Huawei has launched a trio of new devices in Europe, with the GT 3 Pro, Band 7 and Watch Fit 2 unveiled at a press event in Milan.
We’ve previously reported on the GT 3 Pro and Band 7, which were released in China last month. And now Huawei has added the Watch Fit 2 to the ranks.
Let’s start with a recap on the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro.
The Watch GT3 Pro comes in two sizes with 46mm titanium with a 1.43-inch AMOLED display. The larger titanium smartwatch looks closest to the previous GT 2 Pro – with a tough, masculine appearance and naturally suited to larger wrists.
However, the more striking of the two watches is the smaller 43 mm ceramic version. It packs in a 1.32-inch AMOLED display and has a much more feminine look and feel, with a gold bezel that adds a bit of detail and bling.
- Huawei Watch GT 3 review
- Read our full Huawei Watch GT3 Pro review
In terms of battery life, the 46mm promises 14 days of battery life, while the 43mm version should last 7 days.
And the GT3 Pro is rated for free diving up to 30m thanks to its EN 13319 rating, which means its water resistance far exceeds standard smartwatches.
And surprisingly, Huawei says that ECG monitoring does make the cut. But for now that's only supported in China, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Salvador, Chile, Vietnam, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
However, a Huawei spokesperson told Wareable that it hopes to launch ECG "later this year in UK and Europe."
And as you'd expect with this mix of materials, the GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition will cost £299 ($370) but the GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition rises to £429.99 (around $600)
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Next up is the Huawei Watch Fit 2.
The updated sporty fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid gets a launch in the UK and Europe.
It boasts a 1.74-inch display, using the same tall, oblong screen that Huawei has characterized with the Watch Fit and Band 6. It gets a 336 x 480 display, at a decent 336ppi.
The Watch Fit 2 gets a speaker for calls and audio instructions from improved built-in workout guides.
Elsewhere, the Watch Fit 2 also gets GPS – but this time it’s five band GNSS which should offer greater accuracy. There’s also a heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor and menstrual tracking.
It’s a pared back suite of features compared to the excellent GT 3, which added tonnes of sports tracking profiles, and running-specific training plans. However, it does get the Running Ability Index (RAI), which is a kind of adapted VO2 Max score, aimed at quantifying running fitness.
Really, the Watch Fit 2 is all about offering all those sports tracking modes in a hybrid, sleeker package, that lives somewhere between a smartwatch and fitness tracker.
And it comes with a price tag to match. The Watch Fit 2 goes on sale for £129 (around $160), undercutting the GT 3, and also rivals such as the Fitbit Charge 5 and Garmin Vivosmart 5.
Read our full Huawei Watch Fit 2 review.
Huawei Band 7
Huawei's fitness tracker also got an outing, with some updated features at a great price.
It's something of a minor update, with the Band 7 retaining the same 194 x 368 resolution AMOLED display as its predecessor.
However, there are a smattering of new features. The Band 7 gets the Running Ability Index, which rates performance and fitness.
There are also 4,000 theme customization options, which will make it a more personalized device.
The final new Huawei device to launch is the Huawei S-Tag – a running wearable that's focused on form and technique.
The S-Tag is designed to to clipped onto the body, and uses accelerometer data to track movements of the waist and feet. This will help analyse 13 data points, to help runners (and cyclists) workout more efficiently.
Detail on how this is implemented is still scarce, so we're looking forward to trying this out in the coming weeks.
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