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Here’s how your Huawei smart wearable devices protects your personal data out from attackers

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Alongside smartphones, Huawei also steps feet into wearable segments and continuously releasing new smartwatches, bands, and more with the latest capabilities. As of now, Huawei smart wearable devices are becoming hot items because of their offerings.

With just a smartwatch and wristband, users can track their heart rate, steps climbed, calories burned, and many other fitness and health indicators. It shows that there is much highly personal information and sensitive health data of users generated by their wearable is stored in it.

But, if you lost your watch or band and it is very risky for the device owner. If your data is not properly protected so it can easily be exploited by a malicious actor.

In this equation, Hauwei always worried about user’s data security and has long been committed to protecting user data. By integrating Huawei wearables with a wide range of privacy protection solutions into its software, hardware, as well as smart ecosystem.

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And since entering the wearable market, it has bolstered its smartwatches and bands with the following features:

  • New lock screen feature
  • Secure connection and data transfer via Bluetooth
  • Hierarchical protection for personal data
  • Secure and manageable personal data collection
  • Strict third-party app permission management
  • Wrap-up

Let’s take a deep look at these features:

1. New lock screen feature

Most brand smartwatches don’t support lock function, which means that anyone who gets their hands on it could read your data, simply by waking up the screen. But, the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the company’s latest flagship watch, has added a long-awaited lock screen feature in its latest update to properly address this issue. The watch now automatically locks the screen when you take it off, and requires you to enter the 6-digit password you’ve set to unlock it.

2. Secure connection and data transfer via Bluetooth

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Huawei has implemented strict measures to ensure that Bluetooth-enabled connections and data transfers between Huawei’s wearables and the Huawei Health app are safe and secure. For instance, when a new watch is added in Huawei Health, the app requires you to manually confirm the addition on the watch to prevent unknown devices from connecting to your wearables. In addition, high-risk personal data is encrypted when transferred via Bluetooth.

3. Hierarchical protection for personal data

Huawei Health classifies and manages data on your Huawei phone, according to different security tiers, with different corresponding encryption methods for each. For instance, highly sensitive health information (such as blood sugar, cholesterol, and pressure levels) is protected with file-level encryption, and this data cannot be accessed when the phone screen is locked.

All health-related data is stored safely in encrypted databases, which are protected with security keys. These keys are randomly generated to ensure that you won’t share the same certificate with other users. They are further encrypted by additional security safeguards to prevent the data from leaking.

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Fitness data (including your total steps, distance traveled, calories burned, workout routes, and VO2Max) and personal information (including your account details, height, and weight) are stored and protected in Huawei Health’s privacy sandbox, using the AES CBC 256 encryption algorithm.

4. Secure and manageable personal data collection

The Huawei Health app gives you complete control over data sharing and authorization. You can manage your own data under Me > Privacy management after logging in to the app with your Huawei ID. You also have the right to determine whether to sync your data to Cloud, as well as what data can be shared with third-party apps, and what permissions are granted locally in Huawei Health.

Huawei Health comes with a feature named Dynamic Tracking, which allows you to record a video of your outdoor workout routes. You may have been concerned that your location or other personal data would be obtained or tracked by others when you post a video on social media, but you can rest assured now that you decide exactly which information is included in workout route videos.

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If you would prefer to keep where you’ve been or where you’re going as private information, you can choose not to disclose your GPS location in the video. You can also create videos with different map styles to present an image and video-based map display that’s not an actual GPS map. Thanks to these features, Huawei Health enables you to freely share your fitness journey with friends and family, without having to worry that your personal data could be misused.

5. Strict third-party app permission management

Due to the rapid surge in the number of health-related apps, Huawei has implemented a rigorous screening process for all third-party apps that the company works with to guarantee optimal data security. Your personal data can only be accessed by a third-party app after you’ve provided explicit consent for it to do so, and you have the right to be involved in the data collection process. All phone permissions granted to the apps, notably access permission, will be terminated, as soon as they no longer work with Huawei.

6. Wrap-up

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Huawei has already adopted groundbreaking privacy protection technologies to safeguard your personal data and will continue to work tirelessly to enhance its wearables, for better, and more secure digital health management.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei launched Watch GT 3 series WeChat watch version with new features

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Huawei Watch GT 3 WeChat version launched

Huawei fans! Are your eyes searching for a fantastic wearable device? If yes, then here is a piece of good news for you. Today, Huawei has officially launched the Watch GT 3 WeChat version with some dynamic and useful features.

With the onset of this day, we found an appealing post on Huawei’s official Weibo channel. The company has shared an interesting video showcasing the new Huawei Watch GT 3 WeChat edition with its impressive features.

