The Huawei Watch GT 2e brings high accuracy to the statistics it collects, encouraging you to improve your habits to maintain good health
Let’s face it: creating a healthy routine isn’t easy. It’s actually quite challenging, right? It is by understanding this personal challenge that the Huawei Watch GT 2e it hits the nail, making many aspects of your routine resemble a game with clear goals: do your best to hit the scores and surpass them, day after day.
In addition to the focus on health, the smartwatch is an elegant accessory with a luxurious finish, to match any occasion, so you can always have a wealth of information at your fingertips.
The level of interaction available with this information, however, makes it less smart than we would like. Also, some optimizations for Android make it an inferior product in the ecosystem Apple, being something to consider.
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O Huawei Watch GT 2e adopts a minimalist design, bringing modernity with the rubber strap and stainless steel frame. The choice of few details, but well polished, makes it an extremely neutral premium accessory, giving it a charm without attracting attention, combining the trip to the gym until the use of the social attire.
And speaking of versatility, the bracelet has enough adjustments for you to attach it however you prefer. the weight of smartwatch doesn’t bother, fitting perfectly to your workout (with the tightest bracelet) and your night’s sleep (with the loosest bracelet).
In a single 46 mm version, the touchscreen is 1.39 inches (about 3 and a half centimeters), is AMOLED type and has 454 x 454 pixels. The resolution is beautiful and the animations move very smoothly. The colors are beautiful and the brightness is intense at most. When at home, I recommend keeping the intensity moderate or low (especially thinking about bedtime), but under the sun, maximum intensity is certainly essential.
The watch case has only two buttons on the right side: the lower one, which leads to the training menu and can be changed, and the upper one, which leads to the main menu and cannot be changed.
It is available in four colors: Graphite Black (black), Red Lava (Red), Mint Green (green) and ice white (White).
The fact that one of the two buttons is factory-set to open immediately in the training menu shows the focus of the Huawei Watch GT 2e. Regardless of the physical activity you are going to do, there should be a personalized option for it. If the distinction between “Outdoor Walking”, “Indoor Walking”, “Outdoor Running”, “Indoor Running” already seems pretty meticulous, don’t be surprised by the versatility of encompassing “Boxing”, “Karate”, “Fighting Free”, “Taekwondo”, “Fencing”, and, going even further, with “Darts”, “Arrow shooting”, “Hipismo”, “Hula hoop”, “Sinuca” and even “Flying a kite”.
For those interested in aquatic exercise, the Huawei Watch GT 2e goes deep with you, holding up to 5 ATM (50 meters deep).
The training menu also has “Running Paths”, with several paths with staggered difficulties.
The aspects measured by the smartwatch during training will vary according to the selected activity. For example, when choosing “Walking outdoors”, the watch suggests that the GPS be activated, so that not only your complete route can be counted, but also the amount of ascent, descent and straights that occurred during your journey. walking.
Below, images exemplify the moments of a “Walk outdoors” made with the Huawei Watch GT 2e.
I apologize for some poor quality images, but to bring up an example of outdoor exercise, it was necessary to shoot fast before my heart rate dropped. Heart rate, in turn, is the main thermometer of activity. Note that she determines the stage you are at in the exercise.
Only when it reaches 100 bpm (beats per minute), the smartwatch recognizes that the training has started and positions itself in “Warm-up” mode. A run shortly thereafter brought me to 138 bpm, denoting the “Aerobics” phase of the exercise. Note that later, with heartbeats at 134, I “regressed” one phase of the walk, going to “Burning Fat”. Soon after, I went back to beats above 145, returning to the “Aerobics” phase.
The ideal is precisely to transition between these two phases of training, and be careful with the “Anaerobic” phase. Upon reaching it, understand it as a sign of Huawei Watch GT 2e – and especially your body – to take it a little lighter.
At the end of training at smartwatch, you win confetti and medals on the screen, congratulating you on your effort and saving the complete training record.
After training, a counter starts indicating the amount of rest needed until you are able to do a new physical activity — alerting you that perhaps, if you trained at night, training in the morning might be a more harmful idea than an interesting one.
Also, don’t take the Huawei Watch GT 2e can be a good thing as it is constantly checking your heart rate, stress level, number of steps, number of times you get up and sleep quality, in addition to the SpO2 sensor differential. Its function is to measure the oxygen saturation in the blood, and it is not usually present in this type of product.
