HUAWEI announced its fashion-centric fitness tracker dubbed, the HUAWEI Watch Fit back in Aug., and made it available in its home country China nearly four months later. The company officially released the fitness tracker, which comes disguised as a smartwatch on Dec. 23.
The HUAWEI Watch Fit is also the company’s first square-shaped light smart sports watch, designed specifically for young people, women, and fitness enthusiasts. The device’s USP is its lightweight body, which enables the watch to serve as a personal trainer on the wrist.
The positioning crowd shows that the keywords for the HUAWEI Watch Fit are young and sports, and according to IDC’s report on China’s wearable market in Q3 2020, HUAWEI ranked first, shipping over 9.41 million units in the third quarter. In our review, let us see how the newfangled HUAWEI Watch Fit will perform in this context.
Sporting a unique rectangular dial design, the HUAWEI Watch Fit looks simply stunning. The width of the dial is 30mm, while its surface of the screen is covered with a full piece of 2.5D glass. This adds an element of roundness to the square dial, which also has a good sense of integration in the vision.
This 1.64-inch AMOLED screen offers 456 x 286 pixels resolution with a pixel density of 326PPI, and a screen-to-body ratio of 70 percent. The watch is made using reinforced polymer fiber, and the surface has a metallic matte texture.
Weighing in at just 21 grams, the HUAWEI Watch Fit comes with straps that weigh less than 34 grams. The smart sensor module is placed at the back of the watch. The strap is made of soft rubber material and it features a pin buckle type.
Taking care of your health is quite challenging in the fast-paced lives we lead, and that’s where the HUAWEI Watch Fit comes into the picture. Equipped with a fitness personal training function, the watch 12 built-in animated fitness courses, along with 44 standardized fitness actions that are ideal for office and home scenarios.
The course comprises a series of basic exercises including, sedentary body wake-up, office neck, and shoulder relief, office work exercises, stretching and relaxation, and efficient fat burning. Despite being basics, these workouts are scientifically proven to help individuals achieve their fitness goals.
You can even check heart rate value, heart rate zone, calorie consumption, and exercise time on the watch during or after exercise using the HUAWEI Sports Health App.
The HUAWEI Watch Fit is loaded with a slew of built-in sports monitoring modes. Specifically, the watch supports 11 professional sports modes including, running, walking, cycling, swimming, elliptical machine, rowing machine. It also supports 85 free sports modes, including fitness, dance, ball, water sports, ice and snow sports, extreme sports, and more.
Aside from a built-in smart sensor that monitors your heart rate, heart rate zone, calories, exercise time during exercising, the watch has a built-in exercise and heart rate sensor, paired with the exercise state recognition algorithm that helps you actively identify your exercise state. The active monitoring function supports 6 sports modes including indoor and outdoor running, indoor and outdoor walking, elliptical machines, and rowing machines.
With this data and scientific evaluation methods, the HUAWEI Watch Fit enables you to grasp the effect of exercise after each workout. You can also adjust the exercise intensity and methods based on the exercise situation.
Aside from sports monitoring, the watch is equipped with a health monitoring feature, providing real-time health data to help users understand their current health conditions and set fitness goals accordingly. This feature benefits from HUAWEI’s fourth-generation HUAWEI TruSeenTM 4.0 heart rate monitoring technology.
The watch is capable of monitoring the wearer’s heart rate for 24 hours, and give a heart rate curve. Moreover, it can intelligently adjust the frequency of heart rate monitoring based on the activity status and notify when the static heart rate is too high or low.
The HUAWEI Watch Fit also provides provide arrhythmia monitoring, which alludes to a heart health research project, jointly carried out by HUAWEI and a team of professional doctors from China 301 Hospital. This feature allows you to take active measurements immediately after identifying health risks in time.
The HUAWEI Watch Fit supports the NFC function, which serves as a HUAWEI wallet to enable NFC payment for buses and subways. You can use it simply by putting the watch close to the payment machine of the bus, which is more convenient than scanning the bus code on a mobile phone. The watch can also open Alipay to scan the QR code to pay.
Aside from that, the watch comes with a built-in voice assistant. After pairing with the mobile phone, you can use the side button of the watch to open the camera app on your handset, remotely control the camera menu, and click to pull up the phone camera to capture photos.
The watch is backed by a robust battery. When the heart rate real-time monitoring function is turned on with a hundred percent battery life, there will be 61 percent battery life remaining even after 4 days. In normal use, once fully charged, the battery should last about ten days.