huawei watch gt active vs apple watch series 4 vs samsung galaxy watch

Huawei Watch GT Active vs Apple Watch Series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch

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We compare specs and features of three premium choices, head-to-head Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch – which should you buy?

Featured in this comparison; are the remodeled Huawei watch GT active that boasts a long battery life, joined by the Galaxy watch – A premium smartwatch, and one of the best, and the highly sophisticated Apple watch 4 that has remained the best smartwatch yet.

Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch Specs Compared

 Huawei Watch GT ActiveApple Watch Series 4Samsung Galaxy Watch
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4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)




Device nameHuawei Watch GT ActiveApple Watch Series 4Samsung Galaxy Watch
Device typeFitness/Classic smartwatchClassic/sporty smartwatchClassic/Stanadlone smartwatch
Predessesor--Apple watch series 3Samsung Gear S3
Released dateMarch, 2019September, 2018August, 2018
Ideal forMenMen (44mm)
Women (40m)
Men (46mm)


Display size1.39 inches1.78 inches1.3 inch (46mm)
1.2 inch (42mm)
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixels448 x 368 pixels(44mm)
324 x 394 pixels (40mm)
360 x 360 pixel
Density--326 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttonsTouchscreen, 1 button and a digital crownTouchscreen plus 3 buttons


Dimension46.5 mm x 46.5 mm x 10.6 mm44 x 38 x 10.7 mm (44mm)
40 x 34 x 10.7 mm (40mm)
46 x 49 x 13 mm(46mm)
41.9 x 45.7 x 12.7 mm(42mm)
Weight46 grams40 grams (40mm, stainless steel)
48 grams (44mm, atainless steel)
36.7 grams (44mm, aluminum)
30.1 grams (30mm, aluminum)
63 grams(excluding straps)(46mm)
49 grams(excluding straps)(42mm)
Casing materialThermoplastic/stainless steelStainless steel frame and all ceramic and sapphire crystal backStainless steel/glass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSiliconeElastomerLeather/silicone
Bezel MaterialCeramics--Ceramics
Band size20mm125 - 210mm 22mm (46mm)
20mm (42mm)
Screen protectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3Sapphire crystal glassCorning Gorilla glass DX+
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
Color(s)Dark green and orangeBlack, silver goldBlack, silver, rose-gold


RAM16MB>768MB1.5GB LTE, 0.75GB non-LTE
Internal storage128MB16 GB4 GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo


BluetoothBluetooth v4.2Bluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v4.2
Wi-FiNoYes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Yes, Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz


SIM slotNoneYes, electronic SIMYes, Nano-SIM


Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook, third-party appsYesYesYes


Sleep tracking--YesYes
Heart rate monitoringNoYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes


Bluetooth musicNoYesYes


Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer YesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes, + ECG sensorYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------


Operating system (OS)Huawei lite OS WatchOS 5.0Tizen OS 4.0
ChipsetSnapdragon 2100Apple S4, 64bitExynos 9110
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7Dual coreDual core 1.15GHz


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Li-ionNon-removable Li-ion
Battery capacity 420mAh--472mAh (46mm)
270mAh (42mm)
Battery lifeStandby :25 days + , Mixed usage: 10days+Standby : 4 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby :5 days+
Mixed usage: 2days+
ChargingUSB charging cradleMagnetic charging cableWireless based charging dock
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours


Payment systemNoneApple paySamsung pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or laterAndroid 5.0 and above, IOS 9.0 and above
Companion appHuawei appApple watch appSamsung Gear app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes, 20mm and 22mm
Voice commandNoYesYes


Huawei Watch GT ActiveApple watch series 4Samsung Galaxy watch
USB charging cradleMagnetic charging cradleCharging dock
--USB adapterQuick starter guild
User manualUser manualUser manual


About $250About $350About $330

What’s the Difference?

Features compared

  1. Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Design

  2. The remodeled Watch GT active now comes with silicone straps, beyond this, it’s same device as the GT Classic.

    One remarkable feature of the Watch GT active is the 10.6mm thickness size, well that’s understandable considering it lacks many features found inthe more comprehensive Apple watch 4 and galaxy watch.

    The Apple Watch 4 with its fascinating aesthetics floors the other two contenders with regards to its 1.78 inch display despite having the smallest case size and least weight that’s just inline with what a fitness smartwatch should be.

