Best Huawei Watch GT Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:
Always a little more present in Europe, Huawei is multiplying the terminals with here a new connected watch. On the program, the promise of great autonomy and quality performance at a low price. Successful bet ?
Despite tensions with the United States over security and espionage issues, Huawei continues to flood European markets with its products. In addition to its countless smartphones, the brand occasionally launches connected watches. The end of 2018 therefore saw the Huawei Watch GT arrive. Its ambition is that of most Chinese players: great performances for a reduced price. It is therefore positioned at 199 €, much less than the tocantes of other cadors such as the Galaxy Watch (309 €) or the Apple Watch (429 €).
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Ergonomics and design
For its Watch GT, Huawei has done in sobriety. The connected tocante thus displays a classic needle watch aesthetic. The Chinese manufacturer even pushed the vice by positioning on the edge two imitations of winding crowns. Imitations, because they do not assume rotary functions, but only those of pushers. Probably an aesthetic choice to make the watch go unnoticed. And this is almost the case. Unfortunately, if it is rather light (46 g), its size betrays it. Like the Galaxy Watch 46 mm, we are dealing here with a watch that is particularly imposing (46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm).
The Watch GT houses a 1.39 inch Oled screen displaying 454 x 454 px for a resolution of 326 ppi. It still occupies 58% of the facade. A result slightly above average, offering more than adequate readability.
Beyond its size, the Watch GT is pleasant on the wrist. Its silicone strap does not irritate the skin, even when wet. It also proves to be sufficiently resistant to deformation and other tortures to reassure the user. At the rear, the heart rate monitor is housed in a slight excavation, far from being noticed once the watch is put on.
Despite its Galaxy Watch looks, the Watch GT is not as efficient in terms of navigation. It must be said that the absence of a circular ring is still regrettable. But difficult to say as far as it deserves. For this new model, the Chinese giant has decided to move away from WearOS and offers its own operating system, LiteOS. Still very rudimentary in terms of possibility, it can still boast of being airy and going straight to the point.
It is very easy to navigate in LiteOS and arrive at the display of your choice. The first button, at the top, returns to the home screen, while the second serves as a shortcut to reach the physical activity selection menu. An additional press on this same button launches the activity in question. A perfectly intuitive choice of navigation. This done, however, you have to wait for the GPS to geolocate the watch in order to start your session in the best conditions. Note also that even if the GPS sometimes takes a little time to adjust, it is possible to start the activity without. It then activates automatically as soon as it has found the user’s position. A practical function which is sometimes lacking for its competitors.
Like an Apple Watch, the Huawei Watch GT offers a menu in the form of a list. A list composed of rather common functions. Thus, in addition to sporting activity, there is a history of sessions, sleep or heart rate. It is also possible to access the weather related to its geographical position, a stopwatch, an alarm, the compass or even the barometer. Reading notifications is also available in the menu in order to return to the last messages received.
If Huawei offers an app called Huawei Wear to synchronize its watches with phones, you won’t need to use it here. Whether on Android or iOS, the Watch GT does not appear in the various products offered. We must then turn to Huawei Health. Luckily, it is perfectly intuitive and clear. It gives one-click access to all kinds of data collected, be it the number of steps, the history of sports sessions or sleep monitoring. The different graphs are also detailed enough to offer a complete vision of physical activity. A real plus.
It is also possible to further configure the watch from Huawei Health with, for example, the choice of notifications displayed, the setting of alarms and other adjustments.
Uses and precision
To measure the performance of the Watch GT, we compared its results with those of the Polar H10 chest strap, which we consider to be very reliable in terms of measurements. We measured the running by linking the laps on a 1.9 km circuit. Regarding cycling, we had a typical circuit, 3.12 km.
The Watch GT incorporates a GPS within it. A most enjoyable feature, especially since it turns out to be quite precise. It is thus possible to perform a session without having to worry about your phone. The experience would have been perfect if the Watch GT had been able to host and manage music directly from the wrist. Unfortunately, it is not the case.
For its part, the watch GT heart rate monitor is of excellent quality. Controlled by a homemade algorithm, it achieves performance ultimately very close to that of the Polar H10 chest belt that we use as a standard. When jogging or cycling, the Watch GT displays a margin of error of less than 4%. The heart rate curves are also well respected. At rest, the observation is identical. The watch follows the user perfectly and faithfully transcribes the data.
It is often when performing a fractional exercise that the various connected watches and activity sensors see their performance collapse. But it is not the case here. The Watch GT tracks changes in heart rate quite realistically. In contrast, in these situations, Huawei’s watch tends to underestimate the heart rate by around 13%. A drift which allows however to keep a consistent curve.
The Huawei Watch GT is also capable of monitoring sleep. It is quite good, even if, as still too often, you just have to spend time with your phone in bed as soon as you wake up to trap it. The Huawei Health app allows itself a few tips to help us improve our sleep.
If there is a recurring concern in the world of connected watches, it is obviously about autonomy. Often too limited, it prevents serene use of the terminal and forces a charger to be kept on hand. A few months ago, the Galaxy Watch proved to be very autonomous. And the Watch GT has the merit of doing even better. With daily and intensive use, namely receiving notifications, sleep monitoring, daily sports practice, the Huawei smartwatch lasted just over 7 days. A whole week ! Without a doubt, this is a very good performance for Huawei – which has a 420 mAh accumulator in its tocante.
With its Watch GT, Huawei goes to the basics. Autonomy is great (7 days), while the cardiac performance record is precise. Add to that a rather good ergonomics despite an imposing size and you get a connected watch with 4 stars. Ultimately, its only flaw is its OS. Having abandoned WearOS to launch LiteOS, Huawei offers a lame operating system marred by display problems and too light personalization. A point that places it a notch below the Galaxy Watch in 46mm .
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