When I see smartwatches today, I can’t help but remember how badly I wanted one as a kid when they were not yet commercially available. Almost all spy movies had watches that can either be used as a communication device, a map, or even as a weapon! Fast forward to 2020, here we are with a lot of options to choose from, the latest being the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro with features that are almost at par with the spy watch that we’ve been wishing for. Although it doesn’t have tracking capabilities yet (aside from alerting you of your phone’s whereabouts) nor does it have weapons and the like, the GT2 Pro has unique features that would make anyone want to wear it on their wrist.
After weeks of continuous use, here are 8 notable features that we can’t get enough of:
1. Call manager
Accepting calls using a smartwatch may not be new, but talking to someone through your smartwatch is! The Huawei Watch GT2 Pro enables users to decline and accept calls, make calls, and actually receive calls through the smartwatch. It has a loudspeaker and built-in microphone so you can hear the person on the other line in case your earphones are not yet connected to your mobile phone. This makes receiving calls more convenient and cooler – if you want to broadcast your conversation.
2. Health monitors
I can’t remember where I’ve seen it before but there are sci-fi gadgets that show the overall health of the person being monitored through small devices like a watch. For the GT2 Pro, this is possible through its many health monitors. There’s a Heart Rate Monitor, Stress Monitor, Blood Oxygen Monitor, Sleep Monitor, and even a Cycle Calendar for women. It also comes with Breathing Exercises to help users relax a bit during stressful days.
3. Activity tracker
There’s more to this smartwatch than just a pedometer! It’s smart enough to know when you’re walking, running, working out, napping, or sleeping. It automatically buzzes to remind you to relax, take a break, or stretch when you’ve been idle for too long. When you give it access to your location, it can even provide how far you’ve traveled, too.
4. Instant notifications
If you want to know the weather for the day, the temperature, new notifications on your social media pages, new SMS, or specific app updates, the GT2 Pro’s got you covered. Once given permission to access notifications for specific apps via the Huawei Health app, the smartwatch alerts users real-time as notifications come in via your mobile phone.
5. Customizable watch faces for your changing OOTDs
Although it currently comes with black straps, the GT2 Pro has customizable watch faces so you can mix-and-match depending on your OOTD. If the color or design that you prefer isn’t available in the list from Huawei, it’s also easy to upload a photo from your phone’s Gallery into your watch. With just a few taps, your preferred image or images will instantly show up along with the date, time, and number of steps you’ve taken.
6. A coach on your wrist
As if a workout monitor isn’t enough, Huawei also added a coach’s voice within the smartwatch to make workouts more encouraging. Through the watch’s loudspeaker, a voice which alerts users to “begin workout” and inform users that workout is paused or stopped is activated whenever the workout monitor is being used. It’s a convenient way to exercise without needing to look at our smartwatch every now and then.
7. Air pressure and altitude monitor
Now, is it even a spy movie without someone jumping off a plane or a tall building? The GT2 Pro can provide details about air pressure and altitude if ever you’re feeling adventurous like that! This is handy for people who do skydiving, parachuting, and even mountain climbing, to name a few. Definitely handy for the adventurous souls!
8. Music control and speaker
As the protagonist in our own stories, we’ll need cool tunes to jam to as we go about our day. The GT2 Pro can help you control music played via mobile, earphones, or even through its loudspeakers. Yes, the GT2 Pro can act as your own mini speaker during workout sessions, while doing chores, or whenever you feel like blasting music from your wrist. Music can come from your mobile phone or saved to your smartwatch via Huawei Health.
These are just some of the many features to love about the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro. Like other smartwatches, it also has a remote shutter for your camera, a flashlight feature, timer, and stopwatch option to name a few. For more details, you can check out the full specs here: