This very high-end smartwatch gives pride of place to luxurious materials (titanium, ceramic) but also to activity monitoring for atypical sports such as diving and golf.
The star of Huawei’s keynote was the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro, which comes in two styles: titanium silver and a slightly smaller ceramic white option with a gold ring around the edge. In reality, we already knew this product, formalized in China earlier in the year and which had been the subject of rumours.
First, don’t confuse it with the Watch 3 Pro, it’s not the same product. What we will remember above all with the Watch GT 3 Pro is the effort made in the design with noble materials, a sapphire crystal screen and a ceramic case. She also has enough certification to appeal to snorkeling enthusiasts.
Two versions, 43 and 46 mm
We are talking about noble materials here: the 46.6 mm version, the largest, is made of titanium. The 42.9 mm version is made of nanocrystalline ceramic and a golden steel bezel. The largest case weighs 54 grams, you have the choice between leather straps or Viton fluorinated rubber.
For the smaller version, it will be leather or ceramic, and only 5 grams lighter (so 50 grams in total). Note that this weight does not include the weight of three-part watch straps. The small crown can be turned to navigate, it can also be pressed to select items on the screen.
The Watch GT 3 Pro 46.6 mm contains a large circular AMOLED color screen of 1.43 inches with a definition of 466 x 466 pixels. For the 42.9 mm version, the screen is smaller, 1.32 inches all the same. Same observation for autonomy: the smallest lasts “only” 7 days, against 14 days for the largest.
When it comes to health monitoring features, the GT3 Pro incorporates ECG analysis, arterial stiffness detection, and TruSeen 5.0+ data monitoring technology to keep tabs on your heart health and blood pressure. blood oxygen. Obviously, that’s not all since the watch is equipped with a large number of sensors: accelerometer, gyroscopic sensors, compass, optical heart rate sensor, barometer, GPS, temperature sensor and SpO2 sensor.
Health, sleep, stress and sport
For those unfamiliar with arterial stiffness, this method measures the velocity of pulse wave propagation. Interpretation of pulse wave propagation velocity is straightforward, as it increases as arterial stiffness increases. These are useful data for estimating cardiovascular risk.
Regarding the TruSeen 5.0+ technology, it monitors heart rate and oxygen saturation. More concretely, this watch is simply equipped with electrodes arranged on the sides. TruSeen 5.0+ technology is based on the 8 photoelectric sensors on the back of the watch. In addition to health, we also have sleep (TruSleep 2.0) and stress (TruRelax) tracking.
It also has 100 sports modes, including a golf course (which directly integrates hundreds of courses around the world). The latter makes it possible to display the plan of the terrain, and to check the speed and direction of the wind. You can also record the data from the shots, with a technical analysis provided behind.
If you want to swim or dive with this watch, know that it also has reinforced waterproofing (IP68 and 5 ATM). It meets the EN13319 diving standard and supports freediving up to a depth of 30 meters, it also offers a special mode for this activity. This mode is dedicated to safety, but it also provides data such as depth reached, ascent, speed and duration of the dive. There aren’t many freediving-compatible smartwatches out there that look as good as these.
On the software side, HarmonyOS 2 is on board. The watch works with all Android smartphones… but you lose some functions along the way. Effect, HarmonyOS 2 does not use Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. It uses an owner assistant called Celia which requires you to have a Huawei phone. Another defect, you have to go through Huawei applications, there are no third-party apps like on the Apple Watch or on Google Wear OS 3.
The Huawei GT 3 Pro launches this May 18, 2022, in both size variants, its price starts at 369 euros with a fluorinated rubber or leather strap. For the titanium bracelet, it will take 499 euros.
If you’re interested in the ceramic version, it won’t be released until June, at 499 euros with a leather strap or 599 euros with a ceramic strap.
Note that you can already buy them on the Huawei site in France.
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