Alongside the new Huawei P40 series smartphones, the brand also introduced a more affordable, sporty looking addition to their Watch GT smartwatch series dubbed the Huawei Watch GT2e in a live stream event in lieu of their usual grand launch on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Huawei Watch GT 2e sports a stainless steel case that’s water resistant to 50 meters and an integrated strap with colours matching the watch case.
In terms of hardware, the Watch GT 2e hosts a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a Kirin A1 SoC running Huawei’s own LiteOS operating system and sufficient storage to cram in about 500 MP3s which is quite a substantial tracklist. Other mod-cons with the Watch GT 2e include a blood oxygen saturation (SP02) monitor and the ability to track 100 different workout modes including some rather oddball ones like parkour and skateboarding
It’s also capable of lasting up to 2 weeks on a single charge and up to 24 hours of music playback. The Huawei Watch GT 2e comes in a variety of colours including Mint Green and a shade dubbed Lava Red. At the time of publication, Huawei announced that the Watch GT 2e has a global launch date of April with a price tag of €199, which is about RM952 give or take some change. Local prices will likely favourably veer south of these global estimates.
Huawei also announced some new colourways for their existing Huawei Watch GT 2 in the form of the GT2 Champagne Gold Edition which is priced at €229 (RM1,095) for a strap in Frosty White and €249 (about RM1,191) for a strap in Chestnut Red but which are otherwise similar to existing Huawei Watch GT 2 models in the market.
Currently, Huawei Malaysia hasn’t set availability or price yet for the Watch GT 2e but we’ll let you know once they do.