Before Samsung and LG, Huawei was already making smartwatch that actually looks good, and the new Huawei Watch GT is no exception this time. The design itself pretty much speaks for itself, though it is nothing radical. Anywho, perhaps more importantly to me is, it is not small. The watch has a quite sizeable case of 46.5 mm and while so, it is does not look rough – thanks in part to the 10.6 mm thickness. And it weighs mere 46g without strap.
Key features include a stainless steel case with ceramic bezel and DLC coating, a 1.39-inch AMOLED 454 x 454 resolution display with slide and touch support, 3 Satellite Positioning Systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) for fast and precise positioning, “double chipset architecture,” 16 MB RAM, 128 MB ROM, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, a host of sensors including an optical heart rate sensor, NFC support and a battery good for 14 days of use per 2-hour charge.
The smartwatch is waterproof, though we are not aware of its IP rating and like so many smartwatches out there, it offers smart notifications, as well as serve as a trusty fitness tracker. And it is also a sleep monitor too. And oh, you may want to note that it is running on Huawei’s proprietary OS. Yep. You heard that right. Another OS. The Huawei Watch GT is offered in a choice black stainless steel and stainless steel, paired to a choice of straps.
On a related news, Huawei has also unveiled a new generation of fitness tracker, the Huawei Band 3 Pro. This elegant piece of wearable tech features built-in GPS and it is likely to be the first to come with an AMOLED color touchscreen.
Other details include 0.95-inch AMOLED color “clickable” touchscreen with 2.5D display, 384 KB RAM, 1 MB ROM, 16 MB Flash storage, built-in 6-axis acceleration sensor, detached PPG cardiotachometer, infrared wear sensor, water resistant to 5 ATM, Bluetooth 4.2 technology, and a 100 mAh lithium-ion battery.
Both Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro will go on sale in countries including the U.K., France, Italy and UAE “soon.” Prices are unknown at this point.
All images courtesy of Huawei.