We spent the past two months reviewing the Huawei GT3 and this article is a summary of our video ‘Huawei GT3: Top 10 Reasons to Buy and Not to Buy The Watch.’
1. Value for Money
The GT3 is a competitor to the Apple Watch and Garmin Venu 2 series.
However, it’s half the price.
In Singapore, the GT3 is priced at $298, while the Apple Watch and Venu 2 costs upwards of $599.
2. AI Running Coach
A few the features that are find especially useful are that
1. the training plan adapts to you
2. your heart rate zones are clearly shown when you’re running
3. the voice cues works great
4. you can manually adjust the treadmill distance for accuracy after your workout
5. you can measure your recovery HR after workout.
3. Heart rate, GPS, and SPO2 Accuracy
We tested GPS locally and it performed decent, even under MacRitchie reservoir’s tree cover.
Likewise, we tested the SPO2 for ourselves and it’s fairly accurate.
The heart race accuracy is one of the best on smartwatches, as reviewed by The Quantified Scientist.
4. Battery Life
For typical usage, the GT3 lasts longer than its competitors.
Apple Watch: 18 hours
Garmin Venu 2: 11 days
Huawei GT3: 14 days
5. Triathlon Mode
At the point of review, it’s the cheapest watch with both open water swim and triathlon mode.
6. Looks and Comfort
The GT3, which spots an AMOLED display, is versatile enough for both sports and the boardroom.
It’s also comfortable enough to wear all-day.
The Huawei ecosystem is not as robust as Apple’s and Garmin’s.
For runners, connecting to Spotify and Strava remains an issue.
8. Sleep Accuracy
According to The Quantified Scientist, the GT3 isn’t able to detect REM sleep accurately, resulting in inaccurate sleep cycle data.
9. Custom Data Field
You can’t customise the data fields shown on the GT3 when you workout.
10. Auto Wake Up
The screen, after a few weeks of usage, stopped lighting up upon wrist flips.