After announcing three new tablets with HarmonyOS, Huawei presented this Wednesday (2) the first smartwatches that will run its operational system: Huawei Watch 3 and Huawei Watch 3 Pro. The software includes new features such as a new home screen with a grid of apps in the same style as the WATCH. Video calls are also supported via 'MeeTime', a proprietary service from the manufacturer.

The Watch 3 has a 1,43″ circular OLED screen with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a maximum brightness of 1.000 nits. The screen goes from edge to edge, so there's no swivel frame around the smartwatch. Instead, just like in the Apple Watch, the user will control it by turning a “digital crown”.

Watch 3 will come to retail in four different options. Image: Huawei/Disclosure

The watch will be released in several different styles, among them the 'active' model with a rubber strap, the 'classic' with a leather strap and an 'elite' version with a metal strap.

Support for eSIM and up to 14 days autonomy

Support for eSIM is also present, which means that Watch 3 can be used independently of a mobile phone. In addition to video calls, the watch also supports voice calls. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether the device will work with other services such as WhatsApp.

About autonomy, Huawei claims that with 4G turned on the Watch 3 has about three days of battery life, which extends to 14 days in long-lasting mode and with 4G turned off. Even with the low power mode activated, it will still be possible to monitor activities and exercises.

As is customary in the segment, Huawei's new smart watch has several sensors, including a heart rate monitoring option, a blood oxygenation (SpO2) sensor and sleep tracking. The gadget offers, according to Huawei, support for a hundred different training modes, ranging from running and climbing to cycling and swimming.

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Huawei Watch Pro 3 offers the user more battery life and more accurate location tracking. Image: Huawei/Disclosure

In addition to Watch 3, Huawei also introduced Watch 3 Pro, which offers up to five days of battery life with 4G enabled and up to 21 days in long-lasting mode. Other improvements include its titanium construction and improved location tracking.

Huawei Watch 3 will be released on June 18 for £349,99 (approximately R$2.500) in the UK. The Watch 3 Pro, which will hit shelves on June 28, will cost £499,99. Huawei has not yet confirmed the launch and final price of the devices in other markets.

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