Huawei has introduced that it’s including gesture controls to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.
The announcement in China will imply that customers can management components of the flagship smartwatch with their palms. And one in every of these gestures has already rolled out.
The gestures will embrace elevating a wrist to launch AliPay, and making a fist will permit customers to just accept a cellphone name.
And lastly, if a name is incoming, you possibly can flip your wrist over to silence and reject it. That one has already rolled out globally, and is listed in documentation for the two.0.0.179 update which was launched in current weeks.
Huawei has additionally confirmed that these received’t be default settings. They will should be enabled manually, which could be executed through the Accessibility menu.
The gesture controls are much like components Assistive Touch for Apple Watch, which was launched as a part of watchOS 8 and introduced for customers with higher limb variations.
The Apple Assistive Touch used gestures for key options, but additionally let customers summon an on-watch cursor, which negated the necessity to use the touchscreen. While these gestures don’t go that far, these are nonetheless helpful additions, and can be utilized by common customers – not those that discover utilizing a smartwatch troublesome for bodily causes.
We additionally don’t know whether or not the remaining gestures will likely be launched – or if they may make it out of China. We’re guessing the sensible funds one will keep as China-only for the foreseeable.
But there are a lot extra good additions, as a part of the two.0.0.179 update.
The Ultra-long battery mode has been added to the management middle, so it’s extra simply accessed. There are additionally 9 new watch faces added for the extremely lengthy battery mode, the place there was just one at launch.
You can now add DIY video watch faces (for Android customers solely) and voice notifications for sports activities modes have additionally been added.
Music storage has lastly been enabled – and the Nordic strolling sport profile will now observe SpO2 alongside different information.
The 126.96.36.199 update is on the market now.