Today we are talking about one of the best smartwatches available this year and probably next year as well. It’s called Huawei Watch GT (Amazon Link) and this is a watch that was released almost 10 months ago. I’ve been using it every single day for the past month. I wish I would’ve bought this when it was released.
These days you can find this watch for about $200 and that’s cheaper than any other high end smartwatch available on the market. I’m mostly referring to the Apple watch.
Huawei Watch GT has become my favorite smartwatch for a few reasons but the main reason is the way it looks because this doesn’t look like a smartwatch. This actually looks like a regular watch and that’s very important to me. Not to mention that we have an always-on display so you can actually see the time 24/7. So every time I look at the watch I can actually see the time.
I love the fact that the watch is made out of metal, it’s super slim and I also get a leather band with it. The band looks extremely good as well, so this doesn’t look like a smartwatch anymore, it looks more like a watch and then like a smartwatch. For me that’s very important.
The second reason why I love this watch is the battery life. Even if I have the screen always on, I can get between 7 to 9 days on one charge. Unlike most other smartwatches that you actually have to charge every single day. Not to mention that if I turn off the always-on display can go for almost two weeks on one charge. If the always-on display is off every time you turn the arm towards yourself the display comes on. If you use it that way then you do get more battery life but I just love having the screen on at all times.
Huawei Watch GT has a 1.4 inches OLED display that supports auto brightness, so the screen will get brighter or dimmer depending on your environment. Not to mention the screen looks absolutely gorgeous and yes it does get bright enough so you can actually see it outside in direct sunlight.
For watch faces, we don’t have many of them and there is a way of installing more watch faces but it’s not that simple at this time, so I’m hoping that will become easier in the future.
Another reason why I love this watch is the fact that it has a GPS unit inside. It supports certain activities like running, cycling, walking, swimming etc. And then it can track all the information very accurately because we have a GPS unit inside, so the speed, the location, everything about that activity that you are doing. Huawei Watch GT will even create a map so you can see the map on your phone whenever you sync the phone and the watch.
You can do all those activities without having the phone with you. That’s important because if you’re going for a run you definitely don’t want your phone with you.
Of course this watch can track your heart rate 24/7, it will track the steps that you do throughout the days, the calories and it will also track your sleep. So if you wear the watch while sleeping it will tell you how many hours of deep sleep you got and how many hours of light sleep.
Huawei Watch GT can also track naps but for naps it only works sometimes. The other day took a nap and I had the watch on but the watch didn’t actually track that, so for naps it only works sometimes.
As for notifications, the watch will show you the notifications that you get on your phone, you can choose which apps can send you notifications but unfortunately are not going to be able to reply to any notifications. You can see them but then you need to take your phone if you want to reply to any of them. This is the main difference between a watch like this and the Apple watch. With the Apple watch you can actually reply to notifications.
Huawei Watch GT is mostly a fitness watch first and a smartwatch second.
Supposedly this watch is waterproof but I haven’t personally tried because I have the leather straps on it and I just don’t want the leather straps to become all soggy, so I haven’t tried to see if it works in water or not. I don’t think you should put any watch or any phone in water at any point, unless you actually have to.
There is also another watch that looks fairly similar – Amazfit GTR. I haven’t had a chance to try that on but it looks very similar to this one. As of now I’m quite happy with the Huawei Watch GT.
So if you’re looking for a watch that you don’t have to charge every day, that you can charge every two weeks, definitely check out Huawei Watch GT.
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