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Huawei Watch Fit 2 Vs Huawei Watch GT3

If you are considering between the Huawei Watch Fit 2 and the Huawei Watch GT3, and you are not sure which one to choose, this article will assist you in making an informed decision by providing you with the answers you need.

I have owned both devices for nearly a year and they are almost like for like and over the past few months it’s hard to identify the difference’s between both devices. Here in New Zealand, the Watch Fit 2 cost’s around 40% less than the Huawei Watch GT3, which is a significant cost saving for you.

In this article I am going to do a comparison between both devices based on it’s features and functionality. I wont go into detail on the specifications of both devices as there are many other resources available on the internet that have done a detailed comparison between the two devices.

SectorWinner
Smart FeaturesDraw
Health FeaturesHuawei Watch GT3
Third Party AppsDraw
Workout Mode AbilityHuawei Watch GT3
GPS TrackingHuawei Watch GT3
Battery LifeHuawei Watch Fit 2

Smart Features : Both Devices Offer The Same Experience

When it comes to smart features both devices offer the same features, which are;

  • Quick response, reply
  • Auto reply messages
  • Bluetooth calling with a maximum of 20 contacts.
  • Contactless payment (Huawei Pay)
  • Find your phone
  • Music playback and control (via Bluetooth)

Here in New Zealand we dont have the latest firmware yet witch is HarmonyOS 3, but will be available at a latter date of this article, so Im sure this list will be a lot bigger. The smar feature aspect is fairly light in comparison to Apple Watch or Android users, if you have a Huawei Phone then the smart feature experience will be far greater.

In the end there is no real difference between the two devices, which is why I believe they offer the same experience.

Health Features : Watch GT3 Offers One Extra Feature

Huawei Watch GT3 can provide continuous skin temperature. Unfortunately the Huawei Watch Fit 2 cannot

Just like the smart feature comparison between the two devices, they are pretty much the same. Both devices offer

  • Sleep tracking and snore detection
  • Stress tools
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Menstrual health
  • Blood oxygen monitoring

However the onl real difference is that the Huawei Watch GT3 can offer continous skin temperture, and if I am being honest I personally dont use this feature. Other smart watch brands integrate skin temperture to a specific feature. For example if you take the Fitbit Versa 4, or any Fitbit device for that matter, they use skin temperture data to improve your sleep quality. When your skin is at a relaxed state and your core body temperture is low you are more likely to sleep.

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This is where the skin temperature information can be useful but in the case of the Huawei Watch GT3, it’s not integrated into another feature it just reads your skin temperature and no real usefulness to use this information. I will do a future article on this as it is an interesting feature that I dont quite understand now but I will report back in a future date about the skin temperature function.

I have given the Huawei Watch GT3 the win in this category because of the skin temperature feature. Your skin can give a lot of signals in many ways when it comes to sports performance of over all health.

Third Party Apps : Both Devices Offer The Same Experience

Huawei Watch Fit 2 : Offers the same experience as the Huawei Watch GT3

Both devices offer the same experience so another category where there is no difference. But, when it comes to third party apps, there are two ways your watch can interact with third party apps, let me explain.

First method is the direct method where you can download the app from the Huawei App Gallery. Only problem with this method is that you must own a Huawei phone, if you dont then this option is not available to you. If you own a IOS device then it’s totally unavaible to you.

Second method which is my preferred method which is the indirect method. This is where you can link third party apps as a partnership with the Huawei Health App. For this to work you must allow the permissions for the third party app to access your health data from the Huawei Health App. When the third party app gathers this information, the third party app can apply this information into it’s own analytical tools. Really good if you have a premium subscription for a third party app.

For more information about third party apps, I have written an earlier article about it. If I am being honest my experience with it isn’t the greatest, but my article goes through some of the things that could potentially happen to you. So go check that out.

Third party apps : Huawei Devices Click Here

Workout Mode Ability : Huawei GT3 Offer’s A Little More

Huawei GT3 has a Built in barometer. A feature the the Watch Fit 2 does not have.

When it comes to tracking your workouts, both devices can offer almost like for like experience. From the Watch Fit 2 perspective, that says a lot because for such an affordable device it can almost match it with the very high end devices that Huawei has to offer.

After testing so many devices I have created a ranking table to help you decide which device is best for you. You wont find this ranking system anywhere else because it’s something unique that I have created, but it gives you an idea how each device ranks in the market. As you can see, I have the Watch fit 2 above the latest galaxy watch devices.

RankBrandWatch SeriesSpecialtyScore
1GarminForerunner 55Multi Sport15
2PolarPacerMulti Sport15
3AppleWatch 7, 8 UltraWell Rounded15
4PolarIgnite 3Fitness15
5Huawei GT3 PROWell Rounded13
6HuaweiGT3Well Rounded12
7Huawei Watch Fit 2Well Rounded12
8HuaweiBand 7Well Rounded9
9SamsungGalaxy Watch 6 ClassicSmart apps8
10SamsungGalaxy Watch 4, 5, 5 ProSmart apps8
11FitbitVersa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3Health7
12XiaomiS1 ActiveSmart apps6
Workout Mode Ability Ranking : Maximum score is 15 3 brands that I know hit the 15 mark rating. Coro and Amazfit watch’s could reach the 15 point mark, but I havent placed them on the list because I have not personally tested them.