A “nice” screen, which is excellent as an encouragement, is one that shows the amount of steps, exercise time, and times you have risen throughout the day. With bars to be completed, it just makes you want to see them completely filled, giving a feeling of accomplishment. The default is 10,000 steps, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, and lifting 12 times — the smartwatch literally “tells” you to get up after sitting for an entire hour.
To monitor your sleep, the Huawei Watch GT 2e it’s just a marvel. He sets a goal of sleeping 8 hours a day and also has a bar to fill. If you take an afternoon nap, the time spent napping will be recorded below the “night of sleep”. In addition, in the app, monitoring tells you in detail the sleep stage separated by minutes, as well as statistics to help improve the quality of your sleep.
The other functions available are generic like Weather/Weather, stopwatch, alarm, flashlight, timer, find phone, notifications and music, and here the problems begin.
Unfortunately, the integration between the Huawei Watch GT 2e and your smartphone and your social networks are a one-way street, as you cannot respond or interact in any way with WhatsApp notifications, for example.
O smartwatch has 2 GB that can be filled with songs to listen to during your workout, however, in times of streaming, this is basically irrelevant. Fortunately, if a wireless headset is connected via Bluetooth in your smartphone, you can use the music screen to pause or change tracks by watch. oh of course if your cell phone is Android. No, you did not read it wrong.
It is simply incomprehensible for the same product to be less or more powerful based on the operating system of the smartphone it is connected to.
the app Huawei Health leaves something to be desired in iPhone, being much more complicated to connect the two devices while on smartphones Android, there is no difficulty.
Remember I commented on the song? It is possible to change lanes by smartwatch if you are on a smartphone with Android. If you are in a iPhone, the message that appears on the music tab is “Open the Huawei Health on a phone Android to manage music.”
The watch face and notifications are also lower in the iPhone. As beautiful as the available default dials are, in smartphones Android the customization range is greater. Notifications, on the other hand, for some apps, appear as a generic notification with the iPhone, and in the Android, all apps appear with the correct logos.
I strongly believe that the Huawei can improve the experience of Huawei Watch GT 2e at the iPhone through updates, but the product we have today, even if of very high quality, is an inferior or superior product based on smartphone that you own.
THE Huawei states that the battery of the smartwatch lasts up to two weeks. Of course, if you keep consumption of everything to a minimum.
In our tests, I kept the brightness at maximum intensity, connected all the time to the cell phone, receiving notifications, “do not disturb” active only at bedtime, in addition to exercising in different modes during the week and got practically 5 days of battery life , which is an excellent result.
Without taking it off the wrist, the Huawei Watch GT 2e is constantly monitoring heart rate, stress and sleep, resulting in an extremely satisfactory battery, not to mention that its full charge happens in less than two hours.
If you want to make the battery last even longer, just adjust the screen intensity and turn off notifications for specific apps.
With a higher price than smartbands and less than smartwatches gives Apple and Samsung, the Huawei Watch GT 2e positions itself exactly as a product above the market of bands, but with a real cost-effectiveness in a premium product.
At the suggested price of R$1,099.00, some limitations such as not being able to interact with the messages you receive through the watch are easily bypassed by putting the focus on the giant package that the product offers for the benefit of health.
Clearly, there is room for improvement, especially in integration with iOS devices. In addition to communication between devices being difficult, arbitrarily offer more features for the devices Android is saddening, so that if you have a smartphone Android, it’s an excellent product, but if you have iOs, it’s very good — see, it’s still a super positive balance, showing the quality of the product.
The fact is that, regardless of your smartphone, the Huawei Watch GT 2e it is an excellent move towards a healthier life. O smartwatch catches you by the wrist. It’s up to you to lend a hand.
Price and availability
With a suggested price of R$1,099.00, you can find the Huawei Watch GT 2e with the black bracelet for R$ 989.10 at Lojas Americanas or for the price of R$ 1,005.00 (and free shipping) at Amazon.
Technical Specifications – Huawei Watch GT 2e
|Product||Huawei Watch GT 2e|
|Operational system||Kirin A1|
|Requirements||Android 4.4 or later|
iOS 9.0 or later
|Drums||14 days with minimum usage|
Magnetic charging base
Charger voltage and current requirements: 5V 1A
|Memory||4GB (2GB available)|
454 x 454 HD
|Dimension||53 x 46.8 x 10.8 mm|
|Price||BRL 989.10 at Lojas Americanas|
BRL 1005.00 in Amazon
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