Honor GS Pro Hands-On: ‘Toughest Watch Ever’ With 25-Day Battery Life

Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched two new smartwatches--among other products--at this year's IFA trade

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The watch feels a bit hefty at 45. 5g and almost half an inch (12. 7mm) in thickness, but it looks clean and minimal with a vibrant 1. 4-inch AMOLED screen, and considering all of its features and the 25-day battery life, I can see plenty of appeal to this for the adventurous type.

The Watch ES, meanwhile, is a sleek wearable with a large 1. 6-inch rectangular AMOLED screen, and despite measuring just 10. 7mm at its thickest point and weighing just 21g, it still offers 10-day battery life.

The watch has built-in GPS and offers a new “route back” software feature, which uses dual satellites to keep track of a user’s route, so if they were to get lost in a hike and have no cellular reception, the watch will still be able to guide the wearer back the way they came.

Like Honor’s previous wearable offerings, both the Honor Watch GS Pro and Honor Watch ES offer battery life that’s miles ahead of the competition.

Marketed as an outdoor watch for the adventurous type, the Watch GS Pro’s ironman endurance is matched with a rugged, bulky build—stainless steel bezel with polycarbonate body—and has all the official ratings for water, shock and heat resistance.

Keep in mind, the Apple Watch 5 can go one and half days at most, and the Fitbit Versa 2’s much acclaimed battery life can go six days.

The Watch ES doesn’t have built-in GPS or an altitude barometer, but it keeps the 24/7 heart rate sensor and SpO2 blood-oxygen monitor.

Huawei/Honor has done a good job optimizing the app, however, and built dozens of visually appealing watch faces, particularly for the Watch ES with its larger, rectangular screen.

The Watch GS Pro in particular, which is being billed as the “toughest watch possible,” can last for up to 25 days on a single charge.

The Honor Watch GS Pro can receive notifications but I can’t interact with them.

The Honor Watch ES supports dozens of watch faces.

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