If you want a new smartwatch that comes in under budget, Huawei may be the perfect brand for you. Read our guide to some of the models currently on the market.
Huawei probably isn’t the first brand you think of when you are considering buying a new smartwatch, but some of its watches are great value and come packed with features that your friends would envy. Rather than spending more on a watch that does the same, why don’t you consider a Huawei?
Huawei Watch GT
You will be amazed at the battery life in this watch, but some claim it is at the expense of the software. Rather than investing in the Android market, Huawei has used this line of watches to try out its own software. It hasn’t been a popular choice with critics and we are left wondering if this is a step too far from the tech giant.
Prices start at £199.99, but there are many online deals where you can get a great price if you want to get one of these at the moment. It’s an affordable watch that will help you track your health. If you are hoping to use it for contactless payments or other phone apps it doesn’t have the tech to support it.
Huawei Watch GT 2
The GT 2 is an upgraded version of the GT watch and comes with new features such as underwater heart tracking and music. The other bonus is that this watch really looks the part and gives off an air of something exclusive. Huawei has delivered a smartwatch that looks the part and costs relatively little – but is that enough?
The watch has awesome battery life but Huawei’s software puts off many Wear OS fans. It does, however, remain an affordable option, starting at £220 ($286). You can get all the benefits of decent activity tracking and if the software changes don’t bother you and want something that focuses more on health than connectivity, then this will be a good choice.
Huawei Band 4
The Huawei Band 4 is the latest budget offering in smartwatch and activity tracking. The band is retailing at around £39.99 ($52) but has been criticised by some as a mere rebranding of the Honor Band 5. However, we feel that there are many differences between the two devices. With such a low price tag, it’s definitely worth a look. The watch can count your steps and distance travelled, it will measure calories, track sleep and can even measure your heart rate.
When you work out you can select from a predefined list of activities. The watch connects to your phone allowing notifications, albeit basic ones, directly to your wrist. If you want a no-nonsense watch that will do the basics well then this must be on your list. Just don’t expect it to compete with bigger ticket watches!
Huawei Band 3 Pro
At £49 ($64) this watch offers lots of features for a decent price but there are areas that need clear improvement. For starters, the strap is not as comfy as you’d expect and when it is worn for exercise, the strap has been known to cause discomfort to wearers.
However, there are some great features that will impress you. Take the excellent battery life for starters – so you won’t be spending every night trying to find a charger. It has a good GPS system that helps to track your runs along with a brilliant full-colour – quite a surprise at this price tag! It is a great choice to make if you are a serious runner and want a cheap way of tracking your paces.
Huawei has a range of products that will suit all budgets and interests. If you are a keen athlete then there’s a watch to help you track your runs, or, if you want to track your sleep patterns or count steps, there’s a model for that too. But you need to know exactly what you want from a watch before purchasing a Huawei as no single watch does it all, perhaps one reason the brand isn’t more popular.
If you are happy to do some research and draw up a list of what you want, getting a Huawei watch may prove to be an inexpensive choice. If you prefer to stick to mainstream software and want the ease of use then it may be best to swerve Huawei until its software can compete with Android.
Last Updated on April 23, 2020