Huawei has unveiled its next generation smartwatch, HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm and 42mm series, powered by the firm’s proprietary Kirin A1 chip. It promises to deliver an upgraded user experience and “unrivalled” battery life due to the chip’s ultra-low power consumption capability.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is also Huawei’s first smartwatch with an all-in-one 3D glass screen, creating a wider display. Moreover, the new smartwatch is said to deliver more sports modes with richer programs, as well as adding Bluetooth calling and music playback functionalities. The presentation also showed off some comprehensive health and fitness monitoring and management capabilities, ideal for health and fitness minded people who are clearly the prime target for this product.
Huawei Watch GT 2 – Proprietary Kirin A1 chipset boosts battery life
The previous generation HUAWEI WATCH GT promised impressive battery life but it came with a number of compromises. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 aims to deliver in-full what has been previously promised, being equipped with Huawei’s proprietary Kirin A1 chipset to further improve on battery life. The Kirin A1 chipset integrates an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power consumption application processor and a separate power management unit. The application processor uses the Cortex-M7 processor to achieve ultra-low power consumption of 10uA/MHz, which is far below the industry average of 30uA/MHZ. On paper, it’s a solid combination of high performance and efficient power consumption, which should make it possible for HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 to deliver robust usage and even longer battery life.
According to Huawei, in daily use, the WATCH GT 2 46mm series can operate continuously for up to two weeks, with both the intelligent heart rate monitor and call notification functions on and weekly usage of up to 30 minutes of Bluetooth calls; up to 30 minutes of music playback; up to 90 minutes of exercise and using the scientific sleep mode at night. In the classic mode, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 42mm series can operate continuously for up to one week. Both series of watches are said to have greatly improved battery life in the GPS tracked sports mode. The 46mm series achieves battery life of 30 hours under the GPS tracked sports mode, while the 42mm series reaches 15 hours – based on Huawei’s own test data conducted under test conditions. So we’ll take the figures with a pinch of salt.
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