Huawei launched its latest generation of smartwatches, the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro on June 02, 2021. Both of these smart wearables come with a new range of hardware capabilities and first in the category with a pre-installed HarmonyOS operating system.
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro features a round-shaped AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and out of the HarmonyOS 2.0 user experience. The Watch 3 and the 3 Pro differ in battery capacity with the base variant having 450mAh, while the Pro has 790mAh.
Huawei Watch 3 supported Android and iOS devices
Apart from the Huawei phones, the Watch 3 series watches are also supported on Android and iOS devices. However, it may vary on their versions and some of the features also may not be supported.
The Android devices that are running on Android 6.0 or above are compatible with this watch. While for iOS users, the device should have iOS 9.0 or above installed. Both these least supported Android and iOS versions are older and there is hardly any device to have these versions installed now when there are Android 12 and iOS 15 trending.
Huawei Watch 3 functions compatible with Android and iOS
Both Android and iOS have different functionality and supports different types of features. below you can check some of the important changes that you’ll find while connecting Huawei Watch 3 to either Android or iOS.
Huawei Watch 3
- The smart mode in typical scenarios – Connected with an Android device the Watch 3 can provide up to 3 days of battery backup, while for the iOS it only lasts about 1.5 days.
- Ultra-long battery life mode – For both Android and iOS, the estimated battery life is 14 days.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro
- The smart mode in typical scenarios – The Watch 3 Pro gives around 5 days of battery backup when connected to an Android device and 2.5 days back up with iOS.
- Ultra-long battery life mode – It provides 21 days battery backup when the watch when connected to iOS and Android.
With the eSIM feature on the Huawei Watch 3 series, users can answer the incoming calls right from the watch itself. And there are lots of other stuff that can be done using the eSIM functionality. Both iOS and Android users can take full advantage of this feature.
There are several connectivity options in the Watch 3 series,s such as Cellular network (3G/4G), Bluetooth calls are supported, and VoLTE, WLAN (2.4G). All these mentioned features are also available on Android and iOS devices.
Watch face is the first screen that pops up when you lift the smartwatch or when it gets turned on. There are numerous watch faces available for Huawei Watch 3. They come pre-installed with the watch and also available on the Huawei Themes app.
There are different kinds of watch faces supported on both iOS and Android as follows:
- Multifunction watch faces
- Dynamic watch faces
- Gallery watch faces
- Video watch faces DIY
Just like any other smartwatch, Huawei Watch 3 also comes with numerous workout modes which helps you to be healthy and fit. Below are all the support workout modes of Watch 3 on Android and iOS devices:
- 19 professional workout modes
- workout autodetect
- Workout heart rate monitoring
- GPS tracking
- Running courses
- Smart companion
- Workout status
- GPS route back
The Watch 3 has an entire health monitoring system with over 100 workout modes, skin temperature detection4, fall detection, SOS alert, and much more. The watch is loaded with health monitoring features such as heart rate, SpO2, sleep, and pressure.
Supported health features on iOS and Android:
- Heart rate monitoring
- Skin temperature measurement
- Sleep tracking
- Breathing exercise
- Stress tests
- Bood Oxygen monitoring
- Fall detection & SOS
- Handwashing detection
Smart life features are the ones that make your life easy with their convenience of use. The Huawei Watch 3 series comes with a number of smart features that allow users to remotely access their smartphone. These are as follows:
- Message notifications
- Phone SMS reply (Only on Android)
- “Hey Celia” voice assistant
- Gesture recognition
- Voice notes
Other features which are supported on Android and iOS devices include some basics such as Find my phone, Alarm, Weather, Ultra-long battery life mode, and Watch AppGallery. Apart from this, there’s the Huawei Music which you can use in Android while it is not present on iOS.
What’s not supported?
After looking at the long list of the supported feature, it seems that almost every feature is supported on both Android and iOS. Well, still there are some which these users can’t access on the Watch 3 unless they have a Huawei smartphone. These unsupported features are as follows:
- MeTime is only supported on Huawei phones running EMUI 11.0 or later, while iOS completely discard this feature.
- Huawei Share OneHop is one of the advanced watch face feature which is also unavailable on iOS completely and on Android leaving Huawei device with EMUI 11.0 or later.
- Huawei Music is not available on iOS
Things to note:
1. MeeTime and “Hey Celia” voice assistant only applies to specified countries/regions.
3. Only free-of-charge watch faces can be downloaded to iOS phones.
4. Video watch faces DIY, Skin temperature measurement, Phone SMS reply, and Gesture recognition will be supported via OTA.
5. Product features may vary depending on the country/region.
Huawei Watch GT Cyber smartwatch launching soon
New inputs reveal that there’s a new smartwatch – Huawei Watch GT Cyber that could launch soon. This launch will be hosted alongside the revealing of the Huawei P50 Pocket New with a stripped chipset.
This surprising information took place on the Weibo blog of the very famous @FactoryDirectorShiGuan. According to him, Huawei will hold one more conference by the end of this month. The date of this launch event might be near October 25.
If this info proves to be correct, and the Chinese manufacturer rotates his launch chair in the right position then we will grab the new Huawei P50 Pocket foldable variant within a few weeks.
