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Huawei, which has been expanding its ecosystem day by day and finally attracting attention with its new smart watch models, brought the first smart watch model Huawei Watch 3 Pro, which works with the HarmonyOS operating system developed by itself, to Turkey. We reviewed.
years ago HuaweiWhen , started to announce its new name in the Turkish market, many people were unaware of the name of the brand. However, Huawei, which has made serious investments in Turkey over time and has managed to become one of the biggest technology brands in our country, has a very wide ecosystem today. From phones to tablets, from laptops to wireless headphones, from smart bracelets to smart watches and many more products in different categories that I can’t count at the moment, Huawei draws attention with its products that appeal to everyone from 7 to 70.
In this wide ecosystem of Huawei, smart watches have a special importance. Huawei, which has been in a very assertive position in the smart watch market with its design and hardware features since the first day, now seems to intensify the competition in this area with the Watch 3 Pro.
If we are talking about a watch, of course, first of all, we need to talk about design. Because the smart watch we will wear is always on our wrist, so it is important that it reflects our style. The Watch 3 Pro, on the other hand, does this a lot. First of all, I can say that this watch has a pretty big screen. You will be able to fit a lot of things on this 1.43 inch screen. Another important point is that this watch definitely gives the feeling that you are using a Premium product. The Watch 3 Pro, which also uses a titanium body, sapphire glass and ceramic coating, has become a watch that reveals its weight without looking at the hardware features.
With its stainless steel body, ultra-curved 3D glass coating and large screen, Watch 3 Pro offers different options according to taste. I have the leather strap model and it’s definitely very stylish. But if you wish, you can also choose the model with metal straps.
There are two physical keys on the watch, and this is how you provide the controls. At the bottom of the watch, there are sensors that form the infrastructure of many features of the Watch 3 Pro, which we will talk about in detail in a moment.
We have reviewed Huawei’s self-developed HarmonyOS operating system MatePad 11 in the past weeks. This is one of the most important features of this watch. Watch 3 Pro is the first Huawei smartwatch to come with HarmonyOS. As a result, our experience with this watch will be very different from previous models.
We took the watch out of its box and opened it. The HarmonyOS text appears first, and from this point on, we start to open the doors of a new experience. Since the battery is partially full, we do not need to charge the watch when we take it out of its box, you can quickly proceed to the installation.
After setting the language, it’s time to pair. Pairing the Watch 3 Pro with the phone you’re using is also a pretty simple process. Apart from a Huawei smartphone where you can get the best performance, you can also use Watch 3 Pro with another Android or iOS phone. All you have to do for this is to download the Huawei Health application to your phone and then pair it from the Devices section within the application. That’s all.
The Watch 3 Pro has a large 1.43-inch display and offers a screen resolution of 466×466 pixels. Since it uses AMOLED screen technology, the energy of the watch is used efficiently and vivid colors are displayed on the screen. The Watch 3 Pro, which reaches 1000 nits screen brightness level and whose screen is prominent in almost every light condition, has a 60 Hz screen refresh rate and a fluid screen experience.
With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage capacity, the Watch 3 Pro has everything we expect from a smartwatch. As a health assistant, we are talking about a watch that watches and guides us 24/7.
Besides being able to monitor body temperature instantly, automatic fall detection and SOS call features are just a few of the life-saving features. Watch 3 Pro, which has a fall sensor, can take action quickly in the event of a fall and make an SOS call on its own, even if you do nothing, and share the SOS call with those closest to you when you need help.
The measurement of SpO2, that is, the oxygen value in the blood, is another important point. Huawei has been offering this technology in both watch and smart bracelet models for a long time. Of course, it’s not surprising that the Watch 3 Pro also has this feature, it’s a necessity.
The watch, which can also track stress, does not neglect to do a sleep analysis. You can have information on many subjects, from how long you sleep to your state of sleep stages. By entering the Huawei Health application, you can find out whether you sleep properly and improve your sleep quality by taking advantage of the scientific explanations shared in the application.
Watch 3 Pro, which instantly measures the heart rhythm and sends a notification to the user when it detects an abnormality, also encourages you to do sports. With over 100 exercise modes, 15 of which are professional, such as running, walking, climbing, trail running, cycling, open water swimming and triathlon, your watch gets the most accurate measurement and keeps you fit while keeping you fit for the day. day, week, month, month, you can follow your status closely.
The Watch 3 Pro is the first smartwatch in the industry to feature two GNSS locating channels. In other words, with the dual-channel GPS tracking on the Watch 3 Pro, location and route accuracy is at the highest level.
With HarmonyOS 2.0 installed, a more consistent interaction experience is also possible between devices. It works in full harmony with other products in Huawei’s ecosystem.
Using the Watch 3 Pro is pretty easy. While you can easily switch between applications, it should be noted that the watch can also be used with wet hands.
It is also well thought out that Petal Maps can be used from the watch screen without the need for a phone. You can easily use the map and navigation features on Petal Maps without even picking up your phone.
There’s also the AppGallery side of things. AppGallery, which includes many domestic applications in Turkey and increases its diversity day by day, is one of the largest application stores in the world and works in harmony with the Watch 3 Pro. If we want, we have the chance to upload applications directly to the watch with AppGallery.
Huawei Watch 3 ProAnother prominent feature of ‘s is that it has eSIM support. This technology, which is expected to become widespread in Turkey in the near future, is also included in the Watch 3 Pro, so that we can use eSIM functions depending on the support of the operators.
One of my favorite features of this watch is the ability to stream music online and synchronize playlists via the cloud. Thus, after synchronizing over the Cloud, I can listen to the music I want comfortably without reaching for the phone, and I no longer need to take a phone with me, for example, while doing sports.
The Watch 3 Pro also has a large pool and is quite colorful when it comes to watch interfaces. While we can use a clock interface where videos are played, we can also prefer an interface with more information. The game interface also makes the Watch 3 Pro more colorful.
While you can make phone calls with the Huawei Watch 3 Pro, you can quickly respond to incoming calls and see notifications instantly on the screen. We are also instantly informed about incoming messages and we can respond quickly.
So, does the Watch 3 Pro fail us while doing all this? So the battery is running out quickly? As someone who also uses Huawei’s Watch GT series smart watches, I have never had a battery problem. The situation is no different with the Watch 3 Pro. The battery life of up to 21 days is more than enough. The Watch 3 Pro offers a battery life of 5 days in smart mode and up to 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode. In fact, if you charge the watch for 10 minutes, you get a battery life of up to 20 hours.
Watch 3 Pro meets your daily needs while using the ultra-long battery mode, and supports 14 exercise modes.
It also supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. For example, your watch is almost out of charge and you don’t have a charger with you. It doesn’t matter, if you have a phone like the Huawei Mate 40 Pro with wireless reverse charging feature, you can attach the watch to the phone and charge it this way.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro, which is sold with a price tag of 5699 TL in our country, has become a smart watch model that gives more than what is expected with all these features it offers. If you are looking for a smart watch with a stylish design that you will not want to leave with you for many years, I think you should give the Huawei Watch 3 Pro a chance.