Huawei wasn't satisfied with only unveiling the P30 and P30 Pro, as well as the FreeLace earphones at its big event today. The company has also added a couple more options to its Watch GT family of smartwatches - the Active and Elegant editions.
Huawei has sold over a million Watch GT units so far, since the initial announcement last year, making this its best-selling smartwatch ever. And now the family is growing to further drive those sales.
The Active edition has the same 46mm watch face as the Watch GT Classic and Sport, while the Elegant edition has a smaller 42mm size and a ceramic bezel option. The Watch GT Active comes with a 1.39-inch 454x454 AMOLED touchscreen, and the Elegant features a 1.2-inch 390x390 AMOLED panel.
Like the Sport and Classic editions, the Huawei Watch GT Active has two-week battery life with "typical use" that includes all day wear and heart rate scanning active, the "scientific sleeping function" working at night, 90 minutes of exercise per week as well as notifications popping up when you get them on your phone. The Elegant edition, in the same scenario, will last up to a week. If you use it without exercise tracking "in a more traditional watch scenario", the company says you should expect 30 days of battery life.
The new Huawei Watch GT Active and Elegant editions feature Triathlon mode, with three types of workout supported under this umbrella: open water swimming, outdoor cycling, and outdoor running. The smartwatch will record the entire triathlon from start to finish, including your transition times. Triathlon mode is coming to the Watch GT Classic and Sport in the future with a software update.
The Watch GT Elegant edition will be available in Magic Pearl White and Tahitian Magic Black Pearl. For straps you get black and white, while for the Active edition you can choose between orange and dark green.
The new watches incorporate GPS, Bluetooth, and they both have an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor, and a barometer. They work with phones running Android 4.4 or later, and iOS 9 or later, and are 5ATM water resistant.
The Watch GT Active will be priced at €249, while the Elegant edition will go for €229.
Yes would have expected some sort of review and comparison of the GT Active watches to older GT version by now. thanks