HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE Review: Long Battery Life, Lightweight Design, and Affordable

Will the HUAWEI Watch GT3 SE, with its sporty aesthetics, incredibly long battery life, and customizable watch faces, become your new smartwatch?

By RV Cuarto
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HUAWEI Watch GT3 SE Review
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While smartwatches are becoming increasingly functional, their prices are also steadily rising. Huawei, however, bucks the trend with its latest entry-level offering, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE, providing consumers with a capable smartwatch at an affordable price point.

HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE Specifications

  • Display: 1.43” AMOLED display, 466 x 466 pixels
  • Memory:  4GB RAM
  • Operating System: HarmonyOS 2.0 
  • Battery Life: Up to 14 days 
  • Features: Speaker, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, optical heart rate sensor, barometer
  • Compatibility: Android 6.0 or later, iOS 9.0 or later
  • Dimensions: 46.4mm x 46.4mm x 11mm
  • Weight: 35.6g
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The watch, a quick start manual, and a wireless charger are all included in the package. There is no provided power adapter, but you can use another one or connect it directly to your laptop.

Build and Design

The watch weighs approximately 35.6 grams and measures 46.6 x 46.6 x 11 millimeters, making it suitable for wrists ranging from 140 to 210 millimeters. Its 5 ATM water resistance rating allows for submersion up to 50 meters, making it ideal for swimming.

While the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE initially appears quite sporty and masculine, potentially deterring some users, a closer look reveals its versatility. The watch offers various customization options through its Watch Faces feature. With the Dressing Dial, you can take a picture of your outfit and have a watch face intelligently created to match it. Alternatively, the Portrait dial allows you to display your favorite images for a dynamic, multilayered watch face.

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Initially concerned by the watch’s potentially limiting design, I have come to appreciate its lightweight comfort and the edgy touch it adds to my outfits. While the sage green colorway likely caters to a specific audience, the black option maintains a versatile appeal.

Both the crown and bezel are visually striking, adding a distinct textural element and enhancing the watch’s character.


The HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE boasts a 1.43-inch AMOLED full-color touchscreen and a 5 ATM water-resistant polymer fiber housing, albeit in a single 46mm size.

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The screen is excellent and large, offering ample space to view desired information. It resists fingerprints even without a protector, making it ideal for sweaty post-workout hands. Additionally, the non-reflective display is gentle on the eyes. While not as bright as some premium smartwatches, outdoor visibility under a bright sun was never an issue.

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The watch’s most compelling design feature, in my opinion, is its remarkable lightness. Compared to other sleep tracking watches, its weight made it barely noticeable on my wrist, leading to a more comfortable sleeping experience.

Performance and Features

The Huawei Watch GT 3 SE, designed with a focus on health and fitness, can keep up with you on your active lifestyle. It boasts over 1,000 unique workout modes, all of which are tracked by the TruSport™ monitor to provide detailed insights into your fitness data.

Watch GT 3 SE contains more than 100 training modes: 18 professional and more than 85 additional ones. These include:

  • 11 outdoor sports: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, running, walking, mountaineering, cross-country running, cycling, open water swimming, triathlon
  • 7 indoor disciplines: walking and running on a treadmill, exercise bike, swimming in the pool, free training, orbitrek, ergometer

TruSleep 3.0 allows you to monitor your sleep stages and snoring while you sleep. This feature, along with goal tracking, stress monitoring, menstrual cycle tracking, SpO2, and heart rate monitoring, boasts improved accuracy compared to previous versions. Additionally, the watch is 5 ATM water-resistant up to 50 meters, making it suitable for various water sports.

Watch Face To Match Your Best Outfit

Beyond offering a wide variety of watch faces to match your style, the HUAWEI app empowers you to personalize them further with your own pictures. This allows you to cycle through up to five photos, creating the illusion of wearing a different watch each day. Additionally, the innovative “Dressing Dial” feature even lets you take a picture of your outfit and automatically generate a matching watch face.

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Harmony OS for watches

The HUAWEI GT 3 SE is compatible with a range of devices, including Android and iOS, and connects easily and quickly using the HUAWEI Health app. Setting up the watch only requires logging in to or creating a HUAWEI ID.

The watch features a user-friendly interface specifically designed for its small display and diverse uses. This interface has even been recognized by iF Design for its usability.

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The smartwatch offers all the essential features, including step counting, calorie burning, fitness modes, and SpO2 monitoring. These features are conveniently displayed on the app’s customizable tiles, allowing for easy navigation with swipes.

Battery Life

Huawei claims up to 14 days of typical use and 8 days of heavy use with its large 451mAh battery. After using the Huawei Watch GT 3 SE for an extended period, I can confirm that it delivers on this promise, lasting between 12 and 14 days on a single charge. This is a significant advantage compared to the Apple Watch, which typically requires daily charging.

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Other Features

The GT3 SE can also receive voice calls through Bluetooth, utilizing its built-in microphone and speakers. Call quality and sound output are both loud and clear. Additionally, the Huawei smartwatch features vibrating motors for notifications and other alerts, offering a silent way to stay informed.

Huawei’s exclusive “Healthy Living” feature boasts a unique clover-shaped layout with leaves representing various goals, including step count, mood (through breathing exercises), and sleep. This app goes beyond pre-set options, encouraging you to set your own wellness goals. To improve your well-being, it can also provide reminders for activities like bedtime, hydration, or simply smiling.

Should you buy the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE?

Looking for a stylish, functional smartwatch without breaking the bank? The HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE might be perfect for you.

This lightweight and classic-looking watch complements your daily outfit while offering a variety of features. It not only keeps track of time and displays essential notifications but also serves as a personal trainer with its built-in, scientifically-backed fitness modes.

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But wait, there’s more! The GT3 SE boasts an impressive 14-day battery life, making it a reliable companion throughout your day.

If you prioritize core functionalities over fancy extras, the HUAWEI Watch GT 3 SE is an excellent choice. Its combination of features and price makes it a compelling option in the market.

Price and Availability

The new Huawei WATCH GT 3 SE goes on sale starting March 15th at Huawei online stores and March 17th at Huawei offline stores, authorized retailers, and leading e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada. The price is only Php 8,999!

During the First Sale period from March 17th to 31st, you can receive exciting freebies, including the Huawei Smart Scale 3 valued at Php 1,499. Additionally, you can avail of a 0% interest rate for 6 months with a credit card purchase.

HUAWEI Watch GT3 SE Review
HUAWEI Watch GT3 SE Verdict
Editor's Choice 8.7
Build & Design 8.5
Display 8
Performance & Features 9
Battery Life 9.5
Value 8.5
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