Considered as much a fashion accessory as a utilitarian device, the connected watch can also accompany us during our sports sessions. However, it is not easy to reconcile the uses, a sports watch can be difficult to wear on a daily basis or in the evening due to the size and materials of its often reinforced and not always elegant case. Although it is of course possible to use several watches for different purposes, not everyone has the means or the desire to own more than one, especially when it comes to connected watches and that you don’t want to have to juggle between several applications from different manufacturers. Huawei has apparently found a solution to go beyond a simple change of straps with its Watch GT Cyber watch, offering a case change system that completely changes the look of its tocante.
To achieve this, Huawei has simply designed a case that is reduced in size and has thin edges, without a bezel or strap attachment lugs. This is fitted with a rotating crown and fits into one of the three cases available. The first two are more sporty and measure 47.4 x 44.4 x 10.2 mm. One is made of composite plastic and favors lightness (59 g), the other is made of steel with a ceramic bezel and is therefore more resistant, but also heavier (77 g). However, the latter is not specifically intended for outdoor sports, Huawei describing it as an urban model. The third and last case is more classic for everyday wear, but does not neglect the quality of materials, using steel and ceramic as well. It nevertheless proves to be more compact and lightweight (45.6 x 45.6 x 10.2 mm for 58 g).
The other side of the coin, these cases all seem to integrate a rubber strap which unfortunately does not seem interchangeable, which would indicate that we cannot therefore use the strap of our choice. However, this would have ensured further customization.
At the technical level, the Huawei Watch GT Cyber has a 1.32″ and 466 x 466 px Amoled screen, which can display dials matching the colors of the cases. At the height of fashion, a personalization function offers the possibility of creating a dial from the photo of a garment, to be matched to the end of the sleeves.
In addition to Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, there are also all the sensors of a good connected watch: accelerometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, optical heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor and atmospheric pressure sensor. A GPS chip compatible with five satellite systems (GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo and QZSS) is also included and is used in particular for the route tracking function (without integrated mapping).
The usual health and sports tracking functions are of course included, including sleep and heart rate variability tracking, as well as more than 100 sports modes. Functions similar to those of other recent Huawei watches (Watch GT 3 for example).
The Huawei Watch GT Cyber is already marketed in China at a price of 1288 yuan, or around €180 excluding tax. The manufacturer has not yet indicated whether his watch will also be offered in France.