Today we have with us a premium smartwatch and it’s the Honor Watch GS3. And in this article we will do the unboxing and show you the features. So starting with the unboxing in the front of the box, we have the model name Honor Watch GS 3 along with the Picture of the smartwatch. Now let’s open the box and show you the content. So guys, here we have our smartwatch and this is the silicon strap variant apart from that, the Honor Watch GS 3 is available in leather strap and you have the Classic Gold and the ocean blue colour option. And guys, my first impression is that this smartwatch does look and feel premium. Especially this stainless steel body. We will look at the smartwatch in a moment.
Let’s see what else we have in the box. So we get the documentation, and here we have the charging dock and the USB type c charging cable. And guys, about the charging in this watch, you get the fast charging support which will give you one day of battery backup with just 5 minutes of charge. So that’s all we have in the box. Now let’s look at the smartwatch closely. Honor Watch GS3 is a premium smartwatch. Looking at the design and build quality, I find the design very good and the build quality no doubt feels fantastic.
The stainless steel body of this watch looks elegant and on the wrist, this watch looks pretty good. Regarding the straps, we have the two options, leather and the silicon strap and this one we have here is the silicon strap, which gives a more casual look and feels. The weight of the watch is 44 grams and during our testing, we found this smartwatch very comfortable on the hand.
Regarding the overview in the front, we have the 1.43-inch AMOLED Display and you get this 3d Curved glass. The resolution of the display is 466 by 466 pixels. On the right side, we have the function buttons and at the back, we have the sensors. And guys, in this watch, you get the eight-channel heart rate AI Engine with over 97% accuracy. And apart from that, at the back, we have the charging points, speaker and a mic for Bluetooth calling.
So overall, the Honor Watch GS3 is a beautiful-looking smartwatch. It’s slim and designed and built quality-wise we find it very good. Now let’s turn it on and pair it with our phone. So here we have the App HonorHealth and right now, you can use this smartwatch with only Android phones, but in future, you will be able to use it with iOS with an OTA update. So here it is on and paired with our phone.
Now let me show you the watch’s features. So guys, the first thing we noticed here is this beautiful-looking AMOLED display. It’s crisp and clear, and the viewing angles are good. Now in terms of the controls and gestures. So here we are on the watch face, and upon long-pressing, you switch between different watch faces and of course, you can add more watch faces through the companion app. Swiping down from the top shows you the quick settings, and here we have the DND, Screen on, find phone, alarm and the watch settings.
And at the bottom, you can see the battery status and the date and time. Swiping up from the bottom will show you the notification history. And by swiping left or right on the watch face, you can access quick apps, and here we have the heart rate, stress monitoring, weather, music and so on. To access the main menu,, you must press the top button once. And here we have the workouts, and guys, in this watch, you get over 100+ workout modes, including ten professional ones.
And during workouts, you can see the GPS status, and by the way, guys, you get the Dual-frequency GNSS for precise positioning, which will record and track your running and cycling route accurately. And during a workout, you get the voice prompts and see the fitness data here. Also, you can listen to music on the watch or use Bluetooth two earphones. And then we have the GPS Positioning, along with the sunlight timing.
Now coming back to the menu, we have the workout records, which will show you the workout history; after that, we have the workout status, which shows you a score based on your weekly workouts. After that, we have the activity records, and here we have your today’s fitness data. Then we have the call logs, and as a Bluetooth calling watch, you can see the call logs here. Then we have the contacts, which you can sync through the app and from here, you can make a call to your favourite contacts.
After that, we have the music, and as mentioned earlier, you can listen to the music from the watch itself or use two earphones. Then we have the heart rate, and about the heart rate, you get the continuous heart rate monitoring in this watch, and the data is entirely accurate. And the company claims 97% accuracy with the eight-channel heart rate AI Engine. Then in the menu, we have a sleep, and here you can see your last night’s sleep details, and the accuracy is perfect.
