Huawei Watch GT and Huawei Band 3 Pro: AI on your wrist, unbelievable battery life
The display up front is a 1.39-inch AMOLED panel and the heart rate monitor on the back has a 4-dot pattern, reminding us of the cameras on the new Mate 20 phones. The stock leather and nylon straps are clamped to the watch via a quick-release mechanism and it looks like it'll be easy to find 3rd party straps to switch styles if you so wish.
Instead of going with Google's Wear OS, which should have a seamless integration with the Android OS on one's phone, Huawei made its own operating system — OS Lite. As the name suggests, it's supposed to be a light and snappy software that doesn't burden the watch's hardware or battery too much.
According to Huawei, the Watch GT can last for about 2 weeks on a single charge, which sounds insanely impressive. The company quotes 22 hours of battery life with continuous exercise tracking, GPS, heart rate monitoring, and always-on screen. Alternatively, if you turn off messages and calls, the heart rate monitor, and the GPS, you'd be able to squeeze out 30 days out of the Watch GT's battery. A full month on one charge? We can't wait to test that out...
Everything has AI, everyone can join
Of course, we can't have a 2018 product without AI-assisted features on board. The Huawei Watch GT's TruSeen 3.0 heart rate tech will use self-learning algorithms to improve its heart rate monitoring accuracy as it spends more time with one user. There's also an intelligent sleep quality monitor, and an AI energy consumption algorithm that will work to achieve the aforementioned long battery life. The latter will analyze your usage and location, predict whether you will be needing the watch right now or not, and dynamically switch between a power-saving mode and a performance mode, all done in the background.
The Huawei Watch GT will sync with both Android and iOS devices, you only need to download the Huawei Health app off of your respective app store. However, the watch itself is walled off from 3rd party developers — there are no plans for 3rd party apps at all. Granted, it'll probably be pretty hard to attract devs to this brand-new, Huawei-made wearable operating system in the first place.