Huawei Watch GT 3 is now available in the Nepali market.
Call Mobility Pvt Ltd, the authorised distributor of Huawei, Motorola, Lenovo and many other brands in Nepal, has released the smartwatch along with Huawei MateBook 14 and Huawei MateBook D15. The watch was released last year in China and the rest of the world, but it is available in Nepal just recently.
Huawei Watch GT 3 is the successor of the Huawei Watch GT 2 launched almost three years ago. So, lots of improvements and updates can be expected from the latest release. It features a more durable battery life, more accurate heart rate measurement, customised workout guidance and many more. Huawei also has another wearable in the market, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro which is one of the best in its segment.
Let’s get into the specs, features and price of the watch.
|Dimension||42mm: 42.3 mm x 42.3 mm x 10.2 mm, 35gm (without strap) |
46mm: 45.9 mm x 45.9 mm x 11 mm, 42.6gm (without strap)
|Wrist size||42mm: 130-190mm |
|Watch Case||Front case: Stainless steel |
Rear case: Plastic
|Button||Power button + function button |
An upper button supports the rotatable crown
|Strap||42mm: Black fluoroelastomer strap, white leather strap, gold Milanese strap 46mm: Black fluoroelastomer strap, brown leather strap, stainless steel strap|
|Display||42mm: 1.32-inch AMOLED colour screen |
46mm: 1.43-inch AMOLED colour screen
|Weight||42mm: 35gm (without strap) |
46mm: 42.6gm (without strap)
|Water-resistance grade||5 ATM|
|OS||Huawei HarmonyOS 2.1|
|Compatible app||Huawei Health|
|System requirements||HarmonyOS 2 or later Android 6.0 or later iOS 9.0 or later|
|Sensors||Accelerometer sensor |
Optical heart rate sensor
Air pressure sensor
|Positioning||GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS|
|Connectivity||GPS supported |
|Battery||42mm: Up to 7 days, wireless charging |
46mm: Up to 14 days, wireless charging
Design and display
Huawei Watch GT 3 features a simplistic body design. It has a stainless steel frame that houses a metal crown and a customisable button. The back of the watch is a plastic build that has a temperature sensor on it. The metal crown on the watch is used for scrolling and navigating through the watch while the second button can be customised to start whatever function the user wants.
There are two variants of the watch. There is a 42mm variant and a 46mm variant. The former weighs around 35 grams whereas the latter weighs 42.6 grams. The 42mm variant uses 20mm straps while the 46mm version uses a 22mm strap. There are different editions of the watch that flaunt their own watch straps.
Huawei Watch GT 3’s 46mm has three editions. The active edition features a black strap, classic edition with leather strap and elite edition with steel strap.
The 42mm variant also has two editions. The active edition features a black strap and two versions of the elegant edition are available with white leather and Milanese strap respectively.
Huawei Watch GT 3 has a 1.43-inch AMOLED colour screen display in 46mm and a 1.32-inch AMOLED colour screen on a 42mm variant with both having a resolution of 466*466 pixels with 326ppi. The watch also features a 3D curved glass that provides a more elegant look. The display on the watch supports slide and touch gestures. The watch is said to have better responded to the swipes.
The watch is also bright and there should be no problem for daytime use as well. There are also more than 100 watch faces to choose from, but there is no mention of the customisation option. There is also no mention of the glass protection on the watch but is certified with a 5 ATM water resistance grade.
Health and fitness tracking
Huawei Watch GT 3 has prioritised health and fitness tracking. There are more than 100 goal-based exercising options like running, cycling, hiking, swimming, jumping rope and skiing on the watch. The watch also lets the user set goals for individual exercise and will remind the users about their set goals. The watch offers tracking and recording of many outdoor and indoor activities.
Huawei Watch GT 3 features 24-hour accurate heart rate monitoring. The newly upgraded heart rate module on the watch includes eight photodiodes in a circular layout and two sets of light source that is said to significantly reduce external interference that filters out noisy signals more effectively, allowing accurate heart rate monitoring even during strenuous exercise, and improving the accuracy of health data such as blood oxygen.
Huawei Watch GT 3 also monitors SPO2 levels. Sleep tracking and step and calorie counting are also possible on the watch. The sleep tracking here is said to be more precise all thanks to the advanced truesleep 2.0 algorithm on the watch. Other notable health feature on the watch includes forming a sleep routine, regulating breathing, monitoring stress level and menstrual cycle.
All the fitness and exercise records are synced and can be viewed on the Huawei Health app. The app allows having a broader view of the health records.
Performance, battery life and connectivity
Huawei Watch GT 3 runs Huawei HarmonyOS 2.1. The watch is compatible with devices having HarmonyOS 2 or later, Android 6.0 or later and iOS 9.0 or later.
Talking about the battery life, the 46mm variant comes equipped with a 455mAh battery while the 42mm variant has a 292mAh battery. The 46mm variant is said to provide a battery life of up to 14 days while the 42mm provides seven days of battery life. Both models support wireless charging and even reverse charging with some selected devices. The watch takes around three hours to get fully charged.
Huawei Watch GT 3 also features Celia, a built-in voice assistant (compatible with only Huawei devices), a speaker, a microphone, Bluetooth 5.1 and GPs for wireless connectivity. The watch also supports five satellite systems offering stronger anti-interference performance, hence effectively improving the strength and stability of outdoor positioning signals.
Huawei Watch GT 3 also offers some exciting features on the board. The watch allows the user to make or receive calls. There is no dialling option, but the watch allows to add 10 favourite people there itself, allowing the users to call them without dialling. It also shows notifications and allows to reply to them. The reply, however, is limited to emojis or the onboard short messages only. The user does have the access to customise the short messages.
The watch tells the time of sunrise and sunset every day. It also informs about the tidal changes in real-time. The in-built altitude barometer on the watch monitors the air pressure in real-time and alerts the user in case of drastic changes before the onset of extreme weather conditions.
Furthermore, Huawei Watch GT 3 also offers a personal AI running coach offering the users a scientific and professional running plan. The watch offers professional training advice for the better planning of the training intensity and improving the quality of training.
There is also a route back feature on the watch that can guide the user back in case of loss of direction. It also gives voice suggestions on estimated arriving time, remaining distance and recommended routes when exploring new destinations. The user can use the watch to play the music.
The price of the Huawei Watch GT 3 is Rs 36,990.