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Huawei Watch 3 receives a new HarmonyOS 2 update with new features and improvements

The Huawei Watch 3 has started receiving a new HarmonyOS 2 update in China. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei Watch 3 has started receiving a new HarmonyOS 2 update in China. (Image source: Huawei)
Huawei has started distributing a new update for the Watch 3, one of its recent smartwatches. HarmonyOS 2.1.0.236 brings several new features and improvements, but is only rolling out in China for now.

Huawei released a June update for the Watch 3, carrying the build number HarmonyOS 2.1.0.236. As always, Huawei has brought a few changes and improvements, listed below. Currently, Huawei has released HarmonyOS 2.1.0.236 in China; it has confirmed when the update will make its way to other markets. Typically, Huawei takes a few weeks to issue updates across all eligible countries.

According to the changelog, HarmonyOS 2.1.0.236 adds new galaxy and pet-themed watch faces. Additionally, Huawei has enabled a digital car key function, although there are a few caveats. Specifically, the functionality is incompatible with iOS devices and only works with the AITO M5. Presumably, Huawei will not be bringing the digital car key functionality to global audiences, given its limited availability in China. In comparison, Apple and BMW have already partnered to bring BMW Digital Key and BMW Digital Key Plus to the Apple Watch.

Moreover, Huawei claims to have optimised the Audio Control Center, as well as the voice broadcast experience in some scenarios. Unsurprisingly, Huawei claims to have optimised system performance and stability, albeit without disclosing how. HarmonyOS 2.1.0.236 can be downloaded through the Huawei Health app, where it is over a 300 MB download.

(Image source: Huawei)
(Image source: Huawei)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06- 8 (Update: 2022-06- 8)