Huawei recently launched HUAWEI WATCH GT 2, its latest multi-sports device that boasts 15 sporting modes, advanced heart rate monitoring and an impressive battery life of two weeks. This wearable features multiple improvements on the original HUAWEI WATCH GT, which was launched in the SA market almost a year ago.

What many Huawei fans may not be aware of is the origins of the name of this device. The HUAWEI WATCH GT acquired part of its name from the inspiration it drew from the automotive industry, particularly from those vehicles considered to be of ‘Gran Turismo’ quality. The term ‘Gran Turismo’ has several different interpretations and meanings, but can essentially be summarised as being an ‘apex’ type of vehicle – boasting supreme comfort, unrivalled performance and an incomparable user experience. It is for this reason that Huawei drew on the DNA of the Gran Turismo quality in the automotive industry, and applied it directly to the wearable technologies market in the form of the HUAWEI WATCH GT.

In recent years, vehicle manufacturers have constantly pushed the boundaries of what it means for a car to be a Grand Tourer. As a company with the ultimate objective of continuously improving and enriching people’s lives through technology, Huawei decided to adopt the very same view when it came to this wearable.

If there were any doubts about the HUAWEI WATCH GT being deserving of the Gran Turismo name, the launch of the new and improved HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 completely dispelled them – offering consumers features that have never been seen in the wearable technologies market before.

A professional sports device: A variety of sports modes

One of the key elements that determine whether or not a product will truly have an impact on the lives of its users would be the extent to which it offers variety. For luxury car drivers, a vehicle needs to offer eco, comfort and sports modes in order fully immerse the user in a multi-experiential ride. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 offers its own type of unique variety, as it 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 tracks your activity from all of the listed sports, and uploads it onto the Huawei Health App.

The Huawei Kirin A1: efficient and powerful

A basic prerequisite for any device to be considered ‘super powered’ is that it has to be long lasting. The new HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 boasts the Huawei Kirin A1 chip, with its ultra-energy efficient Cortex-M7 processor that has achieved a maximum consumption rate of 10uA/MHz – a rate that sits well below the industry’s 30uA/MHZ power consumption level. This exceptionally low rate of consumption enables the device to achieve the perfect combination of advanced performance and ultra-energy efficiency.

Smart battery saving algorithm 2.0

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 has upgraded from its predecessor in terms of software, with an all-new smart power-saving algorithm 2.0 mode, making it a rival for even the most advanced of Grand Tourers. The sportswatch can intelligently identify the user’s actions in different situations, and subsequently adjust its energy usage to suit that action, creating a perfect balance between performance and energy consumption. This enables the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm series to last two weeks when:

  • Worn 24 hours a day with heart rate monitoring enabled;
  • HUAWEI TruSleep™ 2.0 is enabled;
  • Working out for 90 minutes every week (GPS enabled);
  • Screen is turned on 200 times a day
  • Calling for 30 minutes every week
  • Playing music for 30 minutes every week

This, together with the Huawei Kirin A1 Chipset, provides users with a unique user experience, which does not have to be compromised by a short battery life. This makes it as premium as any Grand Tourer on the market.

Precise, high definition touch screen for crystal-clear clarity

Car manufacturers know that appearance has become almost as important as performance, which has contributed to the creation of some of the most visually appealing Grand Tourers in the world. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 conforms to this standard, by delivering a crystal clear image on its 1.39-inch precise HD touch screen, achieved by its 454×454 resolution. This wearable also uses an AMOLED HD screen, which provides a wider gamut, richer chromaticity and brighter colour, boasting contrast and colour vibrancy that surpasses what’s typically seen on a TV. This improves colour display and provides users with the ultimate visual experience.

The sporty HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm is available at a RRP of R4,999 and can be purchased at the Huawei online store (www.huaweistore.co.za), Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cape Union Mart and Totalsports.

Discovery Vitality members – the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 can earn you up to 75% cash back on your purchase of this sportswatch and cash back on your monthly goals. Go to https://www.discovery.co.za/vitality/fitness-booster-device to find out more.