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The Watch GT 2 does support blood oxygen saturation monitoring after all, but Huawei left its Sp02 sensor disabled for six months

The Huawei Watch GT 2 can now measure blood oxygen saturation levels. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei Watch GT 2 can now measure blood oxygen saturation levels. (Image source: Huawei)
The Watch GT 2 has been well received, but the lack of blood oxygen saturation monitoring was an oversight. Now, the smartwatch can finally use its Sp02 sensor courtesy of a software update, six months after launching.
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While Huawei has replaced the Watch GT 2 with the GT 2e, the Chinese company is still adding software features to the popular smartwatch. The latest addition has been a long time coming too, with people having raised its absence as a concern months ago.

Brought to our attention by Huaweiblog.de and 9to5Google, the latest version of LiteOS enables blood oxygen measurements on the Watch GT 2. These can be monitored from within the Huawei Health app.

While LiteOS 1.0.6.26 enables the device's Sp02 sensor, Huawei claims that the update improves overall system stability, too. The update weighs in at a modest 19 MB and is available as an OTA. Your watch must be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth before it can be updated, though.

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(Image source: Huaweiblog.de)
(Image source: Huaweiblog.de)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
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Alex Alderson, 2020-04-13 (Update: 2020-04-13)