Available starting from today, HUAWEI launches the HUAWEI WATCH GT Runner and HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 (in two sizes: 46mm and 42mm). I reviewed the previous HUAWEI Watch GT 2 back in January 2020 and the original Watch GT in February 2019. There was no new version in 2021 and we’d understand with all this pandemic going on.
But if you’ve been itching to upgrade your Watch GT 2, there is good news today with the new WATCH GT 3. Powered by HarmonyOS 2.1 and equipped with the latest and greatest technology, you can track not just time but more of your daily exercises, sleep, heart rate, and more.
HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 delivers a thinner design with the 10.2mm thickness on the 42mm size and 11mm thickness on the 46mm. The 42mm size weighs 35 grams and the 46mm weighs 42.6 grams – but you do get a larger screen to see and play with. The AMOLED screen has been enlarged from 1.39″ to 1.43″ from GT2 to GT3 (46mm) and from 1.2″ to 1.32″ (42mm).
As always, the watch looks beautiful with 3D curved glass and high-gloss finish. There are tons of watch faces that you can select and customise, plus you can enable the Always On Display too. It has a rotating crown that you can turn physically to zoom in and out of the apps and to execute other functionalities like setting a timer’s hour, minute, and second.
The watch also has SPO2 (blood oxygen saturation) 24/7 monitoring whether you are sleeping, working, or doing exercises. Heart rate monitoring through TruSeen 5.0+ is now more accurate too thanks to the curved glass lens that sits on the contour of your wrist.
What I like most about the watch is how it can auto-detect your workouts. There are over 100 workout modes including 18 professional workout modes, 12 outdoor workouts, and 6 indoor workouts. From our media briefing, we took a closer look on their new health R&D lab at Songshan Lake (which is 4680m2 wide) and it’s amazing to see the different kinds of exercises being done and monitored for R&D purposes: swimming, basket ball, badminton, skateboarding, rock climbing, etc.
It has a built-in GPS, perfect for runners or cyclists who want to get a complete history of their tracks but also great for navigation purposes.
And oh, if you have an Android phone, you can transfer your favourite songs into the watch directly as it also has a built-in storage to store your music files. Leave your phone at home and wear earphones like the FreeBuds 4i or FreeBuds Pro, and you’re set. The new smartwatch has a built-in speaker and microphone so you can take and make calls from it directly too.
The AI Running Coach and Healthy Living Shamrock health and fitness assistants help you stay on track with you personalised goals. So if you are a professional athlete who wants to wear something that looks good but also tracks your exercises, you should consider the WATCH GT 3 for sure.
Its battery can last up to 14 days (46mm) or 7 days (42mm) but both supports wireless charging so you can just place them on a Qi charging pad to charge.
HUAWEI WATCH GT3 retails between AU$449-$499, depending on the strap (46mm) and AU$399-$499 (42mm) and available now at retailers such as The Good Guys in Australia.