Back in September mid, Huawei added a new watch in its smartwatch portfolio by introducing the Huawei Watch GT 2. Initially, it was launched in two variants, 46mm and 42mm and NFC support was only limited to China. Now Huawei pushes a new Huawei Watch GT 2 Update v188.8.131.52 which enables the NFC function globally. The firmware size is 10.62 MB. Users can enable NFC on the smartphone & then lay it on your Watch GT 2.
Previously, the NFC functionality was only enabled in Chinese units. It was disabled (apparently on the software level) in the global units of Huawei Watch GT 2.
Hi there. Regarding your question, we inform you that the Huawei Watch GT 2 doesn’t have the NFC function available. Thank you for your interest.
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Recent update brings some fixes to improve swimming and sleep tracking on the device. This improved HR monitoring and fixed display issue while checking heart rate data.
For people who want to use the NFC feature on their global variant of Huawei Watch, GT 2 has to use the OneHop app. It allows the user to connect two Huawei devices via NFC. Make sure that your Huawei smartphone is running EMUI 10.0 (or above).
This is the second time in this month that Huawei Watch GT 2 receives major software updates. The update is released in a handful of countries like US, Germany & the Philippines but is expected to arrive in other regions very soon.
You can check the official Huawei Watch GT 2 update changelog along with the screenshot of the latest update:
- Introduce OneHop for you to customize your own watchface (phone must be EMUI 10.0 or above).
- Adds quick pairing for FreeBuds 3.
- Adds sound settings for incoming calls or notification alerts.
- Optimizes the sensitivity for the wake-up feature
- Improves the accuracy of the heart rate monitoring during workouts
- Fixes a small display issue for resting heart rate
- Makes updating faster
Huawei Watch GT 2 has two models – a 1.39-inch and 1.2-inch AMOLED display for 46mm and 42mm Watch GT 2, respectively. The internal storage is same for both model as 4GB. 42mm model has 16MB RAM while the 46mm model has 32MB RAM. It has all necessary features like GPS support, Bluetooth 5, accelerometer, optical heart rate, gyroscope sensor, etc. Huawei Watch GT 2 also comes with 5ATM water-resistance.