The Huawei Watch GT is the latest wearable released by Huawei this year. Sporting a traditional watch look and feel, the Huawei Watch GT was one of the hottest fitness wearables anticipated this year. Promising long battery life, stunning display quality and high performance, the Watch GT certainly set the bar high.
The Huawei Watch GT looks like any other classical watch. It measures at around 10.6mm thickness and strong thanks to its ceramic bezel design with a stainless steel shell. However, unlike a traditional watch, the GT is also a smart wearable device. In other words, an extension of your smartphone. Huawei believe that they have designed this to suit today’s “urban explorers” – stylish, functional and most of all, a battery life to match.
The first thing we noticed and loved about the Huawei Watch GT is the display. The 1.39” AMOLED screen is bright and sharp. The touch sensitivity seemed to be just right as well. The large screen size made it easy to quickly check your vitals during a workout. Likewise, the Huawei interface is simple and minimalist, and you can see all the features at a quick glance. Easy enough for users of any level of technical competency to master.
The Huawei Watch GT is primarily a fitness wearable. It’s great for tracking vitals and other health metrics to aid you in meeting your fitness goals. For example, you can monitor your heart rate when doing cardio and track your sleep activity if you have problems staying asleep at night.
With regular use, the Huawei Watch GT can go for around a month on a full charge. However, the average time is around two weeks. It will all depend on the activity and your usage rate. The more you use, the faster the battery will drain.
If you are planning to use the watch for GPS and other activities, it will require charging within a few weeks. With normal use, the watch should be able to go for a month after a full charge.
GPS and Sport Tracking
In addition to being able to track your fitness metrics, you can also use the GPS tracking features of the GT. This makes it a great digital assistant on those long hikes. Since it is lightweight, you can wear it for all types of tracking activities without it getting in the way.
The Huawei Watch GT is a fitness related wearable. As such, it does not have the depth and variety of applications you can find on other Smart Watches such as the Samsung Gear or Apple Watch. That said, if you are only interested in the fitness aspects, this has pretty much most of what you would need.
The Huawei Watch GT is a great watch for fitness, sports, and everyday use. It has a beautiful look, and you will appreciate the sleek modern design. Other fitness watches have a sporty and bulky look, but the Huawei Watch GT has a more minimalist appearance. As long as you are not looking for an Apple Watch replacement in terms of app diversity, the Huawei Watch GT will do the job just fine.
Pricing and Availability
Outside of Amazon, the Huawei Watch GT promotion is included as part of Mate20 Pro post paid plans available with Huawei’s carrier partners:
- Optus customers will receive 30GB of data for $74 per month for 24 months, available until 31 March. See more information here.
- Vodafone customers will receive 30GB of data and handset for $64.91 per month for 36 months on the Vodafone $35 Red Plan, available until 4 February. See more information here.
- JB HiFi is selling the Mate20 Pro for $1399 (save $200 from RRP $1599) as part of the promotional offer, available until 28 February. See more information here.
The Huawei Watch GT is not available for separate purchase. The gift promotion is available from the following retailers: Optus, Vodafone, JB Hi-Fi, Kogan and Mobileciti. The promotional offer is available from 24 January 2019 to 28 February 2019. The Huawei Watch GT can be claimed through www.huaweipromotions.com.au until 24 March 2019.