The Huawei subsidiary Honor has unveiled its latest smartwatch. The Honor Watch GS 3 is now available for pre-order in China, where prices range from CNY 1,299 (about $200 USD) to CNY 1,499 (roughly $235) depending on the particular model.
The GS 3 comes with a 1.43-inch AMOLED display that supports the standard array of touch controls, and will reportedly have a stellar 14-day battery life. A five-minute charge should also be enough for a single day for those who have less time.
In terms of features, the watch has more than 100 different sports modes and a slew of other health tracking utilities. For example, the 8-channel photoplethysmography (PPG) heart rate monitor can reportedly read the wearer’s heart rate with 97 percent accuracy, while the sleep tracker can make more than 200 recommendations to help them get more rest at night. Other health features include breathing recommendations to alleviate pressure, and a SpO2 monitor that will vibrate when the wearer’s blood oxygen level is too low. A blood oxygen sensor has appeared in prior Honor wearables, and has become an increasingly popular technology in smartwatches in the past few years.
The sensor array includes an accelerometer in addition to gyro, geomagnetic, ambient light, air pressure, and capacitive sensors. The watch will offer support for Alipay through a built-in NFC chip, and can be paired with a smartphone through a Bluetooth v5 connection. In that regard, the GS 3 is compatible with any Android device running Android 6.0 (or anything more recent), and any iPhone with iOS 9.0 or better.
On the power front, the new Honor Watch GS 3 offers 32MB of RAM and 4GB worth of storage.
In other news, Honor recently released a new MagicBook V14 notebook computer with a built-in fingerprint sensor from FPC.
Source: Gadgets 360