Huawei Watch Fit follow up review
I have been using the Watch Fit for sometime now, so this is a follow up to my initial review.
The watch strap is made of soft rubber; it is really nice. However, unlike Garmin Vivosmart and Xiao Mi Band that use a clipping mechanism, Watch Fit uses traditional buckle mechanism. And for hours and hours typing on keyboard, traditional buckle does not sit too well for my typing comfort. Thus during the day, I stay with my mechanical watch which does not use traditional buckle.
So I only wear it at night and for running.
Sleep tracking turns out to be interesting. Whenever I feel lacking energy, the sleep tracker confirms that I did not get a lot of “deep sleep” the night before.
The Watch Fit does not have any setting to turn GPS on or off, which I thought odd initially. But then I realise that it is actually set by choosing the exercise mode. Initially I thought: why does it have “Running Outdoor” and “Running Indoor” modes? The answer, obviously, “outdoor” mode turns on GPS. Likewise with other outdoor exercises in the list.
Acquiring GPS signal is a bit slow most of the times. I don't know if this is a factor of my neighbourhood's location or not. To date, I have not used it elsewhere.
The GPS distance measurement is not consistent. This is a bit annoying if I run a fixed route. I now understand why there is a wide price range for GPS-enabled fitness trackers. If precision is important for your regime, I can see why you will want to buy high end fitness tracking models.
As for my current need, I am learning to not worry about it.
Battery life is as advertised by Huawei. When it is down to 10%, it will alert me. The recharge time is fast. It takes 25 minutes from 10% to 80%. Give it 10 more minutes and it reaches 90%.
The system has been stable for me. I did not run into any issue at all, but Huawei updated the firmware twice already for minor enhancements.
In closing, if you want GPS and not too demanding about it, Huawei Watch Fit is a good value for casual fitness tracking.
Have fun with your exercise.