Honor Watch GS 3 With Over 100 Sports Modes, Heart-Rate Monitor Launched in India

Honor Watch GS 3 price starts at Rs. 14,999 in India.

Honor Watch GS 3 With Over 100 Sports Modes, Heart-Rate Monitor Launched in India

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Honor Watch GS 3 features a 1.43-inch AMOLED display

  • Honor Watch GS 3 is offered in three shades
  • The smartwatch is water-resistant up to 5ATM (50 meters)
  • It is said to be made of 316L low-carbon stainless steel

Honor Watch GS 3 has been launched in India as the latest wearable offering from Huawei sub-brand Honor. The new smartwatch has a 1.43-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and features 3D curved glass. The Honor Watch GS 3 has a water-resistant build and is equipped with a Photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor to deliver 24x7 heart rate monitoring. It has more than 100 sports modes and offers blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring. The battery of the Honor Watch GS 3 is claimed to last up to 14 days with standard use. The smartwatch was launched in China in January this year.

Honor Watch GS 3 price, availability

The new Honor Watch GS 3 smartwatch is available for pre-orders in India in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Classic Gold shades with leather and silicone strap options. The Midnight Black variant is priced at Rs. 14,999, whereas the Ocean Blue and Classic Gold colour variants cost Rs. 16,990.

It will be available for a special launch price of Rs. 12,990 for the Midnight Black variant and Rs. 14,990 for the Ocean Blue and Classic Gold shades. However, there is no word on how long the introductory period will last. The new wearable will go on sale through Amazon and will be available from June 7.

Customers purchasing the Honor Watch GS 3 using a Citibank card or Bank of Baroda cards are entitled to receive a 10 percent instant discount. No-cost EMI options are available starting at Rs. 1,444.

Honor Watch GS 3 specifications

The new Honor Watch GS 3 features a circular 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a pixel density of 326ppi. The fingerprint-resistant display has an always-on mode and it offers 1000 nits of peak brightness. The dial diameter is 45.9mm and it has a 316L stainless steel build.

The screen of the Honor Watch GS 3 supports fullscreen touch operations and it features a side-mounted button for navigation through the UI. It offers multiple customisable watch faces as well.

The smartwatch is equipped with an eight-channel PPG sensor to monitor heart rate using artificial intelligence (AI) backed algorithms. The Honor Watch GS 3 is also capable of tracking the skin temperature and blood oxygen saturation levels (SpO2). However, the functionality is not designed to replace any medical equipment. Further, the smartwatch offers all-night sleep tracking. With this feature, the wearable is said to identify six categories of sleep problems and offers 200 sleep suggestions to help the user sleep sound.

Additionally, the smartwatch comes with over 100 sports modes with auto-detection for six different sports. The Honor Watch GS 3 comes with Bluetooth calling support that allows users to make and attend voice calls directly from their wrist, without taking out the connected phone. It shows call or message notifications and allows users to access alarm and weather updates.

The Honor Watch GS 3 packs dual GPS and has a water resistance 5ATM (50-meter) certification. The wearable includes 12 programmed fitness courses for fitness enthusiasts with a total of 44 animated exercise demonstrations.

The battery of the Honor Watch GS 3 is said to last 14 days on a single charge. It is said to deliver up to 30 hours of battery life with GPS tracking enabled. Also, the Honor Watch GS 3 is claimed to last a whole day with just 5 minutes of charging.

The Honor Watch GS 3 measures 4.6×4.6×10.5mm and weighs about 44g.

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Nithya P Nair
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