Huawei launches Huawei Watch GT & Band 3 Pro

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Huawei launched 2 Wearables at it’s October Event 2018

At the Grandeur launch event for Huawei’s new Flagship Smartphone Mate 20 on Tuesday, the company also launched 2 of its wearable devices: The Huawei Watch GT & the Huawei Band Pro 3.

The Huawei Watch GT smartwatch runs on the company’s proprietary Light OS, claims 14 days of battery life, and comes with a heart rate monitoring sensor. The water-resistant watch also packs sleep and sports tracking features.

Meanwhile, the Huawei Fitness Band 3 Pro comes with built-in GPS, AMOLED touchscreen, and water-resistance capabilities as well.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Huawei Watch GT is priced starting at EUR 199
  • Huawei Band 3 Pro is priced at EUR 99
  • Huawei Watch GT comes with a heart rate monitor

The Huawei Watch GT is tagged at EUR 199 (roughly ₹16,900) and EUR 249 (roughly ₹21,100) for the Sport and Classic versions respectively, and the Band 3 Pro is more reasonable at EUR 99 (roughly ₹8,400).

Availability hasn’t been announced at the event yet and may vary depending upon region.

Huawei Watch GT features and specifications

Huawei Watch GT comes with many interchangeable strap options, a round dial, a slim 10.6mm thickness, and a 1.39-inch OLED precise touchscreen (454×454 pixels) display with 326ppi.

The headline feature is its 2-week battery life with a varied usage of heart-rate monitoring and 90 minutes of exercise per week.

Furthermore, Huawei claims the standby at 30 days if the heart rate monitoring is off and the watch is used only for receiving messages and calls.

If the GPS, heart-rate monitoring, and exercise monitoring are kept on continuously, the smartwatch will last for 22 hours.

The increase in battery life has been achieved due to a dual-chip architecture that achieves 80% power consumption saving, Huawei claims.

The Watch GT integrates TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology that is focused to provide a more efficient and accurate real-time personal heart-rate measurement.

The Huawei Watch GT is water-resistant up to 50 meters, hosts a barometer, compass, and altimeter.

It also supports sleep monitoring, and TruSleep 2.0 claims to identify common sleep-related issues and provides more than 200 potential suggestions for better sleep.

Apart from all of this, the Watch GT shows notifications of any messages, calls, reminders, or alarms as well.

The Watch GT’s dimensions are at 46.5×46.5×10.6 mm and it weighs 46 grams (without the strap). The watch case is made of metal, plastic, and ceramic materials, and comes in Black Stainless Steel and Stainless Steel color options.

The watch strap comes in graphite black silicone strap, saddle brown leather silicone strap, glacier grey silicone strap, fluorescent green silicone strap color options.

Specifications, the Huawei Watch GT comes with 16MB RAM and 128MB ROM, supports Bluetooth v4.2, and NFC. It does not support Wi-Fi. For pairing, it requires a device running Android 4.4 or later, or iOS 9.0 or later. The Watch GT takes a little over two hours to fully charge.

Huawei Band 3 Pro features and specifications

The Huawei Band 3 Pro fitness band sports a 0.95-inch (120×240 pixels) AMOLED clickable touchscreen display with 2.5D glass protection.

It sports a metal frame and a silicone strap, and tracks heart-rate, sleep, smart sports tracking and coaching as well.

The 100mAh battery (100 minutes charging time approx.) is touted to last for 7 hours of continuous GPS tracking and is also waterproof of up to 50 meters.

Other features of the Huawei Band 3 Pro include Find your phone, incoming call notifications, caller ID that lets you reject calls, content preview for messages, photo timer, and remote shutter button.

The dimensions of the Fitness Band 3 Pro are 45x19x11mm, and it weighs just 25 grams including the strap. It comes in Obsidian Black, Space Blue, and Quicksand Gold color options. The fitness band is powered by an Applo 3 chip, supports Bluetooth v4.2, and includes a 6-axis acceleration sensor, detached PPG cardio tachometer, and an infrared wear sensor.

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