The Huawei Fit is the latest fitness tracker in the news and is expected to be announced today.
The watch-style fitness tracker is a step up from the Huawei Honor band which offers basic activity tracking; and the Huawei TalkBand B2 which was a good idea but falls short of a great fitness wearable.
Like Apple did with the Watch Series 2, Huawei aren’t leaving much out out in terms of features to get you fit. The new wearable doesn’t have a built-in GPS like the Apple Watch 2, but it features 24 hr heart rate monitoring – which Huawei claim offers very decent accuracy. The full specs haven’t been officially announced yet, but it looks like the Huawei Fit might also offer guided heart rate zone training with prompts to keep you in the right zone for torching calories.
Other features might include guided training for runners crazy enough to run half full marathons, Vo2 Max, heart rate recovery times, steps taken, distance walked, calorie output, and sleep monitoring. It looks like some swimming features are also on board; for me, that means there’s a good chance of automatic exercise detection, but don’t quote me on that.
The Huawei Fit also has a smart vibrating alarm and brings incoming call and text notifications to your wrist, plus the ability to reject incoming calls.
The stainless steel case has 5 ATM (50 meter) water-resistance rating, and the 18mm straps are interchangeable and come in – dark grey, orange, and navy blue. There are no signs of any buttons on the case, so the monochrome display is obviously a touchscreen. The word is that the battery life is around 6 days of regular use.
The Huawei Fit works with the company’s Wear app which is compatible with iOS and Android.