Huawei Watch GT 3 has improved fitness tracking, 14-day battery life

Beatrice J. Doty

Huawei has announced the latest iteration of its smartwatch, the Huawei Watch GT 3, with improved health and fitness monitoring and impressive battery life.

The Huawei Watch GT 3 comes in two sizes, 42mm and 46mm, and in four different designs: Active, Classic, Elite, and Elegant.

Huawei Watch GT 3 comes in four basic designs, two sizes, and with several different straps, including calfskin straps and Milanese straps.

Huawei Watch GT 3 comes in four basic designs, two sizes, and with several different straps, including calfskin straps and Milanese straps.
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All of the models have roughly the same features, including health and fitness monitoring, 5ATM water resistance, 4GB of storage, and Huawei’s HarmonyOS 2.1. The biggest difference between the two are the 1.32-inch AMOLED display on the smaller model vs. a 1.43-inch AMOLED display on the larger one. Battery life is another big difference: The 42mm variant has seven days of battery life according to Huawei, whereas the 46mm model has 14 days of battery life.

Huawei lists a number of new sports features, including the Running Ability Index (RAI), which uses historical data from your runs to analyse your performance after each workout. The Healthy Living Shamrock, which reminds you to drink water and go to sleep on time, has also been improved with new personalized settings and reminders.

By the way, the new models should not be confused with the Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro; the new “GT” models are basically successors to those devices, albeit with a different naming scheme. However, the new watches do not have an eSIM like their predecessors, meaning you can only make phone calls with them if your phone is nearby and connected via Bluetooth.

Huawei Watch GT 3 doesn't have an eSIM like its predecessor, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.

Huawei Watch GT 3 doesn’t have an eSIM like its predecessor, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.
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Huawei Watch GT 3 42mm starts at £209.99 ($290), while the Huawei Watch GT 3 46mm starts at £229.99 ($317). Given that Huawei is still on the U.S. “entity list,” it’s unlikely that these devices will be available in the U.S.

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On Thursday, Huawei also launched the Nova 9, a global version of the same smartphone that was launched in China in September. The phone has a 6.57-inch, 120Hz OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chip, a 50/8/2/2-megapixel quad camera, a 32-megapixel camera, and a 4,300mAh battery with 66W fast charging.

Huawei Nova 9 was originally launched in China in September; now it's going global.

Huawei Nova 9 was originally launched in China in September; now it’s going global.
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Like most recent Huawei phones, the Huawei Nova 9 is a Harmony OS phone that doesn’t have Google’s app and services. Pre-orders are open now for €499 ($581).

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