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Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Treat yourself to a smartwatch with real style and fitness tracking power

Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Huawei is back with an update to one of our favourite wearable series around, the Huawei Watch Fit. The combo of style, display quality, fitness tracking chops and value is hard to beat, and Huawei might just have reached new heights with the Watch Fit 3.

We’re going to look at the Huawei Watch Fit 3’s best bits. And we don’t recommend hanging around too long to pick one up as, until June 18, Huawei is throwing in a pair of Huawei FreeBuds SE 2 true wireless earphones (worth £39.99) when you buy the watch.

Considering the Huawei Watch Fit 3 only costs £139.99, not much for a smartwatch, we think that sounds a bit of a bargain. Let’s take a closer look at this new smartwatch’s stand-out strengths.

A fresh new look
Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Since 2020, the Huawei Watch Fit family has provided a way to get an affordable smartwatch and fitness tracker with an amazing screen. The Huawei Fit 3 goes next-level.

Instead of the series staple rectangular lozenge design, the Fit 3 has a more classic smartwatch look. The screen is squarer, but still has rounded-off edges for a sleek and friendly appearance.

Huawei calls it Fashion Squared, and we’re all aboard for this one. The way the display fills an impressive 77.4% of the front, the lovely 2.5D effect with the curved glass floating above the watch case itself, combines with a svelte 9.9mm thin design to add up to a watch we definitely want to wear. There’s even a smart rotating crown on one side.

And unlike some of the bulky smartwatch competition, wearing a Huawei Watch Fit 3 24/7 is no problem. It only weighs 26g! You’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it, especially useful for your sleep tracking (which it handles superbly).

Ultra-high-quality strapsHuawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

A pretty face is one thing, but when a company also pays extra attention to watch strap quality, we also start to pay attention.

You have a choice of more sport-friendly, nylon or leather straps when shopping for a Huawei Watch Fit 3. There’s a reasonable £20 price difference. But it is, unusually, the standard strap that caught our eye this time.

Most watch straps are made using silicone. It’s a flexible, soft and rubbery-like polymer. The Huawei Watch Fit 3 uses fluoroelastomer, a far more expensive and frankly luxurious strap material.

It’s more comfortable than silicone, super-hard-wearing, and doesn’t pick up fluff and muck in the same way a basic silicone watch strap will. Fitting fluoroelastomer in a watch this affordable? We’re impressed.

There’s a whole array of strap options to pick from too. In fluoroelastomer, you can choose Black, Pink, Green and, Moon White colours. You can also plump for a Grey Nylon strap, as well as a Pearl White leather strap.

Incredible display qualityHuawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

It’s not just the outside appearance of the Huawei Watch Fit 3 screen that is worth celebrating, but what’s going on inside too.

This is a 1.82-inch screen, the largest the series has seen to date. It’s the sharpest too, clocking in at a truly pixel-packed 347ppi.

We think the max brightness is the real eye-opening part, though. The Huawei Watch Fit 3 will ramp up to a supernova-like 1500 nits when needed. That’s enough to compete with the brightest of days, and is even 1.5x as bright as the Apple Watch SE 2 (and yet remains somehow cheaper).

You don’t have to worry about setting the brightness either, as a light sensor can automatically control the screen power to suit conditions.

All the fitness features you need

Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Hopefully by now you’re sold on the tech, but what is it actually like to use? We like to think of the Huawei Watch Fit 3 as a wearable that combines the best bits of a fitness tracker and a classic smartwatch.

For example, a charge lasts up to 10 days, not 1-2 days you’ll get from some of the competition. We’re all about that low-maintenance life.

The Huawei Watch Fit 3 still packs in plenty of smartwatch-grade features, though. Its large, high res screen is perfect for relaying notifications from your phone. And the watch can give your AI-assisted workout suggestions based on your recent activity.

It also uses activity rings, to help you keep track of your daily goals at a glance. Cleverly, the watch will also learn from your habits and health stats to make intelligent recommendations to help you close out your activity rings too.

Other new Huawei hits

Don’t think the Huawei Watch Fit 3 is quite the right fit for you? No problem, there are other new models too.

If you need a top-end, luxury-looking smartwatch, you can’t go wrong with the new Space Edition of the Huawei Watch 4 Pro, the company’s most powerful smartwatch. It has a huge array of top-tier features, from ECG heart rate to eSIM support and an aerospace-grade titanium finish. It's available for £549.99, and as part of the launch offer you can get 10% off and a free set of Huawei FreeBuds 5 earphones bundled if you buy before June 3.

Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Closer to the Huawei Watch Fit 3’s territory, there’s a new 41mm green version of the lovely Huawei Watch GT 4. It’s a top-tier fitness watch with a classic elegant round watch face. It costs £229.99, but you can snag £30 if you buy before June 3.

Huawei’s Watch Fit 3 brings fresh style to the smartwatch party

Huawei has also announced a new Beige version of the FreeClip earphones. These are the perfect fit for a sports-ready watch, as their open design lets you hear the outside world perfectly without ruining your music. Check out all Huawei's latest wearables and accessories a the Huawei website.