Huawei officially launched its latest flagship smartwatch, the Huawei Watch 3. The smartwatch is the successor of the Huawei Watch 2 which was introduced in 2017.
As a successor, Huawei Watch 3 is equipped with a number of significant improvements, one of which is the operating system (OS) that it carries. Instead of Android WearOS, the Huawei Watch 3 now runs HarmonyOS.
That way, Huawei Watch 3 has its own application store (App Gallery) that is already installed on the device. Users also do not need to bother installing various applications from smartphones.
In addition to the OS, improvements can also be seen from the design. Huawei Watch 3 is now equipped with a rotating crown with haptic feedback that makes it easier for users to navigate between menus.
The smartwatch sports a 1.43-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, a pixel density of 326 PPI, and a brightness level of 1000 nits. The screen is also protected with 2.5D glass to give it a premium feel.
For hardware, the Huawei Watch 3 is powered by the Hi6262 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory. Inside, there are various sensors, such as heart rate, SpO2, and body temperature measurement which are claimed to be the first to be present in Huawei wearables.
In terms of power, Huawei claims the Watch 3 can last up to 5 days with 4G connectivity turned on, or 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode. Other features include eSIM, LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, health and sleep tracking support, as well as an activity recorder that supports more than 100 exercise modes.
Price and Availability
Huawei Watch 3 comes in two variants, regular and Pro, and is equipped with various watch straps with different materials, Active (silicone), Classic (leather), and Elite (metal).
The smartwatch is scheduled to be available on June 18 at the cheapest price of CNY 2600. Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro will follow on sale on June 28 with the price tag of CNY 3300.