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Huawei releases security update for smartwatches

Huawei releases security update for smartwatches

Security Update

Huawei has announced a new firmware update for its Watch Fit 2, despite the model being an older wearable that was launched in 2022. The latest update, version 2.1.0.213, aims to improve the sleep-tracking experience and optimize the user interface for heart rate measurements. Although specific details on these enhancements have not been provided, users can expect a more refined experience in both areas.

The update is available for download via the Huawei Health app. As is often the case with such releases, the rollout will be phased, and it is currently unclear when users in regions such as Europe will receive the update. Additionally, the file size for this firmware update has not been disclosed.

Owners of the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro are in for a treat. A new firmware update is rolling out globally, bringing notable improvements to the smartwatch experience. The update advances the software version to 4.0.0.118 (SP1C00M08) but remains on HarmonyOS 4.0, not upgrading to the newer HarmonyOS 4.2.

The update is 113MB. Be prepared for a substantial download.

The update enhances two key health-related features: sleep monitoring and heart rate tracking. It promises an improved user experience for both, though specific optimizations are not detailed in the update notes. Ensure you have the latest version of the Huawei Health app installed on your smartphone to install the update.

Updating your watch can take some time.

Huawei updates focus on user experience

It’s advisable to allocate a few hours for the process to complete.

It is unclear whether the update is rolling out to all users simultaneously or in phases. Keep an eye on your Huawei Health app for the update notification. The Huawei Watch Ultimate is receiving a new update.

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Huawei is rolling out an update for the smartwatch, with this release being another HarmonyOS 4.2 version. This update introduces new features such as additional watch faces, the TriRings design, and an enhanced experience when updating the wearable. The latest software for the Watch Ultimate, version 4.2.0.103 (SP6C00M01), is a relatively minor update at 73.23 MB in size.

The firmware is said to improve the stability of the wearable in certain situations. However, the changelog does not specify where users may notice these improvements. There is speculation that this update could fix bugs, including a previously unresolved problem with sleep tracking that reportedly stopped working after a diving activity.

Huawei has not officially confirmed if this issue has been resolved. Users can update their devices via the Huawei Health app. The company recommends ensuring that you have the latest app version installed before starting the update process and notes that the smartwatch will restart once the update is complete.

It remains unclear whether Huawei has pushed this latest release to all wearables or if it is rolling out in phases.

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