Huawei Watch GT 3: design and autonomy to scream! The article

Huawei presented the new model of the smart Watch GT range, born in 2018 and now in its third generation. Every year Huawei improves its range of smartwatches, but after the Prohibition in the United States and goodbye to Google the situation is necessarily complicated. Despite this, Huawei has continued to produce its interesting products with a proprietary ecosystem that continues to improve day by day. One of these products has Huawei Watch GT 3which we will tell you about in detail today.


We were immediately struck by the aesthetics of this smartwatch. In our case, we received the 46 mm version with steel strap. The design is one of the strengths of the device: elegant but at the same time suitable for everyday life. The quality of the materials and the circular dial with the polished case really convinced. On the right side are present two buttons where the upper mounts a rotating crown.


Inside the sales box, in addition to the watch, there is a magnetic charging base and a few steel links to add to the bracelet depending on your wrist size. The supplied cable connects via the connector USB Type-C to any adapter with the same port (absent, as is often the case with smartphones, in the original equipment.



Let’s start right away with the merits of this smartwatch, namely the display and its design. The device has a large screen 1.43 inch AMOLED with resolution 466×466 and a pixel density of 326 ppi. It’s a great unit, no problem in the sun thanks to its high luminosity and very high quality of vision. In the settings you can choose between different watch faces and activate always on display. In addition, the display brightness and suspension can be adjusted in automatic or manual mode.


As mentioned above, the design of this device is among the best both in terms of aesthetics and construction and materials. The frame in stainless steel with the front in sapphire crystal. The dimensions are not very small: 46x46x11mmfor a weight of 42.6 grams. On the wrist, it feels good but the weight remains well balanced. Our Watch GT 3 arrived for testing in the version with the metal bracelet, but 2 other versions are available: one in skin and the other more sporty, in silicone.


Watch GT 3 powered by a chipset ARM Cortex-Mindeterminate, whereas the memory presents 32 MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage space, sufficient to hold hundreds of songs and download apps from app gallery.


GT 3 watch waterproof up to 5ATMhas a microphone and loudspeaker powerful enough to talk during calls. Messages are notified but it is not yet possible to reply to them, not even with default phrases. Another small defect concerns the display of emoticonsagain marked with an asterisk. There is the Dual band GPS integrated and the NFC chipsbut unfortunately it is not possible to make payments.


Regarding the software of this smartwatch, we can see how Huawei continues to improve the functionality of its wearables. The software based on the operating system HarmonyOS which offers good management of fitness functions with more 100 types of workouts available through the app Health. The lack of extensive third-party app support remains a gap to be filled. On the other hand, there are also novelties such as Huawei’s 10 watch faces (you can insert a personal image), the redesigned TruSeen 5+ sensor which houses photodiodes in a circular arrangement and adds the Sp02 sensor to monitor the blood oxygen saturation.

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Track your fitness and health very accurate on all sensors: from heart rate, number of steps and oxygen saturation. You can also monitor your stress level, sleep quality, and skin temperature.


If the Watch GT 3 is an excellent smartwatch for the quality-price ratio also, and above all, thanks to its autonomy. The device is equipped with a battery of unspecified capacity from Huawei (probably 455 mAh like the GT 2) which, according to the manufacturer, guarantees 14 days of use for the 46mm version (7 days for the 42mm version).


Having used this smartwatch for several weeks, the average duration for my standard usage was about 9 days, an excellent result. This includes the always-on, always-on heart rate monitor, notifications, and active calls. Of course I have the other sensors activated only when neededotherwise the battery would have experienced a significant drop. That said, I haven’t given up on monitoring sports activity and listening to music via Bluetooth.


Huawei GT 3 available in three strap versions: skin, metal And siliconeall three in dial variants of 42mm Or 46mm.

Huawei GT3 Watch

Go on 229.00 euro up to 299.00 euros depending on case size and strap materials.


Watch GT 3 a smartwatch that has convinced us overall. Truly amazing design and battery life, while some small things could be improved on the software side, but too bad. As for health monitoring, sensors are reliable and accurate. Huawei year after year, generation after generation, brings more and more interesting devices to market, while maintaining a reasonable and affordable price.


The next step will be a better management of notifications and some smart features, when Huawei manages to implement these subtle shortcomings, we can speak of a complete smartwatch with a price-performance ratio without competitors. He said we were already dealing with a good product, which after weeks of use has convinced in several respects. The excellent and clearly visible display, the powerful loudspeaker and the sports activity monitoring were more than convincing.

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