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2020 was a year we spent locked up and indoors — so when it comes to your gift-giving this year, why not choose something that can help your loved ones get their wellness back on track?
Huawei launched several new smartwatches in South Africa this year, adding to its already competitive offerings on the market.
Rather than simply focusing on intense exercise, the smartwatches look at different aspects of wellness — from increasing your movement throughout the workday, tracking daily stress, measuring your sleep quality, and more.
And since they’re fully-fledged smartwatches and not just fitness trackers, they’re also handy assistants with useful features such as notifications from your smartphone and music controls. With some models, you can even take a call on the watch itself.
Here’s a look at the current Huawei smartwatches on offer and who they would make the best gifts for…
Watch GT 1
Price: R1 799
The Watch GT 1 comes with a long battery life (around one week) and real-time heart-rate monitoring. It’s the most affordable Huawei smartwatch on the market.
It makes a good gift for someone who wants a simple smartwatch that isn’t too large on the wrist, but that still offers style and value-for-money.
Watch GT 2
Price: R4 499
The Watch GT 2 is an improvement on its predecessor, offering an impressive two-week battery life, smart sports modes, and water resistance up to 50 meters.
It also comes in the Classic version, for people who prefer a more traditional watch style.
It makes a great gift for someone that wants a sturdy and technologically advanced smartwatch that doesn’t look overly stylised or flashy.
Huawei Watch Fit
Price: R2 999 (plus free mini speaker gift)
The Watch Fit is one of Huawei’s newer smartwatches, launched in South Africa this year. It offers a lightweight form factor and differs significantly from Huawei’s other watches by having a rectangular rather than round screen.
It boasts the heart rate monitoring of Huawei’s other smartwatches, but also has an animated exercise assistant that shows you how to do various exercises (one of our favourite features).
This is the perfect smartwatch for someone who wants something fashionable that stands out, but which also provides useful fitness features.
Watch GT 2e
Price: R3 499 (plus free mini speaker gift)
The Watch GT 2e, launched in 2020, incorporates all the quality of the GT 2 series, but with a more fitness-focused form factor.
It finds a great balance between futuristic fashion and a more traditional watch appearance to deliver a sporty design with great functionality.
Watch GT 2 Pro
Price: R6 999 (plus free FreeBuds 3)
The Watch GT 2 Pro is Huawei’s newest smartwatch, delivering the most premium and sophisticated design on a Huawei wearable yet.
It has all the features of Huawei’s other watches, but also additional ones such as precise golf metrics and even moon phase tracking. You can even interact with Huawei’s Celia assistant through the watch.
The Watch GT 2 Pro is for the user who wants the absolute best from a smartwatch — from the design quality and materials, to its features and capabilities.