Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs Watch 2 Sport vs Classic Compared

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Featured in this comparison are three decent Huawei smartwatches; the Huawei Watch GT 2 which is joined by two outstanding Wear OS smartwatches; Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Classic. The Huawei Watch GT 2 which succeeds the Huawei Watch GT is powered by the advanced Kirin AI chip and runs on the Huawei proprietary LiteOS platform, while the Watch 2 Sport and Classic are powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chip. This confirms our suspicion that just like Samsung, Huawei seemed to have moved away from the Wear OS platform. In this post, we compare the Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs Watch 2 Sport vs Classic to find out the differences and to determine which is the best for you.

Samsung after the release of the Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active 2 and Galaxy Watch 3, has returned back to the Wear OS platform in 2021 with the release of Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Huawei, on the other hand, has remained on its proprietary platform.

The Huawei Watch 2 Sport is a standalone smartwatch that can make and receive calls without a phone

Please Note: The Huawei Watch GT 2 is available in two sizes; 42mm and 46mm, the 46mm is a more equipped smartwatch with a microphone, and loudspeaker which the 42mm lacks, but in this comparison, we’re comparing the 46mm model of the GT 2 against the Watch 2 Classic and Sport.

The GT 2, Watch 2 Sport, and Classic all have a microphone and speaker, so you can make and receive calls directly from any of these three when your phone is nearby. Although, the Watch 2 Sport is a standalone smartwatch that is equipped with an eSIM that enables it to make and receive calls without a phone. This is the main difference between the Watch 2 Sport and Classic.

All three watches are also equipped with a 4GB storage capacity that allows for onboard music storage.

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

 
 
Product Info
Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

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

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Specs

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch 2 Classic Specs

Huawei Watch 2 Classic Specifications, Features and Price

Price $164.99 $99.99 $180.00
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) Huawei Watch 2 Sport Huawei Watch 2 Classic
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch
Gender Men Men Men
Release date September, 2019 April, 2017 April, 2017
Predecessor Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro
Versions 42mm, 46mm Huawei Watch 2 Classic Huawei Watch 2 Sport
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 41g 40g (excluding straps) 47g (excluding straps)
Shape Circular Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer, Leather, Silicone TPU Leather
Bezel material Ceramics Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size 22 mm 20 mm 22 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM IP68 IP68
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended No No
Color Black, Brown, Grey, Orange Black, Gray, Orange Black
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.39 inch 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 px 390 x 390 px 390 x 390 px
Pixel density 462 ppi 326 ppi 326 ppi
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth calling Yes Yes Yes
GPS Yes GLONASS, GPS GLONASS, GPS
NFC (China only), Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi No Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 32MB 0.768GB 0.768GB
ROM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None 4G LTE None
SIM type None e-SIM None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3 mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music Yes Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes Yes
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) Yes No No
Thermometer No No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes No No
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Floors climbed - - -
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle Yes No No
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes No No
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 455mAh 420mAh 420mAh
Battery life Regular: 14 days Regular: 2 days+ Regular: 2 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Kirin A1 Snapdragon 2100 Snapdragon 2100
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 1.1GHz dual core 1.1GHz dual core
GPU
Operating system Huawei Lite OS Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Huawei Wear Huawei Wear Huawei Wear
Compatibility Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
Payment system Yes Google Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap 22 mm, Yes 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes
Voice command Yes Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Huawei Watch GT 2, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch 2 Sport, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch 2 Classic, Manual, Straps
Price $164.99 $99.99 $180.00

Which is Better?

Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) vs Watch 2 Sport vs Classic
The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a better fitness tracker with a longer battery life

From the specs and features, you can see that all three watches are outstanding in their respective design and features. Each of these is equipped to track your daily activities, help you manage notifications and keep time which is the basic function.

The main difference between the GT 2, Watch 2 Sport, and Classic is that the former runs on a proprietary platform while the Watch 2 Sport and Classic run the Wear OS platform. As a result, you get access to more of your favorite apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps, and more.

