Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro gains a new health feature courtesy of latest software update
Huawei introduced the Watch GT 2 Pro just over a month ago, and it has finally gotten around to enabling an advertised feature. The feature, blood oxygen saturation monitoring, has been activated via a software update that should be rolling out to devices now.
The Watch GT 2 Pro can measure blood oxygen saturation levels thanks to its SpO2 sensor, a mainstay among modern smartwatches. Huawei's latest smartwatch should now be capable of measuring saturation levels constantly, although there are some caveats. Firstly, the new firmware, 10.1.2.8, only enables the feature for smartwatches that are paired to an Android smartphone. Secondly, blood oxygen saturation data will only be visible in the latest version of the Huawei Health app.
10.1.2.8 is a 201 MB download and is being rolled out in several waves. The update apparently optimises customised pool length settings, too. We should also point out that the smartwatch needs to have at least 20% battery remaining to install the update. Additionally, the Huawei Health app will show a progress bar when you begin the update. However, this is only to denote the progress of transferring the update to the smartwatch.