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Huawei Watch 3 Pro New gets ECG and navigation smarts

A fresh, new edition of Huawei Watch 3 Pro was officially unveiled at the HarmonyOS 3.0 smart product launch conference today. This one comes with an independent navigation system and support for ECG out of the box.

The launch of the device has only been confirmed for China. In addition to the timepiece, Harmony OS 3.0 was presented alongside MatePad Pro 11 and the new MateBook X Pro.

As far as the upgraded edition of Watch 3 Pro, the company refers to it as Watch 3 Pro New and Watch 3 Pro 2022. Take your pick.

The original Huawei Watch 3 Pro was released mid last year. It is the first timepiece to support the HarmonyOS 2.0 software. This is a fast operating system than runs on a “microkernel architecture”. The watch’s other claim to fame is that it is the first from Huawei to pack an independent connectivity feature thanks to the LTE technology.

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The timepiece is pretty slick looking. Its AMOLED display measures 1.43 inches and has a pixel resolution of 466 x 466. The weight comes in at only 54 grams and diameter 46mm. Pretty much these same specs were carried over to the new version. The only visual difference is the inclusion of a red accent on the crown on the right edge of the case.


Huawei Watch 3 Pro New – what’s new?

The 2022 edition of the watch comes with some important upgrades. There’s a new navigation function that works directly from your wrist. This means your smartphone can remain in your pocket whilst you are finding your way around in unknown locations.

Another feature that runs out of the box on the 2022 edition is support for ECG. You are be able to use the device to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity on-demand. This enables you to analyze vascular health and perform a screening for atherosclerosis. We’ve already seen this type of functionality on a couple of Huawei products such as Watch GT 2 Pro ECG and the Watch GT 3 Pro series.

Furthermore, the new edition packs more than 100 sports modes of which 17 are with more detailed performance metrics. There’s also a new golf course mode.

Fitness sensors include SpO2 and skin temperature. Beyond that it is mostly standard stuff such as steps, heart rate, sleep, stress and more. The watch also comes with a fall detection function, similar to the one you can find in the Apple Watch. Of course, all of this runs on HarmonyOS 3.0.

No word yet on international availability. The difficulties in obtaining regulatory approval for the ECG function might mean the device will be sold exclusively in China.

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