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Huawei Watch 3 Review: Flagship smartwatch with HarmonyOS power



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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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