Huawei Watch GT has finally made it across the pond. The timepiece can be pre-ordered in America, with shipping starting on February 19th. It has been out in overseas markets for a few months now.
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While it looks like a WearOS device, the fitness focused wearable actually runs on Huawei’s proprietary software called Light OS. The stripped back software allows the watch to keep going for around two weeks between charges, and an impressive 22 hours with GPS switched on. With heart rate monitoring switched off it will keep ticking for a full month.
Watch GT comes with a beautiful, 46 millimeter, stainless steel case that houses two side buttons and a round 1.39 inch AMOLED screen (454 x 454 pixel resolution). Under the hood there’s the custom ARM Cortex-M4 and not the typical Qualcomm Snapdragon.
It plays nice with both iOS and Android smartphones, with fitness and other stats logged through the Huawei Health app. The multiple sensors ensure you get pretty much everything needed for 24/7 activity tracking. There’s also built-in GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO support and NFC for mobile payments. However, the smarts pretty much end at notifications.
If you’re looking for a solid fitness tracking wearable and are not bothered about the lack of smartwatch features, Watch GT can now be picked up on Amazon. There are two options to choose from, a Graphite Black with a silicon strap and a more pricey Saddle Brown which comes with a leather/silicone strap.
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