With so many options in the market, picking the right lifestyle companion can be quite challenging. Gadgets look similar with one another, features sound the same, but the prices have a thousand-peso difference. Take the realme Watch S Pro and Huawei GT2 Pro smartwatches for example, both are premium-looking, both have the same size, both offer similar features, but there are differences in specifications that tend to go unnoticed. Since we’ve received queries on whether or not we recommend one over the other, here’s a quick look at the features along with my recommendation based on your lifestyle.
Let’s start with the easiest: Size and display. Both the realme Watch S Pro and Huawei Watch GT2 Pro come in a black color, but the latter specifically calls it “Night Black”. The GT2 Pro, however, has a gray-like accent surrounding the watch. The straps differ in texture – the Watch S Pro has a smooth finish with two debossed lines, while the GT2Pro has a small branding on the lower right side and a slightly rough finish that prevents it from slipping on the user’s wrist.
Both have the same size (exact measurements are included in the table below) and the display looks very similar, even though the materials differ. As far as I’m concerned about my #OOTD, it’s a tie for me as both colors are neutral and both straps are removable, which gives the user freedom to put on any preferred strap. The strap has to come from a third-party seller, though. Both brands do not have separate straps being sold locally.
For the watch face, both smartwatches are able to import any image from your gallery into your smartwatch, but the realme Watch S Pro has more built-in watch faces to choose from.
FOR THE SPORTY AND ADVENTUROUS
If you’re a sporty person who is fortunate enough to have access to complex equipment and facilities for different types of sports in the Philippines, then the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro is the smartwatch for you. It has over 100+ workout modes, including elliptical, snowboarding, skiing, rower, triathlon, and mountain hike, to name a few. Sports Modes are also customizable so users can get accurate details after each workout, which are then stored under the smartwatch’s Workout Records. It also comes with a digital trainer that voices out certain commands through the smartwatch!
The realme Watch S Pro, on the other hand, only has 15 sports modes at the moment, including swimming, basketball, cycling, yoga, and free training – which can be used for those not included in the sports modes. This is something to consider if you’ll only need the smartwatch for simple workouts, health tracking, and notifications.
Both smartwatches can accurately track your location through GPS tracking, though.
FOR THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS
Both the realme Watch S Pro and Huawei Watch GT2 Pro contain important health features like 24-hour heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen monitoring, and sleep tracking. The only difference is the way that they’re displayed on both the app and smartwatch. I personally prefer the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro’s 24-hour graph but the realme Watch S Pro’s blood oxygen sensor works better. The realme Watch S Pro can provide results faster even as the wearer makes minimal movements during the scan.
If you just need the data, go for the realme Watch S Pro. If you need data as well as guidance on what to do with it, get the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro.
FOR A TIGHT BUDGET
In terms of affordability, realme is already well-known for offering the most sought-after features at an affordable price so it’s not surprising that the realme Watch S Pro reigns supreme in this part. Despite not having a microphone, speaker, and additional sports modes, it can still deliver the important features that most users are looking for at the price of Php 8,990, which was further brought down to Php 7,690 as an introductory price.
The Huawei Watch GT2 Pro, on the other hand, costs Php 10,799. Not bad to add a few thousands, considering that you can get speaker and microphone functions on your smartwatch.
Both have a 2-week battery life, both come with a wireless USB Type-C charger, both have the same size and color, and both have similar functions. Deciding which one to get would highly depend on what the user needs and how much they’ll be willing to shell out for a smartwatch.
|realme Watch S Pro||Huawei Watch GT2 Pro|
|Release Date in PH||March 2021||October 2020|
|Size||257.6 x 46x 11.1mm (with watch strap)||46.7mm×46.7mm×11.4mm (w/o watch strap)|
|Weight||63.5g (with watch strap)||Approx 52g (w/o the strap)|
|Material||Stainless Steel + Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D||Titanium + Sapphire Glass|
|Wrist Strap Type||Removable (22mm, adjustable length at 152 to 223mm)||Removable|
|Screen Size||3.5cm (1.39 inches)||3.5 cm (1.39 inches)|
|Resolution||454×454, 326ppi (full touchscreen)||454 xx 454 HD AMOLED|
|Battery||420mAh Can last up to 14 days (with heart rate monitor on)||455mAh Can last up to 14 days|
|Charger||USB Type-C, Wireless||USB Type-C, Wireless|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0 realme Link App Android 5.0+ iOS 9.0+||Bluetooth 5.1 Huawei Health App Android 4.4 + iOS 9.0 +|
|Sensors||6-axis accelerometer sensor Heart rate sensor Rotor vibration motor 5ATM water resistance (up to 50 meters)||Heart rate sensor 5ATM water resistance (up to 50 meters) Accelerometer sensor Gyroscope sensor Geomagnetic sensor Ambient light sensor Air pressure sensor Capacitive sensor|
|Sports Modes||15 Sports Modes: Outdoor run, indoor run, outdoor walk, indoor walk, outdoor cycling, spinning, hiking, swimming, basketball, yoga, rowing, elliptical, cricket, strength training and free workout||100+ Workout Modes (17 professional modes, 85 custom modes): 13 running courses, outdoor walk, indoor walk, outdoor cycle, indoor cycle, pool swim, open water swim, mountain hike, hike, golf, skiing, snowboarding, triathlon, elliptical, rower, etc.|
|Health Monitor||Automated heart rate measurement, 24-hour heart rate measurement, resting heart rate, exercise heart rate, heart rate alert, blood oxygen measurement, sleep monitor, steps throughout the day, calories, distance, water reminder, sedentary reminder and activity records||TruRelax and TruSleep for stress and sleep monitoring, Automated heart rate measurement, 24-hour heart rate measurement, resting heart rate, exercise heart rate, heart rate alert, blood oxygen measurement, steps throughout the day, calories, distance, water reminder, sedentary reminder and activity records, cycle calendar, breathing exercises|
|Other Functions||Music control, camera control, find phone, meditation, 12/24-hour, stopwatch, clock, weather forecast, date display, dial, cloud multi-dial (OTA), custom dial, OTA upgrade, multilanguage UI, multilanguage font (OTA), multilanguage UI (OTA), data storage, all-day data, automatic motion recognition (run/walk), call notification, message reminder, alarm reminder, step goal completion reminder, binding confirmation reminder, low-battery reminder, brightness adjustment, shake adjustment, wear monitoring, lift wrist to wake screen, power-saving mode, no-disturb mode and quick settings||Music control, camera control, find phone, compass, air pressure, stopwatch, weather forecast, date display, dial, notifications, timer, alarm, flashlight, call log access, contacts access, data storage, all-day data, automatic motion recognition (run/walk), step goal completion reminder, binding confirmation reminder, low-battery reminder, brightness adjustment, shake adjustment, wear monitoring, lift wrist to wake screen, power-saving mode, no-disturb mode and quick settings|
|Price||Php 8,990||Php 10,799|
Read more about each smartwatch here:
- realme Watch S Pro: Specs, price, and what to love about this affordable smartwatch
- UNBOXING: Answering calls, having a talking trainer on your wrist with the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro