Huawei Watch GT 4 (42mm) Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

$292.70

  • Release date:: September, 2023
  • Display:: 1.32 inches, AMOLED, Touchscreen
  • Body:: Stainless steel strap, Stainless steel frame
  • Battery Life:: Up to 7 days
  • Compatibility:: Android 8.0+ and iOS 13.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Last updated on July 18, 2024 11:43 pm
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Description

The GT 4 is the latest smartwatch from the Chinese tech giant, Huawei. It succeeds the GT 3 and it comes in a prestigious design but surprisingly lacks ECG and a depth sensor that are present in the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro. Nonetheless, the GT 4 comes with an improved heart rate sensor and better GPS mapping accuracy. It also has a speaker and microphone and boasts a long battery life that lets you go long from a single charge.

The Huawei Watch GT 4 like its predecessor comes in two sizes; 41mm and 46mm units. Both sizes have the same features however the sizes and battery life are different.

Design

Unlike the Huawei Watch GT 3, both sizes of the GT 4 have the same stainless steel frame. The Huawei Watch GT 4 (41mm) unit has a 20mm swappable strap that comes in Milanese stainless steel material, fluoroelastomer, leather and stainless steel materials. The 41mm unit is also easy to operate, it has a touchscreen display which in addition to the side button and rotating crown makes it easy to navigate.

Huawei Watch GT 4 (41mm) Full Smartwatch Specifications
Huawei Watch GT 4 (41mm) comes in three different styles. Credit: Huawei

Both the 41mm and 46mm units are certified 5ATM which means it’s safe to wear any of these to the swimming pool or to the shower.

Display

The display of the Huawei Watch GT 4 is also outstanding, it’s very colorful and easy to read. The 46mm unit has a 1.43 inches display while the 41mm unit has a 1.32 inches display. Both units come with a handful of preloaded watch faces and you have the option to download more watch faces from the Huawei Health app.

Health Tracking

Tracking your daily activities is at the core functions of the Huawei Watch GT 4. While there is no mention of ECG or a depth sensor, it has a more advanced heart rate sensor that utilizes Huawei’s TruSeen 5.5 algorithm to track your heart rate more accurately. And with Huawei’s Trusleep 3.0, it can track your sleep in all four stages. It will also track your naps.

The GT 4 is equipped with a skin temperature sensor that will allow you to measure your skin temperature directly from your wrist. It will also monitor your blood oxygen and stress throughout the day.

Moreover, there are over 100 sports modes to choose from, and the watch can auto-detect and track a total of 6 exercises.

Like its predecessor, the Huawei Watch GT 4 has an inbuilt GPS that enables standalone mapping of your routes during outdoor activity. It uses both L1 and L5 signals to accurately map your routes. Moreover, with an enhanced satellite antenna array, Huawei claims that the GT 4 route mapping accuracy is 30% more accurate than that of its predecessor.

Notifications and Receiving Calls

The Huawei Watch GT 4 has both a microphone and speaker that will allow you to take calls directly on the watch as long as your phone is nearby. You can also reject calls from the watch.

When notifications is enabled for your preferred apps, the watch will alert you when there is a new message and you will have the option to reply to messages using preset quick replies. Note that quick replies are not supported on iPhone.

Battery Life

Like its predecessor, the Huawei Watch GT 4 has a remarkable battery life that lets you go days from a single charge, the Huawei Watch GT 4 (41mm) unit has up to 7 days of battery life in a typical scenario. It’s up to 4 days with heavy usage and when always-on is constantly enabled, it’s up to 2 days battery life.

Interestingly, the Huawei Watch GT 4 has fast charging, it takes less time to charge.

