The third gen­er­a­tion of HUAWEI smart­watch­es turned out to be suc­cess­ful — we already talked about the WATCH GT 3, prais­ing its auton­o­my, screen and mon­i­tor­ing func­tions. Now let’s talk about HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro. The gad­get is of inter­est: the body mate­ri­als have become bet­ter, the design has changed, the lev­el of pro­tec­tion against water has increased and new func­tions have appeared. In this review we will tell you how it all works.

Good to look and feel

HUAWEI tra­di­tion­al­ly has sev­er­al mod­i­fi­ca­tions in one series — with dif­fer­ent screen sizes and designs. The review was of the ceram­ic ver­sion of the WATCH GT 3 Pro with a 43mm dial. There will also be an option with a tita­ni­um case and a dis­play size of 46 mm.

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro looks ele­gant — a white ceram­ic case with met­al inserts and a light­weight strap look great on a wom­an’s hand. The but­tons and inserts around the bezel can be either gold or sil­ver; we set­tled on the sec­ond option. It will also be pos­si­ble to pur­chase watch­es with a tex­tured met­al strap — this solu­tion is more suit­able for men and more prac­ti­cal for water sports.

The watch is billed as a diver’s mod­el, and this is reflect­ed in the design — HUAWEI says the flut­ed bezel is inspired by the rip­ples of sea waves and the shape of seashells.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

The gad­get is equipped with two side but­tons. The first one is designed as a rotat­ing wheel for menu nav­i­ga­tion. It received a vibra­tion response — this option can be dis­abled if desired. The sec­ond one is respon­si­ble for quick­ly call­ing up the train­ing menu. The pur­pose of the key can be changed in the set­tings — for exam­ple, it can be used to open the play­er or a sum­ma­ry of dai­ly activ­i­ty. Fin­ger­prints are prac­ti­cal­ly invis­i­ble on the white body, and the dis­play is cov­ered with tem­pered glass on top. When you first meet it, the watch makes a pleas­ant impres­sion.

Launching HarmonyOS

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro runs its own oper­at­ing sys­tem, Har­monyOS, and the gad­get is com­pat­i­ble with Android and iOS devices. When con­nect­ed, the watch is imme­di­ate­ly updat­ed to the lat­est ver­sion. You quick­ly get used to the con­trol log­ic: the screen is touch-sen­si­tive, and a rotat­ing wheel allows you to scale the inter­face or scroll through the list of set­tings. The appli­ca­tion menu can be dis­played in two ways: list or grid. In addi­tion to the stan­dard set of options, such as an alarm clock and timer, the device is equipped with pro­pri­etary ser­vices such as Wal­let and Petal Maps. The NFC mod­ule is present, but the HUAWEI pay­ment sys­tem only sup­ports Union­Pay. There is also a GPS mod­ule.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

I was pleased that the device can work as a head­set, allow­ing you to receive and answer calls. This is con­ve­nient for those who are dri­ving or are sim­ply too busy to take their smart­phone out of their pock­et.

The gad­get is syn­chro­nized with a smart­phone through the pro­pri­etary Health appli­ca­tion. It comes pre-installed on HUAWEI devices. In order for the watch to work cor­rect­ly with smart­phones of oth­er brands, you need to take a few addi­tion­al steps: install the App­Gallery and HMS Core ser­vices, and then down­load the HUAWEI Health appli­ca­tion from the com­pa­ny store — it was updat­ed there ear­li­er. Then there will be no prob­lems con­nect­ing the watch and work­ing with noti­fi­ca­tions.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

A screen that’s a pleasure to look at

The watch has a bright 1.32-inch diag­o­nal AMOLED screen with a res­o­lu­tion of 466x466 pix­els. This is a high-qual­i­ty dis­play with rich col­ors, good read­abil­i­ty in sun­light and wide view­ing angles. The top of the screen is cov­ered with sap­phire glass. There is an oleo­pho­bic coat­ing, so fin­ger­prints are eas­i­ly removed.

