Huawei Watch GT Review: Affordable Fitness Tracker or Smartwatch?

Huawei Watch GT is the latest smart wearable tech from the Chinese giant. It is not like other smartwatches available that focused on beating Apple Watch. In Watch GT, Huawei put a lot of effort into fitness and health than smartwatch features. It is kind of sports smartwatch that can help you to keep a record of your heart rate, sleep, exercise plan, and routines. In less than $300 MSPR it provides up to 50m water resistance. So, you can swim in open water or pool while keeping track of your fitness.

Huawei Watch GT Review – Fitness Tracker or Smartwatch?

Watch GT is kind of fitness tracker to keep a recording of your health with a design that looks like a smartwatch. It’ll be worth checking my review of the Watch GT:

Release Date, and Price

The affordable Huawei Watch GT price is set at $230 (€187.90, 29,999 PKR), while a more refined version is set to cost around $290. Pre-orders are open in the UK, but I am not sure if you can get it in the United States.

Design and display

The Watch GT is pretty impressive regarding design. I don’t wear watches, but it looks and feels great having a watch on a wrist that keeps track of myself. The faux Chronometer seems excellent and provides a classic look that we see at most of the men’s watches. The overall design of Huawei Watch GT is not unique that I say you will not find any smartwatch in the market with such a design. However, the feature it provides in this price range is impressive.

Huawei Watch GT Review

Build quality of Watch GT is solid, and with 10.6mm thickness and large 46mm watch face, it still sits comfortably on your wrist. Even with such build quality and large face, its weight is 42g without straps.

Huawei Watch GT Review

The touchscreen on GT works seamlessly well with fingers and even with gloves. You can find two buttons on the right side; these help you navigate through options and menu.

Huawei Watch GT Review

The top button is used to open menu while the bottom menu is used to set custom tasks. Upper button act as a primary controller while lower one can help your setup custom shortcuts.


Watch GT has limitations when it comes to OS; overall it doesn’t feel bad the user experience with available features is pretty impressive. I am satisfied with what they are providing, but they can add third-party apps support. It is a major gap between Watch GT and its rivals; you can’t modify OS as you like to and you’ll have to use what they are offering. Personally, my favorite feature is sleep monitor that provides helpful resources to make my sleeping routine better.

Huawei Watch GT Review

Basic Features that Huawei Watch GT has are:

Sleep monitor | Workout tracker | Heart monitor | Barometer | Compass | Weather | Stopwatch | Timer | Alarm | Flashlight

Only 11 watch faces are available, and you will get new faces only when the company sends a software update. It provides few features like notifications, interactive menu and exercise routine section that’s great but we can have a lot more. If they allow installing 3rd party android wear software and apps it could increase overall experience of users with their Huawei Watch GT.

Battery Life

The battery is the core selling point of Huawei Watch GT, and you’ll be amazed to see how long it can last. The company claims it to last two weeks with 2 hours workout routine check, and constant heart rate and sleep monitoring. In my test, the battery dropped from 100% to 70% with over 13.9KM of exercise and continuous heart rate and steps monitoring. It can last a month if you don’t plan a workout routine of Watch GT.

Now may want to know how long does Watch GT take to charge?, Well, from 50% to 100% it took 15mins. That means it takes only 30min to charge Watch GT and it can last almost one week with you tracking heart rate, sleep routine, and exercise daily basis.

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Adeel Younas
Editor-in-Chief at TechWafer (previously The Tech) an Entrepreneur, Blogger, Developer, and Freelancer.

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