Huawei is constructing out its wearables portfolio and has launched its first watch created from 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 loads of options with the Watch GT 3 Professional, nonetheless, so precisely how do the 2 fashions examine?
Huawei Watch Final
Huawei Watch Final is the corporate’s try at an ultra-premium smartwatch, created from zirconium alloy and ceramic, and that includes some superior health monitoring skills. It might dive to 100m, and includes a devoted expedition mode.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Professional
With the Watch GT 3 Professional, Huawei constructed a watch from premium supplies with smooth styling, nice sturdiness and a few epic health monitoring skills, all in a watch that is fairly reasonably priced 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 steel/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 essentially 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 created from 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 created from liquid steel, 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 larger depths with larger 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 ranking of its predecessor. Extra crucially, it is also been twin rated as ISO 22810 (like Apple Watch Extremely) and EN 13319 licensed, which suggests it might probably address dives to 110m, and has been examined to outlive as much as 24 hours. Watch GT 3 Professional has a powerful ranking too, with certification to outlive right 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 proof against growing older, 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 swimsuit.
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 may be very related in each day use, because it additionally has a 466 x 466 AMOLED display. The place it differs is in brightness and dimension.
Huawei Watch Final has the most important display of the three fashions, with a big 1.5-inch panel taking on area on the entrance of the watch. It might 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 situations the place visibility is low: whether or not that be as a result of gentle ranges dropped, there’s fog, snow, rain, or some other situations that might hamper visibility. To assist additional, the Watch Final has a Darkish Gentle mode that reveals vibrant orange textual content on a black background for straightforward visibility.
All watches assist HarmonyOS 3.0, though the Watch GT 3 Professional did launch working 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: working teaching plans, working 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 be able to obtain on Android or iPhone – and it offers you loads of perception into your whole well being metrics, with some in-depth evaluation for runners. The Working Capability Index appears at your working health, tempo and energy to evaluate how robust your working efficiency is. You can too join working teaching plans at various difficulties – relying on whether or not you are a newbie, or need to prepare for a 5k, 10k or marathon.
All watches right here even have a multi-band navigation system too, and meaning once you’re monitoring an outside exercise, the placement and route monitoring is correct. That turns into extra essential once you’re utilizing the Huawei Watch Final’s Expedition mode which drops markers as you discover the nice outdoor, supplying you with the flexibility to trace these breadcrumbs again to the place to begin should you get misplaced.
The Watch Final additionally has superior diving monitoring software program which cannot solely monitor your depth and length but in addition be customised to indicate knowledge most helpful to you. Extra importantly, you will get ascent charges that can assist you climb again to the water floor at a protected fee. Without cost divers, there is a hover timer.
Way of life 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 related once you examine the Watch Final with the Watch GT 3 Professional. At the least, 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 related on all fashions as nicely. 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 employ an Android cellphone or iPhone.
There are limitations in comparison with another platforms, nonetheless. You do not get offline music from fashionable streaming companies, it’s important to manually drag and drop music information on to the machine. You additionally do not get contactless NFC funds, and you do not get 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 sensible for most individuals is the Watch GT 3 Professional. We count on the liquid steel Final mannequin to be costlier 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 kinds. So if you would like small, luxurious ceramic watch, you will have that possibility too.