The time has come: After “Today” had already tested the larger Huawei Watch GT3 Pro, we were allowed to try the smaller, even more elegant model.
After the “Today” test of the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro Titanium (46 millimeters), the new, slightly smaller smartwatch model Huawei Watch GT3 Pro Ceramic (43 millimeters) is now available – time, the test report for this model as well the design is probably more aimed at women. Instead of metal and titanium, the new white watch uses metal on one side and ceramic on the other. As with the titanium model, scratch-resistant sapphire glass is used for the AMOLED display, the display size is 1.32 inches instead of 1.43 inches. As always, there are different design variants of the watch.
From the end of May, the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro ceramic will be available either with a white leather strap for 449 euros or with a white ceramic strap for 549 euros. Huawei is again offering a purchase campaign to start with participating dealers. Anyone who buys the ceramic smartwatch by June 12th will get the “lipstick headphones” Huawei FreeBuds Lipstick worth 199 for free. A special feature of the ceramic watch: Botticelli’s masterpiece “The Birth of Venus” was used as a design inspiration, among other things, the golden-silver bezel is decorated with a shell pattern.
A flower as an eye-catcher and a battery difference
There is also a virtual flower on the dial that opens or closes depending on the time of day. Of course, with the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro ceramic, users can choose from hundreds of watch faces according to their taste. In general, apart from the design, the titanium and ceramic models only differ in terms of battery life. With the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro Ceramic, this is up to seven days, whereby the watch has to be recharged after four days of intensive use. Since the features are otherwise the same, we repeat the test impressions of the titanium watch at this point.
What has remained the same is the excellent workmanship of the watch, which not only looks absolutely chic, but with the IP68 certification is now also suitable for free diving to a depth of 30 meters. Again, the in-house operating system HarmonyOS is used. The round display and the crown on the right side, which is not only triggered by pressure, but also turned out to be rotatable, have been retained. Below that there is a flatter, longer button that activates the smartwatch’s sports programs – and the new ECG measurement, more on that later.
Excellent workmanship of the new smartwatch
The excellent workmanship also allows the watch to be used in almost any environment, although it clearly screams luxury. It is dustproof anyway, with the new, stronger IP certification it is now even more robust in the water and can also accompany the wearer on extended dives. Setting up the watch is quick and easy, regardless of whether you have an Android, iOS or Harmony smartphone. The “Huawei Health” app automatically recognizes the watch, with just a few taps of your finger it has the latest software and is ready for use.
The Huawei Watch GT 3 is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, but no constant connection is required when using it. Telephoning via smartwatch or receiving app notifications requires an active mobile phone connection, but the GPS location for sports and the measurement of all health data also works if the watch is not paired with the smartphone. However, it is worth taking a look at the “Health” app for additional information. It is striking that Huawei no longer makes any compromises and relies fully on the new HarmonyOS operating system.
Fast loading and sharp display as highlights
If the watch actually has to be charged after a few days, this not only works via the charging cradle, but also wirelessly or by charging in reverse using a mobile phone and is a third faster than with the predecessors. The operating system and programs work quickly and reliably. The 1.32-inch AMOLED color display now has a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels like its big brother, so it’s a bit sharper. The functions and selectable dials are top notch, from sporty to elegant to opulent, users have a wide selection to choose from.
Again, over 100 sports programs can be found on the watch, but there are innovations there too. New to the program are a freediving mode and a golf mode. In addition, the watch is now even better at automatically recognizing the type of sport you are currently doing and when running there is a new trainer that not only specifies a recovery period based on measurement data such as heart rate, oxygen saturation and speed, but also suggests an individual training program for optimal performance improvement. The running coach language assistant can provide information in English at any time.
In addition to the many running, hiking, swimming and cycling training sessions, there are also unusual or not so common modes such as rope skipping or even triathlon. In outdoor sports, the GPS again reacted quickly and skillfully, there were deviations from an expensive training computer in the minimum meter range of one to three meters measured over five kilometers. The GPS mode without smartphone pairing has also been improved, it is no longer necessary to wait a few seconds for the GPS signal. Indoors, on the other hand, it takes a few seconds for the watch to pick up a GPS signal.
ECG measurement will only be activated in Austria
In addition to the well-known measurements such as heart rate, stress, sleep or oxygen saturation, the ECG and an analysis of the menstrual cycle are now also included. In Austria, the ECG will start this year, “today” was able to try the function in advance. Real-time measurements, induction ECG measurements and alarms for sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation, heart rhythm or atrial and ventricular beats are offered. To measure, the new ECG mode is activated and the finger on the flat button of the The time is set – the information is then available on the display and in even more detail in the app.
There is four gigabytes of internal memory on the watch – for example for workout songs, if you don’t want to stream through headphones, you can simply let the music run through the watch’s surprisingly clear speaker. And if you want to customize the watch again and again, the Watch GT3 Pro also has access to hundreds of different watch faces. When it comes to sports, the relatively new and super practical “backtracking” is back – if you run through unfamiliar terrain, the watch records the route and then, if desired, guides the athlete back to the starting point. That works extremely well.
In the end, there is a small drawback
With a paired smartphone, you can also make calls on the watch again thanks to the built-in speaker and microphone. You can send short answers like “I’ll call you back” for incoming messages, but for longer texts you have to reach for your smartphone directly if you don’t have the appropriate app installed. Speaking of installing apps: This works via the AppGallery in the Huawei Health app, where numerous useful applications, especially for athletes and travelers, can already be found. Incidentally, more than two dozen apps are preinstalled on the watch, from music to fitness.
The Huawei Watch GT3 Pro improves Huawei’s smartwatch series, which is not a very good one, even further. The design of the new watch looks more elegant than that of the previous GT3 models, but the smartwatch has not lost any of its sportiness. The highlights of the new model: The comprehensive health and fitness functions are now supplemented with new features such as ECG measurement or free diving and sports. The ceramic model is also an expensive but fantastic looker – only ceramic and leather straps are not so good for sports. The all-clear: All previously released Huawei wristbands fit the size of the new smartwatch, just like any other provider.