Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro vs Huawei Watch 3 Pro: Is it Worth Upgrading?

Recently, at the Harmony OS launch event, Huawei also launched its new smartwatches alongside two new tablets. Huawei launched the new Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro at the event; both the watches will be running the new Harmony OS.

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro vs Huawei Watch 3 Pro

So, with the arrival of new smartwatches, people start thinking about upgrading but is it necessary? We are going to cover the new Huawei Watch 3 Pro to find the answer. We will also the new Huawei Watch with the last generation Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro. Let us begin with the design of both the smartwatches.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro vs Huawei Watch 3 Pro Compared

Design

The new Huawei Watch 3 Pro and the old Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro look a lot similar when it comes to design. Both give a classic look suited for office and formals. The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is a little small compared to the new Huawei Watch 3 Pro.

Both the smartwatches come with a circular dial housing an AMOLED display. The dimensions of both the watches look differ a bit. The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro comes in dimensions 46.7 mm x 46.7 mm x 11.4 mm. While the Huawei Watch 3 Pro comes in a 48 mm x 49.6 mm x 14 mm dimension.

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro is a lighter device; it weighs 52g without the strap, while the Huawei Watch 3 Pro weighs 63g. The difference is not a huge one, but it can be important for some users. Let us look at the size of the device; the new Watch 3 Pro comes with a 1.43 inches display, and the Watch GT 2 pro with a 1.39-inch display. 

The watch material used for the Watch 3 Pro is Titanium ceramic and two different straps, one with Titanium later with leather. Materials for Watch GT 2 pro are Titanium + Sapphire glass, and it is also having two different straps, a black fluoroelastomer strap, and a grey-brown leather strap.

Specifications

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro and the Huawei Watch 3 Pro have some pretty good features and specifications. The smartwatches rock an AMOLED display, 1.39 inches for Watch GT 2 Pro and 1.43 inches for Watch 3 Pro. You can say that these specifications are enough for any smartwatch user for daily purposes. 

The Watch GT 2 Pro supports a touch screen, but it is limited to sliding and touch gestures. While the touch screen on Watch 3 Pro supports swiping, tapping, pressing, and holding. The Watch GT 2 Pro has a pixel resolution of 454×454, and the Watch 3 Pro has 466×466 with a pixel density of 326 PPI. Both the watch come with wireless charging support and 5 ATM water resistance.

On the connectivity department, the Watch GT 2Pro comes with GPS and Bluetooth 5.1. Meanwhile, the Watch 3 Pro supports WLAN, GPS, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2. The Huawei Watch 3 Pro also supports LTE via eSIM. 

When it comes to compatibility, both watch supports Android and iOS. The Watch GT 2 Pro is compatible with Android 5.0 and higher, while the Watch 3 Pro supports Android 6.0 and higher. For iOS, both devices need iOS 9.0 and higher. 

The Watch GT 2 Pro comes with 32 MB RAM and 4 GB storage in terms of memory. In contrast, the Watch 3 Pro comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.

Sensors

Both the watch has all the necessary sensors, but the list differs for the devices. The list for the sensors available for both the device is given below.

Huawei Watch 3 Pro

  • Acceleration sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Gyro sensor
  • Optical heart rate sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometric pressure sensor

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro

  • Accelerometer sensor
  • Optical heart rate sensor
  • Gyroscope sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Air pressure sensor

The new Huawei Watch 3 Pro have some addition over the last generation Watch 2 GT Pro. Ambient light sensor, barometric pressure sensor, and temperature sensor are the new addition to the Watch 3 Pro.

Health and Sports Features

Both smartwatches come with health tracking features to look closer to your overall health and fitness level. You can monitor your heart rate 24×7 with both watches. Also, each watch comes with health features such as sleep monitoring, blood oxygen saturation, stress monitoring. 

The Huawei Watch 3 Pro comes with an extra sensor, a temperature sensor. So, it gives the watch the additional functionality of measuring your skin temperature anytime. The watch also comes with an emergency SOS feature which calls emergency number when it detects a fall.

In the sports department, both watches support more than 100 workout modes. These include climbing, outdoor running, rowing, surfing, tennis, etc. Both smartwatches provide voice guidance while training to improve it. The watches are also capable of detecting workouts automatically.

Both watches come with VO2max; VO2max is the maximum oxygen consumption rate that is recorded during an entire workout. VO2max consumption represents the exercise performance of cardiorespiratory fitness and endurability. So, we can say that both the watches are nearly equal when it comes to sports-related features.

Battery, OS, and SoC

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro comes with a 455 mAh Li-ion battery. Huawei does not provide battery information about the Huawei Watch 3 Pro. However, they have provided details regarding battery backup. The watch can give battery backup up to 5 days under normal usage and up to 21 days in the Ultra-long battery life mode.

Both watches are having different SoC and operating system. The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro comes with Kirin A1 SoC and Huawei Lite OS. The Huawei Watch 3 Pro comes with Hi6262 SoC and the new Harmony OS 2.0. We have already seen the Huawei Lite OS, but the Harmony OS is new and different. It could be remarkably interesting for users who like custom skins on their devices.

Conclusion

The new Huawei Watch 3 Pro comes with some exciting features and adds to the Huawei GT 2 Pro. And with the new Harmony OS, the watch becomes interesting for users. So, yes, the new Huawei Watch 3 Pro is worth buying. But if you are a regular user with a few budget issues, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro can do the job for you easily. With the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, you get a watch without too many compromises and an affordable price tag.

Saneesh VS is a Registered Nurse by Profession and Wearable Tech Enthusiast by Passion. He loves to write about fitness, smartwatches, and fitness trackers. He also loves reading books on wearable tech, technology in healthcare, artificial intelligence etc., which he has been writing for the past 5 years.

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