Huawei Watch Fit: Smart Evolution
It appears – according to the most recent leak – that the upcoming Huawei Watch Fit will continue the fitness-oriented trend of the company’s smartwatches, set by Huawei’s most recent offering so far – their Watch GT 2e, that is. And some scant yet still interesting details that are already starting to trickle into the spotlight, hint that in this case, “continuation” might be an understatement: the changes to the upcoming version promise to be so substantial that they could transform the whole concept of Huawei smartwatch line. Talk about transition from quantity to quality.
Now whether or not the aforesaid info about Watch Fit, cited recently in a Twitter post, is actually accurate, there is no way to tell yet (and the fact that the leaker later took the post off seems a tad suspicious). However, this leak does deserve some attention, if only because, again, it looks a rather logical next step after the Watch GT 2e. And the product title itself is rather telling, too. So we’ll look at what it might foretell and let you make of it what you will.
Let’s start from why these details – again, if correct – might well mean a new turn in Huawei’s smartwatch development course. After all, as of now, pretty much any smartwatch worth talking about include some fitness-related and health-monitoring features. The first instance that comes to mind is, of course, Apple, whose upcoming model is expected to come with a blood oxygen sensor, and other major smartwatch makers are not far behind.
However, most of the details that were revealed (if briefly) are fitness-related – or allude at the company gearing the device to this particular purpose.
Firstly, it wouldn’t be called Watch Fit for nothing, now would it? “What’s in the name” approach is all well and good for poetry and treatment of those you meet first, but as far as popular goods go, it’s hard to imagine a company that wouldn’t want to draw your attention to its product’s most important characteristics and main use. At least, a successful company, and you’ve got to hand it to Huawei.
Secondly, not only will the Watch Fit include heart monitor, but there will be accelerometer (evidently, to measure the wearer’s speed), the GPS (which could come in handy for long jogs), plus a barometer, which is no directly related to exercise, but in overall context looks like a useful addition. After all, it’s important to know the conditions outside in advance if fitness is your thing. And on top of all that, the signature Huawei’s “stress test” – the feature meant to level the owner’s, you guessed it, levels of stress – is predicted to remain in place. Furthermore, there is something to be said in this respect for close-to-exceptional water resistance quoted in the leak. According to it, the upcoming gadget will be able survive submerging into the depth of up to 50 meters, for up to 10 minutes.
And, as if all this is not enough to make us suspect that the next Huawei watch could be rather considered a fitness tracker than your regular watch, the leak mentions “a lot” of sports modes Watch Fit will supposedly boast, including, of course, all the basics, such as running, cycling and walking. (Of course, the conspicuous absence of any specifics on this particular topic kind of takes away from the persuasiveness of the above supposition. But it’s still worthy of making a mental note, for now).
And finally, if we are to believe the now-deleted post, Huawei’s Watch Fit will cost about $140, which is not exactly a commonplace smartwatch price, but fits (no pun intended… well, almost) rather nicely into the trackers’ price range.
So, even though the look of this still-enigmatic device is not expected to differ from the normal smartwatch appearance, remaining true to now-traditional rectangular shape, almost all the rest of the leaked tidbits point us towards the notion that Watch Fit might turn out a strikingly different animal in the smartwatch field.
Finally, other than this main point of the leak, there were a couple of other particulars there we found worth noting. It states that Watch Fit’s screen resolution will be 456×280, and that the display itself will be of AMOLED type (definitely a plus, if proven true). As for the battery, it is expected to last 10 days after one charge. Knowing the usual longevity of Huawei’s gadgets, it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch.
So there you have it: the predictions seem reasonably believable and coinciding with the direction Huawei appears to have chosen as far as the smartwatch development is concerned. Which means this leak might well have something to it and we shouldn’t dismiss it offhand. But it’s too early to read too much into it either. It’s an interesting pointer, yes, but so far, no more than that.
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