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HUAWEI might be working on two new GT smartwatches without Wear OS

Instead, the watches could run Lite OS, like the HUAWEI Watch GT.

Published onMarch 8, 2019

HUAWEI Watch GT weather

Although there are a few HUAWEI smartwatches featuring Google’s Wear OS platform (like the HUAWEI Watch and the HUAWEI Watch 2), the Chinese company decided to go with its own Lite OS for the HUAWEI Watch GT.

Now, according to WinFuture, HUAWEI has two more GT watches in the works, both of which supposedly also eschew Wear OS for Lite OS.

The two supposed watches on the way are the HUAWEI Watch GT Active and the HUAWEI Watch GT Elegant. The “Active” variant is pictured below in leaked renders:

According to WinFuture, the Active model pictured above will cost 249 euros (~$280), while the Elegant version will be 229 euros (~$257). Originally, the HUAWEI Watch GT sold for 199 euros (~$224), so presumably, these new models will feature some sort of upgrade to justify the price hike.

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The HUAWEI logo.

Wear OS hasn’t been getting much love lately, with even the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset not fixing most of the problems people face with the operating system (poor battery life, sluggish performance, etc.). Although Google will likely keep pushing Wear OS as hard as it can, it certainly would help if more companies were adopting the platform — which it seems HUAWEI is not going to do.

If you’re interested in checking out the best of what Wear OS has to offer at the moment, check out our review for the Fossil Sport.

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