Buyers Guide: Buying the Huawei Watch 3

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the Huawei Watch 3

Why should you buy the Huawei Watch 3?

The huawei watch 3 series are the first smartwatches utilizing Huawei’s HarmonyOS operating system. It is Huawei’s third smartwatch operating system, following Google’s Android Wear and its LiteOS software, introduced with its most current models.

Despite the Watch 3’s new operating system, Huawei’s prior wearables have a comparable set of functionality. Redesigned home screen with a watchOS-style grid of applications has been added. It also has support for video calls via Huawei’s MeeTime service if that’s something you’d rather not have to deal with.

The high battery life of Huawei’s Watch 3 shows that the operating system is fundamentally different from the version of HarmonyOS Huawei is deploying on its new tablets. The HarmonyOS can also run on low-powered devices with the LiteOS kernel.

Design of Huawei Watch 3

There are minor design differences between the Huawei Watch 3 and the company’s prior smartwatches. OLED screen with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits and 60Hz refresh rate on a 1.43-inch circular form factor.

This wristwatch doesn’t have a rotating bezel since the display covers the whole face. Instead, you use a spinning crown as on an Apple Watch to operate it. An “active” model is available. It has a rubber strap; a “classic” model is available in leather; and an “elite,” made of metal is also available.

Sensors

SpO2, Heart rate, and sleep tracking are all included in this watch’s sensors for measuring physical activity. Temperature sensors have also been included in this watch. As many as a hundred distinct fitness modes are supported by Huawei’s new smartwatch.

E-Sim and 4G Supported

The Watch 2 Pro’s eSIM functionality has returned. It allows the Watch 3 to be used without a phone with a 4G LTE connection. However, Huawei’s MeeTime video calling service was not confirmed to be supported by the watch. Thus it’s not clear if the watch would function with other video calling services like WhatsApp.

As long as you’re ready to switch off 4G and utilize the Watch 3 in “super long-lasting mode,” Huawei claims that it may extend the device’s battery life to 14 days. Huawei claims that even in this low-power mode, you should still track your activities and exercises, and its watch faces will still be animated. The Watch 3 is compatible with Qi wireless charging when it’s time to recharge.

Battery Life

By Apple Watch standards, the battery life is exceptional. In full smartwatch mode, I was able to get four to five days of battery life out of the Watch 3 Pro with three to four hours of GPS workouts. Battery life is rated at an astounding 21 days in the power-saving mode.

Final Thoughts

Huawei’s first HarmonyOS watches have a significant question mark hovering over them about third-party app integration. Huawei promised to bring its apps to its smartphones and displayed a variety of app logos. Huawei’s commitment to working with developers continues.

Huawei Watch 3 will be available in the UK for £349.99 on June 18th, when the device sells. Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro will cost £499.99 and go on sale in the UK on June 28th.

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