Huawei looks like it’s set to drop a bizarre looking smartwatch, with leaks suggesting the impending launch of the Huawei Fit Watch.
It’s one of many IFA 2020 leaks, including whispers of Huawei Watch GT2 Pro with Honor MagicWatch equivalents and possibly four new Amazfit devices, including Amazfit GTS 2.
The fact we have pictures, specs and even price probably indicate this is an accurate leak – but as usual all the caveats about taking unverified information with a pinch of salt apply.
The most striking detail of the