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Huawei Watch GT Hands-On, First Impressions

Huawei first introduced its newest wearable, the Watch GT, to the public during the company’s official launch of the Mate 20 series back in October 2018. However, I only got up close and personal with this gadget during the release of the P30 series in the Philippines. Here are my initial impressions on the device so read on to know more about it!

The Watch GT is a stylish wearable that comes with different strap colors namely Graphite Black, Saddle Brown leather, Glacier, Gray, and Fluorescent Green. Each variant is aesthetically pleasing in their way given that they are worn in the right environment. I prefer black, however, since it’s suitable for almost all occasions. The strap, dubbed by Huawei as the QuickFit strap as you can change it in an instant, is made out of a rubber-like material and is pretty elastic when you try to stretch it out.

Moving to the watch itself, it has a round-shape 1.39-inch screen with a surrounding fixed metallic second-hand design. The outer body has a brushed finish that looks aesthetically pleasing.

On the right, you will find two buttons — the top one serves as the home or the power button while the bottom mainly serves as the select button.

The 454 x 454 touchscreen display sports an AMOLED panel, giving the Watch GT a nice touch as it delivers darker blacks and brighter whites. This set up is excellent given that it is less power consuming than IPS ones.

Underneath the watch is a bunch of sensors including Huawei’s TruSeen 3.0 heart-rate monitor, Ambient light, Barometer, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, and Gyroscope.

The Watch GT is not heavy as I would expect it to be but it’s not also that light. I feel like there’s no difference in the sensation with the usual analog or digital watches that I have. I feel comfortable wearing it, and it’s just really wearing a simple watch.

This wearable also has some interesting features on it. It comes with a real-time heart rate monitor, an accurate location tracking thanks to its GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO technology, coaching system that assists you in real-time when it comes to training and time-movement feedback, Sleep Tracker, and water resistance up to 50 meters.

Overall, the Huawei Watch GT is responsive, but its performance is not smooth, given that it has hardware limitations. I’ve yet to test out all of its features really, but so far, I’m liking what this wearable is capable of doing. Stay tuned for my full review to know how it fares!

Huawei Watch GT

  • 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED color touchscreen, 326ppi
  • 16MB RAM
  • 128MB ROM
  • Bluetooth 4.2, BLE
  • Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitor
  • Huawei TruSleep 2.0 sleep monitor
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters
  • Barometer
  • 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm
  • 46 g w/o strap
  • Black Stainless Steel, Stainless steel
  • Strap colors: Graphite Black, Saddle Brown leather, Glacier Gray, Fluorescent Green

The Huawei Watch GT is priced at PHP 12,990 and is available for purchase selected Huawei stores.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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