I received this product as part of a review program in return for an unbiased review. And oh boy, am I happy to have been asked to do it. I’ve been buying smartwatches since they started popping up on the market, and it always feels the same, great excitement up to the purchase, you open the box, and the hassle starts. Complex interface, shoddy build quality, and looks that scream cheap and nasty. This is definitely not the case on the Huawei Watch GT2. The small box is neat, and when you pop the lid, it looks like a proper watch. It comes with an additional rubber strap, a charging puck (and its usb C cable), and the usual manual and warranty card.
I went for the Classic version (stainless steel and black ceramic bezel, with a brown leather strap), and it is splendid, great quality of finish. It’s dead easy to swap, and I’ve bought a few extra bands and straps to change its style daily, which is a brilliant feature as it allows you to really keep the watch with you without it being too heavy a sartorial dissonance.
Setup was straightforward, after downloading the app, I just paired the watch, and ten seconds later I was looking at a vast, but well arranged, array of options.
I decided on the face( you can make your own, and of course, I picked my cat...), set up the notification access and off I went.
You do get all of the possible things you’d ever want, from sport modes and tracking, to notifications, music control (another great thing is that you can load up your own music onto the watch, and pair it to your headphones)
What really impressed me, past the looks and the interface, is the battery life.I played with the GT2 all day yesterday (you know that feeling when you get a new gadget and can’t help touching and exploring it), and the battery didn’t even lose 10 percent. and that with every bell and whistle turned on.
To conclude, that watch is a definite keeper