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Huawei Watch 3 Review: Flagship smartwatch with HarmonyOS power

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At HarmonyOS operating system and new product launch conference, Huawei introduced the latest Huawei Watch 3 Series alongside a bunch of other products working on HarmonyOS.

Huawei Watch 3 series consist of two models – Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro with Active, Classic, and Elite editions.

At present, this HarmonyOS product has been put on the pre-sale in different markets, which include the UK, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy besides the Mainland market.

This new smartwatch, Huawei Watch 3 is surpassing the previous flagship Watch GT series in various aspects such as battery life, health management, ecology, and more. Not to mention its unbeatable offerings, it’s a live example of what a flagship power is.

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Let’s take an overview of Huawei Watch 3:

  • Display: 1.43-inch AMOLED screen
  • Weight: 54gram
  • Screen Resolution: 466 x 466 pixels
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Operating System: HarmonyOS
  • Battery: 450 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, WiFi, NFC
  • Waterproof Resistance: 5ATM

Physiognomy: An elegant structure suitable for all occasions

As I mentioned earlier, Huawei Watch 3 series comes in a standard and Pro model. The standard version can be found in Active Classic and Elite editions, on the other hand, the Pro version comes in the Classic and Elite editions only.

Moving further on the design, it adopts a round dial with a crown button, an elliptical button, and audio ports on the edge of its circumference. It provides a formal look that is no more different from a traditional classic watch.

At first, it seems as an elegant watch goes well on all occasions like business conferences and social gatherings. Its aesthetics provides a feel of a smartwatch, which’s nowhere to be seen as a smartwatch If you don’t reveal its special features such as making calls, checking notifications, and so on.

This watch has its own design not making the technology obvious and keeping the look stylish. The crown button is used for many 3D interactive features and can turn up, down, and zoom the watch interface by revolving the crown

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Coming to the case material, the smartwatch is made of 316L stainless steel and can easily resist scratches, sweat erosion, and other physical damage caused by daily activities. Also, the finely polished design gave the smartwatch a silky apprehension.

To be mentioned the Pro version has Titanium + ceramic frame material with leather and titanium strap options.

Adding to this, the Watch 3 series could be found in Fluoroelastomer, Nylon, Leather, and Stainless Steel Strap variant. While the color options are – Black, Gray Blue, Brown, and Silver, giving us various choices to match the user’s attire.

Features: 100 professional sports modes

The Watch 3 series comes with numerous features for health management and notification management as well. It allows eSIM connectivity and MeeTime calls so you won’t miss any of your important information and stay connected to your important contacts all time.

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The control center can be accessed by swiping downwards on the home screen and swipe upwards to open the notification center. From here you can manage your notification or organize your screen shortcuts.

Meanwhile, if you swipe right to left you can access the sports modes, and the left to right swipe will take you to the weather and service center.

Talking about the sports modes, it features more than 100 professional sports modes, which includes 85 customs modes with auto-detection exercises and 19 Pro modes for indoor and outdoor exercises. The Pro modes include exercises such as:

  1. Running
  2. Walking
  3. Mountaineering
  4. Hiking
  5. Trail running
  6. Cycling
  7. Open water
  8. Triathlon
  9. Skiing
  10. Snowboarding
  11. Cross-country skiing
  12. Golf
  13. Fitness Hoops
  14. Skipping
  15. Cycling
  16. Swimming
  17. Free training
  18. Elliptical machine
  19. Rowing machine

Coming to the health monitoring features, it offers body temperature detection, heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen saturation, sleep monitoring, and pressure monitoring, and more, which helps you to get the closest readings on your health.

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Not only this, if you connect this with the Huawei Health app, you’ll get more organized and well-arranged data. You can see your workout data clearly every step of the way, making you more focused on your goal.

Gesture and Voice Controls:

Huawei Watch 3 comes with handy gesture features to make the management effortless. Users are allowed to set frequently used applications under dial controls that can be accessed by just raising the wrist.

Furthermore, answering a call is easier with this smartwatch. A user only needs to keep the watch screen upside and keeping the palm downside and then quickly make a fist and release it once to answer any call.

In addition, Huawei also installed the virtual voice assistant – Celia voice assistant in this smartwatch. It allows a user to check notifications, set alarms, make payments, and command other IoT devices in your home for additional interactions.

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Battery life: A long-lasting battery experience

This latest lineup of Huawei smartwatches comes with high-end features, gesture controls, and display animations to provide a more enhanced user experience. Undoubtedly, it needed more battery to provide 466 x 466 pixels screen resolutions as well as the above-mentioned features.

If we talk specifically about the battery section, Huawei Watch 3 Pro packs an ultra-long battery life, that runs up to five days on smart mode and provides up to 21 days of long life in ultra-long battery life mode.

On other hand, the Watch 3 can stay up to 3 days on smart mode, while 14 days in the ultra-long battery-saving model. It provides load platform switching according to the situation to save power consumption.

Hm…, How to charge this smartwatch? Well, this smartwatch lineup comes with wireless charging support, which helps you get rid of extra wires.

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Third-party app compatibility: Full house of third-party apps

This latest smartwatch not only comes with built-in system apps but users can also jump to AppGallery and download third-party apps. This is all made possible with the distributed capability of HarmonyOS and its solution to provide maximum app compatibility.

Some of the popular third-party app options on the AppGallery alongside the system apps related to your daily requirements. We can expect that Huawei will continue to add new apps and services to Huawei Watch 3 lineup and give it a completely new user experience.

