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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 Watch GT 2e is receiving October 2021 update

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Huawei Watch GT 2e October 2021 Update

Huawei has been updating its devices to provide new features and enable software enhancements in the system. Related to this, the Huawei Watch GT 2e is now receiving the October 2021 software update that comes with system stability improvements.

In terms of details, this new firmware update comes with new system optimizations that improve the overall performance and provides you with a better smart wearable performance.

The Huawei Watch GT 2e October 2021 update comes with firmware version 1.0.8.16 upgrading from 1.0.8.12 and 1.0.8.10. However, the changelog doesn’t seem to offer more than the mentioned changes.

The Watch GT 2e follows the same path but has a different approach towards the consumers. It comes with a stylish finishing coupled with sports and a rugged look. This watch is suitable for all scenarios, use cases and provides optimum performance from indoor to outdoor, the Watch GT 2 won’t disappoint its consumers.

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Huawei Watch GT 2e October 2021 Update

Important Notes:

  1. For a better user experience, you are advised to update the Huawei Health app to the latest version in the app store first.
  2. Keep Bluetooth connected during the update. If the update fails, try again.
  3. Updating the wearable device may take some time. Please wait for the progress bar on the device to complete. The device will automatically restart after the update is complete.
  4. If you encounter any issues when using the device, please call the Huawei customer service hotline or visit a Huawei customer service center for assistance.

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, then follow the onscreen instructions to update your watch if there is any new updates. If any update is available, it’s recommended to download the firmware and install it as soon as possible. Do note that this update is rolling out gradually, so it may take some time reach every device.

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Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless charging variant price drop 200 yuan

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The wireless charging of Huawei FreeBuds 4 true earphones is now opened at a discount price of 200 yuan for a limited time in China. The price is only 799 yuan and you can enjoy 3 interest-free periods when you place an order, the whole point purchases a limited amount of earphone protective cover IP models, and so on.

It’s worth mentioning, that the price of the Huawei FreeBuds 4 wired charging version is still 899 yuan, which one to buy must already know the answer. The FreeBuds 4 uses a semi-open in-ear design, which has good ventilation and brings a comfortable wearing experience.

With Huawei’s self-developed in-ear adaptive noise reduction technology, it can moderately reduce external low-frequency noise. after turning on noise reduction, the adaptive technology can Detect the user’s ear canal and match the most suitable one among multiple sets of noise reduction parameters.

Huawei FreeBuds 4 price discount

Equipped with a 14.3mm wide-range sounding unit, the sound frequency range is up to 40kHz, the treble is transparent and full, and the bass is surging. it supports touch operation to let You don’t need to take out your phone frequently during use.

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Huawei FreeBuds 4 supports a smart audio connection, which can transfer the audio from other devices to the headset. When watching movies on the big screen at night, will not disturb the family’s rest. Dual-device connection, audio can be switched in real-time between devices, eliminating the trouble of reconnecting.

The audio connection center of the AI Life APP can manage the connected devices with the headset to realize rapid switching between multiple devices. The Smart Listening service allows users to subscribe to rich audio content, whether it is recommended playlists, fresh information or weather forecasts Flight reminders.

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Huawei Watch Fit New firmware brings New Skipping Rope mode

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Huawei Watch Fit New

Last month, Huawei unveiled an enhanced Watch Fit that comes with a new design and improved features for an improved user experience. The first generation Watch Fit was the first smart wearable to come with a squared frame.

The watch has plenty to improve, and H is now sending a new firmware for the Watch Fit that comes adds a new rope skipping mode during exercise and optimizes the system stability in some scenes. It is recommended that you update.

According to the information, the Huawei Watch Fit New firmware update comes with version 1.1.0.36 upgrading from 1.1.0.30. This update also adds new optimizations for the system for improving system performance.

Add a skipping rope mode during exercise, which can monitor the number of skipping ropes. This also includes exercise data such as the number of consecutive jumps, heart rate, and calorie consumption.

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Huawei watch Fit New skipping Rope feature

Upgrade notes

  • Please keep the device power greater than 20% before upgrading.
  • Please make sure that the Bluetooth connection is maintained during the upgrade process. If the upgrade fails, please try again.
  • Do not operate the device during the upgrade process.
  • The upgrade process may be long, please wait patiently for the progress bar on the device side to complete, and the device will automatically restart after the system is updated.
  • Before you upgrade by application market will be a “sports and health” application update to the latest version.

Huawei Watch Fit New:

Display and Design:

New Huawei Watch Fit series smartwatches come with a 1.64 inches AMOLED color screen supporting 456 pixels × 280 pixels screen resolution. It has a side button and screen touch support. However, it has two models, the first one with 130–210 mm circumference and another one with 110–190 mm circumference.

Huawei Watch Fit New

Sport Modes and Health Features:

There are more than 97 sports modes available in this watch including rope skipping modes, elliptical machine, running, cycling, swimming, etc. Besides, connecting the watch with Huawei Heath App will let you keep track of your activities. In addition, you can check incoming calls, messages, and notifications in just one glance.

Additional Features:

The watch is compatible with the device on HarmonyOS 2; Android 6.0 and above; iOS 9.0 and above, has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, 5ATM waterproof supports, GPS, and NFC support. Meanwhile, it packs a 180 mAh battery capacity with magnetic charging support.

Huawei Watch Fit New

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