Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro smartwatches were announced a couple of weeks ago in conjunction with Harmony OS 2.0. We’ve been reviewing the Pro model since then, and now that we’re done, we can share what we liked and what we didn’t.
Wearables like the Watch 3 series can make standalone phone calls without the use of a smartphone. We have here the pro model, which differs in design, building materials, and battery life from the vanilla model.
Introduction of Huawei company:
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational technology corporation headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. It is part of the Huawei Group. The company designs, develops, and sells telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics.
The company was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former deputy divisional commander of the People’s Liberation Army. Huawei began as a phone switch manufacturer but has since expanded its business into telecom network building, consulting and operational services, as well as consumer products.
The Build & Design of Huawei Smartwatch:
There is a premium titanium body and 22mm standard strap with the Huawei Watch 3 Pro. I love how it looks and feels. Most luxury watches weigh a lot, but our variant was comfortable to wear without being too heavy. It weighs just 63 grams without the strap.
The Watch 3 Pro comes with a rubber strap and a steel strap, so you can easily match it to any outfit, but if that isn’t enough, you can always get more.
The 1.43″ display and 48mm case, however, might be too large for smaller wrists. With most watch faces, the bezel surrounding the touch screen is divided into 24 sections (for the 24 hours of the day).
In addition to titanium, the crown button on the side of the watch is inscribed with “Huawei watch”. It functions both as a scroll and a button, but getting used to scrolling with it takes a bit of getting used to. You can map a secondary key – by default, it is Workout, but you can also map Music, Contacts, or AppGallery.
The Software of Huawei:
The main upgrade Huawei made to the Watch 3 Pro from the Watch GT 2 Pro was the operating system. The device now runs HarmonyOS 2.0, which adds depth to the features already in place. Huawei has kept the design simple and only enlarged the font to match the larger screen – the icons are still the same.
Huawei’s answer to Siri and Alexa is Celia, due to the smartwatch being integrated into the Harmony ecosystem. The Watch 3 Pro needs to be connected to the internet – either via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or the e-SIM.
Users of Huawei and non-Huawei devices will be familiar with the pre-loaded apps – Heart Rate, Sleep Tracking, SpO2 measurements, Breathing exercises. The main difference comes from Huawei AppGallery, which offers applications that can be used either independently or as a companion to existing apps on your phone. As the store is still fairly new, there aren’t many apps yet, but we hope to see more in the future.
Huawei has decided to give you the option of having your apps in a grid or list. A glance at the former shows more apps, while the latter brings an element of order, although scrolling is necessary and might be too much if there are many installed apps.
The Connectivity of Huawei watch:
Huawei has also changed the way its wearables are connected to the world as part of its wearable department. For the past few years, at least since the company has been using the Lite OS, connectivity was limited to Bluetooth and GPS.
It is important to note that the carrier must allow the change to take place through proprietary QR codes, which means not everyone would get an independent smartwatch.
The Battery Life of Huawei Watch:
Huawei wearables are known for their outstanding battery life, and the Huawei Watch 3 Pro can last up to 21 days before needing a recharge. The battery life is just over three days when Wi-Fi is on, the e-SIM is connected, NFC is occasionally used, notifications are popping up left and right, and the AOD is active. The battery was completely drained of its 790 mAh.