Huawei announces HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series, the new flagship smartwatch series powered by HarmonyOS 2
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) recently announced the launch of HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series, which consists of HUAWEI WATCH 3 and HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro, two smartwatches that run HarmonyOS 2 to bring consumers convenient and smart life experiences that are underpinned by enhanced interaction, independent connectivity and all-scenario interconnectivity. On top of Huawei wearables’ professional health and fitness monitoring features and ultra-long battery life, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series includes a high-precision temperature sensor for the first time to support skin temperature detection. Bringing new features such as handwashing detection and fall detection, the new smartwatches will help users monitor their workout progress and health conditions with science-based solutions no matter where their lives take them.
“The brand-new HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series is powered by HarmonyOS 2. The new smartwatches are independent, smart, and as powerful as smartphones. They are designed to make everyday life more convenient than before,” said Kevin Ho, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei Consumer BG. “Health and fitness monitoring has always been one of our wearables’ core strengths and this time, we are including skin temperature detection, handwashing and fall detection to offer a more complete feature set for users to take better control of their own health.”
Redefining smartwatch aesthetics
The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series strikes a balance between smartwatch and traditional watch aesthetics. The polished stainless steel watch body is adorned with a pane of ultra-curved 3D glass and a large display, culminating an elegant design for the smart timepiece series. HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series is the first Huawei smartwatch series to come with a 3D rotating crown that offers tactile feedback. Thanks to the high-precision finger movement recognition, users can zoom in and out of images and slide across the menu options accurately. HarmonyOS 2 also introduces a whole-new user interface with a grid launcher app menu, which complements the 3D rotating crown to deliver a smoother and more intuitive user experience. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series debuts with a more expansive selection of watch faces and watch straps that provide options for users to personalise their smartwatch. With a wide range of innovative and interesting themes including technology, gaming, DIY and short videos, the watch faces can be mixed and matched with fluoroelastomer, nylon, leather, stainless steel and titanium straps to create the perfect accessory to go with any outfit.
Independent intelligence, as powerful as a smartphone
HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series supports standalone connectivity. By activating the eSIM service on their smartphones, users can share the phone number as well as voice and data plans between their smartphone and smartwatch. Besides that, users can also answer incoming MeeTime calls on either device simply by tapping the notification on the device of their choice.
When travelling, users can turn the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series into their personal travel assistant and view taxi information or flight status by raising their wrist, saving them from the hassle of having to juggle their smartphone and luggage. HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series also comes pre-installed with AppGallery, where users can download third-party apps.
Ultra-long battery life for all-day health monitoring
HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series is a professional fitness monitoring assistant, offering over 100 workout modes, skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor, fall detection and SOS alert. Coupled with health monitoring features such as heart rate, SpO2, sleep and pressure, the smartwatch series’ comprehensive feature set allows users to stay up to date on their health condition. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series provides comprehensive protection to safeguard users’ data privacy, and seeks users’ express consent before any data is logged. The HTTPS encryption secures the data in transit, providing users with peace of mind while they enjoy the benefits of Huawei’s health and fitness features. HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro features ultra-long battery life , supporting five-day battery life in smart mode and provides 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode. HUAWEI WATCH 3 can stay powered for three days in smart mode, and 14 days in ultra-long battery life mode.
The HUAWEI WATCH 3 comes in Active, Classic and Elite Edition and the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro comes in Classic and Elite Edition. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 Series will be available from June 2021 and the actual availability for specific models and editions may vary by countries and regions. For more details, please refer to Huawei’s official website.