There are 10 watch faces pre­set by default—you can choose between a clas­sic point­er and fan­cy dig­i­tal options. When you click on the “More” item, 3 addi­tion­al back­grounds will be down­loaded to your device: “Sea”, “White Rose” and “Moth­er of Pearl”. Need more beau­ti­ful screens? Go to the Health app and install them from there.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

For diver, skier and runner

The range of train­ing and health mon­i­tor­ing func­tions is large­ly sim­i­lar to that in WATCH GT 3, but the capa­bil­i­ties of the Pro ver­sion are wider. The watch has learned to esti­mate the lac­tate thresh­old — an impor­tant indi­ca­tor for those who train a lot. An ECG func­tion has also appeared, which is launched through the Health appli­ca­tion. We test­ed a pre-pro­duc­tion sam­ple of the watch and were unable to acti­vate this fea­ture. Per­haps this will work when the soft­ware is updat­ed and the device goes on sale offi­cial­ly.

The choice of activ­i­ties is wide — HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro went through a large num­ber of dif­fer­ent train­ing ses­sions. They can track cycling, hill climb­ing, snow­board­ing, trail run­ning and more. There are also spe­cial cours­es for those involved in water sports: the WATCH GT 3 Pro train­ing menu includes “Pool Swim­ming”, “Pond Swim­ming” and “Immer­sion”. This is not sur­pris­ing, since the watch is stat­ed to com­ply with the EN13319 stan­dard for div­ing depth gauges.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

The device tracks heart rate, calo­ries burned, skin tem­per­a­ture and stress lev­els, and also assess­es sleep qual­i­ty. The detail is very detailed: the watch informs the user about the dura­tion of the deep, light and REM sleep phas­es, and also gives an assess­ment and rec­om­men­da­tions for improv­ing night rest. In the Health appli­ca­tion, all sta­tis­tics are avail­able by day of the week, month and year.

HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

Autonomy

Accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, the WATCH GT 3 Pro mod­el is capa­ble of bat­tery life up to 7 days with mod­er­ate use and up to 4 days with inten­sive use. The actu­al fig­ures are close to the stat­ed ones: with heart rate mon­i­tor­ing, sleep qual­i­ty mea­sure­ment and noti­fi­ca­tions about incom­ing calls and mes­sages turned on, the watch con­sumes from 8 to 15 per­cent of the charge per day. It is worth not­ing that the larg­er mod­i­fi­ca­tion has an increased oper­at­ing time with­out recharg­ing.

Specifications

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
42.9 x 42.9 x 10.5 mm
DISPLAY
1.32 inch­es, AMOLED, 466x466
BATTERY
292 mAh
OPERATING SYSTEM
Har­monyOS
SENSORS
com­pass, barom­e­ter, ambi­ent light sen­sor, heart rate sen­sor, accelerom­e­ter, gyro­scope, ther­mome­ter, pulse oxime­ter
PECULIARITIES
ceram­ic case, sap­phire crys­tal, NFC, GPS, EN13319 div­ing stan­dard, heart rate and ECG mea­sure­ment, sleep mon­i­tor­ing, built-in speak­er and micro­phone
HUAWEI GT 3 Pro WATCH

Results

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is worth a look if you want expen­sive body mate­ri­als, good bat­tery life, and the abil­i­ty to answer calls right from your wrist. Let’s note the advanced health mon­i­tor­ing capa­bil­i­ties and the white col­or – just a breath of fresh air.

The watch is cer­ti­fied for div­ing, but lovers of free­d­iv­ing and oth­er water activ­i­ties should pay atten­tion to the ver­sion with a met­al strap. We also rec­om­mend installing HUAWEI ser­vices on your smart­phone so that there are no prob­lems with con­nect­ing and oper­at­ing the gad­get — the watch is tied to the ecosys­tem of its brand.