Huawei this week announced the Huawei Watch 3 series which consist of the Huawei Watch 3 and the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.
Huawei’s smartwatch series has been rather quiet for a while now with the Huawei Watch 2 last launched in April 2017. That’s a three year gap before it actually had a proper predecessor.
Personally speaking, Huawei’s smartwatches are one of the better ones out there, so to me, there’s plenty of excitement with the Huawei Watch 3 this time around.
Highlights of the Huawei Watch 3 Series
Both the Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro will run on Huawei’s new HarmonyOS 2.
Like its predecessor, the Watch 3 offers all-day health monitoring, but there’s definitely improvements since three years without announcing any new models is a long time in tech years, and a lot of advancements had happened in that period.
Aside from its polished design, the watch series comes with a 3D rotating crown that offers tactile feedback.
It also supports standalone connectivity when the eSIM services is activated on the smartphone. This allows users to share the phone number as well as voice and data plans between their smartphone and smartwatch.
Other highlights of the new Watch 3 series is the high-precision temperature sensor which will be used for the first time.
This sensor has skin temperature detection alongside new features such as handwashing detection, fall detection, workout progress and health conditions. T
The following are the sensors available on the smartwatch:
- Acceleration sensor
- Gyro sensor
- Geomagnetic sensor
- Optical heart rate sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- Barometric pressure sensor
- Temperature Sensor
The watch series also does come with 5 ATM-rated water resistance rating.
Huawei Watch 3 vs Huawei Watch 3 Pro
Both the Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro are identical in terms of function with its difference notable in only three key areas.
These areas are the built, battery life and weight.
The basic Watch 3 is made of stainless steel and ceramic, while the Watch 3 Pro is made from titanium and ceramic.
It is also believed that the battery of the Pro version is bigger, hence enabling it to have longer battery life, able to stay alive for five-days battery life in smart mode, or 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode.
The basic model has a shorter battery life at three days in smart mode, and 14 days in ultra-long battery life mode.
Last but not least is the weight of the watches with the pro version a few grams heavier than the standard Watch 3 version.
Price and availability of the Huawei Watch 3
The Watch 3 comes in Active, Classic and Elite Edition while the Watch 3 Pro comes in Classic and Elite Edition.
Huawei said the watches will be available this month (June 2021) but availability of specific models and editions may vary by countries and regions.
There’s no mention when the watches will be available in Malaysia yet, but the Huawei United Kingdom announced the retail price of the Watch 3 at GBP 349.99, and GBP 499.99 for the Watch 3 Pro.
If you want to check out if the watch has been brought into Malaysia just yet, you can try looking it up in Shopee or Lazada.