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Huawei Watch GT 2: Extensive update points to new features for the former flagship smartwatch

The Watch GT 2 has gained several features with its latest update in China. (Image source: Huawei)
The Watch GT 2 has gained several features with its latest update in China. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei is currently updating the Watch GT 2 in China, a smartwatch that it launched over two years ago. While the new software is unavailable outside Huawei's home market, the features it contains should make their way to other markets soon.

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Huawei has started distributing a new update for the Watch GT 2, a smartwatch that it replaced with the Watch GT 2 Pro, itself superseded by the Watch GT 3. Currently, Huawei restricts this month's update to China, its home market. Typically, Huawei takes a few weeks to release new features outside China, as has been the case with past smartwatch updates.

However, ITHome reports that Huawei has just introduced the AppGallery to the Watch GT 2 in China, the company's equivalent to the Google Play Store. Huawei brought this functionality to the smartwatch a few months ago elsewhere, though. Still, the new update brings other features to the Watch GT 2, including the option of locking the display with a password.

Additionally, Huawei has added a Heart Health Research app that, as its name suggests, provides deeper insights into heart health than was possible previously. Furthermore, the company updated menstrual cycle tracking and now allows people to link their smartwatch, smartphone and earbuds together. In effect, this feature enables multi-device switching for earbuds like the FreeBuds 4.

Moreover, the update introduces a feature designed to drain the Watch GT 2 of any water that may have gathered when swimming or in heavy rain. Currently, Huawei has only brought the feature to the 46 mm variant. Unfortunately, it is unclear for how much longer Huawei will support the Watch GT 2, which it released over two years ago.

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(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-01-14 (Update: 2022-01-14)