Huawei unveils the Huawei Fit – the company’s always-on fitness tracker
Huawei has announced its newest fitness tracker – dubbed the Huawei Fit. With a circular screen face measuring 39.4mm in diameter, the tracker comes with a monochrome touchscreen, and can continuously measure its wearer’s heart rate during workouts.
The Huawei Fit is also capable of measuring steps and calories burnt, as well as automatically detecting whether you’re walking, running or sleeping. You can’t use it in the pool, sadly, but it does have a waterproof rating of IP68, so at least it should be protected against rain and sweat when you’re out exercising.
In terms of aesthetics, the 1in, 208×208 memory LCD display comes with either a silver or grey aluminium finish. It also has black, blue or orange interchangeable thermoplastic polyurethane straps available in two sizes – 20mm and 18mm. The design Huawei has gone for is very reminiscent of the Pebble Time Round, echoing a more traditionally shaped watch face, rather than something like the Apple Watch or Fitbit Charge 2.
It doesn’t have a built-in GPS, but can link up with Huawei’s Wear app on iOS or Android. In addition to fitness tracking, the Huawei Fit can notify you when you receive calls or messages. That flexibility, coupled with its smartwatch-like design, suggests the Chinese company have their sights set on users outside of the core fitness market.
The company say it should have a battery life of around six days or normal use, which is great. It can also charge fully in under two hours. It’s coming to Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg, and it will be available starting today for $129.99.