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When Chris took a look at the Huawei Watch GT earlier this year, his impression was (while generally positive) somewhat mixed feelings. A consistent feedback across many reviews agrees with ours, the lack of always-on display on is clearly a ploy to meet the battery claims and it annoys users.

That issue is being addressed with an update to the device, allowing users to have their screen always-on. This increases the function of the device without need to consistently poke it or shake your wrist.

If you’re rocking the GT, you will need to update your device OS through the Huawei Health app then go through the device Settings > Display > Advanced > Standby and enable always-on for this to become available. This doesn’t change the use of gestures for you notifications, but you won’t need to raise your wrist or tap the screen to check the time.

Of course, with the screen always being on will have some effect on the battery life of the device. Given users were regularly seeing over a week often up to two weeks of battery life, it would be pretty reasonable to expect several days of battery to still be viable.

If you’re a Watch GT user, we’d love to hear from you on the new battery life you’re experiencing with always on display

Source: Phandroid.
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    user gt
    user gt
    1 year ago

    update you health app on play store then you get the watchface market.

    Luke eastment
    Luke eastment
    1 year ago

    I’ve updated to latest version..
    Only options I have are setting/display/watch face or brightness

    Maksam.au
    Maksam.au
    1 year ago

    I love my watch, whether I raise my the screen come on que. Battery is lasting about 2 weeks. Over all in very happy with my GT. The only thing I haven’t received the update to add more watch faces,

    Great job
    Huawei.

    Admirrer from Austria

    Maksam.au
    Maksam.au
    1 year ago

    I love my watch, whether I raise my the screen come on que. Battery is lasting about 2 weeks. Over all in very happy with my GT. The only thing I haven’t received the update to add more watch faces,

    Great job
    Huawei.

    Admirrer from Austria

    Mizan
    Mizan
    1 year ago

    The watch faces lack of Huawei Logo.

    Amal
    Amal
    1 year ago

    Which version of firmware it is? I’m on latest version as per the health app and still option isn’t available to me.

    Miki
    Miki
    1 year ago

    This watch uses liteOS, not android…so they cant bann them

    Les
    Les
    1 year ago

    ‘Huawei Watch GT gets a facelift’

    It might be the last facelift this watch ever gets with Huawei now blacklisted by the Australian and US governments.

    Chris Rowland
    Ausdroid Director
    Reply to  Les
    1 year ago

    Dunno if there’s much from the US that impacts on the Watch GT, so I’d say it’ll continue to get updates as needed.