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Huawei Watch GT 2 is preparing for new software beta, HarmonyOS is coming?

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Huawei has started recruiting new beta testers for Watch GT 2 smartwatch. This is quite interesting news and the consumers keep asking, is it for the Huawei Watch GT 2 HarmonyOS 2 upgrade preparation? Well, there’s only one way to find out, that’s by diving deep into this matter.

Let’s begin.

Huawei has started a closed beta test for the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm (LTN-B19) version that has 1000 testing slots. Meanwhile, the registrations are opened for Chinese consumers from September 6 to September 13.

Huawei wrote that the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm version has been upgraded. New sporty & outdoor, smarter, safer, new features, and user experience are waiting for you to announce. Eligible users can register and be the first to experience the new features of the new version.

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The promises made in the above statement are not normal and the company is surely preparing to provide a major upgrade for the Huawei Watch GT series owners. However, it would be more interesting and exciting if this rollout comes as a Huawei Watch GT HarmonyOS update rather than the existing software.

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Still, Huawei has not revealed any specific details of the closed version that will come after approval with the requirement of the corresponding software version.

However, the Chinese tech giant doesn’t announce such a testing process for the consumer except for testing new software, in this case, it could be the HarmonyOS for Huawei Watch GT 2. Yet, we’ll have to wait for more official inputs on this subject.

Huawei Watch GT 2 closed beta information:

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Huawei Watch GT users will need to download the Huawei Health Beta version application to participate in this activity. The users will be able to resolve and provide important feedback on the issues they are facing during the closed beta process.

How to participate:

Corresponding Huawei Watch GT 46mm users will need to download and install the Huawei members app. You will need to log in to the Member Center App with a Huawei account to sign up for the recruitment.

After receiving the SMS notification of the recruitment of the internal test, open the Member Center APP, click (Experience Officer) >> and find (Sports and Health Members) in the task square Reward experience) Accept the task >> Download (Experience with rewards for sports health members) >> Install to the mobile phone. (If you fill in your account incorrectly, you will not be able to find this task) After installation, this version will automatically overwrite the original sports health APP on your phone.

Huawei Watch GT testing

Update and Upgrade:

After successful approval, a new test software will release for the users and need to be downloaded. To do this, you need to open the Huawei Health app > Click on the connected Huawei Devices > On the device detail page, tap on Firmware update > if there’s a new version available, it’s recommended to download.

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Feedback:

Selected testers are eligible to provide closed beta feedback, open the Huawei Health App > open device > detail page > find and open Device issue Beta feedback, click into the consent agreement signed by beta > If you receive an update > select download now and follow the onscreen instructions.

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Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 smartwatch will launch later year

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Huawei Watch GT 2 brought an immense evolution in the smartwatch industry and became the most sold Huawei smart wearable around the globe. Now, a report suggests that the company is ready with Huawei Watch GT3 and it’ll launch later this year.

According to a well-known Weibo tipster – Huawei will bring new GT series – Huawei Watch GT 3 along with a regular GT smartwatch. The tipster also mentioned that the high-end model will focus on sports and fitness features. However, there’s no exposure regarding its specs at the moment.

In addition, there’s also a new Huawei Watch Fit. Therefore, Huawei has a lot of new smartwatches coming for us in the last quarter including Watch GT, Watch Fit, and Watch D (probably).

Huawei Watch GT 3

Huawei Watch D:

Back in May, He Gang, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business confirmed the upcoming Huawei smartwatch with the blood pressure feature. The official also announced that this watch is under testing to get ready for the launch phase.

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Recently, Huawei has filed for a trademark at European Union Intellectual Property Organization (EUIPO) for the name “Watch D”. This product is filed with the category – Blood Pressure Monitor. With the name + category, it seems to be the upcoming Huawei smartwatch with the blood pressure measurement capability. Still, an official confirmation is awaited.

Huawei Watch Blood Pressure

Huawei Watch GT 3 Features:

Huawei Watch GT 3 should come with eSIM functionality, as well as ECG health features. Similar to the 2 weeks of battery life from Watch GT 2, this upcoming GT version may continue to focus on battery life.

From the software aspects, the Watch GT 3 carries forward the HarmonyOS operating system and there could be new exercises as well as fitness modes that may available with this new addition.

