One of the great things about Huawei’s latest flagship smartwatch, the Watch GT 2 Pro, is that it can also be used with iOS devices and not just Android smartphones.
So, if you own an iPhone and don’t like the look of the Apple Watch, you could alternatively choose the Watch GT 2 Pro and easily pair it with your Apple handset. While the Chinese tech giant does allow Apple users to connect the Watch GT Pro to their iPhones, the experience will be slightly different.
You’ll be able to read notifications and answer calls from your iPhone on the Watch GT 2 Pro, which are pretty essential features on any smartwatch. But unfortunately, you won’t have the ability to purchase new watch faces or control your music when you pair an iPhone and GT 2 Pro Watch.
How to pair an iPhone and Watch GT 2 Pro
If you don’t mind having limited functionality and decide to purchase a Watch GT 2 Pro as an iOS user, you’ll need to know how you pair these devices. It’s a pretty smooth process, thankfully.
Firstly, you’ll need to head over to Apple’s App Store and look for the official Huawei Health app by using the search function. When the Huawei Health app appears in the search results, install the latest version on your iOS device. Depending on your WiFi or mobile internet connection, it won’t too long for the app to download.
Once the app has downloaded onto your phone, the next step will be to open Settings on your iPhone and click on the Bluetooth page. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, and wait for the Watch GT 2 Pro to appear in the list of devices. It should appear straight away, and when it does, you’ll need to click on the watch to pair it with your iPhone.
After you’ve done that, you’ll want to open the Huawei Health app, go through the short set-up process, and then click on the “devices” button in the bottom menu. When this page opens, click the “add” button, click “Smart Watch”, click “HUAWEI Watch GT 2 Series”, and click “Your device name”. Finally, go to your GT Watch 2 Pro and press the “accept” button. Now, it’ll connected to your iPhone.
Why choose the Watch GT 2 Pro?
When it comes to choosing a smartwatch, this isn’t particularly easy as there are loads of models available to buy. So, even though the Watch GT 2 Pro may work with iPhones, why would you choose it over other smartwatches like the Apple Watch?
There are lots of things that make the GT 2 Pro an excellent smartwatch. It looks very high-end, thanks to a stunning titanium and sapphire glass design. Other features include two-week battery life, a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, support for wireless charging, sleep monitoring, heart rate tracking, an oxygen saturation detector, a range of workout modes, water resistance, the ability to answer calls, and lots more.
But what makes this premium smartwatch stand out from the competition is that it currently costs just £229.99 (down from £299). And if you buy it directly from the Huawei website, you’ll get a complimentary pair of FreeBuds 3i wireless headphones. The watch is available in Night Black or Nebula Grey. Apple also offers a titanium smartwatch, though it costs over £700.
Although the Watch GT 2 Pro offers lots of features at a great price and can be used with iPhones, you won’t be able to access all of them. The best way to get the most out of this smartwatch is by using it with a Huawei device, or any other Android phone.