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introduction

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 made its global debut in May at a glamorous event in Milan, where we also saw the Watch GT 3 Pro and the Mate Xs 2 foldable smartphone. We’ve already tested the flagship wearable, and now we’ve also spent some time on the fit.

It features a 1.74-inch AMOLED display, heart rate, SpO2, and stress tracking, and support for 97 different sport modes. Huawei offers it in three versions, ours being an elegant Silver Frost solution with a magnetic metal band. The 20mm band itself is standard and easily interchangeable, but we liked the overall look and saw no reason to look for alternatives.

design and build

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has a rectangular body and an impressively thin bezel on all four sides. It’s fairly compact, fitting halfway between smartwatches and smartbands. The manufacturer has equipped it with a single flat button on the side and a touchscreen, which is the only way to navigate – you can’t scroll with a rotary knob.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

The watch is extremely light – around 30 grams without the metal strap. But even the inclusive is still barely noticeable on the wrist. However, people who don’t want to remove their arm hair might have slight problems with the strap, which borrows the design of medieval chain mail with tiny interwoven circular elements.


Huawei WatchFit 2
Huawei WatchFit 2
Huawei WatchFit 2

Huawei WatchFit 2

On the back are the health sensors and the big disappointment – two pogo pins for the proprietary charger. That’s right, the Watch Fit 2 doesn’t support wireless charging, so you still have to carry another cable. Huawei opted for a magnetic option, which can be tedious over time as the magnet attaches to the metal frame and strap instead of the actual pogo pins.

software

The user interface is Harmony OS 2.0, essentially what Huawei has been using in its wearables for the past few years. The operating system is adapted for the rectangular screen, which means that the menu is only displayed in one list – there is no option to have all apps and functions on a single screen, floating side by side like on the GT 3 devices.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

Downloading Huawei Health is essential for the Watch Fit 2 to function properly. Thankfully, we had no trouble connecting the wearable to any of the phones we’ve tested, and the app can even be downloaded from a browser. We should mention that while Huawei Health is available on Google Play, the company recommends getting it from its AppGallery repository as it has a more up-to-date version. In fact, the version currently available on the Play Store does not yet support the Watch Fit 2.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 supports 97 sports modes, one more than the Huawei Band 7. We specifically asked the company’s executives about the difference between the band and the watch, as both segments have shaky boundaries. The Fit 2, unlike the Band, comes with GPS, meaning it can track a run or swim or bike ride on its own and doesn’t need smartphone support to do so.

Notification delivery is reliable, although Huawei has issues with displaying emojis and they appear as asterisks, especially when someone has reacted to an Instagram story. Yet they are easy to manage and navigate. The Watch Fit 2 also includes weather updates (pulled from the phone), sunrise and sunset times, and moon phases.

Battery life

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has a 292 mAh battery. It can last up to 10 days on a single charge with AOD turned off and some health monitoring features turned off.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

In real world scenarios, the Watch Fit 2 lasted us for eight days, especially when it comes to everyday activities. Rotating the AOD cuts that in half. On the other hand, each preloaded watch face features its AOD design, giving you at least some extra style to make up for lost stamina.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

The aforementioned proprietary charger is in the retail box and has a USB connector on the other end. A 50% charge takes 30 minutes, while a 0-100% charge takes about 80 minutes.

Verdict

With the Watch Fit 2, Huawei offers a stylish solution for city dwellers who want a stylish accessory that can also display notifications and some health tracking. We loved the range of straps available and the quick connectivity and communication with the smartphone.

We also enjoyed the audible fitness animations for those who prefer to work out while staring at their wearable. The GPS is reliable enough for any casual jogger and their weekly 5k run.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 review

The Watch Fit 2 is priced at €150/€180/€230 depending on whether the user chooses a fluoroelastomer strap, a classic leather strap, or the stylish choice we tested. As always, Huawei offers plenty of freebies and other discounts, so for the price you’re not just getting a pretty wearable, but also a scale or portable speaker in most markets. It seems like a solid business to us!

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