Huawei GT3 SE Smartwatch Review: Lightweight, Smart & Battery-friendly
The same happens with these brand new smartwatch coming from Huawei and, as you probably know, by watching this channel, my personal favorites about well designed and functional SmartWatches are, namely Huawei and Ive, never been sponsored or indirect communication with their Global Marketing team. So when I saw the gt3seu, which is this one over here, I immediately thought I need to find out how it differs from the original GT3, which Ive been using all the time throughout 2022, because no matter what kind of Smartwatch I was testing, I somehow felt The need to go back to the GT series so in this episode, our thorough inspection and, of course, the idea to expose all the strengths, but also all the weaknesses and figure out how the GT e3se ranks against its competitors. As a starter, Huawei watch gt3se has almost the same price as the GT3, its launched at 179 Euro in Europe and, unfortunately, will follow the faith of most other Huawei mate devices and not appear officially in the States, but it will still be orderable via International websites. Like eBay and AliExpress, even its specs and health tracking features is going to compete against devices like a maizefield gtr4, some of the mainstream garment products, and maybe even some of the prosumer sports watches, going straight to the unboxing, a new style. This time Huawei brings some lighter colors and the Box looks quite fresh. They wont make us wait for too long before we get our hands on the watch itself, because here it is pretty nice.
Looking the colors are indeeds quality well, corresponding to the needs of people that maintain sporty life and are looking to match this style to the Smartwatch that they wear. The case is plastic here. The goal is to reduce the weight of the watch youre, going to notice some ideas inspired by the GT Runner Series. This is small, like the bridge between the Runner Edition and a more classic looking GT3. I must admit that there are certain concerns in my mind about the plastic material of the lugs, because other models have shown that, especially after some time, this can turn into a trouble. I personally try to stay away from anything but metal Lux. The overall design is awesome and the choice of colors once again seems to be Trend. Setting the bottom area hosts the health tracking sensors, or at least most of them, and with exception for the material, it just looks like the regular GT3 one other thing to note the edges of the case to go above the display glass, its a very good idea About keeping it in mid condition for longer periods of time. Besides the interesting design, there are some promising specs as well. The watch has 1.43 inch display. Resolution is 466 by 466. Pixels seems to use the same chipset as the slightly older GT3 supports the popular public global Positioning Systems. There are a bunch of sensors present like the advanced HR and spo2 tracking theres, the inbuilt barometer, a 455 milliamp hour battery, which can last about 2 weeks per charge.
More than 100 tracked workout modes, plus a training assistant and the watch weighs only 35.6 grams to frame all of these specs into simple words. I believe this Smartwatch is more or less the GT Runner Edition re released at almost half of the price, and I believe this makes perfect sense, because many people would think why do they do it almost a year after the GT render has appeared. The truth is that the GT Runner contains a lot of very interesting courses, its like a sports companion, that you have all the time for free and probably that was kind of inflating the price of the GT Runner. So obviously, Huawei decided to re release it at a much more affordable price, with slightly more different design, and probably the major reason to do so is that finally, the race integration for Strava in Huawei Health, smartphone app and, as you probably know, for most athletes, there Is no integration to Strava thats kind of a no go device which is really a great achievement by Huawei and Im pretty sure that? Finally, these SmartWatches are going to be something that people who practice pause. A lot more are finally going to take into consideration other than that you cannotice that design with the original GT3 is very similar. This is definitely sportier. Unfortunately, one of my favorite features here, the digital rotating Crown – is obviously missing, because if I go to the app launcher kind of a gimmick, doesnt scroll and thats fairly annoying also, while the hardware is pretty capable, the scrolling speed is fantastic and a lot of tracking Features are there the series, no Wi, fi module? I need to do when I got this watch.
There have been two firmware updates and I need it almost four hours in order to push these updates to the watch because they have been Bluetooth drops. The watch was unexpectedly rebooting during these updates and honestly thats, not really the software experience youre, looking for from a smartwatch in the end of 2022., now diving into the menus. This is a well known way of interaction with the watch. The top button opens the app list and acts as a home button or triggers an activity. The other button launches the workouts by default, and this is a customizable button. I still cannot forgive the absence of scrolling support through the crown, but if you eventually settle for Endless crawling and get used to it, it kind of feels the same as Generation 1 or 2 of the series. The amount of apps is almost the same as the GT3 and the home screen can be in the form of a grid or a list. The health tracking related app Superior at the start. Here the workouts are probably the most interesting section, because you have access to a lot of course and trainings that you can use. This is precious and extremely helpful if youre starting to build up your bodys stamina, try to keep your heart rate between 96 and 144.. Warm up before starting the workout to prevent injuries each course has a description and information about intensity and difficulty after each and every session. You get a summary and recommendation about the recovery time, and this is really well implemented and something that puts the series on par with some entirely Sports oriented Brands like Garmin.
