Huawei Watch GT Review: Overview & Price

The Huawei Watch GT was released back in November of 2018, in this review we will be giving you all the information you need to make an informed purchase decision.

The Watch GT offers users a stylish design; great fitness tracking abilities combined with strong battery life too.

Priced at £199 here in the UK, although we did manage to find some impressive Huawei Watch GT deals.

The GT looks like a normal watch, but when digging deeper we find some interesting specifications.

The Huawei Watch GT specs are impressive, giving you plenty of features to play around with and use to help you stay in shape.

Let’s take a look…

Huawei Watch GT Review: Design & Display

So when it comes to the design of the Huawei GT Watch, we were very impressed.

The watch looks very aesthetically pleasing and can be worn with almost any attire, it looks great when dressed formal and you could definitely rock this thing in the club.

The body of the watch is 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6mm stainless steel and is available in a black or metal colour.

Huawei also offers a range of different straps for the watch; Glacier Grey, Fluorescent Green, Graphite Black and a Saddle Brown which is our personal favourite.

We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Saddle Brown version of the watch for a week for this review, and we must say it’s impressive.

HUAWEI Watch GT 2 (46mm) Smart Watch, 1.39" AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen, 2 Weeks Battery Life, GPS, 15 Sport Modes, 3D glass screen, Bluetooth Calling Smartwatch, Brown
  • HUAWEI Kirin A1 Self-developed Chip : This new smart watch comes with HUAWEI's self-developed wearable chip Kirin A1, and intelligent power saving technology to provide up to 2 WEEKS of Battery Life
  • 1.39" AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen : HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) adopting the 3D glass screen in a smartwatch is a new step in the industry. 1.39-inch AMOLED display with highly accurate touch response
  • Bluetooth Calling All the Time : You can use Bluetooth calling with HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) smartwatch during workouts and in your daily life. Including: running, cycling, driving or doing housework
  • 15 Workout Modes & Full-time Fitness Trainer : Multiple professional training courses from entry to advanced level are preinstalled on the watch, providing users with professional and effective guidance
  • Accurate Positioning : HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) is built with two positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS) together to detect more satellites, and increase positioning accuracy

One thing we noticed immediately when pulling the device out of the box, is that the brow strap looks like leather, but its actually a plastic material, it feels really nice on your wrist and the buckle is very sturdy too.

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Image: Kārlis Dambrāns

On the side of the body of the watch, there are two physical buttons that are used for opening up the app drawer and workout options.

These buttons sit on the side of the 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, but we will get to that shortly.

The body of the watch is waterproof with a 5 ATM rating, meaning you can still wear the device at a depth of up to 50metres, so no need to panic if you jump in the shower and forget that this thing is on your wrist.

The Huawei GT weighs in at 46g, meaning its actually very light for a watch and won’t leave your wrist aching or with any indentation in it after a full day of wearing the device.

Design-wise this watch looks very good; it has numbers around the bezel that gives it a more traditional watch look.

We actually were complimented on how good the watch looks whilst on our wrist and got asked multiple times where we bought the device from.

We loved how its only 10.6mm thick too as it doesn’t feel like a huge chunk of metal on your wrist.

Now moving onto the display, the GT has a 1.39-inch AMOLED display that is extremely impressive.

Colours are bright and vibrant and text is super clear too; the screen has a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels and 326ppi which helps the clarity of text and apps on the screen.

We would have loved to have seen an always-on option, meaning you can simply glance at the watch and instantly know what time it is, but you do need to press a button to find out this information.

Brightness levels are great on the watch too, meaning you won’t have any issues using this watch in direct sunlight.

This display is one of the best we have seen in a smartwatch and it is very impressive, it’s one of the only smartwatches out there at the minute that we would happily wear all day without taking it off, aside from the Apple Watch Series 4.

Huawei Watch GT Review: Performance

So what are the Huawei Watch GT specs like?

Well, firstly the watch comes with 128MB of internal storage which is used for pre-installed apps.

Meaning there is no option to install any of your favourite songs or tracks when you’re out on a run, unlike what’s seen on the Apple Watch Series 3 or 4.

Huawei hasn’t actually made public what is running the watch, but it is speculated to be a dual-chip that is mainly focused on low power processors to conserve battery life.

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The operating system in this watch is named ‘Light OS’, this operating system works rather well and we found it to be easy to fire up as all you do is install the Huawei Health and Services app then pair the device.

Some of the features of this OS is that it gives you continuous heart rate monitoring, letting you know what your heart rate is all of the time.

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Image: Kārlis Dambrāns

We tested this out with some breathing techniques and found it to be very accurate, this is a great tool for the gym as it can help you lose weight by ensuring your heart rate is elevated when running.

GPS based distance activity tracking is also present here, alongside fitness and sleep tracking.

All of which are great tools to help you gear towards a healthier lifestyle, sleep tracking is one of our favourite features here.

