Pro-ver­sions of smart-watch “Huawei” are expen­sive both in cost and in sales. Is it worth it, we will under­stand after the review of Huawei Watch 3 Pro. They are announced as “smart” watch­es and sports gad­gets. Let’s see how well the man­u­fac­tur­er suc­ceed­ed in this sym­bio­sis.

Smart watch Huawei Watch 3 Pro on hand

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Appearance and body

The mod­el came out quite weighty — 63 grams with­out a strap, and with it — a lit­tle more than 80 g. Let’s say the Watch GT 2 Sport weighs only 41 g. You can’t call the firmware com­pact either: 48x14x49. But it is imme­di­ate­ly clear that this is a seri­ous gad­get.

There is a par­tic­u­lar­ly durable tita­ni­um case and the use of ceram­ic for the back sur­face, a sap­phire crys­tal cov­er­ing the screen, and sen­sors on the inside. The lat­ter are used to mea­sure the heart­beat, fix the blood oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion and skin tem­per­a­ture.

The dial is round in a sil­ver-met­al frame. Around it is a small fixed bezel with num­bers to help keep time. There are 2 phys­i­cal con­trols on the right side of the case:

  1. Swiv­el wheel with tac­tile feed­back. It works on press­ing and on scrolling, for exam­ple, if you need to scroll up / down a menu or an incom­ing noti­fi­ca­tion. On the active screen, it can be used to increase or decrease the size of the icons on the screen.
  2. A small but­ton that launch­es var­i­ous train­ing modes. There is real­ly a huge selec­tion of activ­i­ties here: walk­ing and run­ning out­doors or indoors, rid­ing a bike, swim­ming in the pool and ponds, ski­ing, triathlon and more.

Wheel and control button on the case of Huawei Watch 3 Pro

The case is water­proof. The declared lev­el is 5 ATM, that is, you can swim in fresh and salt water. But it is not rec­om­mend­ed to use the wrist gad­get in deep div­ing, water sports, asso­ci­at­ed with high speed.

The strap is made of gen­uine leather, has a stan­dard width of 22 mm. Can be adjust­ed in size from 140 to 210 mm. This is a qual­i­ty leather bracelet stitched on both sides with a clas­sic met­al buck­le. The out­side of the strap is dark brown and the inside is light brown. The leather sur­face is mat­te, tac­tile­ly pleas­ant, the watch looks styl­ish and expen­sive.

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Huawei Watch 3 Pro Screen

The entire 1.43-inch dis­play is a touch sur­face. By the way, Huawei Watch 3 Black has the same screen size. Top — tem­pered sap­phire 3D glass, oleo­pho­bic coat­ing pro­tects against fin­ger­prints.

The matrix “Amoled” is used. As a result, the screen is bright, with good con­trast and view­ing angles. Nat­u­ral­ly col­ored. Res­o­lu­tion — 466 by 466 pix­els, den­si­ty — 326 PPI. A sim­i­lar num­ber of pix­els is rare even among smart­phones.

Huawei Watch 3 Pro smart watch and smartphone

The touch dis­play sup­ports sev­er­al types of con­trol, you can:

  • slide your fin­ger over it, for exam­ple, to scroll through the icons;
  • touch and “wake up” the screen;
  • press and hold to unin­stall or open an app.

Going to the “Screen” tab, you can adjust its bright­ness to your lik­ing by mov­ing the slid­er up or down. There is also a large selec­tion of dials for every taste. Free and paid options are avail­able.

Offline work

The man­u­fac­tur­er promis­es up to 5 days of active watch oper­a­tion after a sin­gle charge. Accord­ing to user reviews, the real indi­ca­tors are as fol­lows: if you ful­ly use all the func­tion­al­i­ty of the gad­get, the device will last sta­bly for three days.

To save pow­er, you can acti­vate the “Ultra Pow­er Sav­ing” mode for up to 21 days of use with­out recharg­ing. But then the func­tion­al­i­ty of the wrist device is great­ly reduced. In fact, they become just hours, with­out any smart set-top box.

This watch sup­ports wire­less charg­ing. The USB wire is con­nect­ed to the pow­er sup­ply via Type‑A, and the charg­ing “round” is mag­ne­tized to the bot­tom of the device. The cord from the charg­er is non-remov­able. But the watch can also be recharged from oth­er sim­i­lar devices of the Qi stan­dard.

Interface

The wrist acces­so­ry runs on a new oper­at­ing sys­tem — Har­mo­ny. The sys­tem is based on Android. Watch 3 Pro on this OS work unre­al­is­ti­cal­ly fast. Users get an instant response in the inter­face when flip­ping through and launch­ing pro­grams. Appli­ca­tion icons are round, bright, with a clear image, even with­out inscrip­tions.

HarmonyOS on Huawei Watch 3 Pro

The main screen of the watch is occu­pied by a dial that shows the time, date, day of the week. Its appear­ance can be cus­tomized. How to open addi­tion­al menus — swipe:

  • from top to bot­tom — we get into quick set­tings;
  • from bot­tom to top — noti­fi­ca­tions will open;
  • from left to right — weath­er info, music con­trol;
  • from right to left — var­i­ous wid­gets (activ­i­ty, heart rate, oxy­gen lev­el, etc.).

To syn­chro­nize the watch with a smart phone, say, the Sam­sung Galaxy A32, you need to install the Health app from the Huawei App­Gallery store on the lat­est one. The wrist gad­get already has this store, from where you can down­load pro­grams direct­ly to Watch 3 Pro. Con­nect your watch to Wi-Fi first.

