Nov 03 AT 8:47 AM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Huawei announces new Fit wearable

Huawei Fit

Huawei has announced a new wearable that’s not based on Android Wear. It’s called the Huawei Fit and it’s aimed at the budget-conscious crowd, though it still has a lot of the smartwatch features you’re used to.

The device features a 208×208 round black and white backlit reflective touchscreen display with no flat tire, an ambient light sensor in the bezel, an aluminum body, a six-day battery life, Bluetooth 4.2, wearing detection, heart rate sensor, and an IP68 water resistance up to 5 ATM.

The software has been used on previous wearables but has been fleshed out. It functions similarly to Android Wear in that you swipe up and down for different screens, swipe left to dismiss stuff, and swipe right for more info. It’ll show health info and show notifications for the apps you select.

It’s a pretty simple approach to smartwatches but has a lot of health features with more to come with future updates.

The wearable is launching today for $129.99 on Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. The black model will be exclusive to Best Buy for 60 days while orange and blue will be available everywhere else.

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Show Press Release
PLANO, Texas — November 3, 2016 – Huawei Device USA, a division of Huawei Consumer Business Group, today announced the availability of Huawei Fit, a new wearable device designed to fit every body’s fitness needs.

Featuring multi-sport tracking, automatic step count, heart rate and sleep monitoring, as well as smartphone alerts, Huawei Fit will retail for a suggested price of $129.99 USD at Best Buy, Amazon and Newegg.

“Huawei Fit is the next evolution of Huawei wearables, combining learnings from products including the Huawei Watch,” said Zhengdong Zhu, president of Huawei Device USA. “We designed Huawei Fit to be the perfect fitness companion, with accurate tracking technology for fitness, heart and sleep. With a long-lasting battery, Huawei Fit is ready for anything and suitable for every body.”

A new style of fitness

Huawei Fit is the perfect companion for every body – regardless of fitness level. It bridges the gap between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker, with a stylish design and standard band sizes so you can easily swap for a customized look. The rugged, always-on LCD touch screen delivers important information at a glance, such as time, steps, and heart rate. Switch between preset dial styles—the time is always visible, even in strong light, thanks to the reflective and backlit display, controlled by an ambient light sensor.

The Huawei Fit’s body is molded from a single aluminum component, in two finishes: Moonlight Silver and Titanium Grey. Quality manufacturing processes and design enable the Fit to meet 5ATM water resistance standards.

Daily Status Recording

Huawei Fit automatically senses when the wearer is walking, running and sleeping, and monitors these activities, recording the number of steps, distance, calories burned and duration of sleep every day. Through the Huawei Wear app, users can set their goal, and the Huawei Fit will track progress throughout the day.

Advanced automatic heart rate monitoring

Huawei Fit delivers accurate heart rate measurements, thanks to an innovative design and high signal strength, as well as unique skin color detection algorithms to account for different skin tones. Heart rate can be measured manually by accessing the heart rate screen, automatically throughout an exercise session, or continuous all-day monitoring for a detailed view of heart rate over four hours.

During exercise and training modes, five heart rate zones are displayed on the watch in real time. These zones are divided according to the activity: warm up, fat burning, aerobic endurance, anaerobic endurance and maximum effort. When the heart rate approaches the maximum effort zone, the watch will vibrate to alert the user.

Paired with the Huawei Wear app, users can review a daily heart rate curve, including minimum and maximum rates and resting heart rate. It can also provide a health assessment based on heart rate statistics over time.

Multi-sport mode support

Huawei Fit supports multiple forms of exercise, including walking, running, cycling, treadmill workouts and swimming, with different modes monitoring different data. Huawei Fit will automatically identify walking/running status and record data, including goals such as distance, calories, times, fat burning, and aerobic endurance.

At the completion of a session, the watch can display statistics such as distant, duration, average pace, calories, heart rate range, exercise result score, new records, VO2 max and recovery time.

Running training

For users looking to improve their fitness performance, Huawei Fit offers comprehensive running training guidance based on stamina and training goals. Leveraging technology from FirstBeat®, a leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being, Huawei Fit can design running plans, give real time guidance during a session, and export reports upon session completion.

Huawei Fit’s training supports five km, 10 km, half marathon and marathon modes. Each plan can be designed according to the user’s exercise habits, available time and physical fitness.

Smartwatch Functionality

Keep in touch, even during the toughest workout. Simply sync Huawei Fit to a smartphone to receive smart alerts for incoming call and messages. The watch will vibrate when a call is incoming, identify when a call is missed, and even allow you to end a call by swiping up on the watch screen.

Sleep Monitoring

Good sleep is important for optimum health, so Huawei Fit also provides detailed sleep analysis, tracking sleeping and waking times, including evaluation sleep stages, such as light sleep and deep sleep. Huawei Fit leverages the Pittsburgh sleep quality index and polysomnography to provide a detailed sleep analysis report.

Battery Life

Huawei Fit can keep up with user’s workout schedules, with a powerful battery that lasts for six days with normal use and up to 30 days in standby mode. Charging time for a full battery is less than two hours.

Availability

Huawei Fit will be available starting November 3 at participating retailers including Best Buy, Amazon and Newegg. The Black version will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores for the first 60 days, while the other colors – Orange and Blue—will be broadly available online.

Huawei Fit Specifications

Item

Description

Watch face

l Material: aluminum

l Dimensions: φ39.5 mm x 9.9 mm (including heart rate monitor 11.2 mm)

Watch strap

Material: Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)

l Width of wide watch strap: 20 mm

l Width of narrow watch strap: 18 mm

Watch size

Dimensions (H x W x D) (Unit: mm):

l Lengthened: 246.5 x 39.5 x 9.9 (including heart rate monitor 11.2 mm)

o Long wrist coverage: 140 mm–210 mm

l Shortened: 226.5 x 39.5 x 9.9 (including heart rate monitor 11.2 mm)

o Short wrist coverage: 130 mm–200 mm

Screen

l Memory LCD, black and white touchscreen

l Resolution: 208 x 208 pixels

l Dimensions: 1.04′ (active area: φ 26.3 mm)

Weight

< 35 g

Microprocessor

l RAM: 256 KB

l ROM: 1 MB

l Flash memory: 16 MB

Usage time

Periodic heart rate checks ≥ 6 days

Charging time ≤ 2 hours

Battery capacity

80 mAh

Bluetooth

l Bluetooth frequency: 2.4 GHz

l Bluetooth connection distance > 10 m (in an open environment)

l Bluetooth 4.2 protocol

Sensor

l 6-Axis motion sensor (Accelerometer + Gyrometer)

l Heart rate sensor (PPG)

l Capacitive Sensor (Wearing detection)

l Ambient light sensor

Charging method

Four pin charging port, magnetically connected to the charging port

Physical buttons

Reset button on the charging port

External ports

Micro USB 2.0

Water-resistant

level

5 ATM water-resistant

IP68 standard

Environment

Operating temperature: 0°C to 35°C

Operating humidity: 5% to 95% RH

Storage temperature: –20°C to +35°C

Storage humidity: 5% to 95%

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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