Huawei adds two new wearables to their range to compliment the new Mate 20 Series.
As well as the Mate 20 Series of handsets, Huawei also revealed two new wearables: Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro. Launched alongside the flagship Huawei Mate 20 Series, the new wearables offer sophisticated ways to track your activities and receive fitness coaching that is based on scientific research.
Huawei Watch GT
Featuring the classic wristwatch design, ultra-high battery life, low power consumption, sophisticated activity tracking and fitness coaching features, the Watch GT is sure to be a favourite.
It is great to see that Huawei has looked to address one of the most common pain points of wearables: battery life.
The Watch GT uses an innovative smart power-saving algorithm that enables it to dynamically switch between performance and efficiency modes, depending on what you’re doing. This allows the smartwatch to stay powered for up to two weeks for frequent use mode. Furthermore, the dual-core architecture of the new smartwatch enables you to enjoy the best of both worlds—it is simultaneously a powerful and highly efficient smartwatch.
The Huawei Watch GT sports a 1.39-inch 454×254 AMOLED high-resolution display. Wrapped around the screen is a dual-crown design body with stainless steel and ceramic bezels. Additionally, the watch is treated with a DLC diamond carbon coating to provide it with a durability that will last.
Finally, the 10.6mm case body is compatible with two band options—a dual-colour silicone band and an elegant leather-rubber band.
Watch GT features
The smartwatch can simultaneously tap into GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, three of the major satellite positioning systems. What that means for the wearer is that you get precise positioning.
A tracking algorithm then optimises the tracking data to achieve one-to-one positioning even in areas with numerous disparate signals.
Furthermore, the Watch GT supports all-round sports activity tracking. Working with professional sports organisations, Huawei enables tracking for a range of sports, including indoor exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling and open water swimming. The watch also supports fitness coaching features. By analysing the heart rate of users with scientific methods, this feature lets users exercise more safely and healthily than ever before.
The TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring tech tracks your active and resting heart rate. Combining innovative PPG optical and hardware design and AI algorithms, the solution can monitor your heart rate in high precision. In Sport mode, the watch can be set up to notify you to adjust the intensity of your workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval. In Rest mode, the smartwatch automatically monitors and records your resting heart rate.
Huawei Band 3 Pro
Following the Watch GT on stage was the new sports wristband featuring a full-colour touchscreen.
While most smart wristbands often feature simple health monitoring functions, the lack of standardisation made a lot of the data unsuitable for medical use. Because of that, Huawei launched Band 3 Pro, a new smart wristband supporting a range of precise and professional monitoring capabilities, including improved heart rate and sleep monitoring.
The Band 3 is also equipped with Huawei TruSeen 3.0, so you get the same accurate heart rate monitoring.
Leveraging the same technology powering TruSeen 3.0, the band can also track sleep patterns with TruSleep 2.0. Moreover, the solution uses big data analysis to provide personalised services and suggestions to improve sleep quality.
As alluded to earlier, The Huawei Band 3 Pro features a 0.95-inch HD AMOLED colour touchscreen.
Price and availability
UK pricing and availability for the HUAWEI WATCH GT