Huawei Fit,a simple fitness tracker, launches in the U.S. for $130
Huawei’s first serious fitness watch, the aptly named Huawei Fit, arrives in the U.S. today for $130 with step, sleep, and exercise tracking, heart rate monitoring, phone notifications, and plenty of quirks. Huawei calls the Fit “the next evolution of Huawei wearables, combining learnings from products including the Huawei Watch.”
The Huawei Fit features a round-face design, reminiscent of Pebble Time Round, and comes with an 1.04-inch LCD display with a resolution of 208×208 pixels. It is capable of tracking fitness activities like walking, running, and swimming automatically, apart from counting steps and calories. It also bears a heart rate monitor with ‘high signal strength’ for increased accuracy, and can track sleep patterns. The company says it has training guidance built-in for various types of marathons. The Fit is rated IP68 and 5 ATMs for water resistance, which, in layman’s terms, means it can withstand submersion at up to 50 meters. The goal is to add swim-tracking capability to the Fit by 2017, but this feature is not yet live.
Apart from its fitness tracking capabilities, Huawei Fit also provides the users with notifications from their smartphones for calls and messages. The battery on the band reportedly lasts for six days of normal use and 30 days on standby. It takes around two hours for the band to charge to its full capacity. It does not have its own GPS, but can pair with smartphones via the Huawei Wear app for that function. And the Fit does not run on Andorid Wear, actually, the OS it runs on doesn’t have a name, at least yet.
The Huawei Fit will come in Moonlight Silver or Titanium Grey variants, with 18mm or 20mm, swappable Black, Orange, and Blue straps.