Huawei launches new smartwatches – with its own operating system

In the afternoon, Huawei held a launch event where, among other things, they talked more openly about their own operating system Harmony OS. But gadgets were also on the menu, and among the Swedish current news are the smartwatches Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.

The new watches are actually powered by Harmony OS, but offer similar features and features as before. There should also be no major difference in the user experience. On the home screen, however, there is a new grid with easily accessible apps that we have not seen before, and the navigation can now also be handled with the help of a rotating button on the side. It can also be used for zoom.

Huawei Watch 3
Photo: IDG News

Our sister magazine Tech Advisor has already received a review of the watch and notes a much greater premium feel than before. The user experience with the new Harmony OS should feel like a mix of Google’s Wear OS and Apple’s Watch OS. Apps can be found in the company’s own store App Gallery.

A new system circuit should in turn contribute to a faster and overall more compliant experience. The battery life is also pointed out as markedly improved, where a special battery saving mode should make the Pro watch last just over three weeks without charging. Precisely the battery life seems to be the main separator between the models; Watch 3 is said to have three days of battery life and the Pro version a full five.

Huawei Watch 3
Photo: IDG News

In addition to standard health features such as various exercise programs and heart rate monitoring, the Watch 3 also has a blood oxygen meter, something that is becoming increasingly popular in smartwatches. The watches have also been given larger screens, which results in case sizes of 46 and 48 millimeters, respectively. Both variants support e-sim.

Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro will be released in August. The watches receive a target price of SEK 3,390 and SEK 4,490, respectively