Huawei’s new multisport watch, the Watch Fit, is a good company for those who want to keep track of their routine, and why not, for those who want to start improving their quality of life. Everything you need to know in this note!
the smart watch Huawei WatchFit It is the latest model presented by the Chinese company in our country. But to give you an idea of what it proposes, this device is the midpoint between the cheap bands to monitor activity and more sophisticated running watches, such as those offered by garmin in their Runners catalogue. If you are a person who is looking for a way to control the physical activity that he performs on a daily basis, the WatchFit of huawei be your best option. And perhaps, it can also be a nice motivator for the more sedentary who want to start improving their quality of life, because yes… the clock is going to require you to move, go out and exercise.
Slim and elegant design
The Huawei WatchFit It has a slim and elegant design that differentiates it from many other smartwatches but at the same time makes it very similar to a very popular apple-like one. There’s a single button on the side of the screen, on the watch face’s smooth polymer frame, and curved glass 2.5D covers the surface. It’s from just 10.7mm thick and weighs 21g, without the straps, so it hardly sits on the wrist. It uses the square watch design, with metal bezels but a bit more elongated in format than the Apple Watch. The screen is 1.64 inches, with a bright AMOLED display.
The sensors are located at the bottom, as usual, to be in contact with the skin. In this section, we have a matte finish plastic that is easy to clean and prevents perspiration buildup. Plus, we don’t have to worry too much if it gets wet, as it has a water resistance rating of 5ATMso we can get into the pool, bathe or wash our hands without problems.
One disadvantage of the device is that, despite the fact that the straps are comfortable and quite aesthetic, they cannot be exchanged with others (or at least for now we have not found a way). And if we have a very small wrist, the watch sensor may be a bit uncomfortable since it protrudes a bit from the plastic layer that protects it. But look at it with its light weight, which makes it hardly feel worn, unlike other gear that feels like a cuckoo clock on your wrist.
As for the front of the watch, and the most important as we already told you, is that we have a screen 1.64 AMOLED inches. The resolution is 280×456 and we could even say that this type of screen is expected in watches that have a slightly higher price, which is a success for Huawei. And the layout of the screen allows us to see a lot of information in a slim space. This is where taste comes into play, because for some the elongated format is not attractive, but for others, it can be a solution.
If we talk about the response speed, the system responds well and we do not have to wait long while we press and manage to open apps or modes. In addition to having a simple and understandable interface, the device is quite bright thanks to its powerful screen. This allows us not to have any kind of problem when we want to see something in full sunlight.
Varieties to control our health and functions to exercise
The strongest point of WatchFit it is in all the functions that it has related to keeping track of our health and exercising. Among them are the possibility of monitoring anything normal like walking, running or swimming, and monitoring activities such as dancing or… throwing darts (rare).
We can also monitor our health in real time and see what the target heart rate zone is while we exercise to maintain a rhythm and not get tired. However, we do not know if this information is accurate because it measured us differently than other equipment with which we tested them, so we should not take your information as a medical part. But for what is exercise, the sensor is fine and accompanies to give us a general idea of what is happening.
In addition to having more than 90 exercise modesthere are 12 courses with animations that teach us some exercise routines. Within these courses we have elongation, routines to burn fat fast, exercises focused on a specific part and more. We also have the possibility to use the gps built-in to map the route we take and see how far we walk and how long it takes.
With the WatchFit we can monitor the quality of sleep as well as blood oxygen levels, which is interesting considering the price of the band. Of course, we have to see if it is comfortable to sleep with the clock and if we are willing to lose all that battery time.
With all the data it collects, the software of the WatchFit (which is not Tizen or Wear OS) can estimate our cardiorespiratory capacity, the effect that workouts have on us, how long it takes to recover and much more. Basically, it gives us all the values we need to make our exercise sessions efficient and effective.
The device in everyday life
The system of WatchFit it is the same as huawei he has been using in all his bands, the Lite OS. It is a simple and easy to use system, but it does not allow third-party applications. This can be a downside, but in our case, which we also reviewed Samsung’s Watch, it is rarely useful to add external apps.
The watch has a single button on the right side that turns on the screen and from there we operate directly with the touch system. If we press the button again, we can access all the applications such as exercise routines, sleep monitoring, breathing exercises, alarms, etc. We can see the notifications by sliding up and access the settings by sliding down.
As for the battery, we are facing a very strong point, which is where devices from other popular brands (except Garmin) die. huawei advertised the watch lasting up to 10 days who remained quite faithful. With light use that involves a couple of workouts and continuous heart rate monitoring, we have several days of battery life, which we always get to charge it earlier. If we add the gpslisten to music or track longer workouts there if the battery will last less (5 to 6 days). The WatchFit It has a magnetic charging base with two pins that charges your battery from 180mAh in about an hour and a half.
The WatchFit It does not have functions that we have not seen in other devices, but if we want something new, there are always slightly more expensive options such as specialized sports watches. This clock huawei it is simply for those who want to start having control of their day to day and do not want to pay a lot for it.
The WatchFit of huawei can currently be obtained at Argentina in the different cellular distribution pages or providers of the same, and its current price is AR$22,000.