It will give you plenty of metrics and even an actual sleep score, so you know how well you slept last night.

We did notice that most of the statistics given from the watch are all actually presented through the app, you need to load up the app each time you would like to view the metrics as the watch only gives you the bare minimum.

You can receive notification from apps too, for example, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, however, there is no way to reply that can get slightly annoying.

One awesome feature we loved is that the watch actually has a VO2 feature that for those that don’t know is a measurement of how much oxygen your blood can carry.

This can be a great tool used for weight loss or cardiovascular endurance as you can strive to keep increasing this as much as possible.

That being said the VO2 feature in the watch isn’t going to be as accurate as a real one as you usually need to be hooked up to wires in a doctors office and run until you essentially pass out to get an accurate reading.

Throughout this Huawei Watch GT review, we found this feature to be our favourite and most impressive.

Huawei Watch GT Review: Battery Life

The battery life is one of the main features and selling pints of the Huawei Watch GT;

Huawei claims that users can get an average of 14 days use out of a single charge.

This is of course down to the individual and it all depends on how many features you have activated at the same time.

HUAWEI Watch GT 2 (46mm) Smart Watch, 1.39" AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen, 2 Weeks Battery Life, GPS, 15 Sport Modes, 3D glass screen, Bluetooth Calling Smartwatch, Brown
  • HUAWEI Kirin A1 Self-developed Chip : This new smart watch comes with HUAWEI's self-developed wearable chip Kirin A1, and intelligent power saving technology to provide up to 2 WEEKS of Battery Life
  • 1.39" AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen : HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) adopting the 3D glass screen in a smartwatch is a new step in the industry. 1.39-inch AMOLED display with highly accurate touch response
  • Bluetooth Calling All the Time : You can use Bluetooth calling with HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) smartwatch during workouts and in your daily life. Including: running, cycling, driving or doing housework
  • 15 Workout Modes & Full-time Fitness Trainer : Multiple professional training courses from entry to advanced level are preinstalled on the watch, providing users with professional and effective guidance
  • Accurate Positioning : HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 (46mm) is built with two positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS) together to detect more satellites, and increase positioning accuracy

If your someone who is constantly receiving notifications from every app you have turned on, and if you’re using the device to track sleep and fitness etc.

You will notice that the average usage of this device is more like 10-12 days.

This is still incredible and it’s far beyond what the average smartwatch will last you, even with notifications turned on such as WhatsApp and Messenger, we found the battery life was great and we had no issues with the watch in this department.

Huawei Watch GT Review: Summary

So is this watch worth your hard-earned cash?

Well if your someone looking for a super stylish watch that you can comfortably wear every single day, that includes in the shower and whilst asleep.

Then yes, the watch is very comfortable on your wrist thanks to it being rather thin and very light.

If you’re into fitness then you will love this watch, the fact that it constantly monitors your heart rate and sleep can be a great tool to help you get in shape for the summer.

The Huawei Watch GT specs are great too, with lots of memory and an impressive operating system its easy to see why the UK love this accessory.

At the £199 price point, you really are getting some incredible value for money, although some of the Huawei Watch GT deals were a lot cheaper than this.

We did find that the fact you need to pull out your phone when trying to dive into the analytics of your sleep and fitness goals is a little annoying.

Also that you need to take your smartphone with you when going for a run if you want to listen to music, as the watch doesn’t have the storage capacity to hold any of your songs isn’t ideal either.

HUAWEI Watch GT 2 (46mm) Smart Watch, 1.39" AMOLED Display with 3D Glass Screen, 2 Weeks Battery Life, GPS, 15 Sport Modes, 3D glass screen, Bluetooth Calling Smartwatch, Brown 

For the most part though this watch is great and it’s easy to recommend for those looking for a stylish and practical watch to not only look great but help with fitness goals too.

We hope you enjoyed our Huawei Watch GT review and feel free to check out more of our Smart Watch Reviews and leave a comment if you enjoyed.

We even showcase the best Huawei Watch GT deals at the top of this post to ensuring you get the best bang for your buck.

Huawei Watch GT Review: Full Specification

Launch: 2018, October

Body:

  • Dimension: 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6mm (1.83 x 1.83 x 0.42 in)
  • Weight: 46g (1.62 oz)
  • Build: Stainless Steel frame, ceramic back
  • Sim: No
    – 50m waterproof

Display:

  • Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
  • Size: 1.39 inches, 12.5cm² (-57.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels, 1:1 ratio (-326 PPI density)

Memory:

  • Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128MB, 16MB RAM

Camera:

  • N/A

Sound:

  • Loudspeaker: No
  • 3.5mm Jack: No

Comms:

  • WLAN: No
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, LE, EDR
  • GPS: Yes, with GLONASS, GALILEO
  • Radio: No
  • USB: No

Features:

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, compass

Battery:

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 420 mAh battery

Misc:

  • Colours: Black Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel
  • Price: As seen in the above post