

Huawei Watch GT (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm): Which is Better?

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) is a better smartwatch than its predecessor

Although each of these two looks very stylish in their respective classic appearance, the GT 2 looks more stunning with a finely curved bezel which leaves it with a classier appearance.

Moreover, the GT 2 now features a 4GB onboard storage capacity which allows you to take your favorite tracks with you, unlike its predecessor. It also has a microphone alongside a loudspeaker that enables Bluetooth calling. It isn’t a standalone smartwatch, but certainly brings convenience which the GT lacks.

In addition, the GT 2 also has the Huawei TruSeen technology but this has been improved to track your heart rate more accurately, alongside TruSleep, TruRelax for stress monitoring, and underwater heart rate tracking. The GT 2 can also measure your blood oxygen which certainly makes it a more comprehensive activity tracker than its predecessor.

Bottom line: Although both watches are superb, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is more stylish and has more features.

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm)

As mentioned earlier, the Huawei Watch GT 2 comes in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, and these two succeed the older GT 42mm and 46mm respectively. This comparison chart compares the Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) vs GT (42mm) specs and features compared to find out the differences.

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm) Specifications Compared

 
 
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Huawei Watch GT (42mm) Specifications

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) Specifications

Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Price $180.00 $164.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Huawei Watch GT (42mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (42mm)
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Women Women
Release date March, 2019 September, 2019
Predecessor Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm
BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 42.8 x 42.8 x 10.5 mm 41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 32g (excluding straps), 29g
Shape Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Titanium
Bezel material Ceramics Bezeless
Strap size 20 mm 20 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, White Black, Cyan, Gold
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 390 x 390 px 390 x 390 px
Pixel density 326 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 v4.1 Bluetooth v5.1
Bluetooth calling - No
GPS Yes Yes
NFC No (China only), Yes
Wi-Fi No No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 16MB 32MB
ROM 128MB 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 No mp3
Bluetooth music No Yes
Loudspeaker No No
Microphone No 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) No Yes
Thermometer - No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No Yes
Blood Pressure - 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
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle No Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes
Swim-tracking - Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking - Yes
On-screen workout - No
Sport modes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 215mAh
Battery life Regular: 7 days+ Regular: 7 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging - No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset 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 None Yes
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command No No
Find my phone - Yes
Box content Charger, Huawei Watch GT, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps
Price $180.00 $164.99

Huawei Watch GT (42mm) vs GT 2 (42mm): What’s the difference?

While the GT 42mm has a classic watch appearance, the GT 2 42mm looks somewhat sporty and geeky, but has a more fascinating design. The GT 2 42mm is also slimmer and more compact than its predecessor.

The glass design is also different, while the 42mm GT has a 2D glass, the GT 2 42mm has a 3D glass.

In addition, the GT 2 also has the Huawei TruSeen technology introduced to the GT, but this has been improved to track your heart rate more accurately, alongside TruSleep, TruRelax that monitors your pressure and can help you manage stress.

Moreover, the GT 2 42mm comes with a 4GB onboard storage capacity which allows for onboard music storage.

Bottom line: The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm is a better smartwatch than its predecessor, the Huawei Watch GT 42mm. It has a more stylish and compact design. It’s also equipped with 4GB onboard music storage which makes it a more productive smartwatch.