Huawei Fit

6.5/10 AVG.
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The Huawei Fit is a far more convincing fitness band than the Chinese company’s previous effort – even at twice the price.

- NathanS , Alphr 

If you want to receive all your smartphone notifications on your wrist along with fitness- tracking features in an attractive, simple package, the Huawei Fit is worth considering.

- Althea Chang , Tom's Guide 

Specs / Features


Personal training experience: customize your running plan with FirstBeat, receive real-time running guidance, and analyze the effects of your training | Heart rate monitoring: single measurements, all-day periodic background measurement, and real-time heart rate monitoring during workout | Multi-sport modes and 5ATM water-resistance: supports multiple forms of exercise, including walking, running, cycling, and treadmill. | Daily activity tracking: tracks and monitors daily activity information, including step count, calories burned, and distance covered; automatically detects your sleeping Sta... More

Personal training experience: customize your running plan with FirstBeat, receive real-time running guidance, and analyze the effects of your training | Heart rate monitoring: single measurements, all-day periodic background measurement, and real-time heart rate monitoring during workout | Multi-sport modes and 5ATM water-resistance: supports multiple forms of exercise, including walking, running, cycling, and treadmill. | Daily activity tracking: tracks and monitors daily activity information, including step count, calories burned, and distance covered; automatically detects your sleeping State and gathers statistics. | Smart notifications: incoming call notifications, message notifications, smart alarms, and inactivity reminders

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Specification

Specification
Brand Huawei
Model HUAWEI FIT SB
Warranty 12 months
Size 24 x 4 cm (9.5 x 1.6 in)

Reviews summary

6.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

What's good  

  • Good battery life
  • IP68 waterproof rating
  • Attractive design
  • Bright display
  • Accurate sleep tracking

What's bad  

  • No GPS
  • Sketchy distance tracking
  • Unresponsive touch screen
  • Clunky software
  • Limited fitness app integrations

Having built a name in the mobile market, Huawei is now tackling wearables. The Huawei Fit offers basic fitness tracking features in a more traditional watch-like package than much of the competition. While the price is great, a fitness tracker is only as good as its data and usefulness.

Does the Huawei Fit have what it takes? Reviews are out! Let’s see what they’re saying.

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The round metal design of the Fit received lots of love from reviewers. With a display just over 1-inch wide, it’s not the bulky monstrosity of early smart watches. Yet its watch-like appearance also doesn’t scream, “I’m wearing a fitness tracker!”

The rubber wristband features a buckle enclosure for a secure fit. If you don’t like the three color options, the watch face is compatible with most 18mm spring-loaded wrist bands.

Pocket Lint summed up opinions of the look of the Fit well, saying, “Styled like a traditional watch, it's slick, round, button-free body gives it a clean, unassuming look that's suitable for everything from a day in the office to a night out on the town, via that lunchtime gym session.”

For features and functions, reviews get sketchy.

While a lack of physical controls or ports earns the Fit an IP68 waterproof rating, it means you must do everything using the touch display. Most reviewers complained about the responsiveness of monochrome touch screen—especially if sweaty from working out.

With no automatic exercise tracking, this means you’re stuck fiddling with a frustrating display every time you want to track a workout.

Six watch face options and an always-on display offer access to your data with a quick glance. However, the large fonts made smartphone notifications unusable for most reviewers.

Then, there’s the data accuracy concerns. While reviews differed, many mentioned a drastic underestimation of distance when running and high heart-rates when using the monitor. The first issue is likely attributed to a lack of GPS—a feature now common in most leading fitness bands.

Pocket Lint outlined their issues, saying, “Overall, it's consistently about 10 per cent off in terms of accuracy, underplaying the true distances of your runs. Hold your phone or water bottle in your watch-accented hand while running and these accuracy shortcomings are further exaggerated. When you're covering distances of 10k or greater, that's a huge, energy-sapping discrepancy.”

The phone syncs data with Huawei’s fitness app. Reviews for the app are mixed. Many found the interface confusing and the lack of social features and integrations with other fitness apps made it a tough sell for most.

On the upside, reviewers mentioned a respectable battery life of at least 5 days on a single charge. Some reached a full week, even with workouts and sleep tracking in the mix.