The Chinese tech giant initiated the Watch GT 3 series WeChat watch version recruitment in July this year. Thereafter, the company began pushing off limited WeChat features to the respective watch series through the medium of regular updates.

Finally, the company has launched an all-new Huawei Watch GT 3 WeChat watch version for its consumers. Unlike the other variants, the newly-launched version brings a full bag of WeChat features and functions for users.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 WeChat version launched

WeChat Watch Version:

Using a Bluetooth connection, Huawei Watch GT 3 users can easily operate the WeChat app and use its function without even employing their phones. Besides, you can manage the text and voice messages by simply raising your hands and facing the watch towards you.

Further, you also gain the ability to set voice or video call reminders on WeChat. At the same time, you get access to WeChat Pay to perform several transactions in a go! Now quick replies to voice and text will always remain at your fingertips.

However, users must note that the new version will only support Android 9.0 and HarmonyOS 2.0 and newer software. Aside, the WeChat App on your phone must be running on the 8.0.24 version or above. And there is no space for the iOS system at the time.

Talking about the WeChat watch version, it currently supports the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro, Huawei Watch GT 3 Porsche Design, Huawei Watch GT 3, Huawei Watch GT Runner, and the Huawei Watch GT 2022 Collection.

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Huawei Watch 3 Series is next!

In this WeChat watch version queue, Huawei Watch 3 series is next. The company has mentioned that the respective watch with the WeChat version has entered the internal testing phase. And within a few days, the upgrade will be successful.

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Huawei sends another Watch 3 Pro update in the global market [September 2022]

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There are a lot of updates that have been rolled out this month for the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch GT 3 series. In the latest edition, Huawei released another update for the Watch 3 Pro for global users in the month of September.

According to Huaweiblog, Huawei is sending the second September 2022 update for Watch 3 Pro with new optimizations for location speed and accuracy of outdoor training routes. It’s quite helpful and required optimization for the Watch 3 Pro.

For your information, Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are the first smartwatches to come with HarmonyOS 2 operating system. With the unveiling of HarmonyOS 3 in July, the company has started testing these watches with the latest operating system version.

As for now, the global version of the watch currently runs HarmonyOS 2.1 and may soon be available with HarmonyOS 3.

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Changelog:

This update optimizes the location speed and accuracy of outdoor training routes for specific scenarios.

Optimizations:

  • Optimizes location speed and accuracy of outdoor training routes for specific scenarios.

Huawei Watch 3 Pro users can download this software by the Huawei Health app, from here select the smartwatch, and navigate toward the firmware update section. Once downloaded, the update package will take some time to install on your smartwatch, as it’ll restart the smartwatch upon successful installation.

Notes:

Before you begin, we suggest you sufficiently charge your smartwatch and keep it connected to the network.

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Update Huawei Watch GT 3 to install Running Ability Index feature and alarm improvements

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Huawei has recently started dispatching a new HarmonyOS 2 version for the Watch GT 3 users in the home territory. The new update for Huawei Watch GT 3 aims to give something new to the users with optimizations and a new Running Ability Index Support feature.

Huawei is always prioritized resolving consumers’ issues by releasing timely updates, that aim to fix bugs and issues if they are stuck. This new update is a package of features optimizations and more.

Let’s explore the changelog:

Optimizations

  • Added Running Ability Index support for indoor running
  • The Alarm has been optimized

New version: HarmonyOS 2.1.0.405 (c00M10)

Update size: 57.72 MB.

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The Huawei Watch GT 3 Running Ability Index:

A runner’s endurance and technique effectiveness are reflected by the Running Ability Index, a thorough index. Based on a runner’s top times, it was created. A runner typically performs better in contests if their RAI is higher. Predicted timings and pace zone are two factors that the Running Ability Index considers.

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Additionally, Alarm optimization will give you a recognized system efficiency. It gives you an accurate alarm and more. Now you can sleep without fear of missing an alarm or getting late.

Huawei Watch GT 3 HarmonyOS 3 update:

The Huawei Watch 3 users are currently enjoying the HarmonyOS 3 new features and improvements on their handset. But it is still awaited for the Watch GT 3 users, we can expect that company to soon release a new HarmonyOS 3 version on their smartwatch.

Well, the Huawei Watch GT 3 is the latest smartwatch offered by the company and Huawei it may enlist next to release the HarmonyOS 3 update for the user’s feedback. So Huawei Warch GT 3 users are ready to experience the new features of HarmonyOS 3 on their smartwatch.

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It will give you a new start and boost the functioning of the device for the user’s satisfaction and concerns.

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