Huawei’s 2022 range of smartwatch, fitness and health trackers are now on offer with a model to suit pretty much everyone.
From the small to mid and larger sized, they are built to be tough while keeping your vitals in check.
Upping the stakes from last years Huawei Watch Fit smartwatch and fitness tracker they have this year released its second edition, the Huawei Watch Fit 2.
The all screen watch runs Huawei’s own operating system – HarmonyOS and comes in with a 1.74 inch full view display. That’s a smidgen bigger than last year’s model.
In the box comes two silicon straps (incase, like me, you have smaller wrists).
Swipe up from the bottom and you’ll see any notifications you’ve got. Swipe down from the top and there’s your watch’s settings. A swipe from the left gets you some basic info, like weather and a swipe from the right sees all of your important health stats to the likes of heart rate, steps and more. You can customise what you see and even transfer a few songs over to the Huawei Watch Fit 2.
Oddly, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 does seem to forget some notifications, and can alert you hours after the fact. I also missed almost all call alerts. Something that the GT 3 I previously reviewed never misses a beat with.
But hold up – I’m getting ahead of myself. First you need to connect the watch up.
Now there is a process to this and the first time I gave it a go on the Huawei Watch GT 3 I had problems on an Android based phone.
On the box and even on the face of the watch when you first begin setup there’s a QR code. Scan that to be taken to a download of Huawei’s App Gallery.
From there you’ll need to find, download, install and use the Huawei Health app (not the one on the Google Play store).
Once you’ve done all that – you’ll see the list of watches in the app. Select the one you have and it’s straight forward from there.
If you have a newer Huawei Watch already, then likely you’ve already been through this process and you’ll just need to open Huawei Health app and connect your watch.
The Health app doesn’t just facilitate the connection, it’s also where all of your stats are recorded to from your Huawei Watch Fit 2.
From sleeping patterns, health and also where you can customise your watch, watch faces and more.
The Huawei Watch Fit 2 also has differing workout modes.
There’s one tactile button to the right of the watch which takes you to the Menu. In the Fitness app you have Courses, Indoor and Outdoor run, Walking, Cycling, Swimming, Skipping and way more.
There’s an onboard personal coach that will assist you through differing workout modes.
If you’re a fitness guru then the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is your perfect companion. If you’re not, it will still award you for simply how many steps you take in a day.
The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has a built in mic and speaker for handsfree calling (bluetooth). With automatic SpO2 monitoring and waterproof up to 50 meters (not sea / salt water).
It’s so light you forget it’s there and with a 7 to 10 day battery life, you rarely need to take it off.
The unit that I was sent for this review has been lasting me 8 days consistently.
Being the mid sized sibling in the Huawei Watch series, for me it’s not too small, I prefer the bigger sized screens on my wrist, more screen, more to see, but this one is just right.
When compared to competitor models out there – the Huawei Watch Fit 2 gives you a lot more for a lot less of a price tag and is one of the most reliable smart watches you can have.