Huawei has launched a slew of products at its “HarmonyOS & New Products Launch” event held today. And among them is the new Watch 3 series. It comes with some cool features including the new Harmony OS. Let’s take a look at the key specifications, features, and expected price of the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro in Nepal.
Huawei Watch 3, Watch 3 Pro Overview:
Design and Display
Here, both the Huawei Watch 3 and 3 Pro come with a 1.43-inch circular AMOLED display. This screen features a 466 x 466 resolution with a 326 PPI pixel density. The peak brightness here is listed at 1000 nits. Huawei has trimmed the bezels around the screen for a more premium look and feel.
As for the Pro model, it has a sapphire glass front, titanium body, and ceramic back. You can choose between two designs – Classic and Elite. The former has a leather strap while the Elite variant features a metal band.
Irrespective of the design choice you go for, you get two buttons on the right frame of the watch. Huawei says the crown on the top will uplift the watch’s navigating experience. It works both by rotating and pressing. Then there’s a customizable flat button below it.
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As expected, the biggest highlight of these smartwatches is Harmony OS. To note, this is the first smartwatch from the company to debut with Huawei’s homegrown operating system.
As a result, the UI on the Huawei Watch 3 series is not completely the same as the previous releases with LiteOS. Interestingly, Harmony OS is open source and if Huawei can play it right, it could get tons of third-party app support.
For instance, the home screen has gone through a makeover. The menu UI is now more Apple Watch-like as well. Similarly, Huawei has added video calling features via the MeeTime app. The company is also closely working with developers to bring a wide range of apps to this platform. One such product announced was the new Travel app.
Health & fitness monitoring
Huawei Watch 3 series comes with a bunch of health and fitness tracking features. This includes 24-hour heart rate detection. These smartwatches even have an ECG sensor, first popularized by Apple Watch Series. Likewise, it has a SpO2 sensor for detecting blood oxygen saturation levels.
Huawei has also added a temperature sensor that it says can track user’s skin temperature throughout the day. Watch 3 series can even record your blood glucose level. However, Huawei didn’t mention its working mechanism. In addition, it supports over a hundred different workout modes, including 17 professional workouts.
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Huawei Watch 3 series also has eSIM connectivity, so you can make/receive calls and messages even without a smartphone. It also means that one can use WeChat on the watch, which is quite popular in China. As mentioned earlier, you also have the MeeTime app making use of this feature.
The watch will support music playback control on Huawei Music after an OTA update. Other features include the new travel app, remote camera shutter, and remote control for IoT products.
The watch can even send an SOS message when it detects a fall, assuming that the user is hurt in any way. However, the availability of these features will depend upon the region and the smartphone you pair it with. For instance, most of the features will only work with Huawei devices running on Harmony OS 2 or later.
Huawei Watch 3 is rated to last up to 3 days under normal usage. This is with the 4G LTE turned on. Likewise, it can last up to 14 days when used in the Ultra Long-Lasting mode, which turns off cellular connectivity. Also, the watch’s functionality is limited to SpO2 monitoring, 14 workout modes, and Bluetooth calling under this mode.
On the other hand, the Watch 3 Pro has a superior better life as it can last up to 7 and 21 days in Smart and Ultra Long-Lasting Mode, respectively.
Huawei Watch 3 and 3 Pro Specifications:
- Watch 3: Active/Classic/Elite
- Watch 3 Pro: Classic/Elite
- Watch 3: Stainless Steel + Ceramic; 54g (w/o Strap)
- Watch 3 Pro: Titanium + Ceramic + Sapphire Glass; 63g (w/o strap)
- Watch 3: Fluoroelastomer/Leather/Stainless Steel
- Watch 3 Pro: Leather/Titanium
- Display: 1.43-inches AMOLED; 466 x 466 pixels, 326 PPI
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal
- Button: Round crown, Flat button
- Watch 3: up to 3 days (Smart Mode); Up to 15 days (Ultra Long-lasting Mode)
- Watch 3 Pro: up to 5 days (Smart Mode); Up to 21 days (Ultra Long-lasting Mode)
- Charging: Wireless (5V, 2A)
- Connectivity: eSIM, Bluetooth 5.1, BLE/BR/EDR, Built-in GPS (with GLONASS, Galileo), NFC (China-only)
- Water resistance: 5 ATM certified
- Software: Harmony OS
- Compatibility: Android 6.0 or later, iOS 9.0 or later
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro Price in Nepal
The price of Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro is CNY 2,599 and CNY 3,299, respectively. They will be available for pre-order from June 2 with sales starting on June 11. We expect the price of Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro in Nepal to be NPR 50,000 and NPR 65,000, respectively.
|Huawei Watch 3 series||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Huawei Watch 3||2,599 Yuan||NPR 50,000|
|Huawei Watch 3 Pro||3,299 Yuan||NPR 65,000|
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