Huawei looks set to unleash a collection of new smartwatches and one could well be the Huawei Watch 3.
Evidence of the new watches come courtesy of certification listings on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. This is usually where devices turn up to get the thumbs up for meeting the required standard for Bluetooth technologies.
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The listings reveal three products all described as a smart watch. There's also an additional listing for a kids watch. Those four products are assigned with the numbers CSN-AL00, CSN-AL01, CSN-BX9 and ALX-AL10. Some digging by Gadgets and Wearables (Googling) revealed that the BX9 number is already associated with the Huawei Watch 2 so could hint to it being its successor.
The fact there are three model numbers here seems to suggest there will be different variants that we can expect. There is also the possibility that what we could be looking at details of a new Huawei Watch GT. The sporty watch with more limited smartwatch skills saw the company ditch Wear OS for its own Lite OS operating system. It's currently available in three different models. The standard GT and the more recently introduced Elegant and Active editions.
If this our first evidence of a Huawei Watch 3, it's a smartwatch that's been long overdue an upgrade. The Wear OS watch launched in 2017 and was updated in the form of the Huawei Watch 2 2018 edition, which added eSIM to add the ability to make calls from the wrist.
Huawei's CEO Richard Yu had previously confirmed a new Huawei Watch would happen, but it wanted to wait until it could improve features like battery life to make it a more compelling device. It did manage to improve things like battery life significantly on the Watch GT so Yu could well have been talking about that.
Since then though, Huawei has changed tact on the software front and with the recent fallout between the company, the US government and Google, it's become more apparent why it may have been moving away from using another company's operating system.
Whether we are looking at the Huawei Watch 3 or a new Watch GT, it's a big indication nonetheless that multiple devices are on the way from the company.