Huawei presented a huge catalog of devices, including a headset, three Mate 40‘s, glasses, and a new-not-so-new watch. The company has not renewed its Huawei Watch GT 2, which we have known for some time, but instead has updated it with a new and exclusive design from Porsche Design.
The device for practical purposes is the same, ie, the internal specifications (although there is some novelty) is still the same. The striking thing is in the design and construction, where Huawei and Porsche Design have opted for noble materials such as titanium, ceramic, and sapphire glass. Its price, incidentally, is at the height of its materials, as the Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 costs $629.
Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 Features
|Specifications||Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2|
|Screen||1.39-inch touch AMOLED (454 x 454 dots)|
|MicroProcessor||Huawei Kirin A1|
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth: BT5.1, BLE / BR / EDR|
|Geo-Positioning||Yes, via GPS, GLONASS and Galileo|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical sensor for heart rate measurement, ambient light measurement and barometer|
|Buttons||Power and function|
|Waterproof||Up to 5 atmospheres|
|Requirements||Smartphones with Android 4.4 or higher, or iOS 9.0 or later|
|Charging Port||Magnetic charging base|
|Sphere||46.7 × 46.7 × 11.4 mm|
|Wrist Coverage Range||14 to 21 cm|
|Weight||52 grams without strap|
Noble materials for the Huawei smartwatch
As we can see, the main difference between the Huawei Watch GT 2 and the Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 is in the materials. The specifications do not change, so they keep the Kirin A1 processor, the 1.39-inch AMOLED touch screen with 454 x 454 pixels resolution, and everything related to connectivity. It’s the same watch as before, but with much more premium construction and watch faces designed by Porsche Design.
Huawei has decided to opt for a ceramic case, a titanium body, and a sapphire crystal, nothing more and nothing less. The strap is also made of titanium and, according to Huawei, is very light and resistant to corrosion. Using these noble materials means a generous increase in price, as we can see reflected in the table above.
In terms of functions, there is everything we saw in the Huawei Watch GT 2, but the function for measuring the level of oxygen in the blood (continuously) is added, something that has gradually come to more watches. So, the device can record more than 100 sports modes, monitor sleep, record our pulses, and act like a smartwatch to use (receive notifications and calls, etc.).
Regarding the battery, the clock mounts 455 mAh that will be charged wirelessly. Huawei ensures that the autonomy of the Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 reaches two weeks, a figure similar to that offered by the Huawei Watch GT 2.
Pricing and Availability of Porsche Edition Huawei Watch GT 2
The Porsche Design Huawei Watch GT 2 is only available in a single version finished in titanium and with that peculiar silver color. Its price is $629, staying well above the high-end alternatives of other manufacturers, but commensurate with the nobility of its materials.
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