Huawei Watch GT Smart Watch with up to 2 weeks of battery
Watch GT from Huawei is a revolutionary device stretching the limits of smart watch battery life. Huawei has introduced the first dual-chip design and intelligent power saving architecture in the smart watch industry with the GT, which provides up to a 2-week battery life to keep up with your active lifestyle.
- AMOLED Touchscreen: 1. 39″ AMOLED HD touch color screen boasts a 454×454 resolution, to see more and see better
- Built-in GPS: Tracks your route and gets more accurate workout data without your phone
- 24/7 Heart Rate Monitor: Tureen 3.0 provides precise up-to-the-second heart rate data day and night
- Sleep Tracking: Trustee 2.0, developed in collaboration with Harvard Medical School’s CDB Center, identifies and corrects the 6 most common sleep-related issues, giving you more than 200 potential solutions and suggestions for better sleep
- Compatible with iOS or Android: Download the free companion app, Huawei Health, from the Google Play or Apple App store
- Smart Notifications include: Caller ID, SMS, email, weather, calendar and social apps
This watch is no good people that have sleeve tattoos or tattoos that cover the upper wrist. Bought the watch for fitness purposes so heart rate monitoring was a big factor for myself, the tattoos blocked the way the sensor works so the watch couldn’t recognise a heart rate at all, I proved this by using my arms and a friend’s tattooed arm and used his other un tattooed arm where the watch picked up his heart rate
I’ve only had this watch a few days, and so far, I love it. It does not pretend to do everything that an Android Wear smartwatch does, but everything that it does, it does well. I have previously owned a Huawei W1 Classic, which I returned, as it was just too flaky. Apart from that, its battery life was useless; especially if you wanted to use it for sleep monitoring. For the last 18 months I’ve had a Huawei Fit Watch, which has decent battery life, but a dull monochrome display, and difficult user interface. That device provides in a decent sleep monitor (although it thinks you are asleep if you stay very still) and step counter, and when taken for a walk or run with a smart phone, combines GPS data from that device to plot the route, using the Health App, and computes stride length, cadence etc. It provides message notifications and vibrates when phone calls are received. It’s heart rate monitor takes intermittent samples, and is a bit flaky; sometimes producing erroneous, dangerously high, one sample long peaks.The Huawei Watch GT should be considered to be the replacement for the FIT, and not a member of the W1, W2 smartwatch family. It starts with the functionality of the FIT watch, adds to it, and removes most of its weaknesses. It’s display is bigger, brighter, crisper, and colourful. There are are a number of faces to choose from, (more since a firmware update), but unfortunately, they are not customisable. The user interface is greatly improved by the addition of 2 chunky buttons, and the battery life has improved further. I’ve used 10% in 2 days, which has included a large amount of time spent investigating its capabilities. The heart rate monitor operates continuously, and is now reliable, but a bit laggy (probably due to the low powered, low power processor it uses).Sleep tracking seems to be accurate, measuring and displaying periods of wakefulness, deep sleep, light sleep and REM. It also analyses breathing and the App computes an overall figure of merit for “sleep quality”. it also provides useful lifestyle tips to improve sleep continuity, breathing, deep sleep, etc. In that respect it has the same functionality as the FIT but it does it better – probably because it uses improved sensor technology, and can afford to monitor heart rate continuously.It now incorporates GPS, so you don’t need to take your phone with you to translate the steps taken into an accurate route. However, although the route appears as a google maps – like graphic in the app, and although it computes the average speed, stride length, etc, it doesn’t have a data export function, so you if you want the route stored, to be analysed, or input into other apps, you will still need to take your phone or other GPS device with you).The GT incorporates barometer, altimeter and compass so the route analysis includes climbs and descents, for more accurate computation of calories burnt. Although it uses the same App as the FIT, I now get a calculation of the aerobic training effect, V02 Max and recovery time which I did not get with the FIT. Also, I now get all the information in easy to read displays on the watch itself. Similarly, although I received message and call alerts on the FIT, the messages were difficult to read and to scroll through, but on the GT they work well.The phone includes a wider range of exercises than available on the app, including climbing, outdoor and indoor cycling, pool swim, and open water swim. I haven’t yet investigated how those get analysed and stored in the app.So, if you are frustrated by the poor battery life of Android Wear watches, are interested in monitoring your activity and tracking your sleep, but don’t :a) take your exercise so seriously that you need to have an instantaneous pulse measurement,b) need to be able to download your GPS data – e.g. to analyse where in the run you slowed downc) you don’t feel the need to be able to answer your phone to control your music , or to navigate using google maps from your watchd) can put up with the watch faces provided by HuaweiThen this watch is probably what you are looking for.