Then in the menu, we have the spo2 monitoring, and the detection is relatively fast in this watch. And also, you get the auto spo2 option which will measure the spo2 through the day and will let you know when the spo2 reaches below a certain level. After that, we have stress monitoring on the menu, and you get the all-day stress monitoring here. Then on the menu, we have breathing exercises to help you calm yourself down. And then we have the weather, and guys here, you have the current weather conditions along with the hourly forecast and the forecast for the upcoming few days. And that’s not it. You can see sunlight timing as well as moonrise and moonset timings. And also the moon phase.
Then we have the usual alarm, stopwatch, and timer with some preset timers. And then we have the compass, and then we have the air pressure, here you can see the current air pressure, and also you get the altimeter in this smartwatch. After that, we have the flashlight, find the phone, and then we have the watch’s settings. First, we have the earphone settings by which you can connect two earphones. After that, we have the watch faces and cards. And here, you can turn on the always-on display; you have quite a few options. After that, we have the display and brightness in the settings, and here you can see we get the auto-brightness support in this watch.
Then we have the volume to turn on the notification sound, and then we have the vibration settings, DND, and down button function by which you can set the shortcut app to open when you press the down button. By default, it’s the workouts. And then, in the settings, we have the pin to lock the watch and workout settings, and here, you can turn on the always-on display and enable the auto workout detection. And lastly, we have the systems; you can power off, reset or restart the watch.
So that’s all the features we have in the watch And feature-wise we think it’s pretty good and you get a lot of features in this watch and, to be honest, at this price, we are getting lots of good features and options in this watch. Now let me quickly show you the app Honor Health. So here we are on the home page, and here we have the step count, calories burned, and distance travelled. And then we have the health data, and here you can see the heart rate, sleep, spo2 data and Stress data. And when you tap on any of these cards, you can see the historical data. On the next page, we have the exercise, and from here, you can start running, walking and cycling.
And then, we have the Device page; here, you can see the connected device on the top. And then below it, we have the watch face market, and here you have a lot of beautiful looking watch faces. Then in the settings, we have the weather settings and music by which you can transfer the music to your watch. And about that, you have 4 GB Storage, of which approx 2GB is available.
Then we have the notification settings, and here you can select the apps for which you want the notification on your watch. And talking about it, here is how you get the call alert and guys here, you can accept the call or send a quick reply message. About the performance, the speaker output is loud, and the mic performance is also excellent.
And now let me show you the app notifications, and guys, here you can see we don’t have the preset replies here and also, you have no emoji support, which is a little disappointing. Then in the settings, we have the health alert and from here, you can turn on the continuous heart rate monitoring, SPo2 monitoring and stress monitoring.
Apart from that, we have frequent contacts that you can sync through the app. We have the other settings. And here, you can enable the Bluetooth disconnection alert and the raise-to-wake feature. And the performance is good, and the response time is deficient. And also, turn off the display by just covering the screen with your palm. But one missing thing is the double-tap to wake up the screen.
So Overall, the Honor Watch GS 3 is a premium-looking smartwatch at a mid-range price. The build quality is fantastic, and I find the design very good. And this watch does look and feel premium on the hand. The battery backup is one of the strong points of this watch. In moderate usage, I noticed a 10% battery dip every day, so I will quickly get ten days of battery backup and continuous heart rate monitoring, spo2 and stress monitoring.
And also, the quick charge support is beneficial, and in just 5-10 minutes of charge, you can get 1-2 days of battery backup. Regarding the performance, The fitness data is by far the most accurate we have seen in a smartwatch in this price segment. The display is also good, and the touch response is also decent. There are a few things worth mentioning: we don’t have the NFC chip in this watch in India, and you won’t be able to use it with your iOS device.
Nonetheless, this smartwatch offers many premium features at a mid-range price, and if you are in the market to buy a smartwatch for around $15000, then we highly recommend you checkout the Honor Watch GS3. So that’s it, guys. This was our Review of the Honor Watch GS3 Smartwatch.