Huawei has just wrapped up their virtual ‘House of Huawei’ event, live from Milan, and have announced a number of new devices, two of which will be making their way to Ireland. The newly announced Huawei Watch Gt3 Pro, which is an obvious successor to 2020’s Watch GT2 Pro along with a new Huawei Watch Fit 2, will officially launch in Ireland from the end of this Month and you can learn more about each of the new wearables below.
Huawei Watch GT3 Pro
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro shares similarities with the recent Huawei Watch GT Runner, including a 1.43″ AMOLED with a 466 x 466-pixel resolution (Ceramic edition comes with a 1.32″ AMOLED), TruSeen 5.0+ data monitoring for impressive fitness tracking, and a dual-band five-system GNSS that tracks and maps your usual routes, measures your average stride, recovery heart rate, VO2 Max and plenty more.
One of the more interesting features announced is the increased water resistance. Huawei claims it complies with the diving equipment engineering standard EN 13319, meaning it can function normally at depths of up to 30 metres. You can also expect a high level of saltwater resistance, temperature resistance, shock resistance, and external force resistance. With that, users can try out its new Free Diving Mode, along with its other 100 sports modes, and it’s compatible with workout apps including Strava, Runtastic, and Komoo.
The GT 3 Pro Titanium edition also brings the same 14-day battery life (we’ve tested, and it does last that long), while the Ceramic edition lasts for seven days. That’s impressive considering the flagship health tracking it offers, including blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2), better heart rate tracking, ECG analysis, and a new arterial stiffness detection.
The Titanium edition offers a lightweight titanium case, along with a display made of sapphire glass for durability. The Ceramic edition sports a flower dial that changes its shape over the hours, with a design inspired by Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus with a gold and silver seashell pattern bezel and 24 wave pattern designs.
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Next up we have the Watch Fit 2. Inspired by the design of the Apple Watch, the Huawei Watch Fit arrived in 2020 with a rather elongated design. This year it is more like a smart watch, increasing the size of its screen to 1.74 inches. It also raises the resolution and density, now offering 336ppi.
The main upgrade in this Huawei Watch Fit 2 is in its new ‘Link’ system, which allows you to remove and put on the straps much faster. It’s as simple as pressing the small button on the rear of the device to release the bracelet and switch in whatever strap you want.
This 2nd generation model also comes with a built-in speaker so we can take calls from the bracelet if we have it connected via Bluetooth to our phone. Huawei claim a battery life of up to 10 days with “typical” use, and up to 7 days in intense use.
The new Watch Fit 2 also comes with a built-in voice assistant, to be able to set alarms, use it as a remote trigger or check the time through voice commands. Similarly, it measures blood oxygen, heart rate, and sleep. Of course , like other Huawei wearables, fitness and training modes are well featured with tracking for 97 training modes included.
Pricing and Availability
Launching in Ireland on 30th May, the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro will be available from Harvey Norman, DID, Soundstore, Euronics, Eir, Mint+ and Tecca and is priced from €349 (46mm titanium model) and €499 (43mm ceramic model).
Meanwhile, Watch Fit 2 is priced from €149 and will be available from Harvey Norman, DID, Powercity, Euronics, Eir, Vodafone, Mint+ and Tecca. It will release June 2022.