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The full specifications and features of Huawei watch GT, which is the latest classy smartwatch from Huawei that was released in October 2018. It is loaded with lots of features that is geared towards a great companion smartwatch for the active body. One major update, is that unlike the previous Watch 2 models, it runs on Huawei proprietary operating system shunning the latest Google wear OS 2.1. The key features includes a beautiful slim design, a more prominent digital crown buttons and a monster battery. However there is no NFC chip, WiFi. It is rated 5ATM. It’s very flexible and a great choice for men as well women.

Huawei Watch GT Classic Full Specifications


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Device nameHuawei Watch GT
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Released dateOctober, 2018
Ideal forMen (also a great choice for women)


Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.39 inches
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixel
Density326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 physical crown-like buttons


Dimension46.5 mm x 46.5 mm x 10.6 mm
Weight46 gram
Casing materialThermoplastic/stainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather, silicon strap also available
Bezel Material
Band size20 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistantYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, green and Grey


Internal storage128MB
Memory card slot--


BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LE


SIM slotNo


Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes


Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
Calories burntYes
Calories ConsumptionYes


Bluetooth musicYes


Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer --
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes
Other sensors--


Operating system (OS)Huawei lite OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPUAdreno 304


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


Payment systemNon available
Compatibility Android 4.4 or later.
iOS 9.0 or later.
Companion appHuawei app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes
Voice command--


Huawei Watch GT
Charging cradle and USB cable
Quick starter guild

Huawei Watch GT Features


Huawei watch GT has a aesthetics that reflects top quality and class. It is very slim, only 10.6mm, very stylish and really endowed. The body is made of durable materials yet light weight at 46grams without the strap. The case is made of stainless steel combined with thermoplastic material which contributes to its light weight. The 20mm strap is made of a leather material, other strap materials are also available such as silicon and it’s interchangeable.

The Watch Gt display is great, it’s bigger yet not bulky. It has a 1.39 inch screen size which is powered by AMOLED. The large screen makes way for contents on the screen to be more prominent. The screen is scratch resistant, it’s protected with a corning Gorilla glass.


One of the major highlight on the GT watch from Huawei is its massive battery life which is due to the new double chip architecture design that provides a longer battery life . Still surprising, considering the fact that it has the Snapdragon chip 2100 which is considered outdated and reduces battery efficiency. The battery life on standby stays up for about 2 weeks whereas on mixed/average usage with the GPS on the battery lasts just over a day.The battery capacity is 420mAh li-ion battery.


One of the setbacks we noticed on the Huawei watch Gt is the low onboard memory storage space available. For a smartwatch with such a spectacular design, it would have made much sense if there was a much appreciatable storage space. The RAM is only 16MB whereas the storage space is only 128MB.

Water Resistance/Protection

The Huawei watch GT is good to go as far as water resistance is concerned. It is rated 5ATM which means it is water resistant up to 50 meters. So you can track your swimming activities in the pool or ocean and if you are caught up in the rain, that will not be a problem. However you are advised not to subject the Watch GT to intense pressure such as diving from a great height as this might damage the device.

Activity/Fitness tracking

The watch GT is fitness focused based on all the technologies built in. There is a HRM which features Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring technology which provides a more accurate and real-time heart rate monitoring by using innovative sensors and self-learning technology.

Huawei watch GT also features a multi navigational satellite system which includes GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO, this ensures that you can track outdoor activities more accurately even in difficult terrains where one of the satellite system lags.

There is also a coaching feature that comes preinstalled with the Watch GT which contains from introductory to advance training courses that helps you achieve more from your fitness activities.

Watch GT also comes with other sensors which includes a barometer, accelerometer, altimeter which lets you track different outdoor and indoor activities such as;

  • It lets you track steps and distance covered.
  • The inbuilt GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO lets you track routes, locations and distance.
  • The HRM lets you track heart rate vibrations.
  • It can also track your sleep, calories burnt and calories consumed, hiking and more.

Notifications & Application

The Watch GT is a perfect companion when it comes to notifying you when there is a notification on your phone. The smartwatch when paired with a compatible smartphone alerts you when there is a notification from native and third-party apps on your phone.

  • It alerts you when there is an incoming call or missed calls.
  • It keeps you updated with your schedules via it’s events reminder and calendar features.
  • There is a weather forecast data update feature.
  • It notifies you when you have a new text message alert.
  • It also alerts you when there is a new email on your phone.
  • It alerts you instantly when there is a notification from different third-party applications such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.

The watch GT watch face are customizable. You can choose from the numerous watch faces that comes preinstalled on the device. The straps, although a pair leather is contained in the box when you buy a new Huawei watch GT, they are interchangeable with a 20mm strap. This lets you define your style for any occasion.

Unfortunately, the Huawei watch GT does not come with an NFC chip meaning no payment system neither is there a WiFi. Beside this, the GT unlike former brands shunned Google wear OS, so the flexibility that comes with the wear OS is something you will miss on the GT especially now that there is a new Wear OS 2.1.


  • A classic smartwatch with classy and stylish lightweight design.
  • Comes with preinstalled fitness coaching courses.
  • The Straps and watch faces are customizable.
  • A great choice for indoor and outdoor activity tracking.
  • It is swim-proof.


  • There is no NFC, Wi-Fi, nor loudspeaker.
  • Very little onboard memory space.

Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on Huawei Watch GT

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4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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