Huawei launches its Watch GT 2 and FreeBuds 3


Alongside its Huawei Mate 30 series, the company also announced its much anticipated Watch GT 2 range of wearables and discussed when we can expect its FreeBuds 3 to hit the market.

Huawei Watch GT 2

The smartwatch is the successor to Huawei’s Watch GT, available in 42mm and 46mm sizes. It comes with the self-developed Kirin A1 chip and offers class-leading two week battery life and GPS support. Furthermore, it has a host of new features and functions including 15 sport modes, 10 training modes, an enhanced music player with an on-board speaker and Bluetooth voice support. The watch can incredibly even store up to 500 songs according to Huawei.

Huawei’s claims the watch can last two weeks on a single charge

There are also wellness features baked into the watch such as hassle-free heart rate and daily sleep monitoring. Combining this recorded data, it can provide an accurate overview of your health using its Health application.

FreeBuds 3

The Bluetooth FreeBuds 3 received 11 best of IFA media awards at the recently concluded consumer electronics show.

The FreeBuds 3 available in both white and black colours

They will come in black and white versions and offer features such as active noise cancellation (ANC) and an impressively low 190ms latency.

Availability and pricing

The 46mm Huawei Watch GT 2 will cost €249 (Dh1,011.7) whereas the smaller 42mm version will cost €229 (Dh930.5). Huawei has not mentioned at what point in time the watch will hit the market. As for the Freebuds 3, they are priced at €179 (Dh727.3). Both colour variants will be available in China, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia Pacific and Latin America starting from November 2019. In terms of local pricing, expect them to be lower than the converted prices here because that generally seems to be the trend. We will update you with more information as we find out.