Huawei Watch Fit 2 – Stylishly sporty

Huawei Watch Fit 2 – Stylishly sporty

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is a smartwatch with which you should also be able to exercise. The watch is not subtle, thanks to a large rectangular screen, so you can see all the achievements well.

Huawei Watch Fit 2

Recommended retail price from € 149,-
Colors black, white, pink, grey, blue
Platform Android, iOS
Screen 1.74 inch amoled (480×360)
Format 3 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm
Weight 30 grams
Sensors heart rate monitor, accelerometer, pedometer, calorie counter, sleep monitor, altimeter
Connectivity bluetooth 5.2
Other waterproof (IP68)
Website 6.5 Score 65 Rating: 65

  • Pros
  • Design
  • battery life
  • Screen
  • Negatives
  • Less accurate than other brands
  • App installation Android
  • No application store
  • No payment function

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Most smartwatches intended for athletes do not excel in their design. Smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit and Polar are often equipped with rubber bands and mediocre screens. Admittedly, these brands are a few stations ahead of Huawei in terms of performance and body function measurement. Still, the Watch Fit 2 stands out because it also focuses more on sporty use, but with an elegant design.

wrist flashlight

What is even more immediately noticeable is the beautiful screen with which Huawei has equipped its smartwatch. The rectangular amoled screen has a diagonal of 1.74 inches (4.4 cm). The screen is slightly more elongated than an Apple Watch, so that the width of your wrist is used more efficiently. By the way, a good size for very thin wrists.

It is nice that the screen is very clear and sharp, so that it is also easy to read when you are outside in sunlight. If you also use your watch for sleep measurement and analysis, this also has its drawbacks: you cannot keep the screen off at set times. This means that the bedroom is suddenly lit up at night by your wrist.

Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2

What can you do with a Huawei Watch Fit 2?

The smartwatch is intended to support you to live a more active and healthier life. However, keep in mind that the design is not suitable for all sports. The large glass display is not so suitable for contact sports and creates annoying resistance when swimming. In such cases, you may be better off with a smaller smartband, which you may wear under a sweatband.

You also have some useful extra functions. For example, view the weather forecast and moon cycle, control your music and it has an alarm clock. There are also less necessary functions, such as making phone calls via your wrist or operating a voice assistant.

What is missing is the option of mobile payment. There is also no application store available to add additional functionality. You have to deal with the functions that are on it. For example, do you want a Strava app, Google Maps or your favorite parking service? Then you have to switch to a smartwatch with Wear OS or an Apple Watch.

trade embargo

You can connect the Huawei Watch Fit 2 to your smartphone with the corresponding Huawei Health app. Here is something to do. As you may know, Huawei has an American trade embargo on its pants due to espionage allegations. This is carried out quite selectively in practice, according to a spokesperson for Huawei. Inquiries made it clear: Huawei is able to offer the app in Apple’s App Store, but not in the Google Play Store. The version of Huawei Health in the Play Store has not been updated since 2020.

If you have an iPhone, you can pair the smartwatch and use all functions as it should. Android users need to get started with APK installation files to install Huawei Health outside of the Play Store. If you want Huawei Health to update automatically, you also have to install the Huawei AppGalery for that. This installation method is an annoying security risk and the AppGalery is also not an enrichment for your smartphone.

While you can’t blame Huawei for this, it’s a downside. Installing apps insecurely for products from a brand accused of espionage is a serious drawback. Big enough to make you wonder whether Huawei as a brand can still establish itself in Europe.

The battery life is very good, but the heart rate measurement is not continuous.


Huge plus of the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is that it has excellent endurance. This of course depends on how regularly you consult the screen and sports – especially sports with the GPS on to record your route. You can actively do a week with a charged battery. With fewer activities even up to ten days. It’s very nice not to have to charge your smartwatch every few days.

But to get that battery life, there are some sacrifices. The heart rate monitor is quite accurate compared to other sports watches. Only he measures less regularly. You can see this on the screen, the measured heart rate changes every 5 to 10 seconds. As a result, you always have relative values ​​and it is less possible to measure how your heart rate builds up and recovers during an activity. Those who exercise more seriously will benefit from a heart rate monitor that measures continuously, such as Garmin, Polar, Fitbit or an Apple Watch.

The watch is also perfectly capable of counting steps, analyzing sleep, measuring skin temperature and oxygen levels in the blood, although the latter two functions hardly serve any practical purpose.

Fit with an app

The app provides a clear overview of the collected data. Everything looks nice, but Huawei seems to have rushed things here and there. For example, some functions are suddenly displayed in Chinese. Messy.

Where the app excels is guidance. Guidance to pick up exercises or aftercare, but also to live a healthier life. This way you can indicate what your goal is: less stress, losing weight, being happier, and so on. With a personal step-by-step plan, the app and smartwatch remind you how to achieve these goals (physically). For example, by exercising enough and regularly, monitoring your sleep and relaxation, your water intake and your heart rate.

Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2
Huawei Watch Fit 2

Alternatives to the Huawei Watch Fit 2

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is an accessible smartwatch for anyone who would like to live a more active and healthier life. The long battery life plus the design (including the screen) also stand out positively.

You can see the Huawei Watch Fit 2 as a kind of entry-level smartwatch. If you want more, you will soon run into limitations. If you really want to start exercising more fanatically, the more accurate measurements from Fitbit, Polar and especially Garmin will help you. For example, read our recent Garmin Epix 2 review, although it is in a completely different price range.

If you want more smart functions, it is better to go to a smartwatch with a well-stocked application store, such as an Apple Watch or a Samsung Galaxy Watch4.

Conclusion: Buy Huawei Watch Fit 2?

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is an accessible smartwatch, with useful functions and guidance to live a healthier and more active life. The design stands out, as well as the beautiful screen and the long battery life. Yet you (in a figurative sense) quickly run into limitations. For example, the measurements of sports brands are better and the functionality is more limited than smartwatches from Apple and Samsung.

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