Since the recent announcement, we’ve been waiting for Honor Malaysia to release the Honor Watch GS Pro for the Malaysian market. True to its promise, the company has now confirmed pricing and availability details for its new smartwatch—and it makes this a very interesting competitor in the wearable market.
The Honor Watch GS Pro will be available in Malaysia from the 8th of October 2020, with official pricing as follows:
Honor Watch GS Pro (Charcoal Black) – RM999
On a first-come-first-serve basis, those who purchase the new smartwatch will also get a pair of Honor Sport Pro headphones for free. You can pick the device up on Shopee, Lazada, Honor’s online store, or authorised retailers.
What you need to know
I recently had a chance to have a quick hands-on with the Watch GS Pro, and it offers quite a bit for what it’s priced at. Battery life is probably the most impressive aspect of the watch, with Honor promising up to 25 days of battery life on a single charge; you should get up to 48 hours with GPS enabled, and up to 100 hours with outdoor workout mode enabled.
This also means that the smartwatch is pretty hefty, and there is only one size available. But that’s supposedly because Honor says that this the Watch GS Pro has been designed for “urban adventurers”, and outdoor activities appear to be a focus. 45.5g (without the strap) is certainly quite heavy, and it feels very large compared to the Magic Watch 2.
5ATM water resistance means that you’ll be able to take this swimming, while there are also new modes for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and a new altitude barometer for hikers and mountaineers. Over 100 workout modes are included, so you should be covered for almost everything you can do in the outdoors.
Meanwhile, 14 categories of MIL-STD-810G military certifications have been obtained, which means that the Honor Watch GS Pro has been tested in conditions like high altitude, shock, extreme temperatures, and more. Reinforced polycarbonate is the material used by Honor, and my first impressions on the build/feel of the smartwatch were pretty good.
Finally, you get a familiar Kirin A1 chip, and a 1.39″ AMOLED display pushing a resolution of 454×454 pixels (also very familiar-sounding). Blood oxygen readings are supported with the built-in SpO2 sensor, and you get most of Honor/Huawei’s health-centric features, such as Huawei TruSleep 2.0 and stress tracking.
So, what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.