HarmonyOS Launches on Huawei Watch 3 and iPad Pro Rival | gadgets

THE Huawei presented, this Wednesday (2), new devices with HarmonyOS. Among them are the new watches Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, both with built-in oximeter and long-lasting battery promise. The company even unveiled the tablets MatePad and MatePad Pro with your operating system instead of Android.

Huawei Watch 3 with HarmonyOS (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

The presence of the system developed by Huawei is one of the great highlights of wearables. The devices bring changes to the interface, such as an app grid that resembles Apple’s watchOS. In addition, it is possible to make calls directly from the wrist through MeeTime, the manufacturer’s own video conferencing solution.

The Huawei Watch 3 has a circular body with a 1.43-inch OLED screen. The swivel crown to aid navigation through application functions and the water resistance (5 ATM) are also present at the launch. The device has options with rubber, leather and metal straps.

The smartwatch is able to measure the blood oxygen level thanks to the oximeter (SpO2). In addition, the device monitors the user’s physical fitness, such as heart rate, exercise, sleep and temperature. The device also has eSIM, which maintains the internet connection via 4G even when the cell phone is not around.

According to Huawei, the battery can last up to about three days. By activating eco-mode, the Watch 3 can go up to 14 days away from power outlets. Support for wireless charging (Qi) is present on the wearable.

Huawei Watch 3 has a feature to make calls (Image: Press/Huawei)

Huawei Watch 3 has a feature to make calls (Image: Press/Huawei)

Huawei Watch 3 Pro repeats the same look and specs as the simpler model. The Pro edition, however, also has an extra option with titanium construction. The more accurate GPS and the longer battery life, which can reach five days in 4G and 21 days in economy mode, are other differentials of the variant.

Huawei Watch 3 sales begin June 18, 2021 in the UK. The suggested retail price is 349.99 pounds sterling, about R$ 2,550 in direct conversion. The model with the Pro stamp arrives on the 28th for 499.99 pounds. The amount is equivalent to approximately R$3,645 on the daily exchange rate.

Huawei Watch 3 Pro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

Huawei Watch 3 Pro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

Huawei Announces New Tablets With HarmonyOS

Huawei even introduced three new tablets to compete with the iPad Pro. In common, the trio comes out of the box with the factory HarmonyOS, and of course without Google’s apps. To install new apps, users rely on the AppGallery store.

However, despite not coming with Android, the The Verge managed to install the official WhatsApp APK on MatePad Pro. The report adds more traction to suspicions that HarmonyOS is actually based on Google’s operating system. Also, as noted by the Android Authority, the software has an interface that resembles the iPadOS, Apple’s platform focused on its tablets.

12.6-inch Huawei MatePro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

12.6-inch Huawei MatePro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

MatePad 11 is the simplest tablet unveiled by Huawei today. The device has a screen with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Inside, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.

The 10.8-inch MatePad Pro, meanwhile, packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. The device has storage of up to 256 GB. On the front, there is a front camera for video calls and selfies.

The 12.6-inch MatePad Pro is the fullest of the trio. Its OLED screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. Inside, the device’s datasheet is led by the Kirin 9000E processor. The battery is 10,050 mAh.

10.8 inch Huawei MatePro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

10.8 inch Huawei MatePro (Image: Press Release/Huawei)

In China, the suggested price of the 10.5-inch Huawei MatePad Pro starts at 3,799 yuan. The larger screen model will start at 4,999 yuan. The amounts are equivalent to approximately R$3,045 and R$4,005, respectively, in direct conversion. There is still no information on how much the Huawei MatePad 11 will cost in the Asian country.

During the event, Huawei also presented the second generation of M-Pencil. The new version of the pen promises more accuracy and a shorter response time of 9 ms.

There is no forecast for launching gadgets with HarmonyOS in Brazil.

With information: Android Authority and The Verge (1 and 2)

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