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Here’s Everything About New Huawei GT 2 Smartwatch

The GT 2 watch gives 150 metres of Bluetooth connectivity

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The smartwatch may make you forget your smartphone. With an attractive design and a long-lasting battery, it is time to enjoy the New Year with GT 2. IANS

As the wearable market gain momentum in India — the country saw an all-time high of 30 lakh shipments in the second quarter this year — Chinese technology giant Huawei has brought upgraded Smartwatch GT 2 to the country.

GT 2 is an upgraded version of Huawei Watch GT that the company successfully launched earlier this year.

GT 2 is powered by a Kirin A1 chipset that includes intelligent power-saving technology.

Huawei Watch GT2 variants are — 46mm Sport (Black) for Rs 15,990; 46mm (leather) at Rs 17,990 and 46mm (Metal) for Rs 21,990.

We reviewed GT2 (46mm). Let’s see how it fares.

From tracking heartbeat, helping listen to favourite songs (via Bluetooth and speaker mode) and make calls, this smartwatch has ticked all the right boxes.

The smartwatch offers an attractive design and a really long-lasting 455mAh battery that stayed for nearly 10 days during the review. The company, however, claims battery life for 14 days for this variant.

The smartwatch also comes with an additional strap in the box.

The smartwatch is lightweight with a high-quality 3D glass face and is 10.7mm thick which looked stunning on the wrist.

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As the wearable market gain momentum in India — the country saw an all-time high of 30 lakh shipments in the second quarter this year — Chinese technology giant Huawei has brought upgraded Smartwatch GT 2 to the country. Wikimedia Commons

It sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED screen with 454×454 pixels resolution.

In terms of brightness, the display worked well in various light conditions. The touchscreen worked extremely fast.

With big display and dial, the smartwatch is easy to operate and gives you a 5-minute showoff time, in case you want to impress upon her.

The device has two buttons placed on the right side. The upper side button is to select built-in apps while the other is for health tracking and workouts.

As you swipe down, you’ll find quick options such as do not disturb, showtime, find my phone, alarms and setting. When you swipe up, you will see recent notifications.

The Watch GT 2 has 15 sports tracking functionalities which include eight outdoor sports such as running, walking, climbing, hiking trail running, cycling, open water, triathlon and seven indoor sports.

Equipped with enhanced fitness tracking features, the Huawei Watch GT 2 can monitor different workout modes including cycling and triathlon.

Additional features like weather, timer, stopwatch, and flashlight added extra charm to the smartwatch.

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 GT 2 watch gives 150 metres of Bluetooth connectivity. You can make calls as the audio quality is good. You can also store music on it as it comes with 4GB inbuilt memory.

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GT 2 Smartwatch is an upgraded version of Huawei Watch GT that the company successfully launched earlier this year. IANS

Additionally, the smartwatch has a sleep tracking feature and “Huawei TruRelax” which helps track your stress levels.

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Conclusion: The smartwatch may make you forget your smartphone. With an attractive design and a long-lasting battery, it is time to enjoy the New Year with GT 2. (IANS)

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Huawei to Build its First European Manufacturing Plant in France

Huawei to Build First European 5G Factory in France to Soothe Western Nerves

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A Huawei company logo at Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. VOA

Huawei will build its first European manufacturing plant in France, its chairman said Thursday, as the Chinese telecom giant seeks to ease worldwide concerns stoked by U.S. charges that Beijing could use its equipment for spying.

Liang Hua said , the world’s biggest producer of telecom equipment, would invest 200 million euros ($217 million) in the first phase of setting up the mobile base station plant. He said it would create 500 jobs.

Huawei, which denies its equipment poses a security risk, is at the center of a storm pitting the United States against China over 5G, the next-generation mobile technology. Europe has become a major battleground.

Continental market

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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chairman Liang Hua speaks during a news conference in Paris, France. VOA

“This site will supply the entire European market, not just France’s,” Liang said at a news conference. “Our group’s activities are worldwide and for this we need a global industrial footprint.”

5G technology is expected to deliver a huge leap in the speed and capacity of communications and an exponential spike in connections between billions of devices, from smart refrigerators to driverless cars, that are expected to run on 5G networks.

It was not immediately clear whether Huawei’s decision had the blessing of French President Emmanuel Macron, who has courted foreign investors but also led warnings about Chinese encroachment into the European Union’s economy.

Liang said that the company had outlined the group’s plans to the French government. “This is not a charm offensive,” he said.

There was no immediate reaction from Macron’s office.

Early stages 

The United States has repeatedly warned European allies against allowing the Chinese firm into the continent’s 5G infrastructure. But European capitals are divided about how to deal with Huawei.

France has yet to start rolling out its 5G networks but the top French mobile operator, state-controlled Orange, has already chosen Huawei’s European rivals, Nokia and Ericsson.

Smaller operators Bouygues Telecom and Altice Europe’s SFR, whose existing networks rely heavily on Huawei, are urging Paris to clarify its position on Huawei.

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The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany. VOA

France says it will not discriminate against any vendor but requires all suppliers to be screened so they can secure a green light from the cybersecurity agency, which is examining Huawei equipment. Sources close to the French telecom industry say they fear Huawei will be barred in practice even if no formal ban is announced.

Neighboring Germany is also struggling to reach consensus on the way forward. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling conservatives back tougher rules on foreign vendors but have stopped short of an outright ban on Huawei.

British plan

Britain has defied the United States by allowing “high-risk vendors” such as Huawei into nonsensitive parts of its 5G network but not what it describes as “core” components.

Washington has pressed London to reconsider.

The mobile base stations that will be manufactured in France are not considered core to 5G network infrastructure.

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Huawei accuses the United States of seeking to frustrate its growth because no U.S. company can offer the same range of technology at a competitive price.

The French plant will be Huawei’s second manufacturing facility outside China. It has a plant making smartphones in India but only has assembly plants elsewhere. The plant in France will generate 1 billion euros a year in sales. (VOA)