The Huawei Watch 4 Pro distinguishes itself as a high-end smartwatch, blending premium design elements with a comprehensive suite of health and fitness features, all while boasting superior battery life compared to many of its rivals. This watch builds on the success of its predecessors by offering a more refined experience, aimed at users who are looking for both style and substance in their wearable technology.
We have seen what Huawei can do when it comes to crafting premium and superior smart watches with Huawei Watch Ultimate, and later the ultra high-end Huawei Watch Ultimate Design in Gold with a huge price tag to match. The Huawei Watch 4 and 4 Pro sits under the Huawei Watch Ultimate in terms of product positioning. With its case made from stainless steel and aerospace grade titanium (shown below) respectively, its quality craftmanship you can see and feel. What comes after the line is the Huawei Watch GT 4 series, a more affordable smartwatch for the masses.
Huawei Watch 4 Pro
Going back to the Huawei Watch 4 Pro, it differentiate from the standard Watch 4 with its aerospace grade titanium case and matching titanium or leather strap, both options are shown in the image above. These, compared to plastic fluoroelastomer strap on the standard Watch 4. It also has tough sapphire glass to protect its 1.5-inch LTPO AMOLED colour display. And, while it has the same water resistance feature as Watch 4 at 5ATM/50m with free diving support up to 30 meters plus depth sensor, the battery life lasts much longer per charge. It can last up to 4.5 days on standard mode compared to 3 on the standard Watch 4 and in ultra long life mode, it will last up to 21 days (3 weeks) when the standard Watch 4 will only last up to 14 days (2 weeks).
One of the Watch 4 Pro’s standout features is its battery life. Users can expect around four days of use with all features enabled, which can extend to about five days when opting to disable the always-on display. This endurance is notable, particularly in a market where daily charging has become the norm for many smartwatch models. That battery life can extend up to three weeks if you switch to ultra long battery mode. And, when you have to charge it, a quick 15 minutes wireless fast charge is enough to last a whole day. To fully charge the watch, fast charge support again requires you to only charge the watch for an hour with the help of built-in graphene 3D heat dissipation system.
Health at a Glance
From a health and fitness perspective, the Huawei Watch 4 Pro excels. It offers accurate running and fitness tracking metrics, verified in testing for their reliability. The inclusion of ECG functionality and Health Snapshot feature, which also assesses arterial and respiratory health, arterial stiffness readings from heart rate and pulse wave sensor places it among the more advanced health-focused smartwatches available. The watch offers a one minute multi-point health overview called Health Glance which includes respiratory check, heart rate, temperature, SpO2 level and health trend analysis.
Make calls and send text directly from the phone
What other tricks does it have in its ‘bag’, eSIM. This allows them watch to work as a standalone phone with its standalone number. You can make calls, send and receive SMS messages directly from the watch, no need to rely on a phone. Use this with a Bluetooth headset and you are all set. This also means it gets real time location and route information so you can leave your phone at home or when you can’t reach the phone easily like when you are biking around.
- Extended Battery Life: Like its predecessors, it offers even longer battery life, reducing the need to charge daily.
- Comprehensive Health and Fitness Tracking: Advanced sensors for monitoring a wide range of health metrics.
- High Build Quality: Durable and premium materials suitable for both sports and casual wear.
- Versatile Connectivity Options: Including LTE for calls and data without a phone.
What is not so hot about the watch…
We already discussed the price point. Make no mistake, this is on the premium side so expect to pay a bit more for the premium materials and advanced features. Aside from being expensive, the Watch 4 Pro does face some limitations, particularly when it comes to its ecosystem. And, while the NFC connectivity is there, support for payments is not available, the absence of popular music streaming services, and a limited app store may deter users accustomed to the extensive app ecosystems offered by competitors like Apple and Samsung.
- Ecosystem Limitations: Possible limitations in app availability and integration outside Huawei’s ecosystem.
- Price: Premium materials and advanced features could make it relatively expensive.
- Compatibility: Limited integration with non-Huawei smartphones, affecting the user experience for some.
Despite these drawbacks, the Huawei Watch 4 Pro remains an enjoyable smartwatch to use, thanks to its lovely design, premium materials, and robust health and fitness features. It stands as a compelling alternative for users who prioritize health tracking and battery life over third-party app integration and payment functionality. Its price point, comparable to the Apple Watch Series 8, suggests that it’s targeting the premium segment of the market, making it a suitable choice for those willing to invest in high-quality wearable technology
- Display: AMOLED touchscreen, likely with high resolution.
- Build: Durable design with water and dust resistance, possibly featuring materials like ceramic or titanium for the body and sapphire glass for the screen.
- Battery Life: Extended battery life, potentially lasting weeks on a single charge in a low-power mode.
- Health Tracking: Advanced heart rate monitoring, SpO2 sensor, sleep tracking, and stress monitoring.
- Fitness Features: Multiple sports modes, GPS tracking, and possibly new fitness monitoring capabilities.
- Connectivity: LTE option, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC for contactless payments.
- Operating System: HarmonyOS with support for third-party apps and customizable watch faces.