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Huawei Watch GT 2 series: Another feature lands on the ageing smartwatches aimed at improving smart life experiences

The Watch GT 2 series can now be paired with fitness equipment. (Image source: Huawei)
The Watch GT 2 series can now be paired with fitness equipment. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei has added a feature to the Watch GT 2, Watch GT 2 Pro and Watch GT 2e's arsenals, having recently issued an update to the Watch GT 2. The new feature makes it possible to use the Watch GT 2 series as the heart of fitness equipment, albeit only in China for the time being.

Huawei has announced a new feature for the Watch GT 2 series, which includes the Watch GT 2, Watch GT 2 Pro and the Watch GT 2e. Seemingly enabled via an over-the-air (OTA) update, the feature allows people to connect their Watch GT 2 series smartwatch to compatible fitness equipment. In a blog post, Huawei uses the example of pairing a Yijian Genie S7 smart treadmill, underlining that the feature is exclusive to China, currently.

According to Huawei, the feature creates a three-way connection between a Watch GT 2 series smartwatch, a Harmony OS smartphone, and third-party sports equipment. Unsurprisingly, the feature is part of Huawei's play to bring Harmony OS to more devices and to broaden its ecosystem. Theoretically, a paired Yijian Genie S7 treadmill will transmit data to your smartphone, which it interpolates with data received from your smartwatch. This combined data can then be viewed in the Huawei Health app, as shown below.

In principle, a Watch GT 2 Pro could control treadmill or other fitness equipment, but Huawei has not enabled this feature yet. Huawei has also not announced what other fitness equipment will support Harmony OS integrations, so it may take some for the feature to become widespread. Still, the option of ending a workout on your smartwatch and treadmill by pressing the stop button on the latter could prove helpful to those who own the correct equipment. The Watch GT 2Watch GT 2 Pro and the Watch GT 2e will generate workout reports immediately afterwards, too.

(Image source: Huawei)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-01-21 (Update: 2022-01-21)