Huawei Watch GT may look and feel like a true smartwatch, but it’s also fitness tracker in camouflage. Carrying Huawei’s barebones LiteOS Operating System, there is sadly zero support for third-party apps. But, if that isn’t a deterrent for you, you get action and nap tracking, uninterrupted pulse rate monitoring, and GPS for a fairly decent price. Thanks to its scratch-resistant cover and sport modes like trail runs and swimming, it is well suited for outdoor exercise and a strong choice if you wish the functionality of a physical fitness tracker in the vogue of a smartwatch, as long as you are not anticipating too much.
Features of Huawei Watch GT:
Well, there are a lot of features of Huawei Watch GT but some of them include:
- Design and Display:
Featuring a 46mm case, the Huawei Watch GT is astonishingly robust, given its glossy design. Its chromium steel case and ceramic bezel are covered in a carbon finishing, making it resistant to scratches even in some pretty harsh environments. With a 5 ATM waterproof valuation, you can wear it in the shower and the swimming pool with no worries. It also arrives in two colour combinations: black chromium steel with a black silicone wrist joint strap or silver chromium steel cover with a brownish leather strap. Price-wise, it’ll set you back about R3,400.
- Battery Life:
The Huawei Watch GT is run by an ARM Cortex-M4 CPU and boasts an accelerometer, gyro, pulse rate sensor, gauss meter, close light sensor, barometer, and GPS. Unfortunately, there is zero NFC or WLAN.
As mentioned before, the watch features Huawei’s LiteOS, which is well-matched with Android and iOS devices. It permits you to get text messages, app alarms, and decline calls all coming from your paired smartphone. The operating system runs smoothly and apps load promptly. There is just a slight lag when scrolling through menus, but it doesn’t really hamper the experience. Although the operating system is comfortable to utilise, it does feel a little out-of-date.
Operating the watch is similar to that of Google’s Wear operating system — swipe down to move between the watch faces, metrics, and settings; swipe up for notifications; swipe to the left or right to access the pulse rate monitor, weather app, and action stats without being forced to go into the menu. As far as motions go, you will be able to flick your wrist to turn the screen on and place your wrist joint by your side to switch it off.
- Fitness and Accuracy:
As for the workout features, the Watch GT includes ten sport modes to pick out from running, track training, trail running, cycling, swimming, and open-water training, amongst others. If you can’t find your favourite activity, there is an “other”, which will track your metrics according to your specific movements. You can also select from a sort of running courses, with the directions popping up on the display as you run, which is pretty neat.
You’ll also get access to metrics such as pulse rate, footstep, distance, time-lapsed, steps, and calories when working out. Afterwards, all of your daily stats will be synced to the Huawei Health app. In addition to the metrics mentioned, both the smartwatch and app break down your stats into categories like aerobatic and anaerobiotic training outcomes, along with VO2Max and recovery time.
The Huawei Watch GT is a smartwatch in the name, but it also tracks important fitness metrics like pulse rate, activity, and sleep. It may not have every bell and whistle under the sun, but what it does do, it does well. Slightly held back by its compatibility with other third-party apps, the Watch GT is a good option for those looking for something stylish and that does a little extra in the fitness tracking department.