HUAWEI will release the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 in November 2021. This GT 3 upgrades the hardware and software experience. Compared with the HUAWEI WATCH GT2, the GT 3 has a larger screen-to-body ratio. Upgraded BES2500 series chips, adding blood sugar management, fall monitoring and body temperature detection. Support wireless charging and reverse charging of mobile phones. The eight-channel heart rate monitoring and dual-frequency five-star precise positioning have been upgraded, and the TruSport scientific exercise system has been independently developed to provide professional exercise evaluation and advice.
The appearance of the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 continues the classic circular dial design of the GT series. The front is equipped with a 1.32-inch AMOLED retina screen, and the body uses a stainless steel front shell and a polymer fiber composite rear shell. The 46mm version of the watch has a typical battery life of 14 days, and the 42mm version has a typical battery life of 12 days. In today’s hands-on, we would be diving straight into more details about the Huawei Watch GT3 smartwatch.
| Simple packaging, accessories with details
The overall packaging of the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 is a minimalist design style in white tones. The product name “HUAWEI WATCH GT 3” is printed on the front of the outer package, the dial size is “42mm”, and the technical support is “HarmonyOS”. The font is streamer and colorful, and you can see different colors when you change the angle under the light. With the minimalist outer packaging, it creates a simple but not simple sense of luxury.
Information on the back of the outer box. Product Name: HUAWEI WATCH GT3, Model: MIL-B19, Device Name: Smart Watch, Case Type: Black Stainless Steel Case, Wristband Type: Black Viton Strap, Quality Inspection Mark.
Outer packaging information. FSC environmental certification logo, recyclable logo for 20 years, recyclable logo, 3C certification logo, bluetooth logo. Huawei Terminal Co., Ltd., made in China.
The outer packaging is designed with upper and lower covers, and the front of the upper cover is printed with the colorful Huawei brand logo.
When you open the top cover of the package, you are greeted by a black HUAWEI WATCH GT3 smartwatch. The streamer reflected on the dial gives you the feeling of seeing the paintwork of a luxury car. There is a layer of cardboard that can be flipped on the outer packaging, and the cardboard is a fine twill design. The colorful design of the Huawei logo brings a visually comfortable experience and a delicate touch.
Take out the accessories in the package, there is an instruction manual and a charging cable. It can be seen that Huawei also paid attention to the design of accessories. The accessories are unified in white tones, which set off the black watch, telling everyone that the watch is the protagonist.
Unpack the charging cable and take out the integrated charging base. The charging base has an arc design to fit the bottom of the fuselage.
The base is a customized magnetic charging base with information on the back of the base. HUAWEI WATCH wireless charging base. Model: CP8101, Input: 5V⎓2A, Huawei Terminal Co., Ltd., Made in China, 10-year recycling logo.
After actual measurement, the length of the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 integrated charging base is about 33.3cm, which is sufficient for most occasions.
Charge your watch with the all-in-one wireless charger. The size of the charger is one circle smaller than the watch face.
| Classic round watch appearance, stylish body
The watch uses a hard sponge for support. The watch dial uses a 3D curved screen, which will have a streamer-like effect under the light.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT3 watch uses a stainless steel buckle, which has been processed many times, and the surface is smooth and textured. The strap is made of fluorine rubber, which is skin-friendly and durable, waterproof and sweat-proof.
There is a protective film on the back of the watch.
Tear off the protective film at the bottom of the watch, you can see 8 photoelectric sensors in a circular layout and two sets of light sources under the curved glass lens. The curved glass lens can help reduce the interference of external light sources on the work of the light sensor.
Watch buckle, imprinted with “STAINLESS STELL E”. Unlike the smooth outer side of the clasp, the inner side of the clasp is matte, and the overall look has a high-quality texture.
The strap of the watch is connected to the watch using a connecting shaft. The watch case is connected to the dial by screws.
There is a rotating crown and a function button on the right side of the watch. There are speaker openings at the bottom of the case for sound to come out. At the same time, the watch also has an automatic drainage function. When the drain function is turned on, the watch motor will vibrate and drain the water through the sound outlet at the bottom.
There are no buttons on the other side of the watch. There is a microphone pickup hole in the middle of the bottom for voice pickup. An air pressure hole is also designed at the bottom for the internal air pressure sensor to sense the outside air pressure.
Looking at the crown up close, you can see the words “HUAWEI WATCH GT” on the crown.