The Har­mo­ny inter­face pro­vides the abil­i­ty to call up the key­board for data entry. But when noti­fi­ca­tions are dis­played on the watch, you can’t answer with text, you can only read it. With the firmware update, the man­u­fac­tur­er made it pos­si­ble to still write in response to noti­fi­ca­tions from some appli­ca­tions, for exam­ple, Telegram.

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Functionality

This mod­el, like oth­er smart watch­es, has many use­ful fea­tures that can be used in every­day life and for sports. We list the main fea­tures of Watch 3 Pro:

  • Health mon­i­tor­ing — per­fect­ly track sleep, track heart rate and stress lev­els. They can mea­sure oxy­gen in the blood. Please note that you can­not move dur­ing the mea­sure­ment process, oth­er­wise every­thing will start anew.
  • Sports modes — you can start it man­u­al­ly or the watch will deter­mine the exer­cise itself, but only clas­sic types of activ­i­ty, such as brisk walk­ing or run­ning.
  • Music — you can not only lis­ten through smart, but also direct­ly con­nect wire­less head­phones to your wrist gad­get via Blue­tooth. It is also pos­si­ble to lis­ten to audio through the built-in speak­er. In the mem­o­ry of the gad­get itself, you can down­load any songs.
  • Installing Apps — Use Epp Gallery on your watch or use your con­nect­ed phone. The inter­nal mem­o­ry of the smart watch has 16 gigs (RAM 2 GB).
  • Calls — You can answer incom­ing calls using the speak­er­phone. The mod­el is equipped with a micro­phone, the audi­bil­i­ty of the inter­locu­tor is excel­lent.
  • App noti­fi­ca­tions — Your watch receives a vari­ety of alerts that you can read.

Menu and features of Huawei Watch 3 Pro

A com­pass (as in Huawei Watch GT 2), a barom­e­ter, a stop­watch, a timer, fix­ing atmos­pher­ic pres­sure, mea­sur­ing the lev­el of alti­tude — all this is for lovers of active and long walks, ath­letes, trav­el­ers. The gad­get also has a func­tion “Water drain” — rel­e­vant after swim­ming. Excess liq­uid leaves the case through the speak­ers. Addi­tion­al­ly, it is rec­om­mend­ed to tilt and shake the gad­get a lit­tle. The func­tion is called from the cur­tain, which can be opened by swip­ing from top to bot­tom.

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New chips

The third Pro-ver­sion of the Huawei watch received addi­tion­al fea­tures, such as:

  1. Sup­port for E‑sim 1 tech­nol­o­gy
    When using it, you can do with­out smart and receive calls and SMS direct­ly to your watch. Con­ve­nient, for exam­ple, when jog­ging, if you do not want to take your phone with you. But there are nuances. The tech­nol­o­gy works in the for­mat of dupli­cat­ing a num­ber from a smart­phone to a watch. To use, you need an oper­a­tor pro­vid­ing such a ser­vice.
  2. The abil­i­ty to deter­mine the fall of a per­son
    The device cap­tures this moment and can make a call to emer­gency ser­vices, just like indi­vid­ual Apple watch mod­els.
  3. Tem­per­a­ture mea­sure­ment
    There is a ther­mome­ter icon in the menu. You need to tight­en the watch strap on your wrist, go to the appro­pri­ate sec­tion and click “Mea­sure”. But the watch does not show the gen­er­al body tem­per­a­ture, but the t° of the skin. By these mea­sure­ments, you can under­stand whether there is an increase or indi­ca­tors are nor­mal.

Anoth­er inter­est­ing fea­ture that helps reduce the risks of trans­mis­sion of var­i­ous infec­tions, which is rel­e­vant in mod­ern real­i­ties. With the help of the speak­er, the watch can “lis­ten” and deter­mine the moment when the user wash­es their hands. At the same time, a stop­watch is turned on so that the per­son spends this pro­ce­dure longer and more care­ful­ly.

Features and Pros

The Watch 3 Pro has every­thing you need from a smart watch:

  • Wide func­tion­al­i­ty — lit­er­al­ly for all occa­sions, and to run, jump, swim, and mon­i­tor your health, and always stay in touch.
  • Excel­lent design and mate­ri­als — tita­ni­um, sap­phire crys­tal, gen­uine leather and impec­ca­ble assem­bly — a guar­an­tee of dura­bil­i­ty and pre­mi­um look of the gad­get. “Plus” to this is water resis­tance, and it is extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to scratch or oth­er­wise dam­age the acces­so­ry.
  • The abil­i­ty to cus­tomize for your­self — you can choose watch faces, down­load addi­tion­al pro­grams, change train­ing para­me­ters and much more.
  • Super auton­o­my — 3–4 days with an aver­age sta­t­ic load, the device will last light­ly.

In addi­tion, the watch has NFS. They can be used for con­tact­less pay­ment for pur­chas­es. But the func­tion does not work in all coun­tries and cities, only in places where there are rel­e­vant ser­vices in con­tact with Huawei smart watch­es.

Specifications

Final­ly — the inter­nal “stuff­ing” of the gad­get:

Huawei Watch 3 Pro is a real­ly advanced ver­sion. The review clear­ly showed that the man­u­fac­tur­er did not stint either on mate­ri­als or on the “stuff­ing”. The watch is 100% worth its price tag. Where and how to use them, the user decides, and the wrist gad­get will flex­i­bly adapt to any sce­nario.

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