Huawei has just refreshed its smart watch offerings with the Huawei Watch 3 series – the Watch 3 and the Watch 3 Pro.
The Huawei Watch 3 series features a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a 466×466 resolution and 326 ppi. In addition to the upgrade in the face itself, they feature a 3D rotating crown on the right side of the watch for navigation. Rotating the crown allows you to switch between menus, while pressing it allows you to enter or exit a menu.
These are also the first smart watches that are built with the company’s OS, HarmonyOS.
Huawei Watch 3
The watch body of the vanilla Watch 3 is built from 316L stainless steel while the back is made of ceramic. The display, on the other hand, is protected by strengthened glass.
The watch is water-resistant to up to 5 ATM. Without the strap, the Watch 3 weighs 54g and is 12.15mm thick.
It tracks SpO2, heart rate, sleep, and stress levels, as expected from a smart watch in this day and age. Additionally, it features a skin temperature sensor. The watch also includes a medication reminder function.
The watch also supports over 100 sports modes and 17 professional workout modes. It also has positioning support with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS.
The Watch 3 supports an eSIM with a 4G connection which allows you to make and receive calls from the watch itself. It also has AppGallery meaning you can download apps directly to the watch, without the need of a smartphone. The company did not mention the chipset but it is confirmed to have 2GB RAM and 16GB storage on board.
Another feature that it introduces includes streaming music from Huawei Music and sending it to your Bluetooth headphones. Moreover, you can also answer video calls but you won’t be seen. Although thanks to HarmonyOS, you’ll be able to use another device like the Huawei Vision S Series as a camera source.
The watch also supports translation apps for your travels and recording voice notes for quickly noting down your thoughts while on the go.
As far as battery life goes, it is said to offer up to 4 days of use with Smart Mode and 14 days of use with Ultra-Long Battery Mode. It charges wirelessly.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro
The Huawei Watch 3 Pro, on the other hand, has a more classic look with a bezel around the display. The body is made out of titanium with a ceramic back, while the screen is protected by sapphire glass.
The Pro version is slightly larger at 48×48.6x14mm and weighs 63g without the strap. Its battery life is longer than its vanilla sibling. It is said to offer up to 7 days with Smart Mode and 21 days with Ultra-Long Battery Mode.
The Pro option comes in Elite and Classic versions and features a dual-band GPS receiver. It, of course, shares the rest of the features as its vanilla sibling.
Huawei Watch 3 series price and availability
The Huawei Watch 3 is available starting at CNY 2,599, while the Watch 3 Pro starts at CNY 3,299. Both watches will be available in China starting June 11 and is now available for pre-order.
The straps can also be purchased separately with a variety of materials and colors to choose from starting at CNY 199.