Huawei Watch Fit Review: Looks Good, But Tracking Falls Short – Gadgets 360

December 29, 2021 by No Comments

Due to various reasons, Huawei and its sub-brand Honor aren’t active in the smartphone space in India anymore. However, that hasn’t held the company back in allied product segments, including wearables and audio products, in which it remains present. Wearables make up a popular and fast-growing segment, particularly in the affordable price range where many of the company’s new launches are. Among the most recent new products from the company is the Huawei Watch Fit.

Priced at Rs. 8,999 in India, the Huawei Watch Fit is marketed as a smartwatch rather than a fitness band, even though the design and features might have you think otherwise. It’s also priced a bit higher than many products with similar features, but there are a couple of key factors that help set it apart. Is this the best fitness-oriented wearable you can buy under Rs. 10,000? Find out in this review.

Huawei Watch Fit design

Smartwatches and fitness trackers offer many of the same functions, but differences come down to physical design and software capabilities.The Huawei Watch Fit has a design that is unique enough to not quite let it fall into either category. The large AMOLED screen and thick casing make it feel like a smartwatch, but the narrow form factor and fitness-centric features offer functionality that’s more in line with what you’d expect from a fitness tracker.

The Huawei Watch Fit has a 1.64-inch AMOLED touch screen with a resolution of 280×456 pixels. That makes for a pixel density of 326ppi, and a screen-to-body ratio of 70 percent. It’s available in three colours in India – black, blue, and pink – and comes with matching detachable rubber straps depending on the colour you pick. The smartwatch has a single button on the right. Charging contact points and the optical sensor for heart rate and blood oxygen measurements are on the bottom.

I found the Huawei Watch Fit to be comfortable to wear, and it was light enough to be unobtrusive even while sleeping. The single button on the watch controls power, opens the app drawer if you’re at the home screen, and jumps to the home screen from anywhere else within the watch’s interface. The device comes with a charging cable which magnetically attaches to charging contact points on the bottom. It stayed in place securely on a flat surface while charging, and wasn’t easily knocked loose.

The Watch Fit weighs 21g without straps, and has various sensors including an accelerometer, gyroscope, capacitive sensor to wake the watch screen with a lift gesture, ambient light sensor, and optical heart rate sensor. There is built-in GPS as well, and the body is 5ATM water resistant. The primary mode of connectivity with your smartphone is Bluetooth, although the version has not been specified.

Huawei Watch Fit software, interface, and app

The Huawei Watch Fit runs its own custom operating system and UI, and links with the companion app over Bluetooth (available for Android and iOS) to synchronise fitness and health data. For this review, I used an Android smartphone with the app installed on it.

The user interface of the Huawei Watch Fit was simple and clean, with touch and tap gestures that allowed me to navigate through the various screens, working in conjunction with the physical button.

The Huawei Health app maintains the connection between the Watch Fit and your smartphone, and is available for iOS and Android

The AMOLED screen …….



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