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Huawei gears up for Watch Fit 3: What we know so far

Huawei seems poised to introduce the Watch Fit 3 soon, as suggested by the first regulatory filing, which appears to be for this upcoming device.

It comes in the form of the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) product certification. The regulator approves a wide range of products, including electrical and electronic equipment, building materials. Smartwatches launching in the country need this certification to ensure they meet established safety, quality, and environmental standards.

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While the device is not explicitly named, it is strongly anticipated to be the Huawei Watch Fit 3. Identified by the model number SLO-B19, regulatory documents hint at the smart watch featuring audio storage and playback capabilities.

Here’s a screen grab of the filing.

Huawei Watch 3 CQC certification

A look back at the Watch Fit series

Watch Fit 2 was unveiled in the now distant May 2022. An evolution on its predecessors, it boasts a larger, elongated 1.74-inch display, enhancing the wide viewing experience that the original Watch Fit introduced in August 2020. The model maintains the 10-day battery life hallmark and broadens its fitness functionality, including support for 97 different sports activities, built-in GPS and an animated coach feature for seven sports.

Powered by the ARM Cortex-M-SoC and running on Huawei’s proprietary Harmony OS 2.0, the Watch Fit 2 also came equipped with a built-in speaker and microphone for wrist-based call handling, offline music playback capability, and the Tap to Transfer feature facilitating seamless file transfers. However, it still lacks an altimeter, an omission that may be addressed in the forthcoming Watch Fit 3.

July 2023 saw the launch of the Watch Fit SE, offering a more budget-conscious option. It offers a slightly smaller display but still includes a comprehensive sensor array and numerous workout modes.

Watch 3 Fit: coming in the near future

Rumors suggest that the Huawei Watch Fit 3 will be unveiled alongside the P70 series, though the exact timing remains uncertain. The smartphone was expected to launch towards the end of this month in China but this appears to have been pushed back now.

We’ve look at other regulatory listings, but found no further mentions of a device with the SLO-B19 moniker. This leads us to believe that the reveal may be confined to China initially, with an international launch possibly occurring a few months later.

For info, Huawei Band 9 is also poised for a soonish launch. The wearable has already snapped up three regulatory approvals – from SIRIM, IMDA and most recently TDRA.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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