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7 things to know about the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
I’m a tech writer, world traveller, avocado-eater and dog lover, not always in that order.

Huawei’s newest wearable, the Watch GT 2 42mm series, is now available in South Africa. The tech giant announced on Tuesday, 3 December 2019, that the 42mm series features some distinctly superior-tech aspects as well as an elegant design and aesthetic.

Huawei’s newest wearable, the Watch GT 2 42mm series, is now available in South Africa.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series has advanced power-saving capabilities, Bluetooth calling, music playback functionalities, and, most importantly, a brand new multi-sports modes with richer programmes and better monitoring. It is also Huawei’s first sports watch with an all-in-one 3D glass screen that has undergone artisanal polishing.

Here seven unique Huawei Watch GT 2 features you should know about: 

1. The Huawei Kirin A1: energy-efficient power

The new Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series comes built-in with the Huawei Kirin A1, which has an ultra-energy-efficient Cortex-M7 processor. This processor has achieved a maximum consumption rate of 10uA/MHz – sitting well below the industry’s 30uA/MHZ power consumption level. This enables the device to achieve the perfect combination of advanced performance and ultra energy efficiency.

2. A high definition touch screen: crystal-clear clarity

With its 1.2 inch AMOLED  display and highly accurate touch response, the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm reaches up to 390 x 390 pixels, delivering an unparalleled visual experience. The AMOLED HD screen provides contrast and colour vibrancy that surpasses what you’d typically find on a TV.

3. Smart battery saving algorithm 2.0: intelligent performance

The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series’ software has also been upgraded and boasts an all-new smart power-saving algorithm 2.0 mode. This mode can intelligently identify the user’s actions in different situations – such as standing, wearing, or sports scenarios – and adjusts energy usage for those different activities.

This feature strikes a perfect balance between performance and energy consumption, enabling the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series’ battery to last one week when:

  • Worn 24 hours a day;
  • Screen is turned on 200 times a day;
  • 90 minutes of working out every week (GPS enabled);
  • Heart rate monitoring enabled;
  • Huawei TruSleepTM enabled for sleeping;
  • Message notifications enabled (50 SMS messages and 3 alarms a day);
  • 30 minutes music playing every week.

4. Heart rate monitoring: precise body recognition

This multi-sports watch will send you reminders when your heart rate has stayed above 100 bpm or lower than 50 bpm for over 10 minutes when you are resting. You can customise these limits and check your heart rate in the Huawei Health App.

5. An advanced sports device: 15 professional sports modes

The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series boasts an impressive 15 sporting modes, including 7 types of outdoor activities – like hiking, running and cross country – and 7 indoor activities, including the elliptical machine, rowing machine and treadmill. The device is also able to track your activity from all of these sports, and uploads that data onto the Huawei Health App.

Both Android and iOS users can easily download this app to sync with the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series. This positions the watch as a smart workout partner, which can provide users with real-time guidance, and real-time workout status reminders.

6. Dual satellite system: precise location

Through its accurate GPS, the Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series uses a dual satellite system for clear positioning. Because this sports watch can search for a large number of satellites, it provides complete accuracy in location data.  The GPS adopts a precise trajectory algorithm, enabling one-to-one trajectory optimisation in complex terrains and locations.

7. Huawei TruSleep 2.0: sleep monitoring and improvement

The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm series goes further than just tracking your physical activities and movements during strenuous exercises and sporting activities. It also comes built-in with the Huawei TruSleep 2.0 – a feature that allows you to monitor your real-time heart rate, sleep quality and sleep breathing quality. Coupled with Huawei’s AI technology, the device can accurately diagnose six types of sleep issues and provide suggestions for better rest.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 42mm is available for R4 499 and can be purchased at the Huawei online store (, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cape Union Mart and Totalsports.

Edited bJenna Delport

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