Huawei’s Watch GT 2 Professional was not solely arguably the very best made smartwatch in the marketplace, nevertheless it was additionally discount at simply €299.
Not content material to sit down on its laurels, nonetheless, Huawei is again with the Watch three Professional, a smartwatch that retains every little thing that made its predecessor nice and provides a bunch of recent stuff as the corporate transfer over its wearable lineup to HarmonyOS.
True to its heritage, the Huawei Watch three Professional has impeccable construct high quality. The housing is titanium, the again is ceramic and the highest is sapphire glass. The mixture makes for a tool that is gentle, however as sturdy as they arrive. The highest glass sits seemingly unprotected however needs to be impregnable to scratches and the underside ceramic feels clean as silk to the pores and skin.
Whereas final 12 months’s GT 2 Professional got here with a particular Fluoroelastomer rubber strap, the Watch three Professional options each a silicone and a metallic strap. As with earlier Huawei watches the strap is a regular 22mm measurement making for a simple swap if you need leather-based, as a substitute of the 2 offered supplies.
The brand new charging cradle comes with a USB cable hooked up this time round. Do you have to misplace the cradle or want a second one, the Huawei Watch three Professional can cost on any Qi-standard wi-fi charger you’ve mendacity round.
Unboxing the Huawei Watch three Professional
The Huawei Watch three Professional brings two main adjustments – a greater show and a model new OS – Concord OS 2.0.
The watch is noticeably zippier. As an example increase to wake or tilt to wake (if you wish to verify the watch, whereas sitting on a desk) are faster than earlier than. The show is noticeably brighter too, Huawei claims as much as 1000 nits of brightness.
Huawei has upgraded the OS expertise, whereas holding it acquainted. A swipe from the highest of the watch nonetheless pulls down toggles for settings and a swipe from the underside nonetheless prompts notifications.
You continue to get customizable, side-swipeable screens for climate, exercise monitoring, coronary heart price and extra. However there is a new grid of apps you could deliver up with a press on the brand new rotating crown. You may zoom out and in of the grid by rotating the crown, or with contact gestures.
The underside button could be custom-made to open any app or setting, however defaults to exercises.
The brand new grid view of apps
Huawei has additionally applied pores and skin temperature monitoring to go together with blood oxygen metering and coronary heart price monitoring. Like its identify suggests, Pores and skin temperature measures the floor temperature of your pores and skin, not your core physique temperature. Its usefulness is barely questionable, however a notable change in pores and skin temperature might provide you with a warning to internal adjustments as nicely.
Lastly, you may get the Huawei Watch three Professional with impartial 4G connectivity by eSIM assist, so you may depart your telephone at residence and be related on the watch itself.
What’s extra spectacular is that Huawei claims 5 days of battery life with 4G related and as much as 21 days with out.
We’ll go additional into battery life, efficiency and options of the Huawei Watch three Professional in our full assessment, so keep tuned!