Huawei Watch GT 2e smartwatch review with comparison to the Watch GT 2
The Watch GT 2e made a good impression in the test. The case shape, through which the soft strap fits well, makes it a comfortable accessory. When comparing the Watch GT 2e and the Watch GT 2, looks and wearing comfort could definitely be criteria; especially since the original price difference of at least 60 Euros (~$67) has already dropped to about 20 Euros (~$22). You can now get the Watch GT 2 online for about 169 Euros (~$189) instead of 229 Euros (~$256) as before, while the Watch GT 2e’s price hasn’t dropped much yet in comparison to its MSRP of 169 Euros (~$189) since it’s currently just under 150 Euros (~$168).
Functionally, apart from its 32 MB memory, which is twice as large as in the Watch GT 2e, the Watch GT 2 is also ahead because of its telephone module. This certainly weighs more than the Watch GT 2e’s workout detection, if this feature doesn’t become available to the Watch GT 2 with an update.
Furthermore, the software and hardware are largely identical. This includes the 4 GB of storage for offline music, the SoC and the sensors, especially the new one for SpO2 measurement, which Huawei has also enabled in the Watch GT 2.
On its own, the Huawei Watch GT 2e convinces with appealing charts, which can also be easily read on the display.
The great battery life of both Huawei watches is in contrast to the limitation to the preinstalled apps and functions. There’s no app store in the background where you can download additional functions or even apps that you also like to use on your smartphone. If you’re interested in that, your options are the Apple Watch and the watches running on Wear OS, which hardly last more than two days; the watches from Samsung might be another alternative as well.