Huawei unveils four wearables including Watch Fit 2 and Watch D
Huawei unveiled at an event in Milan today a total of four wearables. The headliner Watch GT3 Pro was accompanied by Watch Fit 2, Band 7 and Watch D.
Some of these had already seen the light of day as the company had announced them in China a few days ago. Today was the European launch.
You can read our detailed piece on Watch GT3 Pro. The device comes full to the brim with health and fitness features including ECG and a new diving mode.
We also covered Huawei Band 7. That one packs an even thinner and more lightweight design than before but largely the same sensors.
Huawei Watch Fit 2
We will cover in more detail in this article Watch Fit 2. The device has an even bigger elongated display than on the original, along with the same 10 day battery life and extensive fitness functions.
The first Huawei Watch Fit saw the light of day in August 2020. Since then we saw a more feminine Mini edition of the same, along with the Huawei Watch Fit Elegant last year. A major characteristic of all these iterations is the wide viewing experience. Huawei is tapping into the trend of fitness trackers packing more sizeable displays.
Larger display, same battery life
The company is continuing along these lines in 2022. Huawei Watch Fit 2 packs a massive 1.74 inch display which offers a resolution of 336 x 480 pixels. This is slightly more sizeable than the 1.64 inch, 280 x 456 pixels of the current version.
The device arrives once again with the economical ARM Cortex-M-SoC. Unsurprisingly, supporting everything is Harmony OS 2.0, Huawei’s in-house operating system.
As far as other features, you get the usual bunch of fitness trackers including blood oxygen and stress, along with support for 97 different sports. Seven of these sports pack an an animated coach feature. Presumably, sensors were upgraded with the latest generation tech, so more accuracy is to be expected.
The predecessor has built-in GPS and there’s no change on this count. The one sensor missing from Huawei Watch Fit is an altimeter for counting floors. It is still nowhere to be found.
You also get a built-in speaker and mic as part of the package, enabling you to take smartphone calls from your wrist. What’s more, the watch supports offline music playback. File transfers can be done with the Tap to Transfer feature and users get access to information via Huawei Assistant Today.
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Other specs include a 292 mAh battery, which should be good for about 10 days between charges. The 180 mAh battery of the predecessor version can also run that long. So it seems, much of that extra capacity has gone into supporting the bigger display. As before, everything gets a 5 ATM water-resistance rating so is good both in and out of water.
Huawei Watch Fit 2 is available in three styles, namely ‘Active’, ‘Classic’ and ‘Elegant’. One of the main differences between them is the bracelet material – you’ll have a choice between plastic, leather and metal. Prices will start at €149 on June 1st when the watch will be made available for purchase in Europe. This will climb up to €229 for the Elegant edition.
Huawei Watch D – a mini-pump to help attain blood pressure readings
Huawei also announced Watch D. The novelty here is the ability to track blood pressure. For that purpose, the device has a mini pump capable of capturing readings up to 230mmHg. Huawei says it has shrunk all the tech to about one sixth the size and weight of a typical blood pressure meter. The measurements are on-demand rather than around-the-clock.
The timepiece also supports heart rate tracking with high performance sensors, and has the ability to generate ECG reports. Beyond this the wearable has skin temperature detection, activity and sleep monitoring, stress tracking SpO2 measurements and more. So this is more a health wearable than a fitness wearable. You also get the typical smartwatch features, along with some 70 workouts modes and battery life of around a week.
Once again, this was the European launch of the device. The original unveiling was in December in China. Reviews have shown that the blood pressure feature is not as slick as we hoped it would be. The watch must be worn on the left side and during a reading your hand should be at the level of your heart – across the chest. So the process is a little fiddly.
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For the Fit 2, just to pricey for what it offers now. I currently have the Fit and already has auto SPO2 monitoring. One of their software updates showed blood pressure monitoring on the app. Would pay the price of the FIT2 had bp monitoring. I just entering it manually to monitor