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Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

It looks hella good

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Huawei has been making smartwatches for about five years now. Crazy, right? It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long.That half-a-decade of experience is coming together in a timepiece that looks and actually is smart — the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro.

You might have seen the actual watch itself already as it had already been announced two months ago ahead of the Huawei Mate 40 series launch. Today, we’re showing you what’s inside the box and giving you a bit of a closer look at the device.

It comes in this unassuming black packaging with the name of the device in shiny gold.

The box looks unkempt here but that happens in shipping sometimes. Don’t let that distract you from the fact that the packaging looks premium AF.

Taking out the top cover, right away you’re greeted by the Watch GT 2 Pro next to a gold Huawei logo.

Lift the pull tab on the right and you’ll see an enclosure on the right side of the box.

Lift the enclosure and you’ll see the USB-C charging cable and the circular charging cradle. 

You’ll also see some paperwork. Those are the user guide and warranty card. 

Would it have been cooler if these were also in black? Impractical. But cool.

Here’s a closer look at the box with the other inclusions out of the way.

Here’s the Watch GT 2 Pro out of the box. 

You have double strap retainers to hold the thing down firmly. 

On the other side of the strap, written discretely is the device’s name. 

Much like the rest of the Watch GT series, this has a double crown design. 

The top crown is the power button while the bottom crown is a customizable function button.

Power it up and you’ll be asked to get the Huawei Health app and pair right away. 

You’ll get more customization options when you pair it with a Huawei phone, but it works with other smartphones too. 

Paired with iPhone. Heh.

Here’s what it looks like on its side. 

And this is what it looks like when worn. 

First impressions 

The first thing that really jumps out at you is how clean and minimalistic the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro looks. There’s no external bezel to mimic the look of traditional timepieces. All you get is this clean look that lets you focus on the 1.39-inch circular AMOLED display.

That may not seem like much, but believe me, it’s so huge looking at it the way you normally would look at a wristwatch. The display is made of scratch resistant sapphire glass. Huawei’s fine print claims it’s much, much tougher than the regular glass found on most other watches — smart or otherwise.

It also has a ceramic back and titanium backing to complete that premium feel. And I don’t say premium lightly. This thing looks and feels expensive.

Watch GT 2 Pro

The smartwatch is being marketed with the #PowerOnYourWrist hashtag in the Philippines. Power here, I’d like to think, relates more to how certain prominent people hold a higher stature and wider influence. That’s what it feels like to have the watch on your wrist — like you should command attention.

Anyway, that’s all we have for now. If you have any questions about its features, feel free to send it over through our Facebook Page or Twitter account and we’ll gladly try to answer those as we review the device.

Pricing and availability

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro will retail for PhP 11,999 and each purchase is bundled with selected freebies.

November 7-12

November 13-19

  • Freebuds 3i in Huawei Online Store, concept stores, and dealer stores nationwide

November 20-26

  • Huawei Band 4e in Huawei concept and dealer stores nationwide

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realme X50 Pro 5G now official in the Philippines

The 5G phone for you?

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After making its mark in the budget and midrange categories, realme is looking to shakeup the premium category with the arrival of the realme X50 Pro 5G in the Philippines.

Delivering a competitive 5G flagship experience with realme X50 Pro 5G

The realme X50 Pro 5G is realme’s first flagship 5G offering and among the first to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G processor. It comes shipped with 5D Stereoscopic Ice Cooling Pro technology to optimize the smartphone’s performance.

It comes with a 4200mAh dual-cell battery, the first-ever used with the new 65W SuperDart Flash Charge which takes the phone from 0% to 100% in just 35 minutes. At the same time, the phone can be charged while the screen is on and being used for greater convenience.

The realme X50 Pro 5G features the 64MP Hawk Eye quad camera set-up on the rear. These are a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, a 12MP zoom lens, and a 2MP B/W depth lens.

A stunning display

The phone comes with an ultra-large 6.44-inch Samsung Super AMOLED display with up to 92% screen to-body ratio. It also supports HDR10+, the 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and sunlight display, reaching a maximum brightness of 1000nits and peak contrast ratio of 2000000:1. Meanwhile, the brand new E3 luminescent material reduces blue light by 37.5% and power consumption by 5%.

Its 90Hz refresh rate display increases frame rates by 50% compared to ordinary smartphone displays while its 180Hz sampling rate which improves the touchscreen sensitivity and smoothness when playing games.

With SuperAMOLED display, the phone boasts in-display fingerprint recognition function, adapts the Goodix’s new generation of fingerprint unlocking model, and only requires an average of 0.27s to unlock the phone.

Price and availability

The realme X50 Pro 5G is currently only available via Smart Signature Plan. There’s a one time cash out of PhP 6,900 then a total monthly payment of PhP 1,899 (PhP 1,499 for the plan with PhP 400 monthly amortization). It will be available online and on in-stores starting December 11.

There’s a pre-order promo from December 3-10. Those who will avail the plan will get a free realme Watch worth PhP 3,990.

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realme Watch S now official

All the smartwatch bells and whistles for less

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realme’s wearables keep getting better. Adding to their growing portfolio is the realme Watch S.

Like any smartwatch worth its salt, the Watch S has a slew of monitoring features. It carries the top-level sensor from Goodix, which supports 24-hour uninterrupted and real-time heart rate monitoring.

It can track your sleep pattern and habits. It also has SPO2 meter for monitoring blood-oxygen levels — a key feature in a world dealing with pandemic.

The Watch S can receive nearly all app notifications including calls, SMS and third-party app messages. It can also remotely control the music player on the smartphone as well as  function as a remote for phone cameras.

Naturally, you can customize its look with a slew of watch face options to match your every look. It promises up to 15 days of battery life and can be fully juiced-up using the bundled charges in just two (2) hours.

Pricing and availability

The realme Watch S retails for PhP 4,990. However, it can be had for PhP 3,990 on Lazada and Shopee starting December 3, 7PM and at the 12.12 Super Brand Day Sale.

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realme Buds Air Pro now in the Philippines

Affordable TWS earbuds with ANC

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realme’s commitment to expanding its AIoT lineup is on full display with the announcement of the realme Buds Air Pro in the Philippines.

realme says it reduces noise by 35dB due to the dual microphone setup and the customized S1 noise cancellation chip. It also has Transparency mode that lets you hear ambient sound in one click. It also supports Bluetooth 5.0.

These earbuds sport a 10mm driver for Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB). This means you’re getting a deep, rich base sound with these earbuds. As for playback, you get a total of 25 hours with the charging case.

It also offers low latency of 94ms in Gaming mode for perfect sync between video and audio while playing games or watching movies.

Controls are as follows:

  • Double-tap: Play/pause music playback | Answer a call
  • Triple-tap: Go to next song
  • Press and hold one side: End call
  • Press and hold both sides: Enter/Exit Gaming Mode

Pricing and availability

The realme Buds Air Pro retails for PhP 4,990. However, it can be had for PhP 3,990 on Lazada and Shopee starting December 3, 7PM and at the 12.12 Super Brand Day Sale.

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