Huawei Australia revealed the Watch Fit at a media briefing held at their new Sydney World Square CBD Store yesterday.
The store will sell all Huawei mobility products including phones, watches, laptops and accessories like earbuds, cables and screen protectors as well as provide help and advice in how to use them. Huawei customers will also be able to bring phones there to submit them for servicing under warranty and Huawei will send it to their outsourced warranty agent Happytel.
Featuring a rounded rectangular face with a large 1.64 AMOLED display, the Watch Fit encourages users to get into new forms of exercise through a variety of animated fitness courses, workout modes and scientific health tracking features that can be shared directly with the Huawei Health app so that users can accurately record their latest data and performance in real time, and help plan exercise regimes.
This is Huawei’s first smartwatch to support an animated personal trainer covering 12 workout courses, including 44 posture demonstrations. The individually animated fitness courses provide users with free one-on-one personal training without the need for a smartphone or any other device.
Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business in Australia commented on his experience using the Watch Fit:
“The WATCH FIT boasts an impressive 10 days battery life, built-in animated personal trainer and the ability to track and monitor your workouts, heart rate, sleep, stress levels and blood oxygen saturation, making it the new smart workout partner that every Aussie fitness beginner or enthusiast needs this year”.
The Watch Fit is an interesting device kind of between a fitness band and a fully fledged watch. It’s not a circle or a square but a rectangular shape that I like as much as the squircle shape used by Apple, Fitbit Versa/Sense and OPPO.
Despite all the issues between the USA and China, Huawei has managed to keep their Huawei Health app in the Google Play and Apple app store so you don’t need to sideload it.
One thing the USA versus Huawei fight has managed to do is stop data sharing with 3rd parties so the health and fitness data logged by the Watch Fit cannot be accessed by popular 3rd party apps like Google Fit or Strata via API.
Battery life with typical usage is:
10 days – HUAWEI TruSleep™ is enabled, heart rate monitoring is enabled. Screen is checked briefly 200 times per day, 50 messages, 3 calls and 3 alarms reminding in 24 hours, and workout for 30 minutes per week.
7 days – Heavy usage. HUAWEI TruSleep™ is enabled, heart rate monitoring is enabled. Screen is checked briefly 500 times per day, 50 messages, 3 calls and 3 alarms reminding in 24 hours, and workout for 60 minutes per week.
12 hours – continuous GPS tracking mode.
- Display: 1.64 inch AMOLED 456 x 280 HD
- Interface: Side button and AMOLED touchscreen supports slide and touch gestures
- GPS: Yes
- Sensors: 6-axis IMU sensor (Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope sensor), Optical heart rate sensor, Capacitive sensor, Ambient light sensor
- OS: Huawei Lite OS
- Connectivity: 2.4 GHz, BT 5.0, BLE
- Water: 5 ATM water-resistant. Water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. May be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. Should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
- Works with: Android 5.0 or later, iOS 9.0 or later
- Dimensions: 46 x 30 x 10.7 mm
- Wrist coverage range: 13 ~ 21 cm (Standard Model), 11 ~ 19 cm (Sakura Pink Model)
- Weight: 21g (without the strap), 34g with strap
- Charging: Magnetic charging thimble
The Huawei Watch Fit is available for $AU249 in Mint Green, Graphite Black or Sakura Pink from Huawei’s Sydney stores in Chatswood and World Square as well as from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Amazon, Mobileciti and Kogan and the Huawei Authorised Experience Store.