The Huawei Watch GT 3 has been around since last year, now the GT 3 Pro is coming. Like the GT 2 Pro before it, there is also a ceramic version and a Porsche Design model of the new model. If you’re looking for something cheaper and less conspicuous, you might find it in the new Huawei Band 7.
Huawei GT3 Pro Watch
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro is available in two sizes: 46mm with a titanium case and a 1.43-inch AMOLED display and 43mm with a ceramic case and a 1.32-inch AMOLED display. The larger model promises up to 14 days of battery life with typical use and eight days with heavy use, the smaller should last seven or four days. Charging speed has been increased by 30% and a 10 minute charge should last you all day.
Water resistance claims tend to be misleading, and most smartwatches aren’t suitable for diving. The GT 3 Pro, on the other hand, is designed for freediving up to 30 meters and has several dedicated diving functions on board to facilitate training. The GT 3 Pro can also be used as a golf watch as maps for over 300 golf courses are preloaded. There are over 100 sports modes in total, 18 of which are marked as “professional”.
The watch incorporates an ECG sensor which provides much more cardiac data than a conventional heart rate sensor. There’s also a blood oxygen monitor and thermometer, and the watch also has sleep and stress tracking. HarmonyOS is of course used as the operating system. NFC for mobile payments is also included. With the right vehicle, the smartwatch also identifies itself as a car key.
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro in 46mm and titanium is available from 2,500 CNY (360 euros), including a sapphire crystal and a ceramic back. The 43mm all-ceramic version starts at 3,000 CNY (430 euros) and is also equipped with a sapphire crystal. You can choose between a leather strap (calf) and a ceramic strap. Finally, there is the CNY 4,700 Porsche Design model, which has been paired with a patented invisible butterfly buckle for the strap.
The 46mm titanium version is available for pre-order now in China. For the 43 mm ceramic version, on the other hand, you have to wait until May 4, Porsche Design will return a day later. All three will finally go on sale on May 5.
Huawei Band 7
If you prefer something more discreet and above all cheaper, you should take a look at the Huawei Band 7. For 270 CNY (39 euros) you get a 9.99 mm thick fitness tracker that weighs only 16 g. Still, there’s enough juice in the battery to last 14 days of typical use. There is an always-on feature, but it drains the battery a little faster.
The band has a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 194 x 368 pixels. For comparison: Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 6 has a 1.56-inch screen (152 x 486 pixels) and a thickness of 12.7 mm. There are four color variants: black, red, green and pink with a gold bezel. As well as the usual heart rate monitoring, there’s a blood oxygen sensor on board that can detect signs of sleep apnea at night. The bracelet is waterproof up to 50 meters and has 96 sports modes.
There are two versions of the band – in addition to the basic model for 270 CNY, there is also a slightly more expensive variant for 310 CNY (44 euros) with NFC support.