In the midst of busy pushing out its home-grown HarmonyOS to existing handsets, Huawei has introduced its first HarmonyOS product, the Huawei Watch 3 smartwatches.
Though it is not quite the first Huawei gadget to be powered by the new OS. Previously, it was revealed that the Mate X2 will get it in April while other devices such as the Honor Vision Smart TV is also powered by it.
As far as the smartwatch goes, there are two models to choose from, Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. Both differs mainly in aesthetic with the former looking more casual and sporty while the latter is a tad (46.2 x 46.2 x 12.15 mm, 54g vs 48 x 49.6 x 14 mm, 63g) and formal in appearance.
The material is different too. The Watch 3 is stainless steel and ceramic and the Pro model gets the love from titanium and ceramic.
Common spec sheet details include a 1.43-inch AMOLED touch display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, two buttons setup with a rotating crown, water resistance to 5 ATM (only on Pro model), NFC, built-in GPS L1 (+L5 for Pro model), Bluetooth 5.2, WLAN 2.4 GHz, built-in speaker and microphone, and the garden variety of sensors.
Battery capacity is not revealed, but we learned that the Watch 3 offers up to 14 days (21 days on the Pro) under long battery life mode (i.e. and up to 3 days (5 days on the Pro) for typical smart mode.
So far, HarmonyOS looks pretty cool, but eco-system remains a big question. Will there be enough third-party apps to keep the watch useful?
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro will also be available in the U.K. starting on June 18 for £349.99 and £499.99. There’s no need for US pricing because, it will never ever be available in stateside.
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