Last week, we got our hands on the new Huawei Watch Fit, a smart watch designed for fitness enthusiasts. In my first impressions of the device, I found it to be a stylish and feature-packed watch that’s great for fitness enthusiasts. Plus, its price tag of PHP 5k is also makes it a good deal, at least that’s based on just a couple of days of usage.
Now, it’s been a bit over a week since I tried the Watch Fit, and in that time, I wore it at all times (except when charging). While it has a lot of nifty features, is the Watch Fit worth a purchase right now? After all, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means we should all stay at home as much as we can. This means exercising outside or in gyms isn’t recommended for everyone.
Surprisingly, even if you just stay at home, the Huawei Watch Fit is actually a worthy purchase. Want to know why? Read on our full review of the Watch Fit to find out!
Design and Fit
Before we explore the features of the Huawei Watch Fit, let’s take a look first at its design. In the looks department, the Watch Fit looks a bit similar to the Apple Watch. Though the Watch Fit has a slightly longer and slimmer display, and it does not have a knob on the right side.
Personally, I quite like the Watch Fit’s design as it’s fairly simple and will go with a lot of different outfits. Though if you do want to wear the Watch Fit with more formal outfits, you might want to get the black strap instead of the Cantaloupe Orange strap (which is the one that we have).
Speaking of the strap, the Watch Fit’s strap is soft and highly adjustable. Once you have the fit right, the Watch Fit is incredibly comfortable to wear. Whether you’re just wearing it while using your computer, working out, or even sleeping, the Watch Fit feels nice to wear. In fact, you might even forget that you’re wearing it after a while.
Aside from comfort, the Watch Fit’s strap also feels fairly durable. Though the only thing I would’ve wanted from the Watch Fit is a removable strap as having one extends the device’s lifespan. Though given the affordable price tag and its durability, the lack of a removable strap isn’t too bad.
As for the Watch Fit’s screen, the device has a 1.64 inch AMOLED display. Thanks to the AMOLED panel, the Watch Fit’s display has bright colors, deep blacks, and a good amount of brightness. This makes the Watch Fit easily readable, even in bright outdoor conditions.
Another thing that’s great with the Huawei Watch Fit is that there are loads of watch face options available on the device itself. Though if you want to check out watch faces, you can add more via the Watch Face store on the Huawei Health app.
Now we move on to the Watch Fit’s features; and boy are there a lot of them! For starters, the Watch Fit has lets you receive notifications from apps, as well as control the music being played on the connected smartphone. The watch also has various nifty tools such as a stopwatch, a weather app, an alarm, and more.
The Watch Fit also has a wide range of health/wellness features. These include a heartrate monitor, a stress sensor, activity counter (with a pedometer and calories burned counter), oxymeter, and a lot more. Even if you don’t have a smartphone connected to the Watch Fit, you can still take advantage of these features.
I’d still recommend connecting the Watch Fit to the Huawei Health app though. With the app, you can keep track of your heartrate, stress, and more throughout days, weeks, months, or even a year. This is helpful if you have a medical condition, or if you just want to keep track of your health in general.
The highlight of the Watch Fit though is its list of workout features. For one, the watch has various workout circuits ranging from indoor run, outdoor walk, and others. Aside from these, the Watch Fit also smartly tracks your workout progress and keeps a record of them. This makes it a nifty tool for people who have certain exercise goals in mind for their exercise routine.
Because of the pandemic though, it isn’t recommended to workout while outdoors. Thankfully, the Watch Fit has a Workout Trainer that’s pre-loaded with 12 kinds of animated quick-workouts. This trainer shows various exercise animations that you can follow along with, giving you an easy workout guide. Best of all, these workouts can easily be done from the comfort of your own room–great for social distancing!
Another feature I found incredibly helpful given the pandemic is the sleep monitoring feature. Because I mostly stay indoors, I found that my sleep schedule has become a bit erratic. Thanks to the sleep monitoring feature of the Watch Fit, I was able to determine the quality of my sleep, as well as make changes depending on the suggestions from the Huawei Health app.
Aside from packing a lot of useful features, the Huawei Watch Fit is also a great smart watch for everyday use. For one, the Watch Fit is easy to connect with your device, especially if you have a Huawei device. Though don’t worry, the Watch Fit will work with Android and iOS through the Huawei Health app. Once you have Huawei Health, just turn on Bluetooth and connect the watch via the app.
The Watch Fit isn’t just easy to sync with a phone, it’s also snappy for everyday use. Unlike other budget smartwatches which tend to be a bit slow, the Watch Fit did not slow down one bit in my time with it (which was over a week).
As for battery life, the Huawei Watch Fit lasted for over a week on a single charge. That’s with me constantly wearing the watch and using it for notifications, as well as daily 30 minute workouts. With proper battery management, the Watch Fit should be able to last up to 10 days.
If you do need to charge the Watch Fit, the watch can charge from 0 to 100% in just a bit over an hour. Though you’ll need to use the proprietary charging cable that comes inside the box.
Priced at PHP 4,999, the Huawei Watch Fit is an excellent smart watch thanks to its impressive list of features. From health tracking to everyday tools, the Watch Fit should have all you need, all in a stylish package with long-lasting battery life.
Best of all, the Watch Fit includes features that are helpful in light of the ongoing pandemic. These feature the fitness trainer which can be used even at home, the sleep monitor, and the oxymeter, among others.