Huawei Watch GT launched in India: Is it a smartwatch? Is it a fitness tracker?

Huawei Watch GT watch face 3

In a press convention in New Delhi, Huawei launched its new smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT, in India.

The Huawei Watch GT seems like a common watch, lasts as much as two weeks on a unmarried fee, and slims down the feature-set to just essentially the most fundamental purposes – well being and fitness monitoring and easy inbound notifications.

Design

The Huawei Watch GT sports activities a lovely usual business design with a chrome steel frame which is a tad chunky and no longer for the slim-wristed. It’s kind of the similar measurement because the Samsung Galaxy Watch, simply a little bit thinner at 10.6mm (vs 12.9mm) and noticeably lighter at 46 grams (vs 63 grams).

The Huawei Watch GT sports activities a vivid and colourful 1.39-inch AMOLED show with 454 x 454-pixel solution. Like the Galaxy Watch, the Watch GT has a 46mm watch face surrounded through a ceramic bezel.

Presumably, to stay the burden down, Huawei determined to make use of plastic at the rear of the Huawei Watch GT, which is the place you’ll to find the center fee observe and two pogo pins for the small round charging dock that makes use of a USB-C connection. The Huawei Watch GT is water-proof to 5ATM so it’s high-quality to take in the bathe or pool.

 Huawei Watch GT
Display1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen
454 x 454 solution
326ppi
Battery14 days of ‘standard’ utilization
Memory/garage16MB RAM
128MB ROM
MaterialsCase: Metal + plastic + ceramic
Strap: Graphite Black Silicone Strap, Saddle Brown leather-based Silicone Strap, Glacier Gray Silicone Strap, Fluorescent Green Silicone Strap
Sensors and partsAccelerometer
Gyroscope
Optical coronary heart fee observe
Barometer
Ambient gentle sensor
Magnetometer
GPS
Bluetooth 4.2
Water resistance5 ATM/50 meters
CompatibilityAndroid and iOS
Dimensions46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6mm
46 grams (with out strap)
ColorsBlack Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel

Two weeks of battery existence, with caveats

Huawei Watch GT settings
Huawei Watch GT side profile buttons
Huawei Watch GT Hands On

The Huawei Watch GT makes use of GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO for actual location monitoring. If you’ve ever used your smartphone to trace an job you’ll know simply how unhealthy it is on your battery existence. If you’ve gotten GPS on continuously, you’ll get round a day’s utilization out of the Watch GT.

However, if you happen to use it sparingly, Huawei guarantees two weeks of battery existence, which is implausible. Use the watch just for messages and fielding calls and Huawei says you’ll get a complete month’s battery existence out of a unmarried fee, however then it can be needless to shop for one in the primary position except you’re simply wearing one to stay alongside of the rage.

Powered through Lite OS

Huawei Watch GT dashboard

Instead of Google’s Android Wear, Huawei places its customized Lite OS at the Watch GT. It’s a lean running machine and doesn’t will let you set up apps. Lite OS is a walled lawn, with most effective the “apps” Huawei has preloaded to be had at the watch.

The number one serve as of the Huawei Watch GT is well being and fitness monitoring however it additionally contains some lovely refined sleep monitoring tech from Harvard Medical School. This watch could be very obviously focused at athletes, out of doors explorers, and fitness fans, with a veritable decathlon of preset fitness monitoring choices out there through urgent the ground of the two buttons.

Huawei Health better half app

Huawei Health app

While you’ll get fundamental job information and data at the Huawei Watch GT, to make complete use of its features (together with sleep monitoring) you’ll want the Huawei Health app in your telephone. You can permit or disable Huawei Trusleep and steady heart-rate tracking in the course of the Health app.

The app could also be the place you replace the Watch GT’s tool and keep watch over job reminders for while you’ve been sitting for over an hour.

Pricing and availability

With the Huawei Watch GT, the corporate goals to unravel two of the standard lawsuits in opposition to smartwatches – one, that they are trying to do an excessive amount of and 2d, that the battery existence sucks. With numerous levels of luck, it manages to take action. Here’s our entire evaluate of the Huawei Watch GT.

The Huawei Watch GT is priced at 15,990 rupees ($229) for the Sports Edition and 16,990 rupees ($243) for the Classic Edition. It’s obviously less expensive than maximum smartwatches and competes with the likes of Fitbits.

What do you call to mind the Huawei Watch GT, and what do you wish to have out of a “sensible” watch – do you wish to have it to do the entirety, or simply do what you want it to? Let us know in the feedback.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).