+ Monday November 18th, 2019
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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.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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user gt
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user gt

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

Luke eastment
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Luke eastment

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

Maksam.au
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Maksam.au

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
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Maksam.au

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
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Mizan

The watch faces lack of Huawei Logo.

Amal
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Amal

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
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Miki

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

Les
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Les

‘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

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.

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