13 April 2020
Huawei has also launched the Watch GT 2e smartwatch and Sound X at the same event where the P40 series was the show stopper. The Watch GT 2e has a sporty design which makes it look sturdy. It is actually the affordable version of the Watch GT2 as it comes for €200 instead of €250.
The new Watch GT 2e is based on the 46mm version of the GT and has the same 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 454x454 pixels resolution. These are the thick bezels that actually bring a sportier look to the smartwatch.
The Watch GT 2e has an integrated TPU wrist band that improves breathability. It is built out of stainless steel and is rated at 5 ATM water resistance. It is powered by Kirin A1 chipset and houses 2 weeks of battery life which can last for over a day. According to the company’s claims, if you’re using GPS tracking for exercise, the watch can last a total of 30 hours and if you’re listening to music over Bluetooth then the battery life is 24 hours. The watch includes 4GB built-in storage that can carry around 500 songs.
The Huawei Watch GT 2e comes with an activities tracker feature that can track all sorts of exercises, from skateboarding to rock climbing, surfing, and even swimming. It is also able to monitor aerobics and track your sleep and help you to take more rest by identifying 6 common types of sleep issues. It comes with a SpO2 sensor to calculate your VO2Max (higher readings).
The Huawei Watch GT 2e will be available in Graphite Black, Lava Red, Mint Green, and Icy White color options. Together with this, Huawei also announced a new color option of its 42mm GT2 smartwatch. HUAWEI also introduced new WATCH GT 2 42mm in Frosty White and at €229 (US$ 221 approx.) and Chestnut Red at €249 (US$ 273 approx.).
Also, in partnership with luxury speaker maker Davialet, Huawei announced Sound X at the same event. As teased by the company earlier, the partnership is helping Huawei to enhance the audio of its Sound X in many ways. The partnership enables many patented features inside the Sound X.
The Huawei Sound X features a similar design to Apple’s HomePod with a tubular design. It houses six tweeters and dual subwoofers that can produce sound in 360-degree. With the help of Devialet’s impressive “Speaker Active Matching technology,” the Sound X configures the speaker specifically to its characteristic. The bass can go as low as 40Hz and go up to a peak-to-peak amplitude of up to 20mm.
Devialet’s Push-Push Acoustic Design helps in suppressing distortion at any volume and achieving up to SPL 93dB of clear sound. Other technologies in the Sound X include Hi-Res certification and HUAWEI share. There is no information on the pricing and availability yet.