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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei expanding display and system update for Watch 3 series
According to the information, Huawei has now begun expanding the display, connection, and system stability improvements for Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro smartwatches to level up the operating experience.
Huawei Watch and Watch 3 Pro:
Launched on June 2, Huawei has brought the new design with the Watch 3 series in order to provide more comfort while wearing. In addition, this is the first smartwatch lineup pre-packed with the new HarmonyOS to support the new distributed technology features.
Moreover, its system is built to provide a faster and smoother touch screen experience as well as bring a number of new watch face and themes, pre-installed AppGallery, and more.
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New Software improvements:
With the new software update, Huawei offers optimizations for system features that can surely enhance the user experience as well device performance. The latest changes include optimizations for the display of certain user interfaces, pairing, and connection as well as system stability in certain scenarios.
- Currently, this is rolling in the global market.
- The watch needs to have at least a 20% battery.
- Make sure the connection is stable during the update.
- Try again if the update fails.
New Version details:
Huawei has pushed the upgraded HarmonyOS 2.0 version 184.108.40.206 from 220.127.116.11 for Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro Chinese variants.
- Optimizes the display of certain user interfaces.
- Optimizes the pairing and connection.
- Optimizes the system stability in certain situations.
How to update:
- Connect the watch to your phone using the Huawei Health app
- Open the App
- Touch Devices
- Touch the Device name
- Choose Firmware update
- Follow the on-screen instructions to update your watch if there are any new updates
Bluetooth and system optimizations rolling out for Huawei FreeBuds 4i
The FreeBuds 4i is a true wireless stereo earphone, which provides an easy pairing solution to other devices using Bluetooth connectivity. For better performance, the connection between the two devices should be stable and strong.
With the latest update, Huawei is sending a new build for FreeBuds 4i that integrates the optimization for Bluetooth connections and system stability to increase the overall user experience.
According to the information, Huawei FreeBuds 4i’s new firmware update comes with the latest software version 18.104.22.168 from 22.214.171.124 with an update size of 1.35MB.
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Huawei FreeBuds 4i previous information:
In the midst of last month, Huawei delivered an update for Huawei FreeBuds 4i users in the global market. It added the AI life application support for iOS users. To be mentioned, this feature was also rolled for the FreeBuds 4i Chinese variant earlier.
- As this update is deployed gradually, it may take some time to arrive on your device.
- Maintain battery at least 30% in both devices.
- Always put earbuds into the charging case and keep the case open(during update).
- Pair earbuds with your phone again before charging and updating.
HOW TO UPDATE:
- Open the AI Life app.
- Make sure the earphones have been connected to your phone and earphones are placed inside the charging case, leave the charging case open, then select the corresponding card for your earphones to access the device’s home screen.
- Touch Check for updates.
- If an update is available, touch UPDATE.
- Wait until the update is complete.
- After the update is complete, close the charging case and wait for 10 minutes for the case to be automatically updated.
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro smartwatch with ECG launched
Huawei has released the new version of the existing Watch GT 2 Pro, which is the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG Gold Card Edition. Aside from this, the company also revealed the new MatePad Pro 12.6 with a 512GB storage option and more products.
Now, Huawei has added a Gold Card service for one year of unlimited time interpretation by ECG experts to Watch GT 2 Pro ECG version. It may offer to do more with your exercise in order to provide good health insights.
- 1.39 inches AMOLED screen
- Titanium body with sapphire glass
- Kylin A1 processor
- 4GB storage
- Support wireless charging
- 5 ATM water resistance
- Bluetooth 5.1
Price and Availability:
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro Gold Card Limited Edition is priced at 3088 Yuan (477 USD). To be mentioned, its pre-sale begins on July 29 and the official sale is scheduled to start on August 12. [Link]
Let’s dive into the full specification of the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG
Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG is the first smart wearable device that received a Class II medical device registration certificate from the National Medical Products Administration.
It features 1.39 inches AMOLED color round screen with 454 x 454 resolution, 326 PPI, Titanium black alloy body, and sapphire glass. Also, the width of the strap is 22mm and the dial circumference is about 140-210mm.
This watch has a size of 46.7mm x 46.7mm x 11.4mm, 52g weight, 4GB storage, brings power and function button, and support for wireless charging. However, it works on the Kylin A1 processor.
In terms of features, it has a newly upgraded TruSeen 4.0+, expert interpretation of ECG, 24/7 Sp02 monitoring, sleep monitoring, pressure monitoring, and more with accurate data.
Additionally, it can provide more than 100 exercise modes. The watch also provides more than 6000 functional dials and dynamic dials as well as supports custom dial backgrounds.