Unboxing the Huawei Watch Fit 3

Huawei is putting all of its weight behind the launch of a new wearable locally – the Watch Fit 3. This new device was unveiled in Dubai earlier this week for the world, and in South Africa is already available to purchase, as the company clearly wants to get the Huawei Watch Fit 3 into the hands of consumers as quickly as possible.

We too, have received a seeding unit of the new wearable to review, but before we weigh in on how it performs (review out before the end of May), we decided to unbox it and share what is on offer from Huawei Mobile South Africa.

Our particular review model is called Midnight Black and is recommended to retail for R2 999. There is another flavour too available to order in SA, with a Silver colour body and Red rotating crown costing a little more at R3 499.

So what do you get for R3K?

Well the box includes the smartwatch with the waterproof fluoroelastomer strap attached. There is no longer strap found inside, so the halcyon days of getting an additional one are long and truly gone. Along with the Watch Fit 3 itself is the usual literature about the device, as well as a warranty card.

Also present is the charging cable, which is the pad we’ve seen in other Huawei wearables and is instead a USB Type-A connecting to a two-pin charger that magnetically connects to the underside of the watch.

And that is it really, although there aren’t many smartwatch makers offering more than this in the box for their devices either. As such, Huawei has packed all the essentials needed to get started.

Speaking of which, in order to setup your device, you’ll need to have the Huawei Health app downloaded (available on HMS, Android, and iOS).

This too will require a Huawei ID account in order to setup your device. After which it is a fairly simple process to pair, as you click on devices, then pair device, allow the Bluetooth to scan and pick up your smartwatch, and then pair using a unique code.

In terms of ease, it is genuinely one of the more seamless experiences we have encountered, although we have also heard from other media that the experience via the Play Store for the Huawei Health app can prove frustrating.

From there, you’re run through the new navigation controls, for which the aforementioned rotating crown is incorporated, and you’re off.

The specifications for the Huawei Watch Fit 3 are as follows:

Huawei Watch Fit 3
Display1.82″ AMOLED (480×408)
Dimensions43.2 × 36.3 × 9.9 mm (height, width, depth); 26g
RAMNot disclosed
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Optical heart rate sensor, Ambient light sensor
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2
DurabilityIP68-rated (water, dust)
RRPR2 999

We also have another similarly specced smartwatch in for review in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Fit 3 (yes, there may be some confusion for consumers), so it will be interesting to see how Huawei’s latest wearable performs.


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