Today Huawei announces U.S. availability of its next premium smart watch with the Huawei Watch GT. Its been crafted to be a tour de force wearable with its elegant ceramic bezel and showcases such features as a two-week battery life and a TruSleep option to keep track of your sleep patterns. Having used the Huawei Watch and Huawei Watch 2, I’m interested to see what improvements Huawei has made to their timepiece and if they can win me back into the wearable watch life. It will be available via Newegg and Amazon with $199.99 for the traditional silicone strap or $229.99 for the leather strap in Saddle Brown.
PLANO, Texas – Feb. 12, 2019 – Featuring a premium classic watch style, the HUAWEI WATCH GT
provides key smartwatch capabilities, such as sophisticated fitness and wellness tracking capabilities and
smart notifications, while addressing the most common pain point of smart wearables – battery life. The
HUAWEI WATCH GT, a new category of smart wearables from Huawei based on LiteOS, is now available
for pre-order in the U.S. at Amazon and Newegg.
Named after grand tourers, a performance and luxury car capable of high speed and long-distance driving,
the HUAWEI WATCH GT uses an innovative dual-engine and smart power-saving architecture that enables
it to switch between performance and efficiency modes depending on an individual’s activity to maximize
battery life. HUAWEI WATCH GT features two-week battery life with typical use including: all day wear
and heart rate function activated, scientific sleeping function activated at night, 90 minutes of exercise
per week and message notification. Used without exercise tracking in a more traditional watch scenario,
the HUAWEI WATCH GT can stay charged for up to 30 days. In a Marathon scenario with GPS, heart rate
monitoring and running mode activated, the average battery life is up to 22 hours.
Beautifully designed, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is also resilient with a ceramic bezel design, stainless steel
shell and DLC (Diamond-like Carbon) coating. The ceramic bezel undergoes a 23-step process that
creates a hardness 6 times that of stainless steel and makes it resistant to scratches under the most
extreme environments. Measuring a mere 10.6 mm in thickness and featuring a 1.39” 454 x 454
AMOLED high-resolution display with double crowns, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is vibrant and slim.
Available with an Italian cowhide leather strap in Saddle Brown or a sporty Graphite Black silicone strap
on the outside and skin-friendly elastomer silicone rubber material on the inside, the HUAWEI WATCH
GT is breathable, sweat resistant and comfortable.
In addition to the ultra-long battery life, the HUAWEI WATCH GT features industry-leading fitness and
wellness tracking capabilities to inform a healthy lifestyle.
The HUAWEI Watch GT supports a range of indoor and outdoor fitness activities including: indoor
exercises, outdoor running, mountain climbing, cycling and open water swimming. Featuring three of
the major satellite positioning systems – GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO – and a tracking algorithm, the
HUAWEI WATCH GT provides comprehensive, precise positioning for distance tracking. It also comes
with a fitness coach built-in with a scientific training system that includes introductory to advanced
running courses and FirstBeat powered training effect analyses such as VO2max Fitness Level, Training
Effect (Aerobic), Training Load, Training Status, Recovery Time Advisor, Personalized Plans (Running),
Calories Burned, and Race Time Predictor.
By analyzing the heart rate with scientific algorithms ensures individuals are exercising safely. The
HUAWEI TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology tracks active and resting heart rates. Combining
innovative PPG optical and hardware design and AI algorithms, the solution can monitor the heart rate
of users in real time with high precision. In Sport mode, the HUAWEI WATCH GT can be set up to notify
individuals to adjust the intensity of their workout based on a pre-set target heart rate interval. In rest
mode, the smart watch automatically monitors and records the resting heart rate of users.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT can also track deep sleep, light sleep, REM sleep, awake, and naps with
HUAWEI TruSleep. Developed in collaboration with Harvard Medical School’s CDB Center, HUAWEI
TruSleep helps identify the six most common sleep-related issues, and recommends potential
solutions to help you sleep better.
Available for pre-order beginning Feb. 12 at Amazon and Newegg, the HUAWEI WATCH GT is available in
two color and material options, the sporty Graphite Black with a silicone strap for $199.99 or a
sophisticated leather/silicone strap in Saddle Brown for $229.99. Both will be available at additional
retailers in late February.