We Travelled to Istanbul to Review the HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro

By Kirsten Wendlandt

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As the world opens up and travel plans once again fill our summer itineraries, there’s one smartwatch that will be the must-have timepiece on every avid traveller and trendsetter’s wrist. HUAWEI continues to think outside of the box with its brand new Watch GT3 Pro Series, releasing in Canada on July 14th. This stunning timepiece has much to offer, and we had the chance to experience it before its official Canadian release with HUAWEI in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, is the largest city and principal seaport of Turkey. The city has a timeless charm, much like the HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro, making it the perfect place to test out the Watch GT3 Pro’s many unique features. From full-featured fitness trackers and all-day health monitoring to its innovative design and durability, it has everything you need to facilitate your day-to-day life. The Watch GT3 Pro is more than just a pretty (watch) face. It’s also timelessly elegant, high-performance, and adaptable to your preferred lifestyle. Below are some of the most notable features we discovered as we explored Istanbul with HUAWEI:

HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro displayed on a boat trip in Turkey
HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro

Scratch Proof Ceramic & Titanium

The HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro offers a sleek, stylish design that’s impossible to ignore. This innovative series marries exquisite craftsmanship and advanced smartwatch technology to create a truly impressive smart device. Constructed from game-changing materials, its innovative scratch-proof white Ceramic or matte Titanium body with Sapphire Crystal glass aligns the Watch GT3 Pro in the company of world-class models. Its stunning silhouette and timeless charm may remind you of the iconic Chanel J12, making it easily the chicest smartwatch on the market.

Extensive Watch Face Library

Living out of a suitcase isn’t always the easiest, and prioritizing what to pack can be a stressful ordeal. Limiting what one brings is essential and accessories and jewellery are often kept to a minimum to maximize space. The HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro makes accessorizing easy and features an in-app library with thousands of watch face options, and new styles added daily. No matter the outfit, from a casual evening to a black-tie event, your Watch GT3 Pro will complement your look and be a statement piece every day. The future of fashion updates to compliment your every lifestyle and trend.

Priority to Fitness & Health Monitoring

With over 2500 years worth of history, landmarks, and culture to explore, there’s a lot to see in Istanbul. Of course, the best way to see most of the Old City is by foot. Whether exploring the locally-made goods in the Grand Bazaar, shuffling through the many stalls of exotic smelling spices and sweet Turkish delight at the Spice Bazaar, or trekking to the many famous Mosques and Palaces, the Watch GT3 Pro Fitness features track your active performance while the health monitoring features bring heart health management to a new level. Check your heart rate after one too many Turkish coffees, count your steps after a long day of seeing the local sights, or make sure you got enough sleep on that long-haul flight. The HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro has your health and fitness as a priority with a whole host of smart health & fitness features and delivers real-time alerts on your wrist.

HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro lying on a Turkish teaset
HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro

Extended Battery Life

We’ve all run into the same situation while travelling where there aren’t enough outlets or adapters in our hotel rooms to charge all our devices while on the go. We spent four days exploring the incredible sights of Istanbul, and most impressively, found no need to charge our Watch GT3 Pros during our stay. The HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro has a battery life of up to 2 weeks when used in smart mode, the longest battery life on the market, making it the ideal smartwatch for around-the-clock everyday wear.

Remote Shutter Feature

A picture is worth a thousand words and provides a lifetime of memories from exploring the globe. The watch includes a remote shutter feature that allows you to control your smartphone’s camera right from your wrist. Zoom in and out using the crown dial until you have the perfect composition. The Watch GT3 Pro connects to any smartphone and will help you get the perfect photo every time.

High-Level Salt Water Resistance

Our hotel in Istanbul had us staying just steps away from the Sea of Marmara, which connects Europe and Asia via the Black Sea and Aegean Sea. During our final evening in Istanbul, we embarked on a private cruise along the Bosphorus Strait. Taking in the twinkling lights and historical architecture of Istanbul at night from the sea is a truly unforgettable experience. It’s only fitting that one of the most notable features of the watch is that it’s not only waterproof but also salt water resistant and equipt with a free dive app that keeps you safer in saltier waters. Whether splashing along the shoreline or diving up to 30m, the Watch GT3 pro is safe with its high-level salt water resistance and dive ascent rate monitor.

Pedestrians walk the busy streets of Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

There’s no denying the HUAWEI Watch GT3 Pro is a smartwatch that is a step above the rest. With its sleek and fashionable design, scratch-proof durability, extended battery life, and a whole host of fitness and health management features, the piece is sure to become an enduring travel companion for years to come.