Honor GS Pro vs Honor Watch ES – What’s the Difference?

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Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Since Honor joined Huawei in the fitness tracking and smartwatch industry, they have been consistent in making some of the most adorable smartwatches. The recent on the Honor Series is GS Pro and Watch ES. Each of these two is fitness-focused, however, the GS Pro is a more comprehensive smartwatch with more activities tracking features, premium build, longer battery life, and Bluetooth calling. In this post, I’ll take a look at what the GS Pro has that Watch ES lacks so you know the difference between these two.

Honor GS Pro vs Honor Watch ES Full Specifications Compared

Honor Watch ESHonor Watch GS Pro
Honor watch ES specsHonor watch gs pro

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameHonor Watch ESHonor Watch GS Pro
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor____
Successor----
Released dateSeptember, 2020September, 2020
Ideal forUnisexMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Full color
AMOLED
Full color
Display size1.64 inches1.39 inch
Display resolution280 x 456 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen,
1 physical button
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons
Always-onYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension46 × 30 × 10.7 mm48 x 48 x _mm
Weight21g (excluding strap)45.5g (without strap)
Casing materialAluminumStainless steel
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialAluminumCeramics
Strap size20mm22mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Pink
White
Camo blue
Marl white
Charcoal black

MEMORY

RAM32MB32MB
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth v5.1 LE
Bluetooth callingNoYes
Wi-FiNoNo
NFCNo__
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedNo__
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYes (Android)Yes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYes
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 95Yes, (100+)
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streaming__No
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYes
MicrophoneNoYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerNoYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Huawei Lite OSHuawei Lite OS
ChipsetKirin A1HiSilicon Kirin A1
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity ____
Battery lifeRegular usage: up to 10 days
ContiNous GPS: up to 12 hours
Regular usage: 25 days
Continuous GPS: 40 hours
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYes, (Android only)Yes
Find phoneYesYes
Text response____

MISC

Payment systemNo__
Compatibility Android 5.0+ and iOS 9.0+Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appHuawei Health appHuawei Health app
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Honor Watch ESHonor Watch GS Pro
StrapsStraps
Charging cradleCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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The Differences

Basically, each of these two is equipped to track your daily activities like your heart rate, SpO2 blood oxygen levels, stress, sleep, heart rate, and calories. Each of these two also has an inbuilt GPS that enables you to track your outdoor activities. And as well, each of these two watches can help you manage notifications received on your phone.

However, the difference between GS Pro and Watch ES is that the former has a more durable and sophisticated build, has a microphone, loudspeaker, more activity-tracking features, and a longer battery life that makes it a better and more comprehensive smartwatch than Watch ES. Although, Watch ES which is also fitness-centric is very lightweight and cheaper.

Features Compared
  1. Design: GS PRO is More Durable
  2. The GS Pro is certified MIL-STD-810G which makes it a rugged and a more durable smartwatch than Watch ES. Although it’s quite bulky, thick, and heavy at 45g (without straps) compared to Watch ES that weighs only 21g (without straps), and is also very slim at 10.7mm. In other words, Watch ES is more comfortable to wear.

  3. Media: GS Pro Features Bluetooth Calling
  4. Both Watch ES and GS Pro have music storage capability, however, GS Pro is equipped with a microphone and loudspeaker that enable you to make and receive calls directly from the watch when the connected phone is nearby. Watch ES lacks Bluetooth calling because there’s no microphone and loudspeaker.

  5. Activity Tracking: GS Pro Has More Fitness Tracking Features
  6. In terms of activity tracking features, each of these two will track your steps, calories, heart rate, sleep, distance, as well as feature blood oxygen Spo2, menstrual, and stress tracking. There’s also inbuilt GPS in each of these two that allows you to track outdoor activities.

    However, while Watch ES features 12 animated workout classes and 44 animated exercise moves that coach you through some of your favorite moves, GS Pro features route back navigation that can guide you back home and ski sport mode that tracks your total duration, average speed, heart rate, average pace, and biggest slope. GS Pro also has 100+ preloaded sport modes which are more than 95 of Watch ES.

    GS Pro also features bad weather alerts and has a barometric altimeter and compass that enables it to track your elevation. In other words, GS Pro is an ideal outdoor smartwatch compared to Watch ES which could pass as an indoor smartwatch.

  7. Battery Life: GS Pro Has a Longer Battery Life
  8. GS Pro also has a longer battery life than Watch ES that lets you go longer from a single charge. It’s tested to last up to 25 days with light usage and 14 days with heavy usage and up to 100 hours with continuous GPS tracking. Meanwhile, Watch ES has just about 10 days long battery life which is still very impressive.

Which is Better?

Clearly, GS Pro is a better smartwatch than Watch ES, it has more features as well as longer battery life, and a more durable build, it’s a perfect outdoor smartwatch.

Meanwhile, Watch ES is a cheaper alternative that is also fitness-centric and features music storage with a long battery life.

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