The NFC has been an essential smartwatch feature missing in the launch of the Huawei Watch GT2. Moreover, the absence of NFC was more surprising, as the Chinese units were lacking the feature. However, the latest software update has the rest of the world caught up in the ever-increasing competition.
It would not be wrong to suggest that NFC was built into the Huawei watch GT2, but for some reason, it was disabled at the software level. However, NFC has been enabled now with the software version 184.108.40.206. It would be pertinent to mention here that the update started rolling out in various nations. However, the implementation of the huawei smartwatch NFC has been limited.
Lets us check out the best smartwatches. Most of these would be the best wearable OS watches. These have been the best cheap smartwatches you could come across. However, they come equipped with an enhanced version for heart rate monitoring, but without the contactless payments feature.
What would the NFC feature do?
It would not be wrong to suggest that Huawei NFC has been presently used as a service that enables you to connect the Huawei Watch GT2 to a Huawei Smartphone and use the latter to personalize the watch face.
If you were hoping to make contactless payments with your Huawei Watch GT2, you might face difficulty presently. However, with the NFC enabled presently, it is only a matter of time before the NFC functionality is added.
Moreover, the software update has been improving the accuracy of the heart rate monitor during workouts. It would also add more sound settings along with making a few minor improvements and tweaks. Therefore, it would be worth getting, despite you do not care about the limited NFC functionality.
The original Huawei Watch comes equipped with a hidden NFC chip. It would help you enjoy the phone-independent feature of Android Wear 2.0. The additional features of the watches would be inclusive of a play store, a microphone, Wi-Fi, and a built-in Google Assistant.
A relatively large battery would ensure that users could personalize watch faces, pay through their watch, and use Google Assistant. All this would be done without the need to charge the watch frequently.
Still a great option
The Huawei watch has been the best in feature of the pre-Android wearable 2.0 watches available in the market. It might lack a few things such as a rotating dial. It might also lack a few latest features, but overall, the Huawei Watch is still a great option. Moreover, the debut of the Huawei Watch 2 has brought down the price considerably, especially in second-hand markets.
The bottom line
It would be pertinent to mention here that the second-gen Huawei Watch 2 boasts of a wide number of features inclusive Play Store and Android pay. While it might be available at a higher price due to its newness, it boasts of a widely different design and numerous features. It would make it be a better option for the ones willing to shell it out.