At the tech event, honor has introduced two new smartphones and a new digital watch named Watch GS pro or generally called GS pro. Honor is known for there out of the box design and futuristic functions, and GS pro has managed to maintain the name. The premium design and extravagant features confirm that this watch is a quality Honor product. As soon this watch was launched, it made headlines and made its place in top smartwatches, we are going to discuss why this watch is so great and why it deserves all the hype.
Honor Watch GS Pro is a rugged version of the Magic Watch 2 introduced in 2019. Gs Pro is more of a sports watch, as it loads several intensive running courses and indoor, outdoor modes. This functionality comes with an increased price than the previous Huawei watches. This watch is excellent for extreme physical stressing activities like skiing, long-distance hiking, or surfing. So if you are in any of these activities, this watch is great for you.
It is a niche smart-watch from other digital watches or the predecessors from the same company. The target audiences of this watch are persons involved with heavy stressing activities. The design of the watch is the same as the predecessors but with a more rugged look. It has a massive range of fitness options which you can choose according to your comfort. The major turn off this watch is its chunky design and a great price compared to other digital watches.
You can easily carry the phone as it only weighs 45.5g; an AMOLED display complements this. The display is 1.39 inches wide with a resolution of 454 pixels * 454 pixels; this resolution implies a density of 462 pixels per inch. This display is protected glass at the front and with stainless steel bezel ring. GS pro also comes with an internal storage of 4Gb. This storage cannot be expanded. We are offered connectivity of 5.0 LE; it also has a GPS with GLONASS. Modern sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, SpO2 are used in this watch to give details to ease your workout. We are offered a battery backup of 25 days; the Li-On battery is non-removable. Watch is a Mil-STD-810G compliant means that it is water-resistant up to 50M. The watch’s strap is not removable, but it comes with three different colors: Charcoal Black, Marl White, and Camo Blue. This number proves to us that this watch is worth the hype.
Now we know the key features of the watch, let’s discuss the watch covering every aspect
Price and Availability
The Pre-order of this watch is available if you are in one of these countries like the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France; you can pre-book this for honors’ official website. Probably the watch would be available worldwide once it fully launches on September 7. GS pro launch price is 300 us dollars and 400 Australian dollars. This price is not far away from the previous versions, like 210 us dollars.
This price is still greater than other outdoor-favored watches like Amazfit T-Rex or Suunto 7. In simpler words, it has an average price of the digital sports-centric watch. So don’t worry as every outdoor watch has nearly the same price.
Design and Display
Honor Watch GS pro is a chunky structured watch; it will pop out if you like to wear fitted shirts. The Gs pro is also pretty board and has a wide raised bezel going all-around screen. The weight of the watch is a little over 45g, so you can easily carry it and wear it nearly every day.
This watch is made up of a large main body with two removable straps. The straps of the watch are thick, with several holes for breathability and comfort. The material of the straps is fluororubber; this material is known for its smoothness.
The main body has two buttons on the right side, the first buttons bring the app menu, and the second is for customization. You can map the second button as you like, but we advise you to map it for the workout menu.
Watch has passed the IL-STD-810 G test; it means that it is water-resistant up to 50 meters. The stainless steel bezel is rugged aptly, and it is well-protected from other elements. This bezel protects the dial, makes it safe from shocks and scratches.
The screen of GS pro is 1.39 inches across the dial, and it is AMOLED with a resolution of 454 * 454. We are provided with many optional watch faces; we can choose it according to our comfort. We can also enable the always-on-display option. A wide range of colors is offered to customize the face of the watch; we can experience some sluggish scrolling between the menus.
Features and Fitness
Honor Watch GS Pro offers us over 100 fitness modes, which is more than any other watch. These fitness modes are used to match with activities like open water swimming, mountain hiking and skiing.
Special modes track more than time and heart rate, like skiing mode, speed, distance distance, overall distance, and many more. You can also check the slope gradient, altitude, heart rate, and many more. There are multiple modes for a major type of exercise and workout; these modes show details you will need while doing that activity.
We are also provided with built-in GPS, so you do not need to separately record it on your phone. GPS on the phone contributes to one of the coolest features, and that is Route Back. This feature helps us to navigate our way and start our workout again; this is useful if your workout has been long hiking.
We have a standard exercise mode, which you can find in any standard digital smartwatch. You can find common activities like running, walking, and cycling. Every OS watch supports these standard modes. There are many types of mode to set like dancing, martial art complementing with niche gym options.
Honor Watch comes with guided workouts, but GS pro does not have guided workouts. GS pro comes with courses like ‘Easy Run’ or ‘Fat Burning Run’ and ‘Long Slow Distance Run.’ The longest course is for over an hour. This watch is greater for people who want to kick start an active lifestyle.
General wellness things like heart rate monitoring, step tracking, stress measuring, SpO2 monitoring, etc. If you are buying a smartwatch for the first time, you may not know what SPo2 means; this is a technology to measure blood oxygen saturation. It does not have any kind of menstrual cycle tracker like Watch Es has.
Many lifestyle controls are offered to us music control, which works with great with standard music players softwares like Spotify. Weather reports can also be read on this watch if it is synced with softwares like BBC Weather. Notifications can also be reported, but you cannot reply to the conversation. If you are using Spotify, you may encounter this weird bug; you can get weird notifications from Spotify, you can turn it off by turning off the notifications from that app.
Honor has claimed the Watch GS Pro can last up to 25 days with one charge. But if you use outdoor workouts, the battery life will be limited to 100 hours, or if you are using GPS, you can have the watch within you for only 48 hours. It takes two hours to fully charge the watch.
Honor Watches comes with tons of intriguing fitness modes. Gs pro is a watch for people who heavy workout outdoor like hiking, skiing, and many more. This is also great for persons who are looking for in-depth running and exercise mode.
This watch can be used in nearly every task or workout because it offers us a wide variety of workout modes so you can choose according to your comfortability. Any other watch offers you a handful of modes for your edit routine.
Watch GS Pro has built on the foundations of Magic Watch 2; the watch’s outer body looks a lot like the famous predecessor. The basic differences between both the watches are futuristic functionality, rugged design, and higher price.
The design of GS Pro can be a matter of concern as it is a little chunky. This watch is also of high price, but it is worth every penny because of its exquisite design and over-the-edge technologies.
Honor Watch GS Pro is worth every penny as it offers us futuristic functions at a low price. This watch provides us tons of work modes, other watches do not include activities like hiking, skiing but GS pro has added dedicated modes for them. The famous predecessor Magic watch inspires it. Honor has also added a rug look for the watch, so this watch is excellent for persons who are involved with excessive physical stressing activities.
Honor Watch GS Pro
The Honor Watch GS Pro might be a more niche smartwatch than its contemporary and predecessors from the same company, but it's likely going to be very useful for is target audience. It's a rugged watch specializing in outdoor activities with loads of modes and tools you won't find in too many competitors, and it feels well-protected with its chunky, hardy build. It won't be great for people looking for a standard fitness device though, due to its high price and big build.
- Huge range of fitness modes
- Feels well-protected
- Chunky design
- Relatively high price