Huawei has announced the launch of the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro smartwatches, the first with its new operating system, and its FreeBuds 4 wireless headphones.
Huawei has held an event in which it has officially presented HarmonyOS, its operating system, in addition to a carousel of products. For example, the company has used the occasion to unveil all the details of its FreeBuds 4 wireless headphones and its new Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro smartwatches, which will soon arrive in some countries.
The Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro smartwatches stand out for having HarmonyOS 2, the operating system that the company has just definitely promoted, and 4G connectivity that allows them to be used without the need for a phone.
For their part, the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless headphones maintain the main features of the previous generation models, such as active noise cancellation or a design reminiscent of Apple’s AirPods.
Huawei Watch 3 and 3 Pro specs
Huawei’s new smartwatches feature around and minimalist design, giving them an elegant look; and they are the first smartwatches with the Harmony OS operating system, which brings a redesigned interface, the inclusion of AppGallery, the manufacturer’s app store, animated dials, Celia voice assistant and an even more minimalist style.
The Huawei Watch 3 is the base model and stands out for its 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. A watch that arrives with three different strap styles: Active, made of silicone for a sportier look; Classic, made of leather that offers a standard design; and Elite, made of titanium for a more elegant style.
Another of the main new features of this watch is the incorporation of a 3D rotating crown located on the right side and used to navigate the interface. On the other hand, the Watch 3 also includes a real-time temperature sensor, blood oxygen meter (spO2), heart rate, stress, and sleep. As for exercise, it is capable of monitoring a total of 100 sports modes, 17 of which are professional.
In terms of battery life, the standard model that includes 4G with e-SIM can last three days without shutting down. However, the ‘ultra’ mode allows you to save battery and get a battery life of up to 14 days; although with this mode some of the functions of the watch are limited.
For its part, the Huawei Watch 3 Pro includes all the features of the Watch 3, but also some differences. For example, this model has a different finish, since the case is made of titanium, the screen has a sapphire crystal and the back is ceramic. Another of its novelties is the incorporation of a GPS and a battery that lasts 5 days with the standard model and 21 with the ‘ultra’ mode. In addition, this model can be charged wirelessly.
Huawei FreeBuds 4 specs
Huawei’s new True Wireless (TWS) headphones, the FreeBuds 4, arrive to accompany the FreeBuds Pro and FreeBuds 4i. A model that arrives with some improvements compared to its predecessors, such as a slightly updated design, increased battery life, and an evolved audio experience thanks to active noise cancellation.
With a look similar to Apple’s AirPods, Huawei’s FreeBuds 4 has a stick design in which the touch controls are located. A headset that will be available in white, gray, and red, with a matching case made of plastic.
The Chinese company’s headphones promise up to 4 hours of battery life, while the case holds a 410 mAh battery that extends activity up to 22 hours, according to Huawei. However, and unlike the FreeBuds 3, this time the manufacturer has included fast charging, which allows you to enjoy up to 2.5 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.
In addition, they are also compatible with Qi wireless charging and a USB Type-C port on the case to perform this process by cable. The Huawei FreeBuds 4 also offer adaptive active noise cancellation, that is, this technology can detect the structure of the ear canal to use the noise cancellation parameters that best suit for a level experience.
Other details include 14.3-millimeter drivers, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, a fast pairing system and support for connecting two devices simultaneously, as well as a game mode that reduces latency to 90 milliseconds with a HarmonyOS-based smartphone from the company.