Huawei Watch GT 4 Features

  • The display powered by AMOLED measures 1.32 inches. Meanwhile interacting with the watch is via the touchscreen display, a rotating crown and a flat physical button.
  • The clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • You can customize the watch face by choosing from the pool of many watch faces available on the Huawei Health app. Some of the watch faces feature editable widgets, and there are also watch faces that support always-on display.
  • With notifications enabled for your preferred apps, the watch will keep you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS and calls, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • The GT 4 is rated 5ATM (water resistant up to 50 meters), and it is recommended to wear while swimming.
  • The GT 4 straps come in four different materials which include fluoroelastomer, stainless steel, leather and composite straps. The straps measure 20mm in width and can swapped with compatible straps.
  • Utility apps available on the watch include a stopwatch app, timer app, Fine my phone, remote camera controller and weather apps.
  • The Huawei Watch GT 4 comes with 4GB storage that allows for onboard music storage which you can listen to offline.
  • The watch has a microphone and speaker that will allow you to receive and answer calls directly from the watch when your phone is nearby.
  • The GT 4 has a voice assistant function powered by Huawei’s Celia that will allow you to make calls, check the weather, play the next song, control your devices, and find useful information quickly using only your voice.
  • The GT 4 also features the Huawei App Gallery app right onboard the watch which will allow you to easily download your favorite apps.
  • In typical usage, the GT 4 boasts up to 7 days of battery life, and with heavy usage, it’s up to 4 days of battery life.
  • The Huawei Watch GT 4 is compatible with phones running on Android 8.0 or later and iOS 13.0 or later.

Huawei Watch GT 4 Fitness Tracking Features

  • The Huawei Watch GT 4 will track your steps, and calories, and will remind you to move when you stay idle for more than 2 hours.
  • It features Huawei’s TruSeen 5.5 – a more accurate heart rate tracker with a more advanced algorithm that enables the Huawei Watch GT 4 to accurately track your heart rate throughout the day and will alert you when your heart rate strays off a predefined range.
  • The GT 4 is also equipped with Huawei’s Trusleep 3.0 technology that enables the watch to monitor your sleep in the awake, light, deep and REM stages. It will also give you personalized guidance and recommendations that can help you get the best sleep rest.
  • Huawei’s TruSeen 5.5 technology also enables the the GT 4 to monitor your blood oxygen intermittently or throughout the day depending on your preferred settings.
  • The Huawei Watch GT 4 will monitor your stress level 24/7, and when you feel stressed, there is a breathing exercise app that can help you reduce stress by guiding you through a breathing session.
  • The GT 4 has an inbuilt GPS that enables it to map your routes and track your pace during an outdoor activity. Moreover, it utilizes the L1 and L5 signals to accurately and precisely map your routes even in difficult terrains. It also features a route back navigation function that can help you find your way back even when GPS signals are weak.
  • It features 100+ Preloaded sports modes including 11 professional sports modes and 85 custom sports modes.
  • For women, the GT 4 features menstrual cycle tracking that allows you to log and track your menstrual cycle.
  • The GT 4 is equipped with a skin temperature sensor that will allow you to check your skin temperature any time of the day directly from the watch.

Pros

  • Compact, classy and stylish design.
  • A comprehensive health tracker
  • Uses L1 and L5 dual-GPS for better mapping accuracy.
  • Up to 7 days long battery life.
  • Features Bluetooth calls.

Cons

  • Limited access to third-party apps.

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Huawei Watch GT 4

Device type

Gender

Release date

September, 2023

Predecessor

Huawei Watch GT 3

Successor

Versions

41mm and 46mm units

BODY

BODY

Dimension

41.3 × 41.3 × 9.8mm

Weight

(excluding straps), 37 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Stainless steel

Strap material

Leather, Stainless steel, Milanese

Bezel material

Stainless steel

Strap size

20 mm, 120-190 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Gold

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.32 inches

Display type

AMOLED

Display resolution

466 x 466 pixels

Pixel density

352 PPI

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

1 Physical button, Touchscreen, 1 Rotating crown

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.1

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

Yes

NFC

Yes

Wi-Fi

No

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

4GB

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

Reply to Notifications

Android only, Yes, Yes (preset replies)

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Sensor(s)

Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Optical heart rate sensor, Skin temperature sensor

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Floors climbed

Stress

Yes

Fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Underwater heart rate tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

Yes

Sport modes

100

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

Heavy usage: Up to 4 days, Typical usage: Up to 7 days

Charging type

Magnetic charger, Wireless

Charging time

30min-1hr

Solar charging

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Harmony OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Huawei Health App

Compatibility

Android OS 8.0+, iOS 13.0+

Payment system

Yes

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

,

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Manual, Straps, Huawei Watch GT 4

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