The most significant blow is that there’s no assistance for third-party applications, due to not having an app shop on the tool. If you require to update the device, you have to do it with the Bluetooth link to your smart gadget.
When it comes to making a decision if you should purchase this tool, the primary point you have to weigh up is whether you are going to make the many of the fitness attributes. With the Watch GT 2, Huawei’s second-generation device is perfect for fitness fanatics.
While I did not trial wearing the gadget in a swimming pool, it has a 5ATM water resistant score.
The biggest blow is that there’s no support for third-party apps, due to not having an application store on the device. If you require to upgrade the device, you have to do it through the Bluetooth connection to your clever gadget.
When it comes to deciding if you ought to acquire this tool, the primary point you have to evaluate up is whether you are going to make the most of the health and fitness features.
In Huawei’s dedicated sports mode, it’s able to provide exercise data for over 15 sports. These include running, walking, climbing, hiking, swimming, triathlon and using a rowing machine. Whilst going out running in the morning, the device was able to give me pinpoint accurate timings and measurements. The analysis was definitely appreciated, and you really miss it if you to exercise without having it on. After all, have you done exercise if it’s not been electronically logged?
While I did not trial wearing the device in a swimming pool, it has a 5ATM waterproof rating. This means that the smartwatch can survive at depths of 50m underwater for 30 minutes. It’s always handy to know if you get water on your watch while washing your hands, the device will be absolutely fine.
Other great fitness features are heart rate and sleep monitoring, as well as providing feedback on a user’s stress index. It can become very addictive swiping through and seeing if there have been any spikes in heart rate. In addition to this, there’s also a reminder to move about if you’ve been sat still for too long. While the idea is to encourage people to get up and stretch, I actually found this feature quite frustrating.
There are some other things which are worth noting. Bluetooth calling, an ambient light, thermometer and music playback functionalities have been added. The features you will primarily using on the device will be related to fitness tracking and that classic function of telling the time.
Overall I have been extremely impressed with what the smartwatch has to offer. It’s fair to say that it has got the basics right: a great design, decent battery life and covers lots of bases when it comes to sport modes.
However, there a few things that it would’ve been nice to be included. For example, unlike there’s no NFC support which means you’re unable to make payments with the watch. There’s also no way to really customise the device to your own. The only thing you can really change is the watch face.
The biggest blow is that there’s no support for third-party apps, due to not having an app store on the device. If you need to update the device, you have to do it through the Bluetooth connection to your smart device. This is because there’s no Wi-Fi or LTE support for the device.
When it comes to deciding if you should buy this device, the main thing you have to weigh up is whether you are going to make the most of the fitness features. If you are a keen runner or cyclist, this could be the smartwatch for you. It’s down to doing the all-important basics superbly that I would personally recommend the device for active people. I think that having third-party app support will be an absolute game changer for Huawei and the smartwatch market. Until then, I can see why some people may stick to the tried and trusted Apple Watch Series.