Huawei Watch GT 1 vs 2 – What’s the Difference?

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Huawei is one of the best and most popular smartwatch makers in the smartwatch industry, and according to a research, Huawei has been ranked second as the biggest smartwatch maker of 2020. Two of their most outstanding smartwatches include GT and GT 2, the later succeeded GT that was released in 2018. Both have almost similar appearances, but GT 2 comes with music storage, a microphone, and a loudspeaker that enables it to make and receive calls via Bluetooth connection. This post compares the differences between Huawei Watch GT 1 vs GT 2 features to help you know what features are present on GT 2 but not on its predecessor.

Huawei Watch GT 1 comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, the only difference between these two is the size and battery life, the 42mm has about 7 days long battery life compare to 14 days of the 46mm. GT 2 also comes in two sizes; 46mm and 42mm, the difference between these two is that the 46mm has a loudspeaker, longer battery life, and a more durable design than 42mm. This comparison is however between Huawei Watch GT 1 (46mm) vs GT 2 (46mm)

Huawei Watch GT 1 vs 2: Full Specifications and Features Compared

  Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
huawei watch gt specs huawei watch gt 2 full specs

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device type Classic/Fitness smartwatch Classic/Fitness smartwatch
Predecessor NIL Huawei Watch GT
Successor Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) N/A
Date Released March, 2019 September, 2019
Gender Men Men

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DISPLAY

Display size 1.39 inch 1.39 inch
Display type AMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display resolution 454 x 454 pixels 454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density 326 ppi 326 ppi
Display always-on Yes Yes
Input type Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

Shape Circular Circular
Casing material Stainless steel/thermoplastic Stainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap material Fluoroelastomer, leather or silicone Fluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel Material Ceramics Ceramics
Weight 46 grams (excluding straps) 41 grams (excluding straps)
Color(s) Dark green
Orange
Brown
Black
Black, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown
Dimension 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Strap size 22mm 22mm
Screen protection Corning Gorilla glass Corning Gorilla glass
Durability test N/A
Waterproof rating Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/Date Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes

MEMORY

RAM 16MB 32MB
Internal storage 128MB 4GB
Memory card slot No No

MEDIA

Audio No mp3/mp4
Microphone No Yes
Loudspeaker No Yes
Camera No No
Music streaming No Yes

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE Bluetooth smart v5.1 LE
NFC Yes(China only) Yes(China only)
Wi-Fi No No
Bluetooth calling No Yes

NOTIFICATIONS

Calls alert Yes Yes
SMS alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Reminder Yes Yes

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network Technology No No
SIM No No

FITNESS TRACKING

Steps Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
Calories Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
VO2 Max. Yes Yes
Stress Yes Yes
Swim tracking Yes Yes
Menstrual cycle tracking No No
Blood pressure No No
ECG Tracking No No
Blood oxygen No Yes
Preloaded sport modes Yes Yes

PLATFORM

Operating system Huawei Lite OS Huawei Lite OS
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 --
GPU Adreno 304 --
Chipset -- Kirin A1

SENSORS

GPS GPS/GLONASS/Galileo GPS/GLONASS/Galileo
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Heart rate sensor Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass -- --
Pulse Ox. No Yes
Altimeter -- __
ECG No No
Thermometer No No
Ambient light Yes Yes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Interchangeable straps Yes, 22mm Yes, 22mm
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Voice Assistant No N/A
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+ Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Payment system Yes (China) Yes (China)
Companion app Huawei Wear app Huawei Wear app

BATTERY

Battery type Non-removable Li-polymer battery Non-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh 455mAh
Est. battery life Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days
Standby:20 days+
Mixed usage: 14 days
Charging mode Charging dock Charging dock
Charging duration About 1-2 hours About 1-2 hours

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch GT Active (46mm) Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Straps Straps
Wireless charger Charging cradle
Quick start guide Quick start guide

The Difference Between GT 1 vs GT 2

  1. Going by the designs, both smartwatches have the same design except that GT 2 has a more premium finish that leaves it with a more attractive appearance than GT 1.
  2. GT 2 comes with music storage that allows you to store music on the watch which is not possible with GT 1. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker that enables it to make and receive calls with Bluetooth connection to your phone. You can also play music aloud thanks to the loudspeaker. Again, these features are not available on GT 1.

In conclusion, although both smartwatches have a very attractive design, loaded with lots of fitness tracking features with up to 2 weeks long battery life, GT 2 is a more equipped smartwatch with a more attractive design than GT.

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