Alongside its new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagships, Huawei today took the wraps off of a brand new smartwatch.
The Huawei Watch GT is the company's latest wearable device, but unlike previous models, the Watch GT doesn't run Google's Wear OS. Instead, it runs Huawei's custom LiteOS. The software is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and places a focus on fitness. Huawei says that the Watch GT includes tracking for a variety of sports as well as fitness coaching features.
As you might expect from a fitness-focused wearable, the Huawei Watch GT offers heart rate tracking. Huawei touts its TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring tech that uses PPG optical, hardware design, and algorithms to track active and resting heart rate. When in Active Mode, the Watch GFT can notify you to adjust the intensity of your workout based on heart rate interval. There's also sleep tracking that uses invisible lights to monitor your heart rate while not disturbing your sleep.
Another notable feature of the Huawei Watch GT is its battery life. Using smart power-saving algorithms and its custom softtware, the Watch GT can get up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge. The algorithms can switch between performance and efficiency modes based on your activity.
Other notable features of the Huawei Watch GT include a round 1.39-inch 454x454 AMOLED screen, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 support, and water resistance up to 50 meters. The case features a ceramic bezel design, stainless steel shell, and DLC coating.
While some folks may be disappointed that the Huawei Watch GT doesn't use Google's Wear OS, the trade-off might be worth it to get two weeks of battery life. If you're looking for a fitness-focused wearable that can also be dressed up and look like a nice, traditional watch, the Huawei Watch GT may be worth a look.