After actual measurement, HUAWEI WATCH GT3 smartwatch weighs about 56.4g, which is much lighter than general mechanical watches.
| Easy to use, with lots of small functions
This time, Huawei MATE40 PRO is used as the evaluation mobile phone to use with the watch. The next evaluation will be based on the experience of the Mate40 Pro mobile phone.
When the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 smartwatch is turned on for the first time, it is required to download the Huawei Sports Health APP and use the APP to realize various functions of the watch and mobile phone.
After the mobile phone and the watch are paired, you can view the watch information on the mobile phone, which is convenient and quick.
Outdoors, the watch screen can have two options. One is that there is an off-screen display that the watch dial will always be on. The second is to not turn on the screen display. The watch has a wake-up function, and you can also watch the time and messages by raising your wrist.
At work, since the weight of the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 smartwatch is only 56.4g, there is no sense of weight when using it. It supports the function of raising your hand to wake up, and it is also very convenient to check the time.
By setting the screen-off display, the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 smartwatch can be replaced as a normal watch.
The watch supports downloading and replacing the watch face in the watch face market through the mobile phone, and personalizing the watch. According to official data, more than 1,000 watch wallpapers are currently supported.
Multifunctional crown, supports pressing and turning. On the desktop, you can zoom in and out by rotating the crown, and the crown also supports page turning and volume adjustment functions.
What if I can’t find my phone? Using the “find phone” function of the watch, the phone’s voice assistant will automatically broadcast the location to you at the maximum volume.
In daily use, pulling down on the wallpaper interface is a variety of small functions, and swiping up is a variety of mobile phone messages.
The linkage experience between HUAWEI WATCH GT3 and mobile phone is very good. After the alarm is set on the phone, it will be synced to the phone. When the alarm time is reached, the watch will vibrate to remind, and the reminders and other functions will also be recorded to the watch synchronously.
Play music with a mobile phone, the watch will also be displayed synchronously, and functions such as “play/pause, switch song” can be realized through the watch. Moreover, the watch speaker supports playing music, and can also realize the call function with the microphone.
A must-have feature for smartwatches is “step count”. HUAWEI WATCH GT3 is equipped with dual-frequency five-star precise positioning and supports BeiDou positioning.
At the same time, the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 heart rate monitoring has been upgraded to eight channels, and the sensor is more sensitive. Blood sugar management, fall monitoring, and temperature detection can be performed through the watch. Sleep data at night is more accurate, and you can understand your own sleep status through sleep data. Heart rate, blood oxygen and other related aspects can be detected in daily use.
The upgraded eight-channel heart rate monitoring and dual-frequency five-star precise positioning can provide better and more accurate data for sports, and cooperate with the self-developed TruSport scientific sports system to provide professional sports evaluation and advice.
I went out with just the watch for a simple exercise test. At the beginning of the exercise, the watch will detect past exercise data and issue a voice to suggest how to perform this exercise. During the exercise, the watch monitors the body data in real time to give suggestions, and it will also quickly generate a data report after the exercise. After returning indoors, the watch will synchronize the exercise route and data to the mobile phone, and the data can be seen more intuitively on the mobile phone.
The 42mm watch supports 7 days of battery life in typical mode. When the watch is charging, a charging animation will be played, displaying the power and time. The watch also supports reverse charging, so you can use your mobile phone to reverse charging when the battery is dead.
Compared to the Huawei Watch GT2, the GT 3 smartwatch is a successful upgrade. I think the upgrade of smartwatches is mainly to improve the experience of previous functions and develop related functions according to the needs of users. More accurate positioning, upgrade BES2500 series chips, 60Hz high-resolution screen, blood sample detection, support for calls and various scanning code payment functions, upgrade the linkage experience between watches and mobile phones or other smart devices. The more accurate data brought by the hardware-based upgrade of the watch can give us a deeper understanding of ourselves.
In actual use, the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 is comfortable to wear and has no sense of weight. The watch has a variety of dials to use, and the watch can be used to view a lot of messages, alarm clocks and various reminders even after leaving the phone. During exercise, HUAWEI WATCH GT3 can accurately obtain exercise data and broadcast running suggestions in real time. After the run, the report is automatically generated and analyzed, and it will also be synchronized to the mobile phone to form personal exercise data.
In terms of sleep detection, HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 will analyze deep sleep, light sleep and rapid eye movement time in actual use, and give sleep suggestions after analyzing sleep quality.
We can think of a smartwatch as a tiny computer on the wrist, integrating highly integrated components that are now mass-produced. A watch can be said to represent the current level of science. If you want to experience more functions on the watch, you need to make breakthroughs in basic scientific research. Smaller components are integrated into the watch to realize more functions in the imagination.