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The Huawei Watch GT 3 is a premium fitness watch that performs as good as it looks. It features an abundance of tracking modes including upgrades from its predecessor, the Huawei GT 2, and is designed to provide more accurate data for various key fitness watch features such as heart rate and GPS.

If you are on the go a lot, love keeping active, and spend little time at home then the Huawei Watch GT 3 will be more than ideal for you in terms of battery life. I have been wearing this watch for 11 days now and it is performing as well as it did right after its first charge. Huawei claim that it can last up to fourteen days between charges. This is considerably better than some of the less expensive fitness wearables out there.

Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetDesign & Build Quality

Upon opening the packaging that the watch arrived in, it was clear that the Huawei GT 3 is a very slick device. I have been testing out the Huawei Watch GT 3 with the black fluoroelastomer strap. It measures up to be 46mm, with a 1.43-inch and 466×466 resolution AMOLED screen.

The face is 11mm thick and weighs in at 42.6g but if you prefer a more lightweight feel when wearing a fitness watch the smaller version of the Huawei GT 3 weighs in at just 35g and will be available to buy now as well.

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The Huawei Watch GT 3’s turning crown for interacting with the watch | TheEffect.Net

On the right-hand side of the watch are two buttons. The top one, which is a digital crown, can be used to get into the app screen of the watch and it is also a dial that you can use to zoom in or out, or use to scroll. The button beneath gets you into the different sports and workout modes and creates shortcuts so you can jump straight in.

If design is a big deciding factor for you, the GT 3 is pretty impressive. Its big, bright watch face is very satisfying to open and navigate your way around the various features. The touch screen responds well and there are only two buttons to press on the right side of the watch face making things nice and simple.

Performance & Software

With upgraded hardware and software, the GT 3 meets every expectation where its health management features are concerned. It continuously monitors SpO2, heart rate, sleep, and stress levels in real-time while you can also pesonalise reminders for for daily water intake, daily mindfulness, sleep time, and exercise volume.

Huawei Health App | TheEffect.NetThe GT 3 watch is equipped with the HUAWEI TruSeenTM 5.0+ heart rate monitoring technology, which can measure the heart rate with a precision of 5bpm.

Huawei Health App | TheEffect.NetIt can be annoying when your outdoor exercises aren’t logged accurately but the dual-frequency GPS tracks your running and walking sessions precisely.

No need to spend money on a personal trainer either. The watch provides personalised training programs and guidance along the way that includes real-time voice reminders of the goals and status during sessions.Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetThe HUAWEI Health App lets you view and analyse – in great detail – your workout data. The GT 3 offers over 100 workout modes.

Huawei Health App | TheEffect.NetOverall, I was really pleased with the speed and accuracy of the Huawei GT 3 tracking features. It provides a breakdown of all your individual workouts, whatever they may be, but also lets you see the volume and performance of exercise you engage in over the days, weeks, and months. If you do want the most accurate results, then I would recommend fastening the GT 3 strap quite tight to your wrist, which some might not find overly comfortable.

Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetBattery & Other Features

The 46mm GT 3 supports 14-day battery life with light usage and is supposed to last around eight days with heavy usage. I work at a desk five days a week but exercise every day either at home or on a walk as much as I can. I have benefitted from data provided from various workouts, tracked my sleep, and consistently used the heart rate monitor and I have received no notifications telling me to charge it yet.

To any runners looking to buy this watch, if you are anything like me and like to regularly check your pace or time when running then you might be happy to know that you can set the display screen to always on for this. I completed my first test run using the GT 3 without knowing this and found it off-putting having to flick my wrist up every so often to check my pace.

It’s good to know this can be amended however, do bear in mind that this is the kind of heavy use setting that will drain the battery a little quicker on this smart watch. Either way, you can compensate by disabling certain trackers such as skin temperature, heart rate, and SpO2 trackers.

The watch can be wirelessly charged with the included magnetic charging pad but can also be placed on the rear of any smartphone that supports reverse wireless charging to charge the watch as well.

Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetThe Watch GT 3 also comes with a few additional bells and whistles for making things that little easier in your day to day life. It supports Bluetooth calls while you can receive, read, and reply to messages right from your wrist.

Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetYou can also control your music so you don’t have to keep reaching for your phone while training. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 has enhanced life assistant features, as well. It supports remote shutter, reminders, weather, alarm clock, stopwatch, timer, find my phone, voice assistant and a handy ‘flashlight’ feature that turns the screen’s brightness to 100% to help you find your way around in the dark.

Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.NetConclusion

The Huawei Watch GT 3 is an upgrade from the GT 2 and most definitely adds competition for other fitness watch brands out there with its stylish design and advanced tracking upgrades.

If you want a watch to fulfill your data needs when it comes to monitoring things like heart rate, sleep quality, or workout performance (for various different sports or exercise modes), the GT 3 will do the job and much more. The bonus of this watch is the big, bold, and bright display screen, which is fast and fluid to navigate. The GT 3 strikes a fine balance between appearing sporty yet sophisticated.Huawei Watch GT 3 | TheEffect.Net

Huawei Watch Gt 3 Pricing & Availability

The Huawei Watch GT 3 is available now, starting at €249 (with €30 cashback) for the 46MM black version.

REVIEW: Huawei Watch GT 3
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Performance & Software
  • Battery & Other Features
4.5

Summary

The Huawei Watch GT 3 is an upgrade from the GT 2 and most definitely adds competition for other fitness watch brands out there with its stylish design and advanced tracking upgrades.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal. John@theeffect.net