Huawei Watch Fit Summary

Huawei’s latest fitness tracker, the Watch Fit sits somewhere between serious running watches and budget activity bands. Earlier this year, Huawei launched the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e, both have solid fitness tracking but with software limitations.

The Watch Fit doesn’t see any improvement regarding the software. However, Huawei has managed to bring most of the health tracking and fitness suite on the Watch GT 2e into a lightweight design that is easy to use, accessible, and affordable.

It is clear that with the Watch Fit, Huawei is going after smartwatches like Garmin and Fitbit Charge 4. The Watch Fit has a big advantage over these devices by sporting an AMOLED display, a slim design, a 10-day battery life, and a lower price.

It is also one of the fitness bands that feel most comfortable to wear, plus it is waterproof. The device has a bright enough AMOLED screen, with built-in GPS, easy to use interface, meaning you can go for short workouts without having to take your phone with you.

However, GPS takes a while to work while heart rate accuracy is a bit off. Nevertheless, you can still track your sports activity and workouts and view detailed records in the Huawei Health app.

For serious athletes and runners, the device has no cutting-edge features. There is no third party app. And it isn’t possible to share your data with third-party apps. The Watch Fit is more for those who need a quick and efficient device to get started with their fitness goals.

Huawei Watch Fit Price and Availability

Consumers living in the UAE can start to purchase the Watch Fit from September 3 at the price of around $110. The device was launched in the UK on September 16 at around $150.

For consumers residing in the US and Australia, the prices haven’t been announced yet. But they are expected to be on the higher side.

There are three different colors to choose from Graphite Black, Mint Green, and Sakura Pink. The device’s features include built-in GPS, an AMOLED display, heart rate monitor, a wide range of workout modes, and music storage.

Huawei Watch Fit Design and Display

The design of the Watch Fit is slim and neat. It looks like a squeezed Apple Watch. On the right side of the smooth metal frame, there is a flat button. The surface is covered with 2.5D curved glass, giving it a polished premium look.

The thickness of the device is only 10.77mm while its weight without straps is 21g. So you will barely feel its presence on your wrist. You won’t feel any discomfort wearing it all day. The sensors of the watch are at the bottom of the chassis. The chassis is made of plastic with a smooth matte finish. It is easy to wipe off and is sweat-resistant. It is 5AT water-resistant, so you can take it underwater for up to 50m.

It is a shame that the straps are unswappable. The protruding sensor bump that is on the bottom is another sore point as it tends to dig into the skin if you wear the watch too tight. And it becomes sticky after a few minutes of workout.

On the front is a 1.64-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 280 x 465 surrounded by small bezels. It is a display that you would expect to find on fitness watches that are pricier. Huawei did a great job in choosing the tall aspect ratio as it helps keep the watch slim while still display enough information on the screen.

When you tap and swipe through the interface, the display is responsive. It is bright and readable even when you use it under direct sunlight.

Huawei Watch Fit Software and Battery Life

If in the past, you have already owned a Huawei watch, you will be familiar with the Watch Fit’s Lite OS which was also used on the Watch GT series. While it is easy to use, it is limited since it doesn’t support third-party apps or NFC for payments.

However, on the more affordable Watch Fit, this isn’t a sore point since the watch is more geared toward entry-level users.

To wake the screen, there is a button on the swipe. To see your heart rate, SpO2, stress activity, music player, weather info, and an activity dashboard that is similar to an Apple Watch’s activity rings, you just have to swipe through.

Pressing the button again, you will see a list of apps such as sleep tracking, workouts, breathing exercises, timers, alarms, and so on. From the home screen, to bring up notifications, you can swipe up while swiping from the top will take you to quick settings where you can switch the button for Do Not Disturb, see Bluetooth and battery indicators or view a lean advance settings menu.

You can view detailed activity data in the Huawei Health app. In terms of apps, Garmin and Fitbit do so much better.

A strong point of the Watch Fit is its battery life. With heart rate monitoring enabled, a couple of workouts, the battery manages to last about 9 to 10 days.

With GPS enabled, longer workouts, and music, the duration dips to about 5 to 6 days, which is still impressive.

Huawei Watch Fit Fitness and Health Tracking

A key selling point of the Watch Fit is its vast and versatile suite of fitness and health tracking. The watch can track basically anything, from walking, cycling, swimming, and running to dart throwing, belly dancing, martial arts, and more.

The Watch Fit does well in terms of rep recognition, step counts for running or walking, and stroke counts while swimming.

There is a built-in GPS but there is no altitude meter for elevations.

Besides 90+ workout mode, the watch offers 12 fitness courses with animations so that you are guided through each step. Each exercise has a brief explanation. All of them are around 2 minutes or less, making it easy to squeeze these exercises into your schedule even when you are too busy to visit the gym.

The watch can monitor your blood oxygen levels as well as sleep quality, something that has never been seen on a fitness watch at this price point.

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Huawei Watch Fit Full Specifications

  • Technology No cellular connectivity
  • 2G bands N/A
  • 3G bands N/A
  • 4G bands N/A
  • Speed No
  • GPRS No
  • EDGE No
  • Announced 2020, August 31
  • Status Available. Released 2020, September 03
  • Dimensions 46 x 30 x 10.7 mm (1.81 x 1.18 x 0.42 in)
  • Weight 21 g (0.74 oz)
  • Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • SIM No
  • 5ATM water resistant
  • Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 1.64 inches, 7.7 cm2 (~56.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 280 x 456 pixels (~326 ppi density)
  • OS Huawei wearable platform
  • Card slot No
  • Internal 4GB
  • eMMC
  • No
  • Loudspeaker No
  • 3.5mm jack No
  • WLAN No
  • Bluetooth 5.0, LE
  • GPS Yes
  • Radio No
  • USB No
  • Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, SpO2
  • Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Colors Graphite Black, Sakura Pink, and Mint Green