Huawei set to launch new Watch Fit wearable device in Kenya

Huawei is set to introduce its latest wearable device, the Huawei Watch Fit, in the Kenyan market soon.

The Huawei Watch Fit was announced 3 months ago and has since made it to various other markets with an expanded availability in the international market taking place in September.

It features a squircle 1.64-inch 280 × 456 AMOLED curved display with a 70% screen-to-body ratio and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.

Sitting at the intersection of basic fitness-centred wearables like the Huawei Band 4e we were exploring this time last year and the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro that it has been made available alongside in most parts of the world, the Huawei Watch Fit strikes a balance of both worlds by offering smartwatch-class features like its 6 Always-On watch faces (and more available in the Huawei Watch Face Store – only available for Android devices) and upgrades to the standard band experience with not just a bigger screen but also speakers for music playback while on the run.

Unlike its out and out smartwatch companions, however, the said music playback is not on-device but when it is paired with a companion smartphone.

It has GPS, removing the need for one to take their phone with them when going on a walk or a run, water-resistance when dipped up to 50 meters thanks to its 5 ATM rating and a remote shutter for taking photos on one’s phone remotely (like, say, when it is on a tripod). Period cycle tracking, blood Oxygen saturation (SpO2) detection, which might come in handy during this global pandemic we are in, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, 96 workout modes (including 85 custom ones), a private trainer providing 12 animated quick workout demonstration videos (like the ones we first encountered on the Oppo Watch) and more are also included.

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The jewel in the crown is the device’s advertised 10-day battery life.

While we will only get to know the exact pricing of the Huawei Watch Fit when it officially launches in a few days’ time, we don’t expect it to go for more than Kshs 15,000, if the international pricing of the gadget is anything to go by. Also, we have a review unit with us and you can expect a proper rundown of the same in a future review here and, maybe (just maybe), a quick run-through on our YouTube channel (please subscribe).

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