Review Huawei Watch GT: personal impression, review

We very often share with you the reviews and impressions of users of smartwatches from various manufacturers.

Simply because smart accessories are at the peak of popularity right now, and many people are interested in buying them.Today we will discuss Huawei Watch GT.Very similar to a classic watch, but it doesn't try to replace your smartphone in any way.Rather, it's a great addition to it.

Huawei Watch GT

The manufacturer has paid special attention to fitness tracking, while there are also such typical functions as receiving notifications fromIt is also important that it uses its own operating system, which is created with a separate focus on fitness and battery life.But first things first...

Collective collection

In the retail box, in addition to the Huawei Watch GT watches themselves, you will find a USB-C cable with a magnetic charger and a user manual. Nothing more interesting.

Design

At first glance, the Huawei Watch GT looksquite reliable if we evaluate the corpus as a whole. It is water-resistant, made of stainless steel, and comes in silver or black with a color accent on the dial. The overall impression is of a shiny two-tone casing — perfect! The feeling that you are looking at a high-quality design.

Less emotion causes the strap, which bymostly consists of silicone, and from the outside it looks like it is made of leather. I didn’t like it very much, but you can easily replace it with another 22 mm strap, purchased additionally.

Watch version with 46.5 mm case and 1.39 displayinches perfect for a large wrist. AMOLED-display is quite bright, while it is easy to interact with it in bright sunlight. In the dark, it fades. The pixel density of 326 ppi provides quite comfortable reading from the display.

Interface and functions

The watch operates on the basis of its ownHuawei's LiteOS platform rather than Google Wear for Android. Overall a pretty good interface, but there are some things that are missing. For example, a dedicated «Back» button. Whether it's physical or software, it would be nice to complement the existing back swipe feature because sometimes that's just not an option. It would also be nice to have a way to clear individual notifications, but this is just a fitness tracker. Don't forget this. And it is intended to quickly obtain current information, nothing more.

For example, want to see how many steps you walked? Please: all the information in front of your eyes on the main screen. Want to know about your pulse? Here is your current figure, peak and minimum for the day, as well as a graph detailing the last 24 hours. What about the weather right now? No problem too. Basically quite comfortable.

The application menu here is called up by clicking onthe top physical button on the right. The list of applications is typical: mainly it is viewing your activity, sleep statistics, launching various workouts (walking, running, cycling, swimming), there is a stopwatch, flashlight, alarm clock, compass, barometer. The second additional button is not particularly needed, it’s just a quick launch of the «Exercise» application, which is first in the list if you just go to the menu. It would be better if this button were equipped with a «Back» function.

In terms of exercise and sleep statistics, youyou can see almost all the necessary information on the watch. These are duration, calories burned, peak heart rate, average and lowest recorded, recovery time, an estimate of your aerobic efficiency, and finally heart rate zones, which show the levels of cardiovascular intensity you've been through, detailing how long it's been spent in each zone. I must say that the watch gives fairly accurate measurements. This applies to both calories burned and sleep tracking.

It is worth saying a few words aboutHuawei Health app. Why have it if all the necessary information is on the screen of your watch. Indeed, all the same information is duplicated in the application, but the advantages are settings and options. And, of course, the app makes it convenient to view more detailed information about your activity, maps of your runs, etc.

The app also allows you to share information withGoogle Fit, Apple Health and MyFitnessPal but not sharing data with others means no support for popular apps like MapMyRun and Strava. As for the settings, there are a whole bunch of them: you can enable continuous heart rate tracking, notifications and other options that are not on the watch itself. Like the Huawei Watch GT itself, the companion app is simple, straightforward, and useful without any glaring omissions in functionality.

Performance and working time

Let's move on to performance evaluation.I will say that the animations here are not entirely smooth, the response to input (response) also leaves much to be desired — vyalenko! But no long freezes were noted.

Regarding battery lifeThe manufacturer can be praised. Huawei Watch GT lasts for two weeks with active use and 90 minutes of training per week. If you train 5 days a week for about an hour a day, the hours will last you about 8 — 10 days.

All specifications

  • Many dials to choose from
  • Two weeks of work without recharging
  • Activating the screen by raising your hand and activating by pressing
  • Built-in GPS + Glonass + Galileo
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Automatic reading of SWOLF **
  • Modes for different types of training
  • Real-time pulse monitoring
  • Smart sleep monitoring
  • Battery 420 mAh
  • Touchscreen AMOLED screen 1.39 inch 326 PPI

Total

When releasing Huawei Watch GT, the manufacturer didthe emphasis is on the fitness capabilities of the accessory. Using your own watch platform ensures that you have all the information you need in a streamlined yet comprehensive way, plus the battery life won't disappoint. The watch looks good and serves your physical activity well. But there is a nuance — This is a high cost of the watch. The price of Huawei Watch GT is 14,990 rubles. Given the abundance of budget fitness trackers, it will be difficult for the manufacturer to sell this model en masse.