Huawei's next smartwatch has leaked and it doesn't run Wear OS

Huawei's next smartwatch has leaked and it doesn't run Wear OS
The 2018 Huawei Watch GT

The Huawei Watch GT was announced last October alongside the flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro and now it seems history could soon repeat itself. A bunch of newly leaked renders have showcased the next-gen Watch GT 2 in its entirety and it could make its official debut alongside the Huawei Mate 30 Pro later this month.

Like the original, Huawei’s next wearable looks very much like a traditional watch thanks to a combination of the two-button system, round face, and overall shape of the aluminum casing. To keep things looking modern and sleek, though, the company has implemented some important changes including what appears to be a slightly larger display, a slimmer bezel, and a thinner design that’ll undoubtedly make the Watch GT 2 feel noticeably less chunky than its predecessor.

It’s unclear at this stage what processor the Watch GT 2 will use but it’ll presumably be powered by Huawei’s Lite OS internationally while China may receive a Harmony OS-powered variant. Other features should include a GPS tracker, Bluetooth support, and a new microphone and speaker which suggest an LTE model may be in the works.

Lastly, Huawei’s Watch GT 2 will apparently focus heavily on physical activity. The optical heart rate monitor that was present on last year’s model is said to be returning and will likely be accompanied by support for a range of workout modes including hiking, running, cycling, and swimming. To help maximize usage, the wearable is expected to support an impressive battery life that’ll likely sit in the region of 2 weeks. This will be made possible by a slightly higher 450mAh capacity.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 will probably be announced on September 19 alongside the Mate 30 Pro. The wearable will reportedly be sold in ‘Classic’ and ‘Sport’ variants with sales expected to commence in early to mid-October.



1. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Gorgeous looking classic watch, but no wearOS no thanks, still no replacement for my Huawei W1.

3. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They need to release the OG Huawei Watch with upgraded internals and maybe their new harmony os. I used more than 10 other smart watches in the past 3 years, but nothing felt as premium as both of my Huawei Watch 1, and both of them still look as good as new. The only gripe I have with them, is the rubbish and laggy Wear OS and battery life.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22272; Member since: May 28, 2014

The Classic looks amazing. I’d buy one for sure.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interested in how this plays out. Wear OS devices are horrid overall. Battery life is hilariously bad compared to Tizen. Curious how Hauwei will perform.

6. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I'm fine without Wear OS, it gave the watch such a great battery life. while if you run it with wear os it wouldn't even last a day. But I though this would be running on Harmony OS and not Lite?

8. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Which watch has the longest battery life, yet supports taking calls directly to itself (like galaxy gear S series watches)?

10. RamTec

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 22, 2019

Currently use Huawei Watch 1, Watch 2 Classic, Watch GT, and Band Pro 3. As a masters athlete, the Watch GT will sync with Google Fit to meet general training needs BUT only Google Fit on a Wear OS watch will auto track individual strength training activity at the gym (no need for phone on gym floor - HUGE bonus). Negative is that if I want to swim after a weights session, I need my Band 3 Pro or Watch GT to provide SWOLF records. I usually end up wearing Watch 2 Classic in gym, swapping to Band 3 Pro for swimming... but a waterproof Wear OS / Huawei Health watch would nail it in one. NB sleep is now syncing between Huawei Health and Google Fit

11. Deadeye

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

No wonder, Wear OS is total garbage.

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