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Huawei WATCH 3 Review Rundown

Huawei Technologies | Published on 16 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Huawei WATCH 3
  • Beautiful, attractive design
  • HarmonyOS 2.0 is a step beyond Wear OS
  • Good fitness features
  • Poor battery life

Summary

Huawei Watch 3 isn't just another smartwatch — it's one of the most important products to come from Huawei in a while. The Watch 3 ditches the old software used on the Watch GT2 for HarmonyOS, Huawei's self-developed operating system we've heard a lot about but until now have not had a chance to use. While it's fast and well designed, it takes a great deal of effort and commitment to get it working with your phone.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
As far as specs go, the Huawei Watch 3 is solid. The watch also has 2GB of RAM, which makes for snappy app loading and swiping between menus. But the lack of third-party app support means this is simply a more visually appealing, glorified fitness tracker.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Solid build quality
  • Solid fitness features
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • HarmonyOS 2 isn't available in the U.S

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Watch 3 is one of the best-looking smartwatches you can buy. It ditches the old software used on the Watch GT2 for HarmonyOS. HarmonyOS is Huawei's response to being unable to use Google Services on its mobile products. To sync the Watch 3 with your Android phone, you have to download Huawei Health, but not Huawei Health from Google Play.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful design
  • HarmonyOS 2.0 is easy to use
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not compatible with Android

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Watch 3 marks a break from the norm for Huawei, running neither Wear OS nor the company's own Lite OS. The result is an umbrella operating system, HarmonyOS 2.0. In smart mode, features like 4G support via an eSIM enabling call functionality, third-party app downloads, online music streaming, and more are made available. The Watch 3 Pro upgrades the materials, switching out for sapphire glass and higher-quality titanium body.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • HarmonyOS 2.0
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster app support

references

  1. 1. ^ Huawei's New Smartwatch Could Have Been Great. Gizmodo. 2021-07-16. Retrieved 2021-07-16.
  2. 2. ^ Huawei Watch 3 review: To achieve perfect Harmony, you’ll need to commit to it. Digitaltrends. 2021-07-01. Retrieved 2021-07-02.
  3. 3. ^ Hands on: Huawei Watch 3 review. Techradar. 2021-06-02. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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