Gadget Reviewed: Huawei Watch GT
With a lot of smart watches in the market, Huawei too has joined the bandwagon with its latest Huawei Watch GT. There has been a lot of software and hardware updates with regards to the smart watches.
Huawei Watch GT was launched at the Mate 20 series following the launch of its predecessor Huawei Watch 2 in 2017.
Huawei Watch GT promises a 30-day battery life and will be relying on Huawei Lite OS instead of Wear OS. The Huawei Watch GT will also be stressing on the sports-tracking ability.
What are the salient features of the Huawei Watch GT?
The Huawei Watch GT comes with a stainless-steel case and ceramic bezel. There is a choice of either the black face with black strap or silver face with brown leather strap. The GT is 10.6mm thick and being bulky would look good on bigger wrists.
There is a heart-rate sensor on the under side of the case and the bright 1.39-inch AMOLED display is protected by a diamond coating to make it scratch proof.
The greatest feature of the Huawei Watch GT is the battery life. The battery lasts even with the heart-rate monitoring on and exercising for 90-minutes per week. The Watch GT is said to last for 22 hours with your GPS enabled, heart-rate monitoring and screen turned on. If you do not exercise much and are fairly laid back, then the battery will last up to 30 days.
To achieve all this, Huawei has used a combination of AI and a custom CPU. Huawei’s chip has a lower speed with an energy efficient component and a higher speed along with a power efficient one. The AI sends the exercise-tracking to the bigger chip and always-on display to the smaller chip.
Huawei Lite OS:
The Huawei Watch GT uses the Huawei Lite OS which was launched in 2015. By swiping sideways, you can scroll through widgets and all the workout sessions and apps can be accessed by pressing the top and bottom buttons respectively.
The Huawei GT comes with more sports modes since it can differentiate between outdoor and indoor sports activities by using the GPS signal.
The Watch GT offers training mode that can help coach beginners.
The Huawei Watch GT comes with a tri-GPS system, an altimeter and a six-LED optic heart-rate sensor. All these help in measuring your position, elevation and pulse rate.
Besides monitoring the regular exercises like running, jogging and rowing, the Huawei Watch GT gives you readings like elevation when you are on a hike with the help of the altimeter.
The Huawei GT is water-resistant. It can track different swimming modes whether it is breast stroke, freestyle, backstroke or butterfly mode.
The Huawei GT has a heart-rate monitor which uses the AI to give a fairly accurate reading.
As is the case with most smartwatches, the Huawei GT can track your sleep patterns.
The Huawei Watch GT comes in two models, Sport and Classic. They are selling at 199 pounds and 249 pounds respectively.
Final Verdict on the Huawei Watch GT
The battery life, tracking technology and impressive design gets a thumbs up but it does not have support for third-party apps and this could be disconcerting. It is left to be seen whether people will go in for the Huawei Watch GT.