Huawei Fit hits the US: affordable monochrome watch/fitness tracker with long battery life

Huawei is pushing hard not only on the phone front these days, but also on wearables and other accessories, so today it is outing its fresh Huawei Fit smart watch that will be available today from retailers like BestBuy, Newegg and Amazon for $129.99.

This is a pretty decent price for what the new smart watch/fitness tracker combo is offering, so don't sniff at the monochrome screen. It means you will be getting much more battery life than on most color screen wearables, and that is the Achilles heel of this gizmos. Actually, the company touts 6 days of endurance with normal use, and 30 days on standby, which is much more than the rest of the smart watch gang - thanks, monochrome. The Huawei Fit comes with a round face, precise heart rate sensors that allow for all-day measurement, and a multi-axis motion sensor.

When it comes to fitness tracking, the Fit's accelerometer signals are deciphered automatically to decide whether you are walking, running, or lying still, so the watch can measure distance, steps, calories, duration quality of sleep. In addition, there is training guidance for various running distances and activity types. The Wear app on your iPhone or Android device can supply GPS coordinates to the accessory, too, if you have linked it with the watch via Bluetooth. Speaking of teeth, the Fit supports a Bluetooth 4.2 protocol, so the connection should be more stable and energy-efficient than before.

With the Fit being a smart watch, it is naturally inclined to provide alerts and notifications for calls and various messages, stemming from the warm connection with the phone in your pocket. It takes two hours to charge, and, last but not least, will be available in silver or grey versions for the body, with black, orange, or blue straps, which also come in wider, 20mm variation for larger hands. Any takers?

source: TheVerge

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7 Comments

1. jumboshoppers

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 28, 2016

nice watch.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I love monochrome displays... They draw a little amount of power while at the same time are pretty legit in broad daylight... As a matter of fact, the display gets better with more daylight...!!! I surely miss my Nokia 3310 (My first cell-phone, hands down) and The Nokia 1100 which preceded it... And I still have a Nokia 103 in my possession which seems to be the last mass produced cell-phone with a monochrome display... Oh well... G'Day!

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Random question, but would Android Wear work on a monochrome display? You wouldn't get all of the colors, but is seems like it would be fine other than that.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7034; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is no reason why it wouldn't work. As a matter of fact the Casio WSD-F10 had two screens. A full color display and a monochrome display that would last a month on what battery was left.

3. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

This watch is extremely enticing.

7. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

If you're a swimmer. Otherwise the Mi Band 2(IP67) has B/W OLED display, lasts 40+ days on 1 charge, has an accurate heart rate reading (if you read the prompt). Only costs $22:http://www.mi.com/en/miband2/

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "This is a pretty decent price for what the new smart watch/fitness tracker combo is offering, so don't sniff at the monochrome screen. It means you will be getting much more battery life than on most color screen wearables, and that is the Achilles heel of this gizmos. Actually, the company touts 6 days of endurance with normal use, and 30 days on standby, which is much more than the rest of the smart watch gang - thanks, monochrome." just a simple thank..? I'd rather SALUTE to the monochrome...!!! Oh well... M'Day!

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