Wait, that’s not it. The tipster has slid the information towards one more product. Alongside the new foldable version, Huawei could also introduce the unique Watch GT Cyber wearable product. That means, not only one but we could have two devices on the user’s ground.
Though it’s quite exciting news, there is no official statement from the company side over this matter. Since the new P50 Pocket is the next model running on the rumor surface, there are huge possibilities that we will catch a launch event at the end of this month.
Huawei P50 Pocket New Variant
The new P50 Pocket will equip the entry-level Snapdragon 778G processor. Yet, there will be no compromise in terms of performance. On the other hand, it will showcase almost the same features and characteristics as the other P50 Pocket models.
The folding device has already got the network certification with model number BAL-AL80. In comparison to previous models, this new version will be cheaper in terms of price. Thus, after the release, we could find more folding phone users in the market.
Apart from the foldable phone, the new term we heard today is the Cyber version of Watch GT. So far, we were looking into the topics related to the GT 4 devices. But here are some new additions to this subject.
Is this the same Watch GT 4? Or is it a separate version? And if this watch is a separate version, then what about the Watch GT 4 series? Don’t worry as we will bring the answer to these questions soon in front of you. Till then, you can have a detailed look over the Watch GT 4 series, below.
Editor’s Choice: Huawei Watch GT 4 is coming this year: Tipster
Huawei Watch D goes on sale in Europe on October 12, priced at 439.85 USD
Hey, Huawei European fans! Here is a great piece of news for you. The ultra-dynamic Huawei Watch D is coming to the Europe region in the form of a sale. And you have the chance to grab this mini gadget for 3,130 yuan [439.85 USD].
The Chinese manufacturer brought the Watch D product into the limelight on December 2021. However, at that moment, the elegant device was only available inside the China boundaries. Thus, some global users were unaware of the Watch D’s existence.
But now, the company has decided to expand the reach of the Huawei Watch D in Europe and other markets, and hence organized the advantageous sale. The tech maker revealed the deal statement on the IFA 2022 platform in Berlin.
It’s worth mentioning that Germany is the first European market for this sale. Thereafter, the Huawei Watch D will begin its journey to the Italy region. Hence, users residing in every part of Europe will get the option to check out this offering.
Mark the date October 12 in your calendar so that you may not miss this golden chance. If you are the one looking for a trendy and super modish smartwatch, then this is the right moment. Prepare your pocket with 3,130 yuan [€449, 439.85 USD].
Huawei Watch D – Key Specs
Huawei has framed the Watch D wearable with a 1.64-inch AMOLED display screen. This panel exhibits a resolution of 456 x 280 pixels. It has a graphite black aluminum watch case and a measurement of 51mm x 38mm x 13.6mm.
In terms of functions, the Huawei Watch D showcases the main feature that supports the special air pump or airbag installation. As a result, it is capable to provide high-precision blood pressure monitoring. Just like the Watch GT 3 Pro, this watch also supports ECG operations on your wrist.
In terms of battery, it gives a 7-day charge with efficient and responsive performance. But make sure that your smartphone runs on Android 6.0, HarmonyOS 2.0, iOS 12.0, and later versions to match the compatibility of the smartwatch.
Huawei begins Watch 3/Pro series WeChat watch version testing
After the GT 3 series, it’s time for Huawei Watch 3/Pro devices to jump into the internal testings of the WeChat watch version. The company has started stretching the official roots of WeChat for all eligible smart wearables.
A few days ago, the company has rolled out a beta version of HarmonyOS 3.0 for the Watch 3 Pro devices with WeChat features. However, the difference was, the firmware existed for only Pro variants with a limited number of users.
On the flip side, we have also reported that after the GT 3 series, Huawei will turn its face to the very efficient – Watch 3 series with the internal testing procedures. Looks like the time has arrived when the Huawei Watch 3 series users will also be able to fetch the WeChat version.
WeChat – in recent times, we have mentioned this term frequently. Well, it is an instant messaging application that allows users to share texts and media content with their contacts. So far, the company has only initiated the intended features of WeChat to its devices. However, now it’s time to catch the official version.
The company has officially initiated the testing of the WeChat edition for the Watch 3 series in the form of the HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 (C00E130R1P130log) build. Further, the firmware carries a huge package size of 256MB.
As quoted, this firmware mainly focuses on the WeChat watch version addition for the respective devices. As a result, users will find more responsive communication features on the wrist after installing the latest software build.
HarmonyOS 184.108.40.206 Update Changelog
The changelog reads the presence of the WeChat watch version. To access the features, scan the watch’s WeChat QR code using the smartphone WeChat application. After scanning, the screen will display the message “Watch WeChat logged in”.
Alternatively, now you will be able to easily operate and view WeChat messages. Besides, you can quickly react to or reply to the received texts. You can also opt for voice replies as per convenience. Further, you can check WeChat message reminders, pictures, emoji expressions, and much more.
Apart from that, the WeChat version will allow you to utilize the WeChat Pay application. Consequently, you can carry out multiple transactions and payment options without even using your handset.
- Ensure that you use HarmonyOS 2 or Android 9.0 and above interface in your smartphone.
- Update the Huawei Health and WeChat application to their latest versions.
- The update procedure may take time. Do not panic and wait patiently for the completion of the update.
- If you encounter any problems during use, please visit the My Huawei app or contact with Huawei Customer service center.