Let’s take a closer look at the physical appearance of the Huawei Watch 3. The black polished steel case makes it very sophisticated and feels solid to the touch. The straps also look good and feel comfortable to the touch. I find them very sporty, so I do recommend an extra strap for something more elegant. The weight of the watch is comfortable at 54 grams without straps and the 46-millimeter size makes the 1.43-inch AMOLED panel display all the information smoothly. The thickness, by the way, is 12 millimeters and the design is completely circular.
Now that I mention the screen, I must point out that its refresh rate is 60 Hz with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits, so you will not have problems on sunny days. The reduced bezels make the display visible all the way to the edges. I missed adding that the brightness is automatic and the interactive watch faces offer a better experience and variety if you search the Huawei store.
To talk about performance, it must be said that the HarmonyOS 2 has almost the same characteristics as previous watches, with the detection of pulsations, heart rate and others. We see the change in the virtual assistant Celia, the application catalog and access to the AppGallery to finally download the applications to the clock. The store is still short of services: you will not have Spotify and Google Maps, but you can have alternatives such as Huawei Music and Petal Maps. About Huawei Music, the system allows you to listen to music in streaming and locally, that is, downloading the songs and playing them like the old MP3s. You will be able to hear the music both through the speaker and with headphones.
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Although the size of the screen is large, the keyboard is small for the fingers. There is an option to use your voice, it does work but you need practice. It took several attempts to come up with this short word.
It should be added that the watch has the contacts and phone app, and is compatible with eSim, so you can use the gadget independently of the mobile to make and receive calls. You can make and answer calls from the watch itself and receive notifications, but not answer them. There is also a gesture for calls by making a fist.
Something about the virtual assistant Celia is that it works for everything you need in relation to the functions of the watch. Unless you don’t have the eSim, you must have the gadget connected to your cell phone for Celia to work.
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Do not forget the entire list of sports available in the system. The Huawei Watch 3 has up to 100 different types of exercises. There are some that record basically the same thing and others offer more information than what was not in the Watch Fit, such as the elevation of your cycling or jogging runs. There are also some that are limited to the activity you do. In the same way, you can see the metrics in real-time during the exercise session. The report will still be detailed in the Huawei Health app.
If we talk about autonomy, the 450 mAh battery offers up to 14 days if you use it in low consumption mode and up to 2 days if you use it at full power with automatic synchronizations. From 0 to 100 it will take about two hours to charge.