Huawei Watch GT and Honor Watch get certified; will presumably run Wear OS

Huawei Watch GT and Honor Watch get certified; will presumably run Wear OS
Huawei Watch 2

It's fair to say that Wear OS smartwatches aren’t exactly the most popular products among consumers, especially when compared to the Apple Watch line. Despite this, Huawei has consistently offered its own alternative – back in May, it announced the Huawei Watch 2 2018 – and now it seems as though the company has another two wearables in the pipeline.

Revealed by an EEC certification listing in Europe, these new wearables are called the Huawei Watch GT and the Honor Watch. Unfortunately, as is common with these kinds of listings, no actual details about the smartwatches are revealed. However, the Honor device is likely just a rebranded Huawei Watch GT that will be sold at a slightly lower price. 

Now, considering Huawei has remained rather consistent with its smartwatch designs since the beginning, a circular display is likely to return. But, with the Apple Watch Series 4 set to reduce bezels significantly, the Huawei and Honor offerings will hopefully do the same. Internally, 4GB of storage and 768MB of RAM will presumably return. When it comes to the processor, though, the Chinese company will hopefully make some changes by swapping out the rather old Snapdragon Wear 2100 for the much newer Snapdragon Wear 3100 which was announced only yesterday and emphasizes battery life.

Presently, it’s unclear when Huawei and its sub-brand Honor will announce their new smartwatches. But with the former set to unveil the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Porsche Design on October 16 in London, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the brand’s next wearables make an official appearance at the event too.


source: EEC via Mobile Review (translated)

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11 Comments

1. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Good God, do you guys Always throw Apple into every article? I'm not biased towards any platform, but wtf pretend to have creative writing surrounding the topic.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Your argument is invalid, my dear. Huawei tries to imitate Apple in every possible way and as soon as possible. So seeing mentions of Apple in almost all Huawei articles is inevitable. It's kinda mandatory; if you ask me; because it put things into perspective; and rightfully so. Huawei didn't waste a single moment in introducing THE NOTCH, if you don't mind me saying! Oh well...

6. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

I understand your meaning, however I feel the need to disagree with you. Yes, Huawei has borrowed from Apple before. Keep in mind, Apple has borrowed plenty from other manufactures as well. Borrowing, mimicking, and downright copying is the way of how this market works. You're reply doesn't have any substance regarding why Apple should be mentioned specifically in an Huawei watch/Wear OS article. As both of these brands have absolutely nothing to do with "copying" Apple.

7. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I hope Huawei doesn't copy the apple watch. That thing is butt ugly. the software might be brilliant, but the design leaves a lot to be desired. If they are going to steal from anybody they should steal the rotating bezel from Samsung.

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I think it's pretty clear that Apple is setting the standard for smartwatches. So it's only natural that their name is mentioned when talking about upcoming Wear OS watches. And before you jump down my throat saying I'm biased towards Apple, I'm not. Only Apple product I've ever owned are EarPods lol. I much prefer Google and Android to be honest

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sure because everyone is making square smartwatch and bad battery life. Especially those many features that Apple Watch have but Wear OS don't, Google should start copying all those feature for their future Wear OS. /s

2. surethom

Posts: 1691; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Huawei needs to back to its roots, a stainless steel thinner classic smartwatches not a sporty black smartwatches like last year.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Huawei Watch GT, eh? A watch suitable for... Grand Touring, I presume? As a automotive enthusiast; I just don't like it when geeks get a little too creative with geeky gadgets' naming and steal terms used in automotive industry. First came turbo charging; which has absolutely nothing to do with... Well, turbo charging and now we have GT. But still; it's not THAT bad. What really annoy me is to see "Huawei Mate 10 Coupe"; a compact version of "Mate 10 Sedan" and "Mate 10 Extended Wheelbase"! Oh well, G'Day!

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3133; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They aren't the first that use "GT" name in their watch, try to search "GT" in wristwatch category on eBay, it show more than 11 thousand results.

8. Deadeye37

Posts: 300; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Please let these watches have all the modern check marks & designed nicely. Big screen with minimal bezel (basically, opposite of the HW2) and include 5 ATM water resistance, NFC, HR, GPS, standard watch lugs for customized watch bands, etc. Bonus points if they bring something like the Moto 360 design.

11. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

can't wait to check it out. i am tired of my ugly square apple watch. hope that huewei can merge apples smoothness in the OS with the cool looks of the gear. also ditching my crappy x. tired of this face id that is slow as hell.

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