Now the Huawei GT3 only has a few extra features which could be useful to you which is

  • Metronome : It’s basically a timing tool that can help improve your cadence by working your running or cycling rhythm to vibration or a bleep from your watch. You could also listen to a up tempo song on your playlist, which offers the same thing.
  • Built in Barometer : A great feature for many hikers or any keen outdoorsman. Device can measure altitude / air pressure. You do have the ability to get weather warnings from the device if the air pressure drops by 4hPa
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For more information about this check out these articles that I have previously written

GPS Tracking : Accuracy From Both Devices Is Very Good

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GPS tracking from the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is very good.

When it comes to GPS tracking both devices are very good. The only real difference is that the Huawei Watch GT3 has dual band frequency whereas the Watch Fit 2 does not.

Is their an advantage to have dual band frequency? In short yes, dual band frequency has the ability to pin point your location a lot more accurately than your regular receiver which is very useful to anyone who is after accurate GPS tracking.

Without the complicated science, the dual band frequency refers to two types of bandwidth connectivity: L1 and L5. The L1 band is a low frequency band typically used in everyday devices like your phone. If you walk alongside a tall building or trees, the weaker signal from L1 can affect the tracking of your location. On the other hand, the L5 is a high frequency band that can eliminate weaker signals, allowing for more accurate GPS tracking.

In terms of accuracy, both the Huawei Watch GT3 and the other device are very good at tracking your location. I have given the Huawei Watch GT3 the win because it has dual band frequency which is quite handy for anyone that is tracking their location in high density communities (dense population areas), city blocks or in your local parks where you will track through dense foliage. With this feature, the Huawei Watch GT3 is better suited to track locations in areas with many obstacles that could interfere with signals from other devices.

As far as personal experience goes, the level of accuracy using the Huawei Watch GT3 has been okay, but not exactly reliable so I just wanted you to know that. Check out my latest articles about the GPS tests I have done for both devices

Battery Life : Huawei Watch Fit 2 is Just Too Good.

When it comes to battery life, in my experience I have the Watch Fit 2 out lasting the Watch GT3. Now please note that I dont have the HarmonyOS 3 update yet on my Watch GT3 so it may influence a different result. So I will update the battery life comparison at a later date once the HarmonyOS 3 update is available to New Zealand users.

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Here is some information to take a away with you from my test.

My Typical Usage Per Day

  • 60-70 minutes of strength training (Morning)
  • 60-70 minutes of GPS tracking (running/ hiking)
  • Up to 100 screen activations (AOD always on display)
  • Up to 20 messages viewed
  • All day heart rate tracking
  • Sleep tracking 6-7 hours per night

Comparison Without 1 Hour of GPS Tracking

Based on my typical usage above, the Watch Fit 2 performs really well, which makes the Watch Fit 2, 44% more efficient in battery economy without GPS tracking, than the Huawei Watch GT3

FeatureGT3Watch Fit 2
Battery Consumption Rate Without GPS Tracking18% Per Day10% Per Day
No of days without GPS tracking5 days9 days
Please note test ends once 90% of battery life is consumed

Comparison With 1 Hour of GPS Tracking

GPS tracking is a massive battery drainer and I always like to show this separately from my every day use. As you can see below the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is 62% more efficient when it comes to GPS battery consumption. The Watch Fit 2 has a 5 star rating in this area and you can see with the ranking table below

FeatureGT3Watch Fit 2
1 hour of GPS Tracking13% Per hour5% Per hour
No of StarsGPS Battery Consumption Rate
5 Up to 7% per hour
48% to 12% per hour
313 to 15% per hour
216 to 19% per hour
120 % or more
GPS Battery Consumption Rate : Rating guide that I have constructed

Overall Battery Capacity

When Combining the results this is the overall picture. I also added a table of watches that I have recently tested, just so you can get an idea how it sits in the market right now.

FeatureGT3Watch Fit 2
No of Days Without GPS Tracking*59
Battery Consumption Rate Without GPS Tracking18% Per Day10% Per Day
GPS Battery Consumption Rate13% per hour5% per hour
Battery consumption rate with 1 hour GPS tracking31% per day15% per day
No of Days With 1 hour of GPS tracking per day*3 days6 days

Final Conclusion

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have learnt a lot about both devices. In my experience both devices are almost like for like. However with the Watch Fit 3 having a few extra features, that was the only difference to win this comparison.

I really love the Watch Fit 2, it’s such a powerful device at an affordable price. I think if your a person who isn’t really interested in the extra features that the GT3 offers, then the Watch Fit is definitely for you. On the flipside I think if the extra features that I have mentioned in the article would be of value to you then the GT3 isn’t a bad buy.

Quick Summary Between Both Devices

  • In terms of price, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is 40% cheaper than the Huawei Watch GT3
  • When it comes to smart features, both devices offer the same experience.
  • When it comes to health tracking, both devices offer the same experience, but the Huawei Watch GT3 offers 1 extra health feature which is called skin temperature.
  • In terms of using third party apps, both devices offer the same experience. If you to use the direct method, you must own a Huawei phone. As far as the indirect method, it can be used effectively (which is my preferred method). I must also mention that this is unavailable to IOS users.
  • When it comes to tracking your workouts both devices are very good, but the Watch GT3 has the slight edge with additional features such as a barometer which is very useful for hiking, and metronome.
  • GPS tracking, both devices are very good. The Watch GT3 has the edge in this category because it has the built in feature called multi band frequency. This feature can pinpoint your location a lot more accurately is very hard to reach areas, such as through dense foliage.
  • Battery life, the Watch Fit 2 wins this battle hands down. In terms of my typical usage without GPS tracking the Watch Fit 2 was 44% more efficient than the Watch GT3.
  • GPS battery consumption, the Watch Fit 2 wins this battle also. Per hour, the GPS battery rate is 5% consumed which is 62% more efficient that the Watch GT3