Huawei’s latest smartwatch was a massive change from the Watch 2, ditching Google’s Wear OS in favor of its own proprietary software, LiteOS, helping increase the battery life to a whopping two weeks.
The Watch GT went on sale in the UK last year, but now Huawei has announced it’ll make its way to the US on 19 February. It’s currently available for pre-order on both Amazon and Newegg, with additional retailers following later.
The Graphite Black with a silicone strap will go for $199.99 while the Saddle Brown with a leather strap will go for $229.99. That’s in line with the UK pricing, and it’s not going to break the bank.
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The Watch GT comes with a built-in 420mAh battery, which should give users up to 30 days of life in watch mode (turning GPS, heart rate monitoring, messages and calls off), two weeks in normal mode (a total of 90 minutes heart rate tracking) and 22 hours of continuous use including GPS tracking.
In terms of the design, Huawei says the GT’s stainless steel case will sit at 10.6mm thick and 46.5mm wide, with the AMOLED screen measuring in at 1.39-inch and pumping out 454 x 454 pixel resolution. To put that size in context, the bigger Samsung Galaxy Watch is also 46mm, while the larger Apple Watch is 44mm.
Something that does remain consistent with the previous generation, though, is the emphasis on sports tracking. As we’ve already alluded to, GPS and a heart rate monitor are on board, as well as an ambient light and air-pressure sensor, and they all help prop up a horde of exercise modes, including running, cycling, swimming (thanks to a 5 ATM water rating), hiking and walking.
Sleep tracking is also available through the GT, and has been developed in conjunction with Harvard Medical School, with Health Assistant taking this and other data to tell you when you’re at your peak condition.
Of course, the smartwatch is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, with all data logged through the Huawei Health app.
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