Huawei Watch Fit 2 review: GPS, battery, workouts, and more

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The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is an excellent fitness tracker designed for everything from running to scuba diving, with nearly 100 different sport modes, an integrated AMOLED display, GPS and an improved heart rate sensor.

I’m a big fan of fitness tracking and smartwatches, I’ve worn a variety of these over the past two years to track my exercise habits, sleep and nutrition for weight training and cardio . But this was my first time testing a Huawei laptop, so I put it through its paces for several weeks, looking at functionality, durability, comfort, and more.

Overall, this is definitely one of the best fitness trackers for anyone looking to start their exercise journey or continue their progress. I was so impressed that I wore it for weeks after the review period ended, having gotten used to the wide range of features and tracking capabilities offered by this tracker/smartwatch hybrid.

Specifications of the Huawei Watch Fit 2

  • Size: 46mm x 33.5mm x 10.8mm
  • Battery life: 7-10 days
  • Charging time: 2 hours for a full charge
  • Water resistant: Up to 50 meters
  • RRP: £129.99

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is so simple to use and very similar to other smartwatch-fitness tracker hybrids, like the best Fitbits. At its core, it tracks important health stats like steps, calories burned, heart rate, sleep efficiency, and stress levels. While that sounds like a lot, in 2022, when trackers are competing with Apple Watch models and the new WHOOP 4.0, that’s the bare minimum to be achieved. The Huawei Watch Fit 2 does the essentials well, without overburdening you.

However, scratch a little below the surface and you’ll find there’s nothing this affordable laptop can’t offer. By pressing the button on the side of the watch, you can access a huge range of features, including nearly 100 different exercise modes, sleep tracking information, blood oxygen levels ( SpO2), breathing and stress levels. There are smart notifications, such as weather reports, moon phases, incoming messages with a quick reply feature, Bluetooth phone calls, and more. You can even track your menstrual cycle using the Watch Fit 2, and there’s a torch and compass feature. When I say there’s basically nothing the Huawei Watch Fit 2 can’t do, I mean it.

Sleep tracking mode and Huawei Watch Fit 2 application software

(Image credit: Grace Walsh/Future)

Although some people may find it a bit overloaded, I love tracking every part of my health and wellness routine, so being able to tell the difference between something as small as an outdoor workout or an indoor workout was a huge bonus.

To check information and control certain features of the watch, you will need the Huawei Health app. Before trying the watch out for myself, I had heard others say that if you didn’t already have a Huawei phone, you’d need to download the app through the brand’s app store. However, it is available on the iOS app store and it was as easy to download as any other app. Once downloaded, you pair your watch with the app and it automatically configures itself, automatically presenting you with your data (which won’t be anything to begin with).

The app itself is super simple with four categories to browse through: Health, Exercise, Devices, and Me. Health is where your stats live and if you let the watch adjust its functionality you can see information on everything from your exercise, sleep and stress levels, to blood oxygen levels and to blood pressure.

Is the Huawei Watch Fit 2 worth it?

Yes absolutely. Although not available for sale in the US, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is available to buy in the UK for just under £130. That makes it comparable in price to the Fitbit Versa 3, but it offers a lot more features and it’s significantly cheaper than even older models of the Apple Watch.

There are also a variety of styles and colors to choose from, making the Watch Fit 2 one of the most customizable wearables. Choose to accessorize your device with an “active” bracelet, in silicone and available in three colors, the “classic” in gray or white leather, or the “elegant” in silver or gold metal.

You can also change your watch face as and when you want with various colorful and simple faces available for free download from the app, or there is a selection for a small fee, and you can also use a photo of your telephone.

Different screen modes on the Huawei Watch Fit 2

From left to right: Heart rate monitoring, choice of exercise modes, oxygen saturation level (SpO2).

(Image credit: Grace Walsh/Future)

Does the Huawei Watch Fit 2 have GPS?

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has built-in GPS, making it the perfect fitness tracker for anyone new to running, cycling, or another distance sport where you’ll want to keep an eye on your pace. , your distance and your timing.

It’s also overall accurate, unlike most other top fitness trackers. If you’re deciding between the Fitbit Charge 5, for example, or the Huawei Watch Fit 2 and GPS is a priority – go with the Huawei model.

Is the Huawei Watch Fit 2 reliable?

Yes, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is a very reliable fitness tracker and I really recommend it if you are looking for one of the best smartwatches with fantastic fitness tracking capabilities. One of the best features of the Watch Fit 2 is its incredible battery life.

Typical usage is 10 days for someone who primarily wants to use the watch as a smartwatch, focusing on checking the time (up to 200 times a day), taking calls and answering texting (three calls and 50 messages), setting alarms (three timers), and just working out with the programs for 30 minutes a week.

The brand considers “heavy use” to be full heart rate monitoring, using the exercise programs for 60 minutes a week, checking the time 500 times a day, sending 50 messages, and passing three calls, and setting three timers.

Overall, when I tested the laptop, I found it to last between six and eight days, depending on how much GPS I used more than anything else. On days when I did longer runs and cycles, I found the battery took a hit – but you can use the watch’s GPS mode for a full 12 hours on a full battery. And even when the battery is drained, it only takes 2 hours to recharge.

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