The successor to the original Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro that debuted a couple of years back, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium aims to be a luxuriously appointed smartwatch that takes things up a notch with improved design and an even more premium design. We managed to get a Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium review sample for field testing and here’s our findings on if their latest smartwatch is worth your money.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Build and Design
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro comes in two variants in Malaysia. A smaller 43mm version with a case and straps made of white ceramic costs a princely RM2,399 while our Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium review sample which has a larger 46mm case made of titanium and a grey leather strap costs RM1,399. Another slightly smaller 43mm Titanium variant is also available with a white leather strap for slightly more at RM1,599.
Aesthetics and build materials aside, these watch variants differ in terms of their display size with the smaller 43mm variants featuring a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, 7-days of quoted battery life and 4GB of onboard storage while the larger 46mm one a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, 14 days of usage and 32GB of onboard storage. To wit, Huawei hasn’t mentioned what processor and how much RAM any version of the Watch GT3 Pro features thus far in any literature.
In terms of design, our Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium review sample was exceptionally well appointed, with a posh looking gunmetal titanium case with an industrial looking aesthetic on account of its harsh angular lines that frame the rounded 1.43-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 466 x 466 pixels resolution. The case is also exceptionally durable with an IP68 water resistance rating and a more robust ability to be used in up to 30 metre dives.
The underside of the watch case is made of ceramic and houses a heart rate tracker and a host of other sensors while the right side features a button and a clickable titanium crown that can be rotated to navigate the menus. While a variant with a titanium strap and clasp does exist, our sample is more pedestrian and features a 22mm stitched leather strap done up in tan with grey trim and a steel clasp.
In addition to the watch itself, the packaging contains a charging cradle with a magnetic pedestal that latches onto the underside of the watch for juicing as well as the usual warranty and quick start literature.
Oddly enough, there’s literally no official mention as to what processor and how much RAM the Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium has save for the fact that it has 32GB of onboard storage. What is certain is that it runs Harmony OS 2 and has the same chessboard app menu seen in the Watch GT 3 which allows for a bird’s eye view of all watch functions and features.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Review – Setup and Features
Getting the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium up and running is a relatively simple affair and it paired up with a P50 Pro and, when also with another Android phone in our test lab via Bluetooth.
It paired up in a much swifter fashion with a P50 Pro but for an off-brand Android phone, you’ll need to download the Huawei Health app which lets you upload music files to the phone, view your fitness goals and data at a glance and upload apps from a limited pool of apps from the Huawei AppGallery.
In terms of functionality, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium is able to take calls from a paired phone via Bluetooth and a built-in speaker, play stored music off its onboard storage on the aforementioned speaker and track sleep quality, stress levels as well as 24/7 heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring.
The Watch GT 3 Pro is also able to offer, on paper at least, an electrocardiogram (ECG) mode but this has not been enabled yet for Malaysia. The watch also offers a modicum of wellness modes including the option to undertake breathing exercises.
For fitness tracking, the watch is one of the few examples available in the market capable of offering Free Dive tracking up to 30 metres which is sufficient for casual use but precludes more professional applications. On top of Free Dive mode, the watch is of particular use for golfers as it has a Driving range mode that helps analyse swing speed, tempo, backswing and downswing time in order to improve performance.
On top of diving and golfing, our Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium also features a similar ability as its predecessor to track 100 more conventional exercise modes that include indoor and outdoor running, cycling, swimming and somewhat more unconventional ones like skiing and mountain climbing, just to name a few of the available fitness modes.
The watch also features automatic workout detection for selected exercises including running and is able to suggest fitness plans with goals to aim for. In that regard, the Watch GT 3 Pro is also able to offer route tracking to see where your jaunt takes you. The watch is also able to offer a Route Back mode that helps you retrace your steps especially if you’re running off the beaten path or in unfamiliar ground.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Review – Performance
When put to the test over a course of two weeks, our Huawei Watch GT3 Pro Titanium review unit proved to be an extremely able and accurate activity tracker that was able to offer a wealth of data for better health management.
It was able to note that I had insomnia and had poor sleep patterns and across a test jaunt around the neighbourhood, it was able to accurately track my route and display it on a map of the area. Across the duration of my field test, I occasionally left my phone beyond Bluetooth range but the watch automatically and efficiently pairs up with it whenever it gets the opportunity to do so.
Unfortunately, I’m not a golfer nor a free diver so these two new modes weren’t able to be tested to any degree but seeing the accuracy of its walking and running modes, it will likely be in the same fashion.
The watch and its built-in speaker proved to be pleasantly loud, which made calls and music played off its onboard storage a viable option in lieu of toting around wireless earbuds.
When puttering around the AppGallery for watch apps, there really wasn’t much available and what was of practical use was primarily a calculator app, their own Petal Maps for offering directions via your watch display by piggybacking off the app on your paired phone and a smattering of bizarre puzzle games. There isn’t much beyond this so you’ll have to temper your expectations accordingly.
On the endurance front, our Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium review sample was able to last close to its quoted two weeks of use in our field test and across the course of two regular work weeks including sleep and activity tracking with constant SpO2 and heart rate tracking, it easily lasted close to 13 days before it seriously needed a top up.
In theory, heavier use with more intensive fitness tracking halves the battery life down to about a week but if you’re primarily a sedate urbanite with a workout a week, you’re looking somewhere in between these two extremes. Fortunately, charging is a relatively fast affair and a 30 minute charge can get it to 50% while a full charge needs about an hour and a half.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium Review – Should you buy this?
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium features a premium build and design that has a luscious AMOLED display, offers accurate fitness and activity tracking as well as good battery life.
If you’re looking for a luxurious looking fitness and activity tracking wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium is worth a look.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium review sample courtesy of Huawei Malaysia. To purchase please visit https://consumer.huawei.com/my/wearables/watch-gt3-pro-titanium/
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium
The Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium features a premium build and design that has a luscious AMOLED display, offers accurate fitness and activity tracking as well as good battery life. If you’re looking for a luxurious looking fitness and activity tracking wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro Titanium is worth a look.
Premium build quality
Excellent battery life
Superb fitness and activity tracking
Vibrant AMOLED touchscreen
ECG feature not available yet
Not many third party apps
No WiFi connectivity