We have already shared our impres­sions of the HUAWEI Watch GT 3. The GT 3 SE mod­el is slight­ly infe­ri­or in terms of char­ac­ter­is­tics to the old­er ver­sion, but retains its main advan­tages. There is a large and high-qual­i­ty screen, decent bat­tery life, advanced mon­i­tor­ing sen­sors and a user-friend­ly inter­face. What else attracts a smart acces­so­ry? We’ll tell you in the review.

Serious appearance

In the era of uni­ver­sal uni­sex, HUAWEI watch­es are not shy about their bru­tal­i­ty and empha­size it in every pos­si­ble way. The device will look strange on a wom­an’s hand, but on a man’s wrist it will look per­fect. A rough plas­tic case, a huge bezel with a clear indi­ca­tion, an impres­sive dial with a diam­e­ter of 46 mm — the watch is com­plete­ly devoid of glam­or. The dis­play is recessed into the body, so it is dif­fi­cult to acci­den­tal­ly dam­age it. At the same time, the watch turned out to be light; weight with­out strap approx­i­mate­ly 35.6 grams.

The acces­so­ry is con­trolled not only by swipes, but also by two but­tons. The top one is made in the form of a tra­di­tion­al rotary ring. It can only be pressed; there is no scrolling to nav­i­gate through the menu. The sec­ond key is flat, with a clear stroke. By default, it launch­es the train­ing menu, but this action can be eas­i­ly changed in the set­tings. Between the but­tons there is a slot for the speak­er.

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The gad­get body is pro­tect­ed from dust and mois­ture. The man­u­fac­tur­er claims that the device can with­stand pres­sure of 5 atmos­pheres. It is also pos­si­ble to remove mois­ture from the speak­er. With HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE you can swim in the pool and even in the sea.

The mod­el is equipped with a durable ther­mopolyurethane strap that eas­i­ly adapts to wrists of any width. Replac­ing it won’t be a prob­lem either: any 22mm ana­logue will do.

Great screen

The dis­play qual­i­ty of the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE is almost as good as that of the old­er ver­sion: a 1.43-inch AMOLED matrix with 800 nits of bright­ness and rich col­ors. An oleo­pho­bic coat­ing is applied to the pan­el; fin­ger­prints are eas­i­ly erased.

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Thanks to the large diag­o­nal of the watch screen, it is con­ve­nient to read every­day infor­ma­tion such as time and steps tak­en, ana­lyze work­outs, study menus and incom­ing noti­fi­ca­tions. The pic­ture is quite clear (466x466) and does not crum­ble into indi­vid­ual pix­els. Auto-bright­ness does not work very quick­ly, but it works cor­rect­ly: the text on the dis­play is clear­ly vis­i­ble in any light­ing. Addi­tion­al­ly, you can acti­vate the Always On Dis­play option.

We are assessing the possibilities

The device runs Har­monyOS, like oth­er wear­able gad­gets from the brand. The inter­face is con­ve­nient, and the set­tings do not require much time to mas­ter. For exam­ple, using swipes on the main screen, you can quick­ly find out the weath­er fore­cast, view noti­fi­ca­tions, or change music.

To pair with a smart­phone, you need to down­load the “Health” appli­ca­tion (HUAWEI Health). We rec­om­mend installing it on your phone from App­Gallery to keep the soft­ware ver­sion up to date. The pro­gram allows you to track detailed activ­i­ty sta­tis­tics, set alarms and noti­fi­ca­tions, down­load new watch faces and install addi­tion­al soft­ware. Unlike many appli­ca­tions for smart watch­es, “Health” pleas­es with high-qual­i­ty local­iza­tion and an intu­itive arrange­ment of ele­ments.

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HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE does not sup­port Wi-Fi and eSIM. How­ev­er, you can answer phone calls from your watch if the calls are received on your smart­phone. The micro­phone and speak­er are of high qual­i­ty: dur­ing a test call, the inter­locu­tors can hear each oth­er well. You can con­nect wire­less head­phones to the wear­able acces­so­ry. 2 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry are respon­si­ble for stor­ing music on the device.

The mod­el was equipped with an improved TruSeen 5.0+ sen­sor, which mon­i­tors health para­me­ters around the clock: heart rate, num­ber of steps tak­en, blood oxy­gen lev­el, and so on. The TruSleep 3.0 sys­tem auto­mat­i­cal­ly deter­mines sleep para­me­ters, assess­ing its qual­i­ty and dura­tion of phas­es. HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE, unlike the brand’s flag­ships, can­not mea­sure skin tem­per­a­ture, but this option is rarely used.

The watch has more than 100 sports modes. TruSport’s pro­pri­etary algo­rithm pro­vides per­son­al­ized run­ning train­ing rec­om­men­da­tions. To do this, the gad­get ana­lyzes var­i­ous indi­ca­tors, includ­ing heart rate, pace and dis­tance trav­eled. There is also auto­mat­ic recog­ni­tion of some types of exer­cis­es. You can set a work­out goal in advance, and the device will help you keep track of your goals. Dur­ing test­ing, we had no dif­fi­cul­ties mea­sur­ing heart rate and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty.

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Praise for autonomy

HUAWEI smart­watch­es have always demon­strat­ed decent bat­tery life, and the Watch GT 3 SE is no excep­tion. The exact oper­at­ing time depends on whether the watch is worn by an ath­lete or a casu­al user. Active use of GPS posi­tion­ing great­ly affects the bat­tery charge, which is log­i­cal.

We got the fol­low­ing results. If you reg­u­lar­ly go to the gym or pool, track your sleep phas­es, active­ly use the screen and make calls via Blue­tooth, you can count on 6–8 days of oper­a­tion with­out recharg­ing. With less inten­sive use, the bat­tery can last 12–13 days with­out recharg­ing. These fig­ures are almost no dif­fer­ent from those declared by the man­u­fac­tur­er. You can top up the bat­tery using the includ­ed mag­net­ic charg­er or a smart­phone that sup­ports reverse wire­less charg­ing.

Specifications

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
46.4 x 46.4 x 11 mm
35.6 g (with­out strap)
DISPLAY
1.43 inch­es, AMOLED, 466×466, 326 pix­els per inch, touch
OPERATING SYSTEM
Har­monyOS
SENSORS
opti­cal heart rate sen­sor, accelerom­e­ter, barom­e­ter, gyro­scope, mag­ne­tome­ter
NAVIGATION
GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Bei­dou, QZSS
PECULIARITIES
speak­er and micro­phone, more than 100 sports modes, stress and SpO2 con­trol, HUAWEI TruSleep 3.0 sleep mon­i­tor­ing tech­nol­o­gy, TruSport algo­rithm
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Results

HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE is a charis­mat­ic men’s watch. They may appeal to sports fans and those choos­ing their first wear­able device. How­ev­er, their advan­tages are not imme­di­ate­ly revealed. At first you find fault with the rough plas­tic, mas­sive size and lack of NFC, but then you begin to pay atten­tion to var­i­ous ameni­ties. The gad­get allows you to answer calls, the bright screen is scratch-resis­tant, the qual­i­ty of health mon­i­tor­ing is excel­lent, and the bat­tery life is high­er than that of many com­peti­tors. If you like a dis­tinct­ly sporty style and pre­fer to think as lit­tle as pos­si­ble about charg­ing, you should take a clos­er look at the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE.