New Huawei Watch 3 Pro previewed ahead of July 27 hardware launch event
Huawei has teased that it will release a new smartwatch during this week's HarmonyOS 3 showcase. As we discussed last week, Huawei will also announce a MatePad Pro 11 on July 27, which may launch as the MatePad Pro (2022). Additionally, Huawei is expected to present at least the MateBook X Pro and FreeBuds Pro 2 in China.
Seemingly, Huawei will demonstrate HarmonyOS 3 with a new version of the Watch 3 Pro, originally launched last year. Released alongside the Watch 3, the Watch 3 Pro received its first software update in seven months last week, discussed separately. For reference, the Watch 3 Pro has a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, 16 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM and a 48 mm case size. Also, Huawei includes dual-band GPS, NFC, plenty of health tracking features and a battery that supports up to 10 W wireless charging.
Purportedly, the new Watch 3 Pro will be capable of taking an ECG, a feature that it would share with the Huawei Watch D. However, it is worth noting that Huawei has not shown this feature in its teaser video. While the company could be saving this feature for the smartwatch's reveal, it has already teased a new navigation mode. Based on Huawei's video, the new Watch 3 Pro will support turn-by-turn navigation, allowing you to leave your smartphone in your pocket.
Available courtesy of Petal Maps, it is unclear whether Huawei will roll this feature out to the original Watch 3 Pro. Huawei has not confirmed whether the new smartwatch will be available outside China yet, either. Presumably, Huawei will only do so after it launches the new Watch 3 Pro in China.