Huawei Watch GT3 Pro : Battery Life is Absolutely Amazing

When it comes to battery life, I think it’s fair to say that you should expect the best from the brands flagship model, and in my opinion that is a fair expectation given the price that you pay for the device.

According to the Huawei LABS, it’s indicated that you can get up to 14 days battery life, based on their lab testing for typical heavy to light users. After testing the device, my results are no where near that number, and I typically get (based on my typical usage) 6-9 days on a single charge. There is a reason why I get a range and it’s based on the way I test the device.

When I do a battery life test, I do two two test’s, the first rest is based on my typical usage only, and the second test is based on GPS battery consumption. Once I have my results, I give it a rating so that way you can see how devices perform against each other in the market. So here are my final scores

SpecialityAll round
Operating systemHarmony OS3
Battery Economy Without GPS Tracking4/5
GPS Battery Consumption Rate Per Hour5/5
Final Score9/10

In the end the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro almost gets a perfect score when it comes to battery life. In this article I will explain how I rate devices for each test, so you can get an idea of what I do to provide the results you see. I will also provide a ranking table, which is based on all the watches that I have tested. That way you can see where the Huawei Watch GT3 Pro is ranked.

My Typical Usage

App gallery : You can use the dial to zoom in and zoom out, with a very big screen.

When it comes to battery life, it really comes down to the individual. I would like to mention this because it’s important to know that this battery life test is based on my typical usage. Here is a glimpse of my typical usage.

  • All day heart rate tracking including sleep tracking
  • AOD : 20-25 screen activations
  • 50 minutes workout tracking
  • 20 messages
  • 1 hour of GPS tracking

Im not a heavy smart feature user, otherwise my typical usage would be much different. Since I now provide a ranking table, I have to use the same typical usage so that the results are based on the same testing criteria.

Also, when I do a battery life test, I always end the test once 90% of the battery life is consumed. That way the number of days per charge is consistent across the broad when I rank smart watch’s against each other.

Battery Economy is Very Good : 4 out of 5

Watch Faces : So many free, beautiful watch faces.

When it comes to battery life economy, I was a little skeptical, how the device would perform. I had a good reason because I rated the Huawei GT3 Active a one star device when it comes to battery life economy. To my surprise the Huawei GT3 Pro performed extremely well and the battery life economy matched the Huawei Watch Fit 2 and the Huawei Band 7. Here is a summary of my testing results in this category.

Battery life Economy10% per day
No of days9
Star rating4 out of 5

Although I have given the Huawei GT3 Pro a strong rating when it to battery life economy, it’s right on the edge of a top end 3 star device. I have only purchased the device today, so I dont know how the device would have ranked when the device operating system version was Harmony OS2. Hopefully this is an improvement as there has been a very large update with Harmony OS3, especially with optimization.

How do I rate Battery Life Economy

When it comes to rating, you have to be be consistent so I have created this rating table. The rating system that I have created is based off the testing history that I have collected when testing a device, so the numbers that you see are not made up, but an actual representation of what’s out there in the market. Here is a glimpse of my rating system.

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No Of StarsEconomy
5 StarsUp to 6%
4 Stars7% – 10%
3 Stars11% – 13%
2 Stars14% – 16%
1 Star17% and over
Battery economy rating table that I have constructed to judge devices fairly and consistently based on my typical usage

How Does The Huawei GT3 Pro Rank in Battery Economy Life

When it comes to battery economy life the Huawei GT3 Pro has performed exceptionally well. For a device that is very heavy in smart features, which is a massive battery burner, it’s ranked one of the best devices that I have tested.

Please note that I am not a heavy smart feature user and the device out performs it’s nearest rival the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

1GarminForerunner 55Multi Sport4%5
2Fitbit Inspire 3Health9%4
3HuaweiWatch GT3 ProAll round10%4
4Huawei Watch Fit 2All round10%4
5HuaweiBand 7All round10%4
6XiaomiS1 ActiveSmart Features14%2
7FitbitVersa 4Health15%2
8FitbitCharge 5Health15%2
9SamsungGalaxy Watch 5 ProSmart Features17%1
10Huawei Watch GT3All round18%1
11PolarIgnite 3Fitness23%1
12SamsungGalaxy Watch 5Smart Features25%1
13SamsungGalaxy Watch 6 ClassicSmart Features30%1

GPS Battery Consumption is Excellent : 5 out of 5

Basic level smart feature : Find your phone

When it comes to GPS battery consumption, the Huawei GT3 PRO performs very well, so for those of you that do a lot of GPS tracking would be very pleased to know. Based on my recent testing, the Huawei GT3 PRO consistently consumes around 5-6% per hour, most of the time it’s 6%.

GPS battery consumption6% hour

When I checked the settings for each GPS tracking activity, there are no battery saving options. When I tested the Huawei GT3 Active, this device had a performance battery mode and battery saving mode. The battery saving mode was absolutely efficient, and you could save up to 66% of battery life per hour when using GPS activities.

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With that said, I do believe that the default GPS battery saving mode has been set to power saving mode. Which makes a huge difference especially if you are someone that likes to use this feature for long periods of time. With the Huawei GT3 PRO, this setting is the same across the broad with all GPS tracking activities, whereas the Huawei GT3 Active, it was only limited to a few activities.

Based on my typical usage including one hour of GPS activity per day, I would get around 6 days of battery life. Here is what it all looks like in a table.

Battery life Economy10% per day
GPS battery consumption6% per hour
Total battery consumption16%
No of days6 days

How Do I rate a Device for GPS Battery Consumption per hour

Battery life amongst all brands is very competitive, so I have developed my own rating system based on the devices that I have tested. The number’s here truly reflect how powerful some devices are, so when I am testing I follow this rating table. A lot of readers want a black and white answer, so in my mind what I am showing you is very close. Here is the table I use to rate devices for GPS battery consumption 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

How Does The Huawei GT3 PRO Rank for GPS Battery Consumption

The Huawei GT3 PRO is a 5 star device based on my own testing system. There is a little wiggle room when it comes to ranking. If you are to look at the 5 star devices above the Huawei GT3 PRO, the Xiaomi S1 Active and the Huawei Watch Fit 2 are two of the most affordable devices on the market, which costs 60% less than what I paid for the Huawei GT3 Pro.

NoBrand/Smart WatchConsumption Rate Star Rating
1Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro5%5
2Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic5%5
3Garmin Forerunner 555%5
4Huawei Watch Fit 25%5
5Xiaomi S1 Active5%5
6Huawei Watch GT3 Pro6%5
7Huawei Watch GT3 (power saver mode)6%5
8Polar Ignite 36%5
9Fitbit Versa 47%4
10Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 & 49%4
11Huawei Watch GT3 (performance mode)13%3
12Fitbit Charge 520-22%1

Final Conclusion

Reliable heart rate tracking

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have learnt a lot about the Huawei GT3 PRO’s battery life. Please note that these results are based on my typical usage, based on a testing system that I have created to maintain consistency when ranking a device amongst smart watch brands.

I do realise that doesn’t quite the same as any other typical user but I will revisit this article at a latter date and provide some other detail such as how much battery life does phone calls use per minute.

This is only an example, but any device that is smart feature heavy tend to burn battery life quicker, so it would be interesting to see. However in the end, I do hope that there is enough information given that would give you some idea how the device performs. If you’re typical usage is similar to mine, then you will achieve similar results as mine.

Lastly, I have only just purchased the Huawei GT3 PRO so I dont know if the battery life has improved since the latest updates with Harmony OS3. Thank you for reading.