Huawei Watch GT 3, a successor to one of the best smartwatches on the market Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is with us. It has just arrived in black and we would like to share our first impressions before embarking on the long test period.
The difference between the Watch GT 3 and the Watch 3/3 Pro is that the former is for users who are more into an active lifestyle, while the 3 Series is for those who need standalone LTE and a slightly more luxurious look from their laptop .
This is not to say that the Watch GT 3 does not look like an elegant piece of smart device – even though we have the 46 mm version with the most unimpressive color option of all five. The aluminum body and fluoroelastomer strap feel great and light on the wrist, and the crown is amazingly responsive.
The watch runs HarmonyOS 2.0, but those who come from the less smart wearables from past business will feel at home right away as the user interface is mostly unchanged. Out of the box, you now have routines, AI running trainer and bike calendar that can be tracked correctly through the Huawei Health app – a must to use GT 3 properly.
There are some hardware changes that we will certainly test – one is the dual-band GPS that uses the L1 and L5 satellites for better positioning, the other is the improved heart rate sensor with eight photodiodes and two light sources to reduce interference from external light, providing even more accurate tracking than before. The Watch GT 3 is compatible with any wireless charging, instead of using a proprietary pogo-pin solution, which gives it an edge over most other smartwatches.
We have to test the Huawei Watch GT 3 and its promised 14-day battery life in several scenarios. On paper, the watch seems to provide great value for money, but we’ll first have to see if the real performance is as good as the campaign pages claim.