The multimedia test of the powerful Huawei Watch Fit 2


Huawei Watch Fit 2: the beautiful AMOLED display.
Huawei Watch Fit 2: the beautiful AMOLED display.

It weighs only about forty grams and can be very discreet on the wrist. Huawei Watch Fit 2 goes even further than the previous model for a price of just under 150 francs. What is the concentration of technologies whose autonomy can reach 10 days?

As soon as you start, this little watch with its beautiful and generous 1.74 inch AMOLED screen seduces with its overall design which is minimalist, simple and functional at the same time. The subtlety of this connected gadget and the simplicity of its operation will convince many people … In addition, the synthetic bracelet is very pleasant on the wrist.

Very simple start

After downloading the health application on your smartphone (iOS or Android), simply scan the QR code displayed on your watch and follow the instructions. In my case, after a first update, a second one followed… This phase only takes a few minutes.

Like on other Huawei watches, the Health app allows you to track your progress and manage the look of your watch. We can therefore easily choose watch faces or install applications such as Petal Maps from the latest update. It is also possible to very finely adjust the notifications that arrive on the small screen – very significant!

A remarkable heart rate monitor

Of course, I couldn’t resist testing this connected watch during various walking sessions and bike rides. To judge the accuracy of the heart rate monitor, I relied on the indications of the Polar Grit X Pro Titan paired with an H10 chest strap, which remains a safe bet.

Once again, we have to admit that Huawei sets the bar very, very high. The readings measured on the wrist are almost as accurate as Polar’s chest sensor, which is still slightly more responsive, but not by much. On the wrist, this Huawei does better than the Polar Grit X Pro, about four times more expensive … Yes …

In the Huawei Health application, presented here several times, you can analyze your sleep, relive your sports results, check that your blood oxygen concentration (SPo2) is correct, etc. measuring your stress can also make you think … A real health data center, very well done.

Huawei Watch Fit 2: health app.
Huawei Watch Fit 2: health app.

The essential to the appointment

While this watch does not benefit from the Apple Watch ecosystem of applications, it does allow you to answer calls or call your favorite contacts after choosing them on your smartphone. The sound is excellent, as is the microphone.

Of course you can control the music transmission from your smartphone with headphones without any problem. Overall, in terms of ergonomics, Huawei plays the card of simplicity and intuitiveness. The right button wakes up the screen and accesses its applications. Formidable on this very precise touch screen.

Ergonomics and resistance

With your finger, a left-to-right swipe lets you go back. By swiping from top to bottom, you can access a choice of quick features, like the ability to put it into night mode or wake the screen for five minutes. You can also ring your smartphone. On the charging side, the magnetic accessory must be handled gently so that it holds up.

In short, once again Huawei signs a magnificent watch with extremely fast assisted GPS and one of the most precise indications of the heart on the market. On the autonomy side, it should be specified that if you activate the screen permanently during your sessions, the clock will last about three days. Obviously, during a more normal use, it comes to the week, or even more …

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Huawei Watch Fit 2: specifications.


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