The Huawei Watch GT a fitness-focused wearable that is more like an advanced fitness tracker than smartwatch, has arrived in the US. Starting at $ 1
First introduced in October of last year, the Huawei Watch GT really is an advanced fitness tracker. It has a big beautiful 1.39-inch AMOLED touch display in a 46mm case made of metal, ceramic, and plastic. It features 5ATM water resistance, GPS, optical heart rate sensor, Bluetooth 4.2, and 14-day battery life. It'll track your sleep, your workouts, and then some. A typical charge should be through all-day wear, sleep tracking, and up to 90 minutes of exercise. If you don't have exercise tracking, it could last for 30 days, Huawei says.
Why did I take shots at not being a smartwatch? They're shots it's just that we're used to Huawei making really good wearing smart watches that do smartwatch things. This watch, before you go into the hope to have smart stuff, is not a smartwatch. Huawei even refers to it as a "smart wearable," so we are clear.
For smarts, all this watch really does is try and mirror notifications as they come in. They pop up on the watch in a basic UI, don´t offer any actions and aren't handled very well from phone to watch and back again. Just be aware of that. This is for full-on fitness and sleep tracking, not to be a smart watch companion. And that's OK!
I was a Huawei Watch GT for a few days last week and thought it was solid as a fitness tracker. It also looks really nice and wears well, even if it's a big tad. Still, it's smarter and trimmer than my Garmin Fenix 5, the device Huawei wants to compete against, and is hundreds of dollars less. I actually think this could be a great fitness tracker for most people.
The Huawei Watch GT comes in two options: Graphite Black and Saddle Brown. The black model is $ 199.99, while the Brown version is $ 229.99. Pre-orders open today and Huawei did not tell us when they ship
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