Four years has been a little too long to describe Huawei’s relative absence in the smartwatch business. That is, the last time the company introduced the GT series to the market. But not making a presence did not mean that the line-up is dead—conversely, it’s all live and well and is even making a return with not just one, but two models: the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.
Huawei Watch 3
One of the most obvious differences from Huawei’s older smartwatch models with the Watch 3 is the design, which has an ostensive slimmer bezel to give way for a bigger display. Its luminescence is very bright at 1000 nits and offers a pixel density of 326 ppi.
It has a three-dimensional rotating crown that can serve as an alternative control to touch inputs. The display itself is protected by a reinforced glass which is then paired with a high-quality steel body and a ceramic. Dimension-wise, the Watch 3 spans 46.2 mm and has a thickness of 12.15 mm. Without a strap, it weighs 54g.
Giving interested consumers a choice in terms of style, the model comes in multiple variants— Classic (leather strap), Active (with a silicone strap), Classic (Milanese band), and Elite (metal band).
Available for pre-order since June 2, 2021, it comes with a price tag of CNY 2,600 ($410/€335). Additional bands will also be in offer later in the month, with a starting price of CNY 200 ($31/€26).
Huawei Watch 3 Pro
Sporting a classic look, the Watch 3 Pro is the kind of smartwatch that professionals would not hesitate to wear at work or in formal places.
For the most part, this higher model shares many things with the Watch 3, but is also significantly superior in areas that justify its higher-tier status. In particular, the size, the materials used in its making, the battery longevity, and other extra features.
At 48 x 48.6 x 14 mm, the Watch 3 Pro is comparatively bigger than its sibling and is also heavier, too, at 63g. It also lasts longer with the ability to last 5 days with 4G enabled and up to 21 days on Ultra Long-Lasting mode.
But the Watch 3 Pro’s major advantage over the Watch 3 is its dual-band GPS receiver (bands 1 and 5), which allows for greater accuracy and better stability when it comes to monitoring, even in dense areas.
Like the Watch 3, pre-ordering for the Watch 3 Pro began last June 2, 2021, but at a higher price tag of CNY 3,300 ($515/€425).