I have owned two of these Huawei GT 2018 watches. Both of them had the same problem and they were different model numbers. The Bluetooth Radio is defective as the radio would drop out and lose connection with my phone which makes it impossible to update the Firmware. My Cell’s Bluetooth can transfer files to/from my PC all day without any errors or dropouts. I worked with the Huawei Factory Reps and they verified the problem as I just stated, obviously a bad design or a poor choice for the Bluetooth chipset. I cannot recommend this watch but I do like the sensors and I did not want a Dick Tracy type watch. I hope Huawei can get this corrected soon.
nick c –
The watch is brilliant. Great display, size, weight, battery…everything about the watch is great. The problem is with the app that you have to use with it. There is one key problem with it, the step count. The app on your phone counts them as well as the watch which means you have great inaccuracies, Google it, it has been an issue with the huawei health app for ages which may be why there are so many for sale in new, unopened condition. If huawei simply gave the option in the app to take the step count from one source, the watch would be a clear 5 star rating. Come on huawei, get your techies on it and you might sell more wearables.
I love this watch. I’ve had mine a little while now and the battery lasts an average of 10 days with constant heart rate monitoring, GPS for exercising, alarms, notifications and 5 second watchface display time turned on. I have found this to be perfectly adequate, considering it charges so quickly as well.It seems to be completely waterproof for everyday use. I shower regularly with it on, help bathe my children wearing it, and have exercised in the rain with it without any issues whatsoever.My one gripe is that the silicon band can dig in a bit, but it is generally very comfortable.The watchface and bezel have held up admirably despite being bumped and dragged across different surfaces – not a scratch! I even dropped it on a tiled floor at one point when I slipped while putting it on. I was mortified until I realised the watch was completely unaffected. Maybe a lucky break, but I believe the watch is much tougher than I might give it credit for!The sleep tracking function is really excellent and very interesting to see the patterns in my sleep and areas which I might improve.I’ve used the flashlight and find my phone functions several times each and they work very well. The find my phone alert tone is pretty weird but whatever – it helps find your phone perfectly well.The alarm vibration is exactly right to wake me, not too light or too strong, and the smart wakeup function is actually awesome. Being woken up when in a light sleep phase is much more pleasant than being jolted awake at a given time no matter what’s going on sleep-wise.
Marcelo Javier Pavon –
Battery is impressive if Always on Display is off. Can get to 15 or even may be 16 days with light use. With AOD on, no matter if the digital or the analog one, it consumes the battery 4x faster. So you can only get maybe 3.5 days until you need to plug it in the charger. Basically it consumes 1% per hour, while with AOD off it does 1% every 4 hours. Notifications… most of the apps still do not show the correct icon and the text is not wrapped correctly from one line to the next (that is pretty bad). The hardware is very good looking and the watch is lighter and flatter than the Samsung Galaxy Watch. The display definition is very good and the brightness is very good in day light. I won’t comment anything else since I am a light user and so far have not used other functions, like the sport functions, which anyway seem to be quite a lot.
Luis Eloy Tellez_becares –
It didn’t come with the protective glass,
Chris Smith –
Not so much a smart watch but it is a fantastic fitness tracker with great style.
Mercedes A Martinez –
The watch looks and feels amazing. It does what it advertises, no more no less. It’s a great fitness tracker, but it’s not a smart watch like Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch (it’s also less than half the price of those), so no phone calls, or downloading apps, or music. On the other hand, the battery life is really good, the screen looks very clear, the heart rate monitor is accurate, and the gps works very well.
Gary Patterson –
This watch does what every other workout watch does at a reasonable price. The other reviews detail all of this. On the other hand the software is mediocre at best. It is called Huawei Health and if you live in the US, you can’t download any alternative watch faces. You can get them in Asia or Europe but not here. You are left with some poorly conceived proprietary faces that lack information and artistic flair. This morning it took almost 2.5 minutes to sync the software with the watch. This is a huge company, but lacks an understanding of what the average user wants. Maybe it is just retribution against the US for the recent ban of Huawei products (good conspiracy theory though).
This watch looks sleek and was reasonably priced compared to others. The app is okay, wish there were some more options. As far as checking things on the watch, it is great for alerting you when you get a new email or text but not so great about opening any apps from your phone.
Stevo Canary –
Is a great fitness tracker. GPS works great. If we just had the watch face upload option with the regular software. Gotta use a beta version somewhere online available that is mainly chinese and then the sleep tracker won’t work anymore. Battery life is great. Heart rate is measuring great
Jason G –
Love this watch returned another one was not impressed with I decided I was going to spend more than the $80 I did on the other which sucked. I got this one love the looks of it. The brightness it great I could not see the other watch. It does constant heart rate and about everything I needed. 12 faces to choose from. I have had a few days and so far love it. So to change the watch to Fahrenheit you have to go under the app on your phone. Go to devices click on the watch picture, go under weather reports this is where you can enable to get weather reports if you click on that it will open a page where you can change back and forth from C or F