Photo of the Huawei Watch GT

In a time where everyone seems to be concerned about their fitness and the battery life of their devices, Huawei released the Watch GT. I was lucky enough to get my hands of this watch with my mobile phone contract.

So what is the Huawei watch GT and what does it have to offer?

The Huawei watch GT is a smartwatch running on Huawei’s own operating system. They claim that the watch can last for up to 2 weeks. This is great news, I used to own a Fitbit Blaze and a Samsung Gear Fit Pro and none of these devices lasted that long!

The watch itself seems to be more of a fitness watch with many useful features such as the Huawei TruSeen™ heart rate monitor which they claim “provides a more efficient and accurate real-time personal measurement of your heart-rate”. They also claim that it uses a “self-learning algorithm and innovative sensors”.

The watch has a ceramic bezel design, a stainless steel shell and DLC Coating. The screen itself is Amoled which looks amazing!

It also features precise location which they claim, supports “3 Satellite Positioning Systems” including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo.

According to Huawei, the watch “provides coaching in introductory to advanced running courses to assist you in real-time while also providing guidance training”. It supports a wide variety of sports such as swimming which they don’t advise if you have the leather rubber band. It offers professional cycling assessments and if you’re into climbing, it features a barometer, compass and altitude tool.

The watch also features Huawei TruSleep™ 2.0 which they claim was produced “in a joint-study with Harvard Medical School.  They claim “identifies common sleep-related issues and provides more than 200 potential suggestions to help you sleep better.

The watch is great for counting steps, your sedentary status and monitoring peak intense activities. It provides notifications for most messages, phone calls, alarms and set reminders.

Specs:

Dimensions: 46.5 mm x 46.5 mm x 10.6 mm
Weight:46g
Build: Stainless Steel frame, ceramic back
Display: 1.39in AMOLED display
ROM:128MB
RAM:16MB
Bluetooth: 4.2, LE
GPS: Yes, with GLONASS, GALILEO
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, compass
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 420 mAh battery –
14-30 day battery life
Compatible with:Android 4.4 or later
iOS 9.0 or later

So what do I think after using it?

I think that this watch has the potential to be a great fitness watch. Sadly, you can’t add any other apps on it as you can with Wear OS and Apple Watch. However, it’s great as a fitness watch. I would definitely recommend it! To be honest, it was hard to find any other disadvantages because the watch is excellent. Below are what I found to be the advantages and disadvantages of this watch…

Advantages:

  • Cool looking design
  • AMOLED Display
  • Advanced Fitness Tracking
  • TruSleep™ 2.0 Sleep tracking
  • TruSeen™ heart rate monitor
  • Notifications
  • Amazing battery life
  • Great price

Disadvantages:

  • No app store or possibility to download more apps
  • You are restricted to the watch faces that are built-in
  • No Contactless payments

The verdict

I would definitely recommend this watch to a friend looking to buy a fitness watch. If on the other hand, you are looking for a general smartwatch, I would recommend an Apple Watch if your an iPhone user and a WearOS watch if you’re an Android user. I made this decision based on the fact that you can’t download apps or customise the watch, which are the features you might want from a general use SmartWatch. This watch is in fact just like a Fitbit. I do however hope that Huawei changes this and adds support for other apps and features.