Huawei has made a name for itself in the smartwatch market and the Watch Fit 2 only cements its position.
While other editions seem to focus heavily on sports and fitness, the Fit 2 leans more towards everyday usability and functionality.
However, it certainly meets all the requirements of a fitness tracker and does not seem to make too many compromises.
DESIGN AND HARDWARE
What’s most immediately striking about the Fit 2 is the sheer size of its 1.74-inch FullView Display screen.
The AMOLED display looks great but seems a little overwhelming when you’re engaging in high-intensity physical workouts.
Also, the sheer size might not be the best look for those with smaller wrists.
However, one has to appreciate the picture quality and the fact that it offers excellent viewing angles.
The Watch Fit 2 has a classic look and is available with silicone and leather straps. It weighs 40g with the straps.
Battery life is pretty decent, allowing for seven days of heavy use on a single charge and 10 days of moderate use.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
The Watch Fit 2 is loaded with numerous health and fitness features, including the HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0 heart rate sensor that monitors heart rate 24/7.
It can be annoying when your outdoor exercises aren’t accurately recorded, but this edition comes with built-in GPS.
Like other Huawei wearables, it measures blood oxygen (SpO2) and does a great job of tracking your sleep.
It also keeps track of your stress and breathing rate, and prompts you to do some breathing exercises when you experience elevated stress levels.
The Watch Fit 2 appears to be focused on running, allowing you to monitor your metrics in real time and automatically identify seven types of workout modes. There are another 90 training modes to choose from.
With the Watch Fit 2 you can receive notifications from weather reports and moon phases to incoming messages and calls.
It supports quick replies and even has Bluetooth calling.
You can also control your music so you don’t have to constantly reach for your phone while you work out.
The Watch Fit 2 is perfect for the consumer who doesn’t want to compromise. It works like a fitness tracker, running watch and smartwatch all in one.
Visually and functionally, it comes very close to the Apple Watch. While it doesn’t quite add up, it makes sense for its price.