Beyond this, the GT 2 has a better design than the Watch 2 Classic and Sport. It’s slightly more compact and slimmer. It also has a bigger display size and is rated 5ATM compared to the IP68 of the other two. This means that the GT 2 can survive submersion in water up to 50 meters compared to 1.5 meters of Watch 2 Sport and Classic.

The GT 2 also has more activity tracking features. It features blood oxygen measurement and can track your heart rate underwater. It also has a better equipped sleep tracker and more sports modes.

Furthermore, the GT 2 has up to 2 weeks of battery life compared to about 2 days with the Watch 2 Sport and Classic.

Meanwhile, the Watch 2 Sport is equipped with an eSIM that enables cellular connectivity. This makes it a standalone smartwatch that can make and receive calls directly from the watch without a phone.

Bottom line: The Huawei Watch GT 2 is a better smartwatch. Although it limits access to your favorite apps, it has a better design, bigger display size, longer battery life, and a lot more activity tracking features.

Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Sport

Featured in this comparison chart are; the Huawei Watch GT – a comprehensive fitness tracker with 2 week-long battery life, it’s joined by the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Classic- two outstanding Wear OS smartwatches loaded with lots of features and are also fitness-focused. The Watch GT was Huawei’s move away from the Wear OS platform after the release of Watch 2 Sport and Classic under Wear OS, both of which are powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chip. The GT runs on Huawei’s proprietary LiteOS and has a longer battery life than the Watch 2 Classic and Sport. Although, the latter 2 give you more access to apps on the Playstore. Compare the specs, features, and prices of the Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Sport to find out the differences.

Huawei Watch GT vs Watch 2 Classic vs Sport: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Specifications

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

Huawei Watch 2 Classic Specs

Huawei Watch 2 Classic Specifications, Features and Price

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Specs

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Specifications, Features and Price

Price - $180.00 $99.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Huawei Watch GT (46mm) Huawei Watch 2 Classic Huawei Watch 2 Sport
Device type Fitness/Classic smartwatch Fitness/Classic smartwatch Standalone/Fitness smartwatch
Gender Men Men Men
Release date October, 2018 April, 2017 April, 2017
Predecessor
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2
Versions Huawei Watch 2 Sport Huawei Watch 2 Classic
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm 48.9 x 45 x 12.6 mm
Weight (excluding straps), 46g 47g (excluding straps) 40g (excluding straps)
Shape Circular Circular Circular
Case material Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Stainless steel, Thermoplastic Thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer Leather TPU
Bezel material Ceramics Ceramics Ceramics
Strap size 20 mm 22 mm 20 mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM IP68 IP68
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended No No
Color Black, Dark Green, Orange Black Black, Gray, Orange
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.39 inch 1.2 inches 1.2 inches
Display type AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 px 390 x 390 px 390 x 390 px
Pixel density 326 ppi 326 ppi 326 ppi
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen 2 Physical buttons, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1
Bluetooth calling No Yes Yes
GPS Yes GLONASS, GPS GLONASS, GPS
NFC No Yes Yes
Wi-Fi No Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 16MB 0.768GB 0.768GB
ROM 128MB 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None 4G LTE
SIM type None None e-SIM
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No mp3/mp4 mp3/mp4
Bluetooth music No Yes Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes Yes
Microphone No Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
Altimeter
Ambient light Yes Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes Yes
ECG No No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No No No
Thermometer No No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No No
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Floors climbed - - -
Stress Yes Yes
Incidental fall detection No No No
Menstrual cycle No No No
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes No No
Underwater heart rate tracking No No No
On-screen workout No No No
Sport modes Yes Yes Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 420mAh 420mAh 420mAh
Battery life Regular: 14 days Regular: 2 days+ Regular: 2 days+
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Snapdragon 2100 Snapdragon 2100
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 1.1GHz dual core 1.1GHz dual core
GPU
Operating system Huawei Lite OS Wear OS Wear OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Huawei Wear Huawei Wear Huawei Wear
Compatibility Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
Payment system None Google Pay Google Pay
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 22 mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command No Yes, Google Assistant Yes, Google Assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Huawei Watch GT, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch 2 Classic, Manual, Straps Charger, Huawei Watch 2 Sport, Manual, Straps
Price $180.00 $99.99