    And that’s why the Apple watch 4 is the best choice to wear while working out.

    Navigation on these three is bliss with touchscreen supported, flanked by physical buttons.

    However, while acknowledging the improved digital crown with hepatic feedback on the Apple watch 4, the rotating bezel of the Galaxy watch is one distinctive feature consumers have come to like, and it actually makes navigating the device very easy.

    Unfortunately that iconic feature is missing on the newly released Galaxy Watch Active.

  3. Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Connectivity

  4. The more equipped Apple Watch 4 and Galaxy watch have NFC chip onboard that enables mobile payment on these two via Apple pay and Samsung Pay respectively.

    The Watch GT active falls short in this regard, and as a result doesn’t support mobile payment.

    Furthermore, the Apple watch 4 and Galaxy watch having support for cellular connectivity, and as a result are standalone smartwatches with support up to 4G.

    That means you can make or receive calls on these two, and as well carryout some other functions without needing your phone. Unlike the Watch GT active that lacks these features?

    Standalone smartwatches are quite very beneficial at helping you stay connected to all that matters to you. It eliminates the inconveniences that come with having to carry your phone along with you always.

  5. Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Fitness Tracking

  6. All three contenders standout as outstanding choices for fitness tracking. Each is fully equipped to track your active life comprehensively.

    The Watch GT active offers heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, multi satellite system, triathlon sport mode that includes swimming, cycling and running, and as well coaching and multiple sport modes.

    So also is the Galaxy Watch which offers about 39 sport modes and can automatically detect and track a good number of these, while also giving you access to your favorite sport apps such as Strava.

    The Apple watch 4, however has a bit more features that includes the SOS accidental fall detection that will send a call to a preset emergency contact when a fall is detected, and the ECG tracking feature that lets you take instant ECG right from your wrist. A very essential feature that can help you detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm that can lead to serious heart problems when left untreated.

  7. Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Media

  8. Again, the Watch GT active falls short behind the other two as it lacks significant onboard storage for your files. The Galaxy watch has just 4GB ROM out of which about 2.3GB is available, but that should go a long way in accommodating your favorite tracks.

    The Apple watch 4 takes it further with its massive 16GB onboard storage that ensures it can take even more files.

    Music in your ears while working out can be a source of inspiration and concentration that helps you achieve more goals.

    And with the availability of a loudspeaker and microphone on the Galaxy watch and Apple watch 4, you can play your files anywhere and as well issue voice command via Bixby and Siri respectively. The Watch GT active lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

  9. Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Battery Life

While lacking some of the nifty features of a true comprehensive smartwatch, the Watch GT active has the most impressive battery life out of the three contenders that lets you go long on a single charge.

You should get about two weeks of battery life on mixed usage, unlike the Galaxy watch which no doubt has a quite impressive battery life of about 2-4 days, while the not so impressive battery life of the Apple watch 4 will see you through a day or more.

Huawei watch GT active vs Apple watch series 4 vs Samsung Galaxy watch: Which is Better?

Overall, these three are outstanding choices and certainly some of the best choices on the market.

However, the Apple watch 4 has the most fascinating design while also being sleek and classy. It’s also a comprehensive activity tracker, and for the fact that it’s only compatible with iPhone makes it the best choice for anyone using an iPhone.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Watch that’s more comprehensive than the Watch GT active sighting the more features and more durable design is no doubt a better choice. It’s also a comprehensive fitness tracker with a decent battery life that should see you through a couple of days.

The Watch GT active with the longest battery life, lightweight design and the robust fitness tracking features is no doubt the best choice for fitness enthusiasts that engage in extreme workout activities.

You should check out the Garmin Fenix 5x Plus – a master in fitness tracking with a monster battery life.

Here’s how they stack up;

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 A premium standalone smartwatch and a comprehensive fitness tracker. The best choice for iPhone users.
SAMSUNG GALAXY WATCH Another premium standalone smartwatch with a decent battery life. Also a comprehensive fitness tracker.
HUAWEI WATCH GT ACTIVE Has the longest battery life, and the best choice for tracking extreme workout sessions.
Our Pick

The Galaxy watch being a standalone smartwatch has more features, while also having a decent battery life with support for 39 sport modes, and considering its compatible with both Android and iOS devices makes it a great bargain. We choose the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

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