Fitness-first Huawei Fit is leaked with circular e-ink display and heart rate sensor

Fitness-first Huawei Fit is leaked with circular e-ink display and heart rate sensor
When it comes to wearables, the most popular feature for these gadgets definitely seems to be fitness. Whether we're talking about a full-featured smartwatch with fitness features or a device from Fitbit that's made with fitness as its main priority, there's no doubt at all that wearables are often at their best and most efficient when they're helping you burn off those pesky extra calories. The Apple Watch Series 2 comes equipped with a host of new features that allow it to be one of the best fitness companions out there, and thanks to a new leak courtesy of TechnoBuffalo, it loosk like Huawei could be prepping to release a fitness-centric wearable of their own as well.

The new device is supposedly named the Huawei Fit, and considering the fact that this gadget hasn't been mentioned or heard of until these pictures surfaced, there's honestly not a whole lot that we know about it. What we do know is that the watch will feature a circular display, and similar to the likes of the Pebble watches, the Huawei Fit will come with an e-ink display. However, this isn't colored e-ink like as it is on the Pebble Time series. The Huawei Fit's e-ink display with be entirely monochromatic similar to the original Pebble and Pebble 2, and like the latter of those two devices, the Huawei Fit looks to have an incredibly strong focus on being used as a fitness tracker

Fitness-first Huawei Fit is leaked with circular e-ink display and heart rate sensor

In the newly leaked images, the screen of the Huawei Fit shows that it will be able to track your runs and how many calories you've burned while doing so, but more important than that, the screen also shows it displaying a heart rate and a swimming activity. This suggests that the Huawei Fit will come equipped with a heart rate sensor and that it will be waterproof to some extent, and those are two big features that are essential to any well-equipped fitness tracker. 

Aside from this however, nothing else is currently known about the mysterious Huawei Fit. The company is planning to launch the Mate 9 sometime this month, so there's a chance that the Huawei Fit could get announced alongside that.

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4 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2311; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If this is priced right (around $75 in my opinion), I think it would be a great addition to the fitness tracker world. With an e-ink display we should see about a week of battery life, and for a lot of people who care about fitness they won't need anything more than an e-ink display. Only those who want the apps and what not will care, in my opinion.

2. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Its the honor S1 which released in China at about 100$

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Give me great battery life, a sunlight readable display, waterproof up to 5ATM, and a nice, compact design. It's sounding like this device might meet all of those needs.

4. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

If the SW is as bad as the one that deployed on the Mi bands, this is as good as useless. No integration whatsoever with Google Fit, no communication with Runkeeper or Strava, and a horror story for beginners to get an half baked connection to Endomondo. HR measures over 100bpm are all over the place (which is not uncommon for optical sensors). Add to that mix a very difficult BT pairing process and you simple have a terrible product.

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