Huawei Watch GT 2e gets a sporty look, new health features

The smartwatch has monitoring features that focus on heart rate and blood oxygen saturation.

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Huawei's new Watch GT 2e smartwatch flaunts a sporty design and a variety of health and fitness features, which the company says are meant to "inspire an active lifestyle." The China-based tech giant unveiled the smartwatch Thursday alongside its new flagship phones, the P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro Plus.

A follow-up to the Watch GT 2 unveiled in October, Huawei's new smartwatch includes heart rate monitoring, reminders about an abnormal heart rate, pressure level monitoring and sleep monitoring, as well as a new monitoring feature that focuses on blood oxygen saturation. The Watch GT 2e also has 100 workout tracking modes, which range from things like running and cycling to more "trendy" types of exercise like yoga and parkour.

The Watch GT 2e has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display and up to a two-week battery life, according to Huawei. It comes in four color options: graphite black, lava red, mint green and icy white.

The Watch GT 2e goes on sale for £159.99 (about $194, AU $321) on April 15. It's available for preorder starting Thursday.

In addition to the Watch GT 2e and its new P40 line of phones, Huawei also introduced its new smart assistant, Celia, and its new Sound X Bluetooth speaker on Thursday. The launch was originally set to take place in Paris, but due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, it was pared back to an online-only event.