With tight competition between Apple and Samsung in the premium smartwatch class, India’s affordable fitness-tracker-smartwatch industry is heating up. Huawei Watch Fit is the company’s newest wearable, which is primarily a fitness tracker with a few smartwatch capabilities included for good measure.
The Watch Fit is a decent little fitness tracker that looks amazing and is incredibly simple to use, all for a very low price. But is it the right fit for your needs? Let’s find the answer by exploring its various features.
Design and Display
The Huawei watch fit is designed to seem like a fitness tracker rather than a smartwatch. It sports a sharp, 1.64-inch portrait-oriented display that gets good brightness even in direct sunshine. Because of its AMOLED technology, the blacks appear to be extremely dark, making the smooth, curved bezels nearly unnoticeable. Other features include:
- 456 x 280 resolution
- Dimensions: 46 x 30 x 10.7mm
- 21g for the active edition and 27g for the elegant edition
- 46mm size option
Huawei offers two versions of the Watch: Active Edition and Elegant Edition. Only white and black are offered for the latter. Pink, green, and black are among the colors available in the former.
On one side of the watch, there’s a single function button that can wake the display, summon up a menu, or return you to the primary watch face. It has a pleasant click quality to it. The watch fit is small enough to wear all day, including overnight if you want to keep track of your sleep. Meanwhile, the band is made of silicone and comes in a variety of colors.
Both on the device and through the Huawei Health app on your smartphone, there are a plethora of watch faces to choose from. It’s also simple to swap them out, though you won’t have the same level of control over their appearance as you would with some smartwatches.
The tracking is at the heart of the watch fit. There are a couple of sensors that push against your wrist to measure heart rate and blood oxygen levels, as well as plenty of other capabilities from the built-in accelerometer that enable you to track a variety of metrics.
- Swiping across the home screen at any point will reveal the underlying heart rate tracking.
- Similarly, if you wear the watch fit overnight, it can provide you with an indication of your sleep quality.
- There’s also a SpO2 sensor onboard, which gives you information about your blood oxygenation immediately.
- If you’re sitting down, it’ll buzz you every so often to remind you to stretch.
- There’s also a built-in GPS, so you can keep track of your trip even if you forget your phone.
- The Huawei watch fit also has more basic features like step counting.
The battery life of the Huawei watch fit is excellent. It can last up to 10 days before needing to be recharged. You can also control the music playback on your phone with your wrist, and you’ll receive push notifications when someone contacts or calls you. For payments, there’s no NFC, and internet access is dependent on your phone’s pass-through.
Huawei watch fit is of great use as a fitness tracker more than a smartwatch. So, while this is a great accessory at budget prices, make sure your priorities are sorted out before you decide to buy the watch fit.