The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is a new smartwatch from Huawei. The watch is a component of China's new large-scale health-care system.
Huawei unveiled the Watch Fit 2, the successor to the Watch Fit, in May. They don't look much different from the outside. There are no differences other than a three millimeter wider housing and a 2.5 millimeter larger screen - and even these are difficult to notice. However, a lot has changed in terms of software: it now works better with smartphones. It is now possible to answer calls, send template messages, and download music.
Be aware that, with the exception of Huawei Music, streaming services like Spotify and others will not work.
A compass and some analysis from the GT Runner that we recently tested are included in the runner mode.
The Watch Fit 2 is available in three different colors for the case and strap: Active, Elegant, and Classic. Apart from that, they differ somewhat in the weight and materials of the case. The Elegant and Classic Editions are a few grams lighter than the Active Edition we tested. The housing is made of aluminum rather than polymer. NFC is also available in the Elegant and Classic editions.
The Watch Fit 2 comes with a 46mm case that is 10.8mm thick and a 1.74-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. This has a resolution of 336 480 pixels and is equipped with a single physical button on the body's side.
The silicone wristband is extremely comfortable to wear: it's light, not constricting, and it stays cool despite the silicone. Furthermore, the bracelets are simple to replace - simply press once and they fall off, ready to be replaced with something "smarter." The screen itself is bright, with vibrant colors, and it supports "raise to wake" in addition to the always-on feature already mentioned. As a result, when you lift the watch, the display illuminates.
To begin with, the polymer version of the watch is water resistant (5 atm), so you can confidently wear it while swimming or bathing. Huawei has included some exciting modes for measuring bodily functions and health, all of which work without the use of an app: It is possible to track steps, sleep, heart rate, stress, blood oxygen levels, and the menstrual cycle.
The watch also reminds you in everyday life if necessary to drink enough water or to exercise if the watch has not been able to detect any movement for a long time. A clear widget also shows the progress and in the Huawei Health app you can see a breakdown of the activities from which the step counts were generated.
Huawei promised a battery life of 10 days with "typical use" and 7 days with "intensive use" with the original Huawei Watch Fit. Continuous heart rate monitoring and advanced sleep monitoring, as well as 30 minutes of Bluetooth calls, are examples of intensive use. The Fit 2 advertises the same numbers, which we found to be accurate. Expect a week between charges if you use your phone a lot, especially if you use GPS a lot and your screen is bright. In everyday life, however, you don't have to be concerned. There's also a quick-charge feature that lets you get a full day's worth of juice in just five minutes.