Huawei Watch Fit Unboxing and first impressions

Huawei Watch Fit Unboxing and first impressions

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Huawei Philippines has just launched the Huawei Watch Fit, a new and stylish fitness-focused smartwatch. It’s the company’s first fitness wearable to sport a rounded rectangular design and carry new animated fitness courses that can be followed by the user. Check out our unboxing here:

The Huawei Watch Fit is one of the company’s latest wearables and boasts of a number of smart and fitness features to help the user gain a better, healthier lifestyle. Our Watch Fit comes in the Cantaloupe Orange color but there are other colors available.

The screen is, indeed, large and takes up a large portion of the wrist. Despite that, it remains fairly light and easy to wear. The 1.64-inch screen is big and bright but has noticeable bezels. Colors are rich and text on the device seems pretty sharp thanks to the AMOLED screen. It has a plastic build that contributes to how light it is while the 20mm strap is made of silicone which is very comfortable to wear.

On the right side of the watch face is a singular button that gives access to the menu and apps. Swiping to the right or left reveals various metrics. These include sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and stress monitoring. These are customizable through the menu so users can decide which metrics they want to see. Additionally, it’s also a quick way to see the weather and access music controls. Swiping down reveals a couple of quick shortcuts and access to settings while swiping up reveals notifications or messages.

Apart from the metrics mentioned above, the Huawei Watch Fit can also monitor menstrual cycles and measure SpO2 or blood oxygen levels. These are fairly new features smartwatches are starting to adopt these days. In particular, the SpO2 monitor measures how much oxygen is in your blood which can help determine how healthy you are; lower oxygen levels may indicate an incoming sickness.

To see more detailed information, users will have to pair the Watch Fit with the Huawei Health App. Pairing the device was quick but the initial firmware update took quite long. We had to go through three loading screens before we actually got the watch to boot up. But once you accomplish the initial setup, turning the device on takes no time at all.

There’s a microphone on the watch but no speaker and it also has 5ATM water resistance. As for its workout modes, it supports a number of sports and activities and also has automatic workout detection. The workouts offer are really varied and even offer uncommon activities such as plaza dancing, darts, or even hula hooping. Additional features include 4GB onboard memory, GPS, accelerometer, and gyroscope sensor.

For its smart features, the watch allows for message notifications, music control, camera shutter control, and the capability to take or reject phone calls. There are also a number of useful apps built in such as a timer, stopwatch, weather, and more.

For battery, it carries a typical 180mAh capacity that can supposedly last up to 10 days with average use and up to 7 days of heavy usage. It’s capable of charging to full in just 65 minutes. Huawei says that 5 minutes of charging can power the device for one whole day.

The Huawei Watch Fit is now available for PhP 4,999 and will come in three colors. Huawei will also have a pre-order promo where you can get over PhP 2,000 worth of freebies. It’ll be available on both Shopee and Lazada starting September 18.

We’ll be exploring this device even further and test all of its features and claims in our full review coming soon!