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Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Compared

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So, in this post we take a quick dive into the differences that separates the three editions of the Huawei watch GT as we compare the Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition specs and features.

Huawei announced two new additions to their A-list of fitness smartwatches, these two; the Watch GT Active and the elegant are not direct successor to the popular Watch GT which has been highly recommended as one of the best fitness smartwatches, however they both feature Triathlon mode which isn’t available on the Watch GT now, but will be in future updates.

Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition

 Huawei Watch GT ClassicHuawei Watch GT ActiveHuawei Watch GT Elegant
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHuawei Watch GT ClassicHuawei Watch GT Active Huawei Watch GT Elegant
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor------
Successor------
Released dateOctober, 2018March, 2019March 2019
Ideal forMen (also a great choice for women)Men (also a great choice for women)Women

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.39 inches1.39 inches1.2 inches
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixel454 x 454 pixel390 x 390 pixel
Pixel Density300 ppi300 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttonsTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramicsCeramics
Dimension46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm42.8 x 42.8 x 10.6 mm
Weight46 grams(excluding straps)46 grams(excluding straps)32 grams(excluding straps)
Casing materialThermoplastic/stainless steelThermoplastic/stainless steelThermoplastic/stainless steel
Strap/band materialLeatherSiliconeSilicone
Band size20 mm20 mm20 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, green and GreyDark green and orangeBlack and white

MEMORY

RAM16MB16MB16MB
Internal storage128MB128MB128MB
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v4.2 LE
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/GalileoYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/GalileoYes, A-GPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoneNoneNone
SIM slotNoNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Third-party AppsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer YesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei lite OS Huawei lite OS Huawei lite OS
Chipset------
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7Quad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 304Adreno 304Adreno 304

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity 420mAh420mAh--
Battery lifeStandby :25 days + , Mixed usage: 10days+Standby :25 days + , Mixed usage: 10days+Standby :20 days + , Mixed usage: 5days+
ChargingCharging cradle via USBCharging cradle via USBCharging cradle via USB
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoneNoneNone
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Companion appHuawei appHuawei appHuawei app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYesYes
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Huawei Watch GT ClassicHuawei Watch GT Active Huawei Watch GT Elegant
StrapStrapStrap
Charging cradle and USB cableCharging cradle and USB cableCharging cradle and USB cable
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

Price

About $250About $250About $160

What’s the Difference?

Features Compared

  1. Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition: Design

  2. There’re no much differences in the design, the two new model come in same classic and elegant design. Except that the Elegant edition is now slightly smaller with 42.8mm case size, and would most likely make a better fit for women than the Active edition which still retains same 46.5mm case size as the older Classic and Sport editions.

    In addition, the Elegant edition is slightly slimmer at 10.5mm compared to 10.6 of the other two, it’s also lighter in weight which further suggests it’s a perfect fit for women and people with smaller wrists.

    Perhaps this is a welcome strategy from Huawei aimed at ensuring that people with smaller wrists will like the GT now, and that it actually looks great on them.

    Apart from the slight differences in sizes, the colors also varies, the GT Active is available in orange and dark green fluroelastomer, while the Elegant edition is available in black and white, not the favorite colors for women, though.

    On the other hand, the Classic has leather straps which off course complements its classic brand name, but that’s not saying the other two aren’t classic choices.

    The straps are interchangeable, so you can define how you want to look just by changing the straps to your preferred choice.

  3. Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition: Battery Life

  4. The quiet impressive battery life of the Huawei Watch GT is one of its major selling point, the battery life was at most times factored as a major plus and a significant reason to buy it.

    Well, same long battery life is estimated for the GT Active which would last about 2 weeks just like the GT Classic, while the elegant edition won’t last as long, but will see your though the week, or probably 3-5 days on average.

  5. Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition: Activity Tracking

The Activity tracking features of the Watch GT is also one of its main selling points and a major reason why it’s a fantastic choice among fitness enthusiasts.

The two new editions have same fitness tracking features like complete sleep tracking, step tracking, heart rate monitoring and a host of other activities.

In addition, the Active and Elegant edition feature triathlon mode activity tracking which supports three types of workout activities and that includes; open water swimming, outdoor cycling and outdoor running, and it can track the whole triathlon including the transition time.

The triathlon mode activity tracking will be coming to the Watch GT classic and sport in future updates.

Huawei Watch GT Classic vs Active vs Elegant Edition: Which is Better?

The three editions of the Watch GT are all fantastic choices, spectacular design that look classy and elegant while also being some of the best choices for fitness tracking.

There’re no much differences except the minor discrepancies in sizes and strap colors.

The sizes suggest that the bigger Active and classic editions are best for men and people with bigger wrist, while the smaller Elegant edition is a better classic match for women and people with smaller wrists.

And off course, the lower battery life of the Elegant edition puts it behind the Active and Classic editions. Otherwise, there’s no need for an upgrade if you already own the Classic or Sport edition.

Here is a summary;

Huawei Watch GT Active A great choice for men with an impressive battery life while also featuring triathlon mode that makes it a great choice for comprehensive activity tracking.
Huawei Watch GT Classic A classic choice for men, and a great fitness tracker with impressive long battery life.
Huawei Watch GT Elegant A great choice for women, also a comprehensive activity tracker.
Our Pick

The Watch GT Active is our preferred choice.

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