Most reviewers recommended passing on the Huawei Fit. ChipChick summed up concerns well, saying, “It’s not so much that Huawei Fit is a bad device — aside from sometimes unresponsive touch controls, it does what it’s designed to do very well. Step counting is consistent, and the heart rate and sleep monitoring is on point. There’s nothing technically wrong with it, it’s just behind the competition.”

Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


PC Advisor

An affordable fitness tracker and smartwatch that falls short on features

from PC Advisor
There's plenty to like here, from the extremely good battery life and decent water resistance rating to that always-on time display. Heart rate monitors aren't a given in this class of wearable and swim-tracking is an unexpected bonus. And it looks ok, especially if you swap in a third-party strap... Full review
Digital Trends

Durable and has accurate heart-tracking, but the user interface needs work

from Digital Trends
Should you buy it? No. The Huawei Fit doesn’t overcome the most common problem faced by activity trackers in general: motivating and encouraging its wearer through feedback based on the data it collects. Not doing this increases the chances you’ll abandon the Fit quickly. This wearable already wasn’t compelling enough to make putting it on everyday a habit – combine those two facts and you’ve got a wearable you won’t want... Full review
PC Advisor

A mid-quality fitness tracker and smartwatch that falls short on features

from PC Advisor

There's plenty to like here, from the extremely good battery life and decent water resistance rating to that always-on time display. Heart rate monitors aren't a given in this class of wearable and swim-tracking is an unexpected bonus. And it looks ok, especially if you swap in a third-party strap. But it feels cheap, and perhaps more worryingly, it isn't particularly cheap - the price tag isn't really low enough to compensate for the missing features (such as GPS) or the dim and sluggish display. We also find the watch face options rather poor, offering little useful information. Bett... Full review

TrustedReviews

Activity and sleep tracking, traditional watch design

from TrustedReviews
The Huawei Fit is a by-the-numbers fitness tracker that only just treads water in a sea of rivals... Full review
Pocket-lint

A fitness watch you’ll want to run away from

from Pocket-lint
If you're looking to get active, and, more importantly, stay active in 2017 and beyond, the Huawei Fit probably isn't the fitness watch you're after. Yes, it looks great and the battery life lasts an age, but that's not enough to compensate for its disappointing step, run and heart-rate accuracy... Full review
Alphr

A very likeable fitness tracker

from Alphr
The Huawei Fit is an extremely likeable wearable. Huawei’s decision to embrace fitness rather than generic smart functions is a good one, and this is a decent alternative to the likes of Fitbit, Garmin and TomTom. It’s a shame that the price has had to increase to match the functionality, though... Full review
Chip Chick

A good affordable fitness tracker with heart rate detection

from Chip Chick

The Huawei Fit combines terrific physical design with a clunky, sometimes unresponsive user interface that lacks a couple key fitness tracker features. With wearables really struggling in the marketplace, it’s become clear that to be successful, a wearable needs to make it possible to leave the phone at home. For fitness trackers, that means having GPS. That’s why runners looking for fitness wearables have flocked to Fitbit and Garmin, the latter of which was the only smartwatch maker that saw remarkable sales growth in the past year. Without it, a phone is necessary to track ro... Full review

Android Authority

A smartwatch aimed at fitness

from Android Authority
The Huawei Fit is a very competent fitness tracker. It may not have the best companion app on the market, but it has the hardware down. With a nice display, amazing battery life, and a comfortable design, it’s definitely a winner in my book... Full review
Android Community

A weak pulse

from Android Community
In terms of fitness features, the Fit lacks automatic sensing, but you can manually begin a workout, which is tracked in kind, or work with the Huawei Wear app to build a rudimentary training plan. Again, you're not getting nearly as much functionality as the average app from Fitbit, Garmin, TomTom or Under Armour, but you do get a fine, basic experience... Full review
Talk Android

A promising first step into fitness wearables for the Chinese company

from Talk Android
Overall, I have been very pleased with the Huawei Fit so far. It’s minimal and lightweight enough for me to easily continue wearing it, despite the fact that I’ve never really been a fan of anything on my wrists. The activity and sleep tracking is very detailed and something I find myself checking several times throughout the day and actually enjoying seeing how it changes from day to day... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

90 from Amazon.com

90 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Huawei Fit. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.6 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

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