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November 9, 2019

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Review: Not Just Your Everyday Smart Watch

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Review

I always see watches as an accessory to complete my look - aside from being a nice piece around your wrist that tell us the time. I have different love affairs with watches, I used to always change my watch depending on my outfit. I got into dress watches (bangles and charmes!) that made me feel more feminine, then I fell in love with big boyfriend watches.

When I received a  Huawei Watch GT 2, I didn't realize I needed a smart watch. It is sleek, with interchangeable wrist straps (leather and silicon) that can make your ensemble look casual to athletic. It is packed with fitness features that really impressed the amateur fitness buff in me. Think precise GPS monitoring for your hike, and accurate heart rate monitoring.  It also runs up to 2 weeks (when fully charged). It is impressively smart.




Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines

Unboxing the Huawei Watch GT 2 Smart Watch

The Huawei Watch GT 2  is a sleek smart watch that resembles a traditional watch with bezel. It comes with the leather strap and silicon black strap, along with the magnetic charger, USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable and quick-start guide, safety information & warranty card.

 Huawei Watch GT 2 Brown Leather
 Huawei Watch GT 2 Brown Leather
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Depending on my mood, I change the Face and the straps
Sensors on the Huawei Watch GT 2 include accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, optical heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, air pressure sensor, and capacitive sensor. 
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Easy charging that lasts up to 2 weeks!
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Gorgeous!

The watch face measures 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm. I like that it feels like a boyfriend watch and the display can be changed from classic, sporty, sleek or racer. The display is 1.39 inch AMOLED 454 x 454 HD, The AMOLED touchscreen supports slide and touch gestures.


Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines


I am that weird person who wears both a fitness band and a normal watch. I always want to wear stylish watches, but also want to monitor my activities. The challenge is finding a fitness band that you can wear everyday without looking like you are always joining a marathon. So I am pleasantly surprised to wear the Huawei Watch GT 2 Smart Watch that offers the same functions as my fitness band - and more.

To use the Huawei Watch GT 2, just simply download the Health App by Huawei and connect the watch via Bluetooth. It syncs everyday giving you an overview of your activities including sleep quality. It works both in Android and iPhone. 

Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch Features

For starters, the Huawei Watch GT 2 features basic lifestyle needs like Notifications, Weather, Alarm, Timer, Stopwatch, Flashlight and Find My Phone.

These functionalities truly solve life's simple stresses.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
I love that it goes with any outfit

Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch also features Activity Tracking - from the number of steps, to the calories bunt, and how many times you stand up in a day. I also love checking my heart beat and determine which activities or experiences trigger a change in my heart beat. The Stress indicator also gives me an insightful data that help me determine which situations cause a change in my stress level. It made me pause for a while, breath slowly, and reassess situations - allowing me to take more appropriate action. I noticed it spikes whenever I am stuck in traffic. Just recently, I was running late for an event, and my Grab driver refused to follow Waze that costed me another 30 minutes. My Stress Level spiked, but I just decided to calm down and keep quiet. I used the Breathing App that directs me when to Inhale and Exhale to help me release stress. 

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines


The sleep monitor in the Huawei Watch GT 2 is powered by HUAWEI TruSleep™ 2.0. I think this is one of the most advanced sleep monitors that I have tried. Aside from monitoring the number of hours I slept - it breaks down how many hours I was in deep sleep and the time I slept. It can scientifically track and diagnose 6 common types of sleep issues while providing suggestions for better rest. Take for example, changing the lighting of your room. And, while you sleep, the watch monitors your heart rate, analyses your breathing and awards a score on your overall sleep quality.

The app also provides

 information about Breathing Quality during sleep. I notice that I breathe deeply and heavily whenever I feel tired (esp during travels). The app gives me information on how to improve my sleep quality, including additional references with links for more information. 

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines


As part of my goal for overall wellness,  this is a very important feature to help those who seek luxurious night (meaning 8 hours of sleep!).  If you would check my app, you would see I am mostly sleeping for at least 8 hours. I am so happy to keep this everyday goal.

And when you wake up feeling that you lost your phone in a sea of pillows, simply click "Find My Phone" and a female voice would be heard "I am here". It is endearingly clever.


The Huawei Watch GT 2  also has an Entertainment Feature in its DNA. It can store up to 500 songs (that is about 2 GB of memory) and easily pair with your Huawei FreeBuds 3. This means you can enjoy the music from your favorite list without the phone when running or jogging. Or use the speaker to share the music to the world.   The Huawei Watch GT 2 has surprisingly loud speaker. 

Truth be told, the Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch made me feel challenged to go and try the different sports in which I can use this smarty watch. 

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines


It is a perfect buddy for those who are into indoor, outdoor and triathlons. It features 13 different activities — from swimming to rowing, indoor cycling and hiking. I am so impressed with how the GPS monitoring can help you check your track during marathon and hike (which also shows how high you have climbed).  These pieces of information surely help one stay motivated giving a more accurate representation of one's progress. 

Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
I love checking the Calories Burnt in my Huawei Watch GT 2
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
I can instantly change the strap for working out
Huawei Watch GT 2 Review Philippines
Climbing up the stairs to our rooftop is one of my favorite everyday / effortless activities

For someone like me who usually do my simple exercise and yoga routine, I use the Other options  to track my workout activity. There is a voice over (in loud speaker) that prompts me to start moving. It can be a little embarassing when you are in a class though.  

Some Challenges About The Huawei Watch GT 2 

The overall experience with the Huawei GT 2 Smart Watch is really awesome. However, I found the following to be challenges: 

The brown leather strap may wear and tear - I wonder if Huawei sell replacement strap for this unit? 
You would need longer nails to easily change the straps of the watch - to pull down the tiny leverage screw.
The watch appears to not have high sensitive esp when I move my arm or tap the screen.



What I love about The Huawei Watch GT 2 

I love the The Huawei Watch GT 2  smart watch's simple, sleek and classic design. It is lightweight and comfortable to wear - staying away from the intimidating high-tech smart watch, but can pass as a classic watch. It is badass but still looks feminine. 

I am impressed with the data it presents and how it interprets my body and my activities - allowing me to take appropriate action in an instant (example, breathing heavily when I am stressed - through the help of the Breathing App). Although I am not a hardcore fitness buff, it is motivating to see my progress through the GPS monitoring, including calorie count burnt, height climbed, and increased heart rate when working out. 

Big memory space is always a plus. I love that it allows you to store music, and enjoy it through Bluetooth headphones connectivity - so you can enjoy your music without using the phone. 

When it comes to charging, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Smart Watch charges quickly and can last up to 2 weeks. I think it is very energy-efficient compared to wearing traditional watches which battery only lasts for 2 years (the reason I switched to my fave automatic watch)

I never thought I needed a smart watch, until I enjoyed using and wearing one. 


I will update this blog as I continuously use the Huawei Watch GT 2.
Hoping to try it in different workout aside from my usual activities. 


The Huawei Watch GT 2 Smart Watch is priced at Php 13,990, 
while the Huawei GT Active Edition is Php 10,990, 

Follow @huaweimobileph and https://www.facebook.com/HuaweimobilePH/ for more information.