Huawei has introduced its first smartwatches working its personal HarmonyOS running machine, the Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Professional. In principle it’s the 3rd separate running machine Huawei has used for its smartwatches, which in the beginning ran Google’s Android Put on (now Put on OS) prior to introducing its personal LiteOS device with newer gadgets.
In spite of the brand new OS, the Watch 3 provides a identical set of options to Huawei’s earlier wearables. New additions features a redesigned house display screen that now is composed of a watchOS-style grid of apps relatively than a listing (even though you’re loose to modify again to a listing if you happen to choose), and there’s additionally fortify for video calling thru Huawei’s personal MeeTime provider.
Even supposing it’s branded as a HarmonyOS tool, the Watch 3’s lengthy battery existence suggests its running machine is considerably other from the model of HarmonyOS Huawei is the use of on its new pills, and could have extra in commonplace with LiteOS on its earlier watches. Huawei didn’t reply to questions on any similarities between HarmonyOS and its current running techniques.
The Watch 3’s design doesn’t deviate a lot from Huawei’s earlier good watches. It’s were given a round 1.43-inch OLED show with a 60Hz refresh fee and a top brightness of 1000 nits. The show is edge-to-edge, so there’s no rotating bezel in this smartwatch. As a substitute you keep watch over it by the use of a rotating crown, very similar to an Apple Watch. The watch is to be had in a few other kinds together with an “energetic” fashion with a rubber strap, a “vintage” fashion with leather-based, and an “elite” model with a steel bracelet.
For process monitoring, the watch options lots of the similar sensors as earlier fashions, together with middle fee monitoring, an Sp02 sensor, and sleep monitoring. However new for this model is a temperature sensor, very similar to Fitbit’s Sense smartwatch from closing yr. Huawei says this sensor can frequently monitor the temperature of your pores and skin all the way through the process the day. Huawei says the watch helps 100 other exercise modes, starting from working to mountain climbing, biking, and swimming.
eSIM fortify returns from the Watch 2 Professional, this means that the Watch 3 may also be operated independently from a telephone with its personal 4G LTE connection. The watch helps making voice calls immediately, and there’s additionally fortify for video calls by the use of Huawei’s MeeTime provider (even though there wasn’t any affirmation about whether or not the watch will paintings with different video calling products and services like WhatsApp).
With 4G grew to become on, Huawei says you must get round 3 days of battery existence from the Watch 3, however that extends to fourteen days if you happen to’re keen to show off 4G and use the telephone in “extremely lengthy lasting mode.” Even on this low-power mode, Huawei says you must nonetheless be capable to monitor your process and exercises, and its watch faces will nonetheless be animated. When it’s time to fee, the Watch 3 helps Qi wi-fi charging.
In addition to the Watch 3, Huawei may be pronouncing the Watch 3 Professional nowadays, which provides as much as 5 days of battery existence with 4G grew to become on, and as much as 21 days in its lengthy battery existence mode. Different enhancements come with a extra top rate titanium building, and extra correct GPS monitoring.
3rd-party app fortify remains to be a large query mark putting over Huawei’s first HarmonyOS watches. As all the time, Huawei guarantees it’s operating with builders on bringing their apps to its gadgets, and confirmed off a spread of app trademarks together with one for the Emirates airline. However past that, there weren’t any app trademarks for products and services I known, and Huawei hasn’t showed fortify from any of the key tune streaming products and services.
The Huawei Watch 3 will value £349.99 in the United Kingdom, the place it releases on June 18th. In the meantime, the Huawei Watch 3 Professional will value £499.99 and will likely be to be had from June twenty eighth within the nation.
Replace June second, 8:39AM ET: Added UK pricing and unlock data.