Huawei is constructing out its wearables portfolio and has launched its first watch constituted of a zirconium alloy, and constructing it to be extra sturdy, extra waterproof, extra corrosion-resistant and extra highly effective than earlier fashions. It does share plenty of options with the Watch GT 3 Pro, nevertheless, so precisely how do the 2 fashions examine?
Huawei Watch Final
Huawei Watch Final is the corporate’s try at an ultra-premium smartwatch, constituted of zirconium alloy and ceramic, and that includes some superior health monitoring talents. It might probably dive to 100m, and contains a devoted expedition mode.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Professional
With the Watch GT 3 Professional, Huawei constructed a watch from premium supplies with modern styling, nice sturdiness and a few epic health monitoring talents, all in a watch that is fairly inexpensive by smartwatch requirements.
Design and sturdiness
- Final: 48.5 x 48.5 x 13.0 mm – 76 grams – 10ATM waterproof – ISO 22810 and EN 13319 licensed for 110m dives
- GT 3 Professional: 46.6 x 46.6 x 10.9 mm or 42.9 mm × 42.9 mm × 10.5 mm – 54g or 50g – 5ATM waterproof – EN 13319 licensed for 30m dives
- Final: Liquid metallic/amorphous zirconium case – ceramic again and bezel – sapphire glass lens
- GT 3 Professional: Titanium or ceramic case – sapphire glass lens
It is within the design you will discover probably the most vital variations between the Huawei Watch Final and its predecessor(s): the 2 variations of Watch GT 3 Professional. With the older fashions, Huawei launched variations in two distinct supplies. The bigger 47mm case mannequin is constituted of titanium, whereas the smaller 43mm model is all ceramic, together with the strap. Each are smaller, slimmer and lighter than the brand new Huawei Watch Final.
The brand new mannequin is constituted of liquid metallic, or amorphous zirconium alloy. This – together with the thicker sapphire crystal glass over the show and extra waterproofing layers – means it is designed to outlive at better depths with better pressures, and is extra corrosion resistant, so it is extra appropriate for diving in seawater. With the ceramic bezel across the show, we count on it to be a bit extra dear than the GT 3 Professional too though – precisely how a lot – we do not know.
As talked about, the waterproofing and sturdiness has been upgraded. Particularly, the watch is rated as waterproof to 10ATM, which is double the 5ATM score of its predecessor. Extra crucially, it is also been twin rated as ISO 22810 (like Apple Watch Ultra) and EN 13319 licensed, which suggests it may possibly address dives to 110m, and has been examined to outlive as much as 24 hours. Watch GT 3 Professional has a powerful score too, with certification to outlive all the way down to depths of 30 metres.
Even the strap has been designed to be extra sturdy than earlier fashions – a minimum of on the black model – with Huawei swapping out Fluoroelastomer for Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber (HNBR) to make it extra immune to growing old, even in excessive conditions. The silver mannequin ships with a titanium hyperlink bracelet, and can assist 22mm quick-release straps of all types. You additionally get an additional lengthy strap for becoming over your dive go well with.
Likewise, the titanium model of the Watch GT 3 Professional is sweet with 22mm quick-release straps, whereas the ceramic mannequin has suitable lugs for smaller 20mm straps.
Show and software program
- Final: 1.5-inch LTPO AMOLED – 466 x 466 – 1000 nits peak – Darkish gentle mode
- GT 3 Professional: 1.43-inch or 1.32-inch AMOLED – 466 x 466 – no peak printed
- All: HarmonyOS 3.0
With each Huawei Watch GT 3 Professional variations that includes sharp AMOLED panels with excessive resolutions, we must always discover the Watch Final could be very comparable in day by day use, because it additionally has a 466 x 466 AMOLED display. The place it differs is in brightness and measurement.
Huawei Watch Final has the most important display of the three fashions, with a big 1.5-inch panel taking over area on the entrance of the watch. It might probably additionally attain peaks of as much as 1000 nits. Huawei hasn’t printed official figures for brightness on the Watch GT 3 Professional, however we must always discover the most recent mannequin is about twice as vibrant.
It is designed to be seen clearly in circumstances the place visibility is low: whether or not that be as a result of gentle ranges dropped, there’s fog, snow, rain, or another circumstances that would hamper visibility. To assist additional, the Watch Final has a Darkish Mild mode that reveals vibrant orange textual content on a black background for simple visibility.
All watches support HarmonyOS 3.0, though the Watch GT 3 Professional did launch operating the earlier model of the software program.
Health and well being monitoring
- All: multi-band GPS, all-day HR, SpO2, steps, sleep and stress monitoring
- All: operating teaching plans, operating capability index, 100+ exercise modes
- Final: Superior diving mode and expedition mode
Huawei’s TruSeen platform has been the idea for its health and well being monitoring on watches for the previous few years, and the most recent system on the Final is nearly the identical as what’s within the Watch GT 3 Professional. You get correct, responsive heart-rate monitoring whether or not you are switching by way of the gears in a exercise or simply wanting to trace your heart-rate all through the day.
It is all underpinned by the Huawei Well being app – which you’ll obtain on Android or iPhone – and it provides you plenty of perception into your entire well being metrics, with some in-depth evaluation for runners. The Operating Means Index appears to be like at your operating health, tempo and energy to guage how robust your operating efficiency is. You can too join operating teaching plans at various difficulties – relying on whether or not you are a newbie, or need to practice for a 5k, 10k or marathon.
All watches right here even have a multi-band navigation system too, and which means whenever you’re monitoring an outside exercise, the placement and route monitoring is correct. That turns into extra essential whenever you’re utilizing the Huawei Watch Final’s Expedition mode which drops markers as you discover the nice open air, providing you with the power to trace these breadcrumbs again to the start line should you get misplaced.
The Watch Final additionally has superior diving monitoring software program which cannot solely monitor your depth and period but in addition be customised to point out knowledge most helpful to you. Extra importantly, you will get ascent charges that will help you climb again to the water floor at a protected price. At no cost divers, there is a hover timer.
Life-style and efficiency
- All: Smartphone notifications, Bluetooth calling, calendar and climate
- Final: 14-day battery life – 60-minute full cost
- Watch GT 3 Professional: 14-day battery life (titanium) – 7-day battery life (ceramic)
Battery life is fairly comparable whenever you examine the Watch Final with the Watch GT 3 Professional. A minimum of, it’s should you examine the Final with the bigger 47mm titanium model of the GT 3 Professional. Each can do about two weeks on a full cost with “typical” use.
The ceramic mannequin GT 3 Professional has a smaller battery, and so lasts solely about half that point, topping out at seven days of typical utilization on a full cost. All fashions cost utilizing a magnetic wi-fi charging disk.
Options are fairly comparable on all fashions as effectively. You’ll be able to pair to a smartphone, get notifications, calendar and climate in your wrist, and it will work whether or not you utilize an Android telephone or iPhone.
There are limitations in comparison with another platforms, nevertheless. You do not get offline music from well-liked streaming providers, it’s important to manually drag and drop music information on to the system. You additionally do not get contactless NFC funds, and you aren’t getting to kind or dictate replies to messages.
Except you really want a brand new watch with excessive diving and expedition performance, we suspect the watch that is smart for most individuals is the Watch GT 3 Professional. We count on the liquid metallic Final mannequin to be dearer than the Watch GT 3 Professional. Watch GT 3 Professional is nice worth for cash, particularly now that it has been discounted and it is available in two distinct sizes and types. So if you need small, luxurious ceramic watch, you have got that possibility too.