Honor presents the Watch GS3 and the Earbuds 3 Pro to accessorize the Magic4 Pro
Honor has announced two new connected accessories to accompany the launch of the Magic4 Pro, its first high-end smartphone to arrive in Europe. The first is the Honor Watch GS 3 which replaces the Magic Watch 2. And the second is the pair of Earbuds 3 Pro headphones which join the ranks of the brand’s audio offer. The prices of these accessories vary from 199 euros to 249 euros.
Yesterday, Honor lifted the veil on the Magic4 Pro, of which we published the full test. This smartphone symbolizes the brand’s ambition in the high-end segment, since it is positioned at 1099 euros. A smartphone had never been offered at this price in France. And yet, despite this amount, the Magic4 Pro is not that expensive, given the equipment offered. It indeed offers an experience worthy of a Find X5 Pro, for example, but at a price of 200 euros lower.
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During the presentation of the Magic4 Pro, Honor also took the opportunity to announce two new connected accessories that will go perfectly with the Magic4 Pro. It is a connected watch, the Honor Watch GS 3, and a pair of headphones, the Magic Earbuds 3 Pro. These are two accessories that will only be available on May 30, like the Magic4 Pro (which benefits from a pre-order campaign). No need to run to the store to buy them. But let’s take the opportunity to present them all the same.
Honor Watch GS 3: the replacement for the Magic Watch 2 goes upmarket
Let’s start with the Honor Watch GS 3. It replaces the Magic Watch 2 that we tested two years ago (time flies). It takes up its positioning: a watch that is more design than sport, with a 46 mm circular dial, a steel case, two mechanical buttons on the edge and standard lugs to position any type of bracelet. The watch is available in two versions: “midnight black”, with a black case and sports polycarbonate strap, and “ocean blue”, with a steel case and blue vegetable leather strap. A “classic golden” version also exists, but it is not offered in France.
On the technical sheet side, we find a 1.43 inch AMOLED touchscreen of a resolution of 326 pixels per incha battery of 451mAh offering an autonomy of approximately 15 days (without change), biometric sensors, dual autonomous GPS, 4 GB of internal storage (mainly for music) and IP68 and 5ATM waterproofing. The price is 229 euros in black and 249 euros in blue version (because leather is more expensive).
Earbuds 3 Pro: dual speaker, adaptive noise reduction and 24 hours of battery life
Let’s continue with the Earbuds 3 Pro, a name that could hint that there are Earbuds 2 Pro. And that’s certainly true… but not in France. Indeed, the Honor brand recently relaunched on the old continent. As a result, many connected products, derived from the Huawei catalog, have not had an international launch. After the Earbuds 2 Lite, sold today less than 100 euro and launched with the Honor 50 (which we also tested), the Earbuds 3 Pro therefore reinforce Honor’s audio proposal.
Reinforcement from above, because these new headphones are offered at 199 euros. We find there an 11 mm diaphragm to send bass and midrange. It is accompanied by a piezoelectric tweeter to round off the highs and vocals. Added to this is adaptive active noise reduction, a bit like the Sony Linkbuds S that we tested this week. The idea is to reduce or increase the noise reduction depending on the environment without intervention. Honor promises a maximum reduction that can cancel up to 46 decibels.
The headphones incorporate a bone sensor for voice isolation during calls. They would benefit from low latency for gaming, but within a reduced limit. Finally, the brand promises an autonomy of 24 hours of music playback, without active noise reduction, without HD audio, with the volume at 50% and including the battery of the box. The box is compatible with wired (USB type-C) and wireless charging. Finally, the headphones are protected against splashes and sweat, but not against a good bath.