Huawei Watch GT 2:

Talking about the predecessor, the Watch GT 2 comes in two sizes – 42 and 46mm. These watches have different variants consist of color, strap materials as well as frame finishings. The combination of variations makes the appearance stand out among others.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) comes with 1.39-inch and 1.2-inch on 42mm version. The Watch GT 2 series supports GPS and has an Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Ambient light, Air pressure, Capacitive. Both of these smartwatches come with physical buttons as well as 5ATM water resistance capabilities.

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Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 smartwatch update brings big optimizations

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Back in June, Huawei pushed a software update for the squared frame smartwatch – Huawei Watch Fit 2. This new update installed a number of important features such as – Lock screen password and SMS reply.

Now, an incremental firmware update is being seeded to the Huawei Watch Fit that comes with big optimizations for the lock screen password and other features as well as fixes some issues with the display.

Huawei Watch Fit update details:

The Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update comes with firmware version 1.0.5.20 upgrading from 1.0.5.12.

Talking in-depth, the Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update has new optimizations to the lock screen password, that further improve the security of the smartwatch. To be mentioned, optimization is also being made to the message notification that will work more properly after this rollout.

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Huawei Watch Fit Lock screen

Furthermore, the Bluetooth connection stability improvements bring a stable connection and pairing between the smartwatch and the connected device.

Additionally, the September 2021 Huawei Watch Fit update has new fixes for the display, which appears abnormally while showing exercise records in some situations.

That’s not the end of this story because the update also includes system stability optimizations that will boost the performance of this device and provide you a better user experience.

Below you can check the changelog.

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Optimization:

  • Optimize the lock screen password feature to enhance device security
  • Optimize the message notification feature to improve user experience
  • Optimize Bluetooth connection stability
  • Optimize system stability in some situations

Fix:

  • Fix the problem of abnormal display of exercise records in some situations

Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update

Important notes and availability:

This software version is currently rolling out in China and may also expand to global users soon. The update for the domestic consumers is expanding in batches so, it may take some time to cover every device owner.

Huawei Watch Fit

Before you proceed to upgrade, it’s recommended to keep the battery level above 20 percent and ensure sufficient storage. Thereafter, the connection between the smartwatch and the corresponding connected device must be maintained, otherwise, the watch would be disconnected and the package will not be transferred.

The overall upgrade process may take some time therefore you need to wait for the process to conclude successfully.

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Watch Fit 2:

A report reveals that Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei Watch Fit 2, which will come with new features and improvements over the existing Huawei Watch Fit (first generation). Read more about this new link below.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 may launch soon with new features

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Huawei Watch GT 2 receiving Major New Features with first beta update

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A week ago, Huawei released a notice of recruitment for the Huawei Watch GT 2 users, which will bring a number of new features. Speaking of which, the Chinese tech maker has released the first beta update for the corresponding smartwatch models that brings a number of new features.

According to the information, the first beta update for the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm comes with 11.0.14.53. The update consists of new lock screen features, new outdoor sports, screen always-on feature, and enhance female cycle feature.

Let’s explore these features in a bit of detail.

Huawei Watch GT 2 New features:

New Lock screen password: The Watch GT 2 users can now put a lock on their watch. So, it would require a pin to very the unlock procedure every time you unlock the Watch GT 2.

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The beta update brings new improvements or sports-related activity on the Huawei Watch GT 2. Now, the company has feeding new sunrise and sunset displays for outdoor sports. The new pace zone support will bring you more help to exercise scientifically.

That’s not it, the update now supports the connection and third-party data sharing with Huawei phones and sports equipment. There’s the new always on-screen option added, which will provide you convenience for viewing real-time exercise data. You can access this feature from Settings > Excercise Settings > Screen always on.

Lastly, an update that would really be helpful for the female consumers of the Watch GT 2. The watch now has an improved menstrual cycle feature with the added support of cycles through the watch.

Here are all of the changes and features that Huawei is testing on the Watch GT 2. However, the company continues to bring new features for the participated beta testers during the activity timeline.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 New Features

Important Information and Notes:

This beta testing is currently limited to the Chinese models of the Watch GT 2 46mm and rolling out for the 1800 users who’ve successfully made it to the beta program under the closed beta activity that started on September 17, 2021.

However, users would be required to install the required firmware version 1.0.13.26 on their smartwatch to upgrade with new features. The corresponding participant must have the latest version of Huawei Health Beta.

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To be mentioned, keep your smartwatch charged sufficiently before you move to the upgrade process and maintain the distance between the watch and the phone during the package transfer. Wait for the upgrade process to conclude because it may take a long time.

Is this HarmonyOS?

No, certainly not but these features could be preparations towards the major rollout, which is currently unconfirmed via Huawei.

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