The Huawei Band 3 Pro is an affordable smartwatch that features an ergonomic design and multi-sport usage. Its sleek build allows it to be comfortably worn during everything from rugged workouts to daily living and even sleep. Buyers can track their progress as they walk, run, bike, and even swim thanks to its 5 ATM water rating.
Of course, its bigger selling features are more versatile. It includes a built-in GPS as well as a heart rate monitor, and it can easily track everything from calories burnt to blood oxygen intake. Even better, a highly-advanced sleep tracker maps out the buyer's sleeping patterns and offers them a number of possible solutions.
-Impressive battery live
-Lightweight and comfortable
-Comes with GPS tracking
-Heart rate and sleep monitors
-Highly versatile usage
-Limited app usage
-Some synching issues
Everyday activities are also enhanced thanks to features that monitor the buyer's heart rate, calorie level, and even recovery time. Additional trackers are even included to monitor sleep patterns, and the watch's small, ergonomic design allows it to be comfortably worn all day and night.
Additional monitors allow buyers to efficiently keep track of calories and the number of steps they've taken. And, of course, a built-in GPS helps them keep track of where they are whenever they're walking or running outdoors.
Thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, buyers can enable notifications for phone calls, text messages, and even social media. Should they misplace their phone, the watch can also trigger its ringer to locate it quickly, even when it's on silent. Even more impressive, this watch can function as a camera shutter remote for a compatible smartphone.
With all of this said, however, some buyers have also noticed that this watch's readings can become less and less accurate over time. It's unclear if this is an occasional fluke or an error that Huawei needs to correct with the next model in this line.
It should be said, however, that its overall connectivity might diminish over time, especially when it's nearing the end of its two-year warranty. Reviews and listings also don't mention if this particular watch incompatible with WiFi, so it may be safe to assume that it isn't.
The Huawei Wear app provides buyers with access to tracking and monitoring for their workouts and statistics and even enables them to set alarms and manage text or social media notifications. Buyers can also use the Huawei Health app, which provides more detailed tracking features for walking, running, and cycling. Both of these apps can integrate with each other for more complete monitoring.
However, those who want access to more detailed workout routines or even music would have to look elsewhere. One buyer claimed that they attempted to download Strava, a cycling and running app that fully tracks and records routes, only to find out that it wasn’t compatible.
Its total weight comes out to only 0.64 ounces, meaning that it weighs less than half as much as the average smartwatch. The body measures 1.8 x 0.8 x 0.4 inches, according to the Amazon listing, and its wrist band is only 0.65 inches wide. As suggested, those who have smaller wrists will be very pleased by its minimalist build.
Furthermore, the watch’s materials are carefully selected to not cause the buyer any form of irritation. Not only is the metal casing completely smooth, but its silicone band feels comfortable against the skin and when fastened correctly, won’t dig into the bone.
Buyers can pick between three different color options when purchasing this particular watch. While it’s no surprise that it's Obsidian Black option might be the most popular, this model is also available in Space Blue and Quicksand Gold. Any of these three selections can easily fit into any casual or sporty environment, letting the buyer feel confident as they track their fitness progress.
On the other hand, some buyers have noticed issues after they’ve used it for only a few months. They’ve noticed that the touchscreen would require additional taps over time and that its overall battery would gradually start to deplete. They’ve also pointed out that its tracking devices may lose their accuracy after some time.
The casing that holds the screen and sensors in place is made from a smooth metal that features a high gloss UV coating. Its entire body measures in at 45mm x 19mm x 11mm, making it an incredibly sleek and slim model that will never get in the way of any workout or daily activity.
In addition, its screen measures 21.6mm x 10.8mm, and its display resolution is listed at 120 x 140 pixels. While this is noticeably lower than what’s found on most smartwatches, it’s still understandable given its overall size.
Information on the Huawei website lists the strap width at 16.5mm, or 0.64 inches, which greatly adds to its easy and incredibly lightweight wear. The straps are also listed at 120mm and 92mm, or 4.7 inches and 3.6 inches, respectively. This means that it can most comfortably fit any wrist that measures between five and eight inches around.
As stated before, its band measures 16.5mm in width. Both pieces are 120mm and 92mm long, respectively, allowing it to be comfortably worn on all wrist sizes that measure between five and eight inches around.
At just 120 x 140 pixels, its display resolution is noticeably lower than most other smartwatches that are currently on the market. Although the brightness of its screen does seem to make up for it to some extent.
However, those who have used similar models made by Fitbit have claimed that they were better equipped for easy usage. This could be due to these watches' wider screens, higher durability, and access to more third-party applications.
Most buyers are also highly impressed with this watch's battery life, as it can last up to 17 days while on regular smartwatch mode. Its GPS mode, on the other hand, only lasts for up to seven hours. Since this is noticeably less than what's provided by other models, buyers might want to use this feature sparingly.
Since it offers most of the features that buyers would want in their smartwatch, including multiple activity trackers and monitors along with the GPS, many find this watch to be an incredible bargain. Its lower price also makes sense, considering its smaller and more lightweight design.
With that said, however, its limited use of third-party apps and lack of overall durability do leave some buyers feeling as if they'd get exactly what they paid for.
-Heart rate monitor
-Advanced sleep monitor
-Multiple activity trackers
-Water rating of 5 ATM
-Camera remote for smartphones
-AMOLED touchscreen display
-Silicone wrist band
-Three color options
-$70 price tag
-17-day battery life
-7-hour GPS mode
There are definitely a few things that Huawei needs to address with the next model, however, such as its lack of compatibility with certain apps and it occasional synching issues. If these are improved, or fixed completely, there's no doubt that this model's successor could become a best-seller.