“Huawei Watch GT 2 comes with Kirin A1 chipset, AMOLED display, water-resistance and 445mAh battery”
Huawei Watch GT 2 smartwatch has been officially announced alongside the Mate 30 series. It is a successor to the Watch GT that was announced at the Mate 20 Pro launch in 2018 and comes in two models: 42mm and 46mm sizes, both with AMOLED displays. The new Huawei Watch GT 2 ships with Kirin A1 chipset, dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1 for stable connection, and is also water-resistance for up to 50 meters. Apart from this, the company also unveiled the FreeBuds 3 truly wireless earbuds, which also run on the Kirin A1 chipset, at the event.
Huawei Watch GT 2
Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm rocks a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390 x 390 pixels resolution, while the 46mm model flaunts a larger 1.39-inch (454×454) AMOLED display. Both the versions are powered by the Kirin A1 chip, dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, gyro sensor and geomagnetic sensor, air pressure sensor, and an optical heart rate sensor. The Watch GT 2 42mm measures 41.8 x 41.8 x 9.4mm and comes with a 20mm strap while the larger model measures 45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7mm and comes with a 22mm strap.
The new Huawei smartwatch rocks 5ATM rating for water-resistance up to 50 meters and it has a 445mAh battery, which is an upgrade compared to the 420mAh battery on the first generation Watch GT. The 46mm model comes features a speaker and a microphone. The Huawei Watch GT 2 can track 15 workout modes, 10 training modes specifically for running. Real-time, underwater heart rate monitoring (up to 50 metres) is part of the package too, as is stress monitoring. The Huawei Watch GT 2 prices are EUR 229 (about Rs 18,000) and EUR 249 (roughly Rs 19,500) for the 42mm and 46mm options, respectively. Both will be up for grabs starting October 2019.
Huawei FreeBuds 3
The Huawei FreeBuds 3 are truly wireless earbuds that offer stereo sound and active noise cancellation. Their case is circular in shape and buyers can choose between White and Black colour options. Similar to the smartwatch, the earbuds get the Kirin A1 chipset and Bluetooth 5.1 to keep the device running smoothly and paired with phones, tablets, laptops, etc. The company claims the FreeBuds 3 can provide ultra-low latency and immersive and synchronised audio while watching videos, playing games, etc. There is a built-in bone voice sensor that is said to “pick up your voice through bone vibrations so that your voice will be enhanced accordingly to make it clear and stand-out during phone calls while the ambient noise has been reduced.”
The earbuds are rated to last 4 hours on a single charge (30mAh for each bud) and up to 20 hours with the charging case (410mAh battery). Huawei say it takes an hour for the earbuds to charge both wired and wirelessly. As for the case, it has USB Type-C port for wired charging and supports wireless charging (up to 2W speed) too. The earbuds cost EUR 179 (approximately Rs 14,000) and go on sale next month.