Huawei Watch GT 2 launches in the UAE

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Huawei unveiled its new wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2, alongside the Mate 30 a few weeks back. While we don't have any dates for the Mate 30, the Huawei Watch GT 2 goes on sale in the UAE on October 22.

The Watch GT 2 46mm will be available in three models and pricing is set at AED 849 for Sports, AED 949 for Classic and AED 1149 for Elite. Huawei hasn't set the pricing for the 42mm model.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 is the successor to the Watch GT. It has enhanced fitness tracking features over the original, and improved health features in the shape of sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring.

There are 15 fitness modes, each with multiple options – for example, there are 13 different running courses..

Options features include a compass, torch, workout records, barometer and phone-finding app. The screen also has a wider color gamut than the previous model.

It comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm – with a re-designed 3D glass screen, with a 9.4mm thickness and weighing 29g. It's got a 1.4-inch OLED HD screen, with an always-on display (just like the new Apple Watch 5).

The battery life is also improved over that of previous Huawei wearables, courtesy of Huawei's latest Kirin A1 chipset – the company says this brings double the power efficiency and double the Bluetooth range of the original Watch GT.

Huawei states that the battery life is 14 days, or 30 hours in GPS mode, a day of music playback or 10 hours of Bluetooth calling.

Huawei says you can fit 500 songs on the watch's 2GB of storage, and thanks to the microphone and speaker you can make and take calls from your wrist when your phone is connected.

We'll be bringing you our first impressions of the Watch GT 2 as soon as we get our hands on one, so stay tuned to TechRadar to find out just how good this new wearable is.

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