A few days ago Huawei introduced a new handsome watch based on a model from last year. It was the Huawei Watch GT2e, the cheapest, unchanged version of the Huawei Watch GT2, a watch we reviewed late last year.
So I've been using it as my personal watch, mostly using it thanks to no hand in its built-in speaker and microphone, and receiving notifications that I think don't carry it, to be able to always leave the phone quiet without vibrating.
Yesterday the clock firmware updated to version 18.104.22.168 and although no press release, I wanted to see what's new.
The Huawei Watch GT2 already has a blood oxygen meter
My surprise came when I noticed in a large sign that blood oxygen levels were under the option of measuring heart rate, something that had been integrated with the Honor Band many months ago and was not available on the clock.
To use it we simply tighten the line of sight correctly (otherwise the test will not continue) and leave the hand resting in a mirror position.
After a few seconds the heart rate will be measured along with the oxygen saturation in the blood. To find out if it's limited, the interface displays a three-color crown:
- Green: is within the expected parameters.
- Orange: there may be problems.
- Red: the oxygen satellite is very low.
Obviously, these types of services do not use the medical device space, but it does not hurt to stay with you.
If you have a model for this watch and don't miss the update, you should only go to Huawei Health app on your mobile phone and go from there to check if you have any firmware updates.