Honor Watch GS 3 - Honor's most premium smartwatch yet
The new Honor Watch GS 3 is with us, and it's not exactly in the realm of premium watches, but it's not an entry-level device either. Key specs include a generous 1.43-inch AMOLED display, the usual list of health and fitness trackers and 4GB of onboard storage as well as a microphone and speaker, which means hands-free calling and local media playback are possible. Next, let's take a closer look at this watch!
The Honor Watch GS 3 comes with a gold-tone stainless steel case and a brown Nappa leather strap. The design closely resembles a vintage timepiece and is certainly suitable for more formal occasions. Being an AMOLED panel, you also get an always-on display (AoD), which is neat because you can always see the time and health/exercise metrics against the dial. The Watch GS 3 is water resistant to 50 meters (5ATM) and can track your swimming activity, but it is recommended that you change to a silicone strap before entering the pool.
Honor Watch GS 3 brings heart rate, SpO2, sleep and stress tracking. Honor claims that the new eight-channel PPG sensor used on the GS 3 should provide at least 97% accuracy in heart rate readings as well as 24/7 blood oxygen measurement. As far as activity tracking is concerned, you have access to over 100 sport modes. The dual-frequency GNSS receiver supports all five major global positioning standards for extra benefits when running, hiking and cycling.
The 1.43-inch AMOLED screen has auto-brightness, but you can also set one of five stages of manual brightness at any time. The Watch GS 3 also has a barometric and altimeter readout as well as a compass. You also get over 100 sports and activity modes directly on the watch, including 12 fitness classes with step-by-step voice and animated instructions. These range from simple stretches to comprehensive upper and lower body workouts, with choreographed workout guidance and voice-assisted guidance. The built-in speakers are loud, which is useful if you plan to use the GS 3 to take calls. Health tracking on the Watch GS 3 benefits from a new eight-channel PPG heart rate sensor with frequency tracking and additional AI heart rate algorithms.
The Honor Watch GS 3 has a 451 mAh battery with 14 days of typical usage and 30 hours of battery life with GPS on. A full charge takes just over an hour. The 5W charger can also give you a day's worth of power with five minutes of quick charging.
The Honor Watch GS 3 is a multifunctional smartwatch with a comfortable and stylish design and a lot of useful sports and fitness tracking functions. If you're in the market for a new smartwatch, the Honor Watch GS 3 is worth a look.