Conclusion: A flagship smartwatch with HarmonyOS power

Huawei Watch 3 is undoubtedly coming as a beast in terms of features and a power-packed smartwatch with lots of improvements over its predecessor.

This new smartwatch delivers all, it has a brand new operating system – HarmonyOS, which provides all new features. The watch delivers all-around health and fitness trackers, has a premium design that looks astoundingly beautiful.

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Furthermore, the new eSIM capability to provide you native network connectivity without even requiring to touch your phone and lastly a battery capacity that could easily help you to spend days and carry these task without a recharge.

From looks to features to battery life, everything became more convenient and long-lasting with this flagship smartwatch – Huawei Watch 3 powered by HarmonyOS.

Special thanks to Newsdriver senior authorDaoshu

 

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Huawei Band 6: SpO2, 2 week battery and everything you get that rivals a smartwatch

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Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6 is the first smart wearable that revolutionized the entire concept of smart bands. With features including all-day SpO2 monitoring, large display, and 2-week battery life the Huawei Band 6 features are ready to rival a smartwatch.

The success of Huawei Band 6 cannot remain hidden, as recently, Huawei Band 6 Pro with a body temperature sensor made its debut in China. However, we’ll only stick to the regular version for this session.

The Huawei Band 6 feature is deeply inspired by the concept of all-in-one service, which includes smartness, interactivity, and functionality. It brings together all the capabilities of a smartwatch into an all-new smart band, enabling it to do more than what a smart band can, all while not needing the budget for one.

For instance, let’s take a look at what smart brands are known for.

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Smart bands are smaller, with minimized displays, and focuses mainly on just notifications and health alerts, all while depending on an app to display everything. With the new Huawei Band 6, you get all of these, but with the added bonuses of smartwatch-like design and features at a more affordable smart band price.

All you get with Huawei Band 6:

In terms of the health indicators, for example, the Huawei Band 6 is capable of constantly monitoring your blood oxygen (SpO2) levels. An important health indicator, a drop in an individual’s SpO2 levels can result in fatigue while prolonged lower levels are more adverse.

Huawei Band 6

What Huawei does here is, instead of having the users scan their SpO2 levels when they feel down, the Huawei Band 6 monitors it all day long in the background and even alerting the wearer if there are any drops.

The health monitoring doesn’t end there, because the Huawei Band 6 takes on board all of Huawei’s strong health monitoring systems, which allow for accurate heart rate monitoring with Huawei TruSeenTM4.0, Huawei TruSleepTM for accurate sleep tracking, and Huawei TruRelaxTM for stress measurement and management.

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Health and fitness tracking are what smart bands are supposed to do, however, what people don’t expect from a smart band actually comes down to its display, something most variants lack thereof.

Huawei Band 6

With the Huawei Band 6, you get a full-fledged 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a bezel-less design and screen-to-body ratio of 42%, which means the overall experience is more immersive than ever before.

This display not only gives a more interactive experience akin to smartwatches but also gives the overall look and feel of one. Huawei maintains its promise of long battery life with the Huawei Band 6 as well, implementing 2 full weeks of use on a single charge with all the health and fitness features running.

If there is one thing that is constant with smart bands and trackers, is the attention to fitness monitoring and tracking data to evaluate progress.

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The Huawei Band 6 is no stranger to this either, capable of tracking up to 96 workout modes that are automatically detected and tracked to get the most accurate data.

Huawei band 6

This is further complemented by the Huawei TruSportTM algorithm, which deeply analyzes user’s exercise capabilities based on heart rate variability and exercises data and provides detailed assessments such as oxygen intake levels, recovery time, and training effects.

All of this pairs well with the Huawei Health app, which can be used to view all the data, view breathing exercises, set goals and monitor progress, and even set smart alarms and event reminders.

What truly sets the Huawei Band 6 apart is how it has taken the evolutionary cues from smartphones and smartwatches, to result in a device that not only provides all the stellar features one has to come to expect from the likes of a full-fledged smartwatch, but offers it all at the price point of a smart band, thereby changing the game for the product line.

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Huawei expanding display and system update for Watch 3 series

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Huawei Watch 3 Series

Huawei Watch 3 series pre-installed with HarmonyOS 2.0 starts receiving a new firmware update in China. However, this latest update has already reached users in the global market.

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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Read more: Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro launched, the first HarmonyOS powered smartwatches with new health features

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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.

Update Notes:

  • 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 2.0.0.170 from 2.0.0.155 for Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro Chinese variants.

Changelog:

  • 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

Also, check:

Display and Connection update released for Huawei Watch 3 series [Global]

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Bluetooth and system optimizations rolling out for Huawei FreeBuds 4i

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Huawei FreeBuds 4i

Huawei FreeBuds 4i with 3D bionic design is one of Huawei’s popular audio wearables in the global market. To increase the user experience, the company is releasing a new Huawei FreeBuds 4i update.

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.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

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 1.9.0.182 from 1.9.0.176 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.

Update Notes:

  • 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:

  1. Open the AI Life app.
  2. 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.
  3. Touch Check for updates.
  4. If an update is available, touch UPDATE.
  5. Wait until the update is complete.
  6. After the update is complete, close the charging case and wait for 10 minutes for the case to be automatically updated.

(Source: Huaweiailesi)

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Huawei FreeBuds 4i new update released, brings AI Life app support for iOS users

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