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When it comes to smartwatches, devices need to balance style, functionality, and convenience with cost. So how does the Huawei Watch GT 2e measure up?
While the device is more affordable than its predecessor, the Watch GT 2, it offers users the same stylish form factor and convenience consumers have come to expect.
Watch GT 2e style
The Watch GT 2e offers a slightly more compact design, ditching the chronograph buttons for smooth edges and smaller buttons. However, the balance between the strap and the watch face means that it doesn’t appear cartoonish or cheap.
Rather, the minimalist design offers a classy aesthetic, along with a lightweight form that make it ideal for both sport and daily wear.
Users can change the display in the Huawei Health app, offering customizability and the option to choose a more formal or more casual watch face.
Functionality: workout modes and battery life
Besides its appearance, the benefits of the Watch GT 2e also include its workout modes and battery life.
The watch has a variety of different workout modes to choose from — allowing you to track an array of workout types. It supports the tracking of 15 professional workout modes and 85 custom modes. This includes an elliptical workout mode, skateboarding, walks, running, cycling, and more.
This means you don’t have to be an athlete to get useful insights from your workouts. Even if you are just starting to increase your activity levels, the watch is able to track activities such as outdoor walks.
For those who take their workouts very seriously, the watch can also track your VO2Max levels during a run and your recovery time following a workout. No additional accessories are needed — the watch does this itself.
When it comes to battery life, the Watch GT 2e has up to two weeks of battery life, depending on usage. We found that you can easily go over 10 days without charging it — even while tracking steps, sleep, and heart rate, along with the occasional workout.
This battery life makes sure that you can enjoy the watch’s features without needing to frequently remove it to charge it.
Rather than just being a fitness tracker, the Watch GT 2e is a full-fledged smartwatch — offering notification features and music control.
You can get notifications and previews for your emails, WhatsApp messages, and incoming calls. Meanwhile, you can also pair it with wireless earbuds and store, play, and control music using the watch if you like a soundtrack for your workouts.
You can even use the watch as a remote shutter for your phone’s camera to help you. The watch’s functionality goes past fitness tracking, making it a great accessory even when you’re not at the gym.
Huawei Watch GT 2e: The full package at an affordable price
What we like the most about the Watch GT 2e is that it packs in its features at a more affordable price point, despite devices the increased prices of most new tech
The Huawei Watch GT 2e offers the benefits of a smartwatch and fitness tracker in an appealing form. factor
The smartwatch is available for R3 499 Mint Green and Graphite Black. You can purchase it at Huawei’s online store or local retailers including Totalsports, Sportsmans Warehouse, Incredible Connection, Takealot, Makro, Cape Union Mart, and Game.
This article is sponsored by Huawei.