Today marks the launch of both the Basic and Pro versions of the Huawei Watch 3

Today, in conjunction with Global Running Day, Huawei has announced the debut of the Huawei Watch 3 in both its standard and Pro iterations. The latest version of HarmonyOS, 2.0, is utilized by the devices.

HarmonyOS

In 2019, Huawei made the announcement for the operating system for the first time at a Developer Conference held in the city of Dongguan in China. It is intended to lessen or eliminate Huawei’s reliance on Google WearOS.

To refresh your memory, Google terminated the license for the company’s use of Android on May 15th, 2019. Following the issuance of an “Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain,” the Trump administration made the decision to take this action. The Chinese tech firm was accused of employing the technology in a way that allowed it to spy on US assets. The most immediate effect of this was that Google made the decision to stop providing new Android updates to Huawei smartphones.

The creation of a unified ecosystem through the use of multiple devices is made possible by HarmonyOS. The goal is to have all internet-connected gadgets, such as smartphones, smartwatches, desktop computers, and in-vehicle entertainment systems, communicate with one another. Harmony, according to Huawei, is an open-source platform in order to stimulate its acceptance and further development.

Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, made these remarks in reference to the upcoming launch in 2019: “totally different from Android and iOS” because of its compatibility with a wide variety of devices. “You only need to design your apps once, and then you can deploy them in a variety of ways on a wide variety of devices.”

It would appear that a “microkernel architecture” will be the secret behind the software’s ability to be “five times faster than existing systems.” As a result of integrating a variety of distinct verification methods, it will have an infrastructure that is exceptionally safe.

Both the Huawei Watch 3 and the Huawei Watch 3 Pro

The Huawei Watch 3 and a Pro model of the same watch are the first smartwatches to be seen today that are powered by the Harmony operating system. Both were revealed at the same time during a massive global launch event, along with a number of tablets and software for electronic gadgets. These are the highly anticipated follow-up models of the Huawei Watch 2 series (though we have had other Huawei smartwatches show up in the last few years).

With the first release of HarmonyOS for smartwatches, we now have a redesigned user interface and support for eSIMs and cellular connectivity, allowing you to do more from your wrist.

When Huawei first unveiled its Watch GT series, it had been dormant for a few years. The wearable device does away with Google WearOS in favor of its own software, which is known as light. This may be an indication of things to come. It is essentially a minimalist operating system and provides a restricted set of smart functionalities, but it has great battery life. However, harmony is a substitute for WearOS, which offers a significantly higher level of functionality.

The launch of the new smartwatch platform was originally anticipated to take place in October of last year. During the previous summer, there were rumors that Huawei would launch a new collection of timepieces under the Mate brand. There are existing electronic devices such as PCs and tablets bearing that name. Something called a “Huawei Mate Watch” was the subject of a trademark application that Huawei submitted. Nothing has come of it up to this point.

When it comes to the appearance of the new watches, they are quite slick looking! The display is AMOLED measuring 1.43 inches in size and having a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels, 1000 nits, and 326 PPI. The item weighs only 54 grams and has a diameter of 46 millimeters.

One thing that immediately jumps out at you is how narrow the curved bezel surrounds the AMOLED screen. Although it’s not quite edge-to-edge, the experience is definitely impressive. The bezel on the Generation 2 device is relatively thick and does not have an appealing appearance. Overall, the Huawei Watch 3 is more sophisticated looking and is 0.15 millimeters thinner than its predecessor, which measured 12.3 millimeters.

In addition to that, the actual button layout has been completely rethought. The watch still has two buttons on the right side, but one of them has been replaced with a 3D rotating crown, while the other button has been made to be much less noticeable by adopting a flat appearance.

The Hi6262 chipset, which is located on the inside of the device, collaborates with an eSIM/LTE modem to provide untethered phone conversations and video calls (with no camera, so only receiving) and streaming from Huawei Music. Additionally, the device has 2 GB of random access memory (RAM) and 16 GB of storage space.

Wi-Fi and dual-band GPS compatibility (including GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS) are also included, in addition to a heart rate monitor, temperature sensor, SpO2 monitor, and support for over 100 different sports modes (17 professional with detailed statistics and 85 standards). The automatic recognition of workouts works for activities such as walking, jogging, elliptical machines, and rowing machines. A meter that tracks your recuperation and your level of fatigue will let you know when it is safe for you to start exercising again.

The battery life of the ordinary model is an impressive 14 days when the device is set to power saver mode. This is up to three weeks with the Watch 3 Pro edition. On the other hand, with all the bells and whistles, you’ll probably need to charge the watches about once every three days (five days on Pro).

The two variations also differ from one another in terms of the quality of their construction. The ordinary model is constructed of steel and has a ceramic back, while the Pro model features a case made of titanium, ceramic, and sapphire glass. The latter measures 48 x 48.6 x 14 millimeters and weighs 63 grams. In addition, it has a larger footprint.

Price and supply are listed here

The next Huawei Watch 3 appears to provide a user experience that is significantly more streamlined than the one now available. When it is released on June 18th, customers can purchase it in either black or classy brown leather straps for approximately $410 each. The Pro version adds a whopping $110 to the total cost (release date June 28th).

You have a variety of strap options to choose from when accessorizing the timepieces, such as the Active (rubber strap), Classic (leather strap), and Elite (metal link bracelet). You can switch these around however you like because they are interchangeable.

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