Huawei Watch Fit 2 and Huawei Band 7

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Huawei recently launched a new line of products, and the new Watch Fit 2 and Band 7 are two options for anyone planning to buy a solid and affordable smartwatch or fitness tracker in time for summer.

We recently spent a few weeks with the high-end Watch D, and while it’s one of the best smartwatches around, many consumers will avoid paying the $749 price tag. The Watch Fit 2 has an RRP of $269, while the Band 7 comes in at a very reasonable $129.

Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is basically a fitness tracker, but it’s adopted some key features from other wearables like the Watch GT 2.

Just like its siblings, it’s really easy to set up through the HUAWEI Health app and only takes a few minutes to pair with your smartphone.

The Watch Fit 2 looks great – the 1.74-inch FullView AMOLED display is nice and bright, and the range of watch faces at your disposal means you can display as much (or as little) information as you want. wish. You can also download more faces if you get bored with the selection.

Huawei’s operating system – HarmonyOS – is intuitive and easy to navigate, although it still lacks the ability to reply to messages on the device itself (except via quick replies, only available on devices). Android devices).

However, phone calls via Bluetooth are possible, and if you have a Huawei device, you can also use the voice assistant feature, which might come in handy.

In terms of functionality, there are a total of 97 training modes, and the ones we tested worked well and provided a good amount of post-race data to let you know how to improve. Unlike some of the more premium watches in the Huawei line, such as the Watch D, I felt more comfortable wearing the Watch Fit 2 during a workout thanks to the lightweight rubber strap. Showering and swimming didn’t cause any problems either.

Health-wise, the Watch Fit 2 unsurprisingly falls short of what the Watch D offers, but that won’t be a dealbreaker for most. It still has accurate heart rate monitoring, SpO2 monitoring and the excellent TruSleep tracker. Also included is TruRelax, which monitors your stress levels throughout the day.

The Watch Fit 2 is capable of a 10-day battery life, although that depends on the features you’re using. The advanced sleep tracking, for example, will drain your battery faster, so you’re probably looking at 5-7 days if you’re using the watch to its full potential.

Huawei Band 7

The Huawei Band 7, on the other hand, is more of a full-featured fitness tracker, but you get incredible value for money.

It’s significantly smaller than the Watch Fit 2, with a screen size of 1.47 inches. It’s also lightweight and very thin, which means you quickly forget it’s on your wrist due to its size and weight. The soft-touch silicone strap is like that of the Watch Fit 2, so it’s also comfortable to wear during a workout. The ultra-thin bezels almost give the illusion that the watch is floating on your wrist.
Again, watch faces are also available for download if you fancy a change. One of our favorite preloaded faces displayed eight moon phases, which is pretty neat!
Huawei claims the Band 7 has a two-week battery life, which we were close to achieving in testing. Like the Watch Fit 2, however, it will depend on what features you tend to use and how much you use the watch.

With the Band 7 there are a total of 96 workout modes (don’t ask which one is missing in the Watch Fit 2). Again, the ones we tested worked very well and we were impressed with their performance. The TruSport Fitness System tracks high-level metrics such as Running Ability Index, VO2Max, Recovery Time and Training Effect.

The health features are much the same as the Watch Fit 2 – it offers TruSeen SpO2 monitoring, TruSleep sleep tracking and TruRelax stress monitoring.

Verdict

The Watch Fit 2 and Band 7 should be at the top of your list if you’re considering buying an affordable smartwatch or fitness tracker.

Although they both feel similar, some potential buyers may be put off by the Band 7’s size and lack of GPS, opting to buy its more expensive sibling instead.

They might lack features compared to the aforementioned Watch D, as well as flagship devices from Apple and Samsung, but many consumers won’t want a device that sings and dances.

Huawei has done a great job of achieving the ideal formula with the Watch Fit 2 and the Band 7.

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