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Body temperature measurement feature, gestures, UI optimizations for Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro rolling out with first firmware update



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On, June 2, 2021, Huawei launched HarmonyOS powered smart products including Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. These smartwatches are the first in their segment to come pre-installed with HarmonyOS.

The Watch 3 series comes with a new and interesting design to make the wearable more comfortable while wearing and designed for different scenarios. Also, both smartwatches provide a faster and smoother touch screen experience.

On the other hand, the new HarmonyOS interface gives more opportunity and works seamlessly with the 3D rotating crown to a new user experience.

Additionally, these new smartwatches bring a number of new watch face and themes, pre-installed AppGallery, and support standalone connectivity by activation eSIM service.

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In terms of health features, it offers a whole health monitoring system with 100+ workout modes, skin temperature detection, Sp02, Sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and more.

As a new wearable, Huawei will send a new firmware update for this device and further improve its performance so it can stand at the top of its level and in the service of consumers.

Talking of firmware updates, the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are receiving the first software update that adds new features including body temperature measurement, the Huawei Music app, support for more third-party apps as well as optimizations for better system stability.

More information about this software update is detailed below alongside the latest features’ explanation.

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  • Added support body temperature detection function
  • New negative one-screen service center
  • New gesture recognition function
  • Added new Huawei Music app
  • New support for more third-party apps
  • Optimization for display interface
  • Optimizes system stability

HarmonyOS Version details:

Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro users can upgrade their smartwatch to HarmonyOS 2 version

Update Notes:

  1. This software update is rolling out in China.
  2. It may expand to global users.
  3. The watch needs to have at least a 20% battery.
  4. Make sure the connection is stable during the update.
  5. Try again if the update fails.

Let’s take a look at new features:

Body temperature detection

The watch has a built-in temperature detection sensor that can detect skin temperature and estimate body temperature. With this feature, users can continuously track their body temperature. And also, the device will send a reminder when the body temperature is higher or lower than the set value for 10 minutes.

Smart gesture recognition

After enabling this feature, when a call comes in, keep the screen of the watch faces up and the palm of the hand is down. Then, quickly make a fist and release it once to answer the call.

Service center

Swipe right on the watch dial interface to enter the negative screen of the watch, and the service center will be displayed on the negative screen. Then, click on “Service Center” to display all the applications configured by the service center.

Huawei Music

This is an independent music App on the watch, which supports online listening and offline playback of music after downloading. Additionally, users can start/pause the music played on the mobile phone through the negative screen of the watch as well as performs other operations.

Third-party apps

The third-party apps such as AutoNavi Maps, Air Travel, Tencent Sports, Sina News, Himalayas. are added to the watch system. Additionally, users can also download several more app from AppGallery.


  • Click the upper button of the watch
  • Tap on the Settings
  • Tap on System and Update
  • Tap on the Software Update option from the list
  • Tap on check for updates
  • Download and install the update

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