Huawei Watch GT Review
Without a doubt, Huawei is the biggest name in Wear OS as over the past years, Huawei announced jaw-dropping and feature-packed smartwatches. A couple of days back, Huawei’s CEO announced that we’re working on the 3rd iteration of our smartwatch but unfortunately he doesn’t know yet when it will be ready to hit shelves worldwide.
The upcoming Huawei’s watch will be named Huawei Watch GT in Australia and sports around 14 days of battery life and serious sports smarts, if all rumours and suggestions are to be believed. The GT is set to be a chunky beast with around 1.4-inches AMOLED screen with an impressive 454 x 454 resolution, 46.5mm case and 10.4mm thick. Moreover, Huawei Watch GT comes with an optical heart rate monitor and GPS. What’s more? Let’s find out below.
Huawei Watch GT Release Date and Price
Going back in 2017, Huawei announced Watch 2 at MWC 2017 and went on sale in April worldwide. Therefore, Huawei Watch 3 (now known as Watch GT) was expected to be landed at MWC 2018 or alongside Huawei P20 but didn’t show up, alas.
The Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu says,
“Huawei Watch GT will come later – there’s no hurry as Huawei Watch 2 sells well. We’re not in a hurry, so we’re launching a new watch later”.
It’s fine to wait a little bit but based on rumours and suggestions, Huawei Watch GT release date in Australia is October 16 when Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will land on shelves.
The availability is aside for a short while, chances are Huawei Watch GT Price in Australia will go higher and higher as compared to last year’s Watch 2.
Though we haven’t heard any rumour regarding price Huawei Watch 2 started at AU$450 when it first arrived, therefore, Watch GT will arrive with a little hike in price. Does it sound better?
Huawei Watch GT Specifications
The Huawei Watch GT runs Android Wear OS 2.0, Quad-core processor, Snapdragon Wear 3100 Chipset and 1.4-inches OLED screen. Other Huawei Watch GT specifications in Australia are listed below.
- Release Date: October 16th
- Colours: Dynamic Orange, Carbon Black, and Concrete Grey
- Water/Dust Proof: IP68 Certified – Dust/Water Proof Over 1.5 Meter and 30 Minutes
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM or e-SIM
- Operating System: Android Wear OS 2.0 (undecided/yet to be confirmed)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
- Chipset: Snapdragon Wear 3100
- GPU: Adreno 304
- RAM: 786MB
- ROM: 4GB
- Card Slot: No
- Display Size: 1.4-inches AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen 16M Colours
- Display Resolution: 454 x 454 Pixels (326 PPI)
- Multitouch: Yes
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Battery: 420mAh Li-Ion (Fast Charging)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Heart Rate, and Barometer
- GPS: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes 4.1 A2DP, LE
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 g/b/n
Design and Display
We didn’t go through an entire list of Watch GT specs but relying on rumours and leaks, as of now. The most recent report suggests that it’ll have a 1.4-inches screen based on AMOLED Technology with a maximum resolution of 454 x 454. The Watch comes with onboard GPS feature, a continuous heart rate tracker as well as an ability to monitor sweep and so many other features.
It’s most likely that Huawei will announce not a single version of Watch GT as several reports are suggesting that Huawei is working on 3 different variants of its next-generation watch. According to WinFuther’s report, we’ll see notable changes including a brown leather band and plentiful buttons on a right-hand side of Watch GT. Just like Watch 2, Huawei Watch GT will house the same screen and waterproofing Technology but with a GPS Tracker, a Compass, Pressure sensors, and an accelerometer.
Early rumours claimed that it’ll run on Wear OS software but now a new report says, it wouldn’t have Google’s OS onboard. What’s then? Chances are Huawei will introduce its own software onto a watch. Huawei should go for its own software as it will improve overall battery performance. What do you say?
Battery-wise, Huawei has given some hints. The CEO Richard Yu in his statement says, he adapts AI for wearables and hopes one day to produce a watch with week-long battery life.
For now, we shouldn’t expect Watch GT to last that long as it would be a big jump. According to several leaks from Wisebuy, it’ll last longer and house a whole 2 weeks’ worth of power. All will be done by 420mAh battery with some impressive optimization.
Aside from Wisebuy report, in a WinFuture’s new report, Huawei will be using an ARM Cortex-M4 to power up Huawei Watch GT.
Richard Yu says,
“We want to make bigger improvements and make the experience much better than today. That’s my target. We want to make the smartwatch more useful, more intimate, more functional, and with much longer battery life”.
Several other reports describe a watch with a space for Bluetooth earphones either in containers between a body and a strap or built into a bottom of a strap. So, one would feel comfortable while calling and listening to music.
Another report shows that it’ll be backed by quite a few sensors which can easily recognize gestures made on a rear of your hand. Hence, you’ll be able to make a shape of a letter and have it appear on a screen. It will allow you to write more easily while using your smartwatch. Other gestures include a double Tap or a long press. Therefore, you would possibly completely interact with a watch without touching it.
The Huawei Watch GT will also enable users to touch multiple sections simultaneously in order to perform a wider variety of actions and such actions will go beyond just launching applications. For example, you could easily zoom in or out and scroll via menus. It is actually more useful for the audience is also more complicated – alternative to rotating bezel “Samsung Gear S3”. It’s indeed a handy addition as compared to last year’s Huawei Watch 2 but we’ve also heard that there’s no guarantee anything will ever happen like this.
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