Huawei Watch 3 seemingly on the way; could be powered by Wear OS

Huawei Watch 3 seemingly on the way; could be powered by Wear OS
The Huawei Watch GT

Huawei has produced a handful of Wear OS/Android Wear smartwatches over the years including the original Huawei Watch which was announced in September 2015. Since May 2018, though, the company has shown very little interest in the platform but the latest certifications now suggest Huawei could be about to embrace it again.

Although the listings themselves don’t reveal too much about Huawei’s next wearable, multiple variants of what is understood to be the same smartwatch have been referenced under the model numbers CSN-AL00, CSN-AL01, and CSN-BX9. The company itself hasn’t confirmed anything officially yet but the wearable could potentially be the Huawei Watch 3. After all, the ‘BX9’ suffix was previously attached to the Wear OS-powered Huawei Watch 2.

Considering all previous-gen models have adopted Google’s operating system, it seems only natural that Huawei’s Watch 3 also embrace the wearable-focused platform. If this happens, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 could make the cut or perhaps even the Snapdragon Wear 429 which is reportedly being developed at the moment. Alternatively, Huawei’s next smartwatch could land powered by the company’s custom Light OS which wouldn't require such a powerful chipset.

The latter is used by the Watch GT and has proven relatively popular among consumers thanks to its fitness-focused features and low power consumption which, in turn, results in brilliant battery life. Either way, it shouldn't be too long until we find out what Huawei has planned for its next smartwatch – an announcement could take place at IFA in early September.

On a side note, a separate smartwatch under the codename ALX-AL10 was also registered. This model, however, is set to be designed specifically for use by young kids.

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2 Comments

2. AJAY75

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 25, 2016

I'd be perfectly happy if they just re-released the exact same watch as their original (which I currently have), but used a charging system similar to Samsung or even just about anyone else. The 4 prong charging system on the original S-U-C-K-S!!!

3. RamTec

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 22, 2019

Fingers crossed that any future Wear OS / Google Fit Huawei watch is reviewed by someone who actually needs the full capabilities for physical training rather than the usual lard arse journo who visits the gym only for the duration of his New Year's resolution.

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