Of course, each and every workout that could be performed Outdoors is going to use GPS. So you can get very detailed information about the route, the pace and many other components. Oh and you can pre load GPS tracks as well other than that. Your health, of course, is being tracked depending on how you ask the watch to do it. You can take pulse measures each and every minute, and also you can rely on continuous blood oxygen saturation tracking. You could also track the sleep cycles, but I feel that here some improvements could be made in order to improve the accuracy overall, health activity, tracking some productivity tools, thats the usual kind of apps that youre going to find with most similar feature, watches that are currently Present compared to the regular GT3, a temperature sensor is missing. Another area where the GT series now needs to catch up with is the absence of a calendar app, which is quite shocking, especially knowing that its the third generation already lets move on now to the smartphone app and see how all this collected data is being visualized. Here we Face yet another challenge: getting the Huawei Health app from Google Play Store is a no go. You need to download it from huaweis website or their app gallery or a third party location. I cant say its Huawei to blame about that, because its Google, who have decided to quit supporting huaweis devices in their ecosystem, but once you get things running, the app is almost perfect.
It looks great, contains tons of information were going to take a look at the heart rate statistics for a starter, visualized in a great way and a lot more detail than some other competitors, its the same about sleep tracking and the amount of tips and tricks. In that regard is also important to be mentioned. Sports tracking. This is yet against superb, with so many details about the heart rate, the pace, the altitude where applicable, and so on. Honestly, everything looks great until you look at the GPS data heres an example. Yes, its been cloudy during that day, but notice the curve this is actually me driving and it looks like part of the time Ive been flying. Accuracy is disappointing. Maybe if I say it is not trustworthy at all, this will be too much, but definitely not something. We hoped for speaking of accuracy, if you have concerns about the HR database on the wrist measurements, you can connect chest HR tracker via Bluetooth. Ant plus communication is unfortunately not supported at this point after these few disappointments, let me cheer you up. Battery life is almost extreme yeah. Two weeks are definitely achievable. You can make phone calls works like Char, with o Android devices that Ive tried notifications work flawlessly and you can respond via predefined answers as for watch faces. They also are superb. The market is full of interesting, colorful information, rigid customizable watch faces. The best part is that now each one of them gets rating about battery consumption, so that you know whether to expect decrease with the battery consumption or not, and there also is an app gallery link with some extra apps that you can run there.
Even are a few navigation apps, but dont expect too much out of them, because each one is going to require a connection to your smartphone before the usual wrap up. If I may put all the drawbacks together, starting with the smartphone app download, concerns the lack of a calendar app, the lack of crown scrolling function, the plastic relax the inaccurate GPS, sometimes the lack of NFC for contactless payments. The annoying firmware update times due to the lack of Wi Fi module, and maybe also some software imperfections like the fact that do not disturb mode still doesnt turn off the aod mode, which I promise you in dark room could be quite a disturbance Music. So, in the end, if youre looking for a great sports watch with exceptional battery life and integration with Strava, Adidas, running kermud and so on and costs just a fraction of the price of premium devices by Garmin and chorus, I think youre looking at it, because the Watch GT3 SE truly delivers excellent performance if you want to use it as a daily driver and track your health, but also rely on most of the features for completing tasks and communicating with people that still is a great choice. Although the lack of a digital Crown makes me somehow lean towards the regular Huawei watch, GT3 and dont, get me wrong. This device takes a lot of boxes for being excellent. However, we have to admit that for almost 12 months, which is the period between the release of the Huawei watch, GT3 Runner and the gt3se theres, almost zero development in terms of Hardware, with exception of the case and the design of this Smartwatch, therefore think twice before You get it, it could be great if you look for a sports device, but maybe Huawei have other options in case you want to go the smarter way so thats everything I wanted to share with you about the watch gt3sc and I hope that weve covered most Of the questions you might have in case you have more, then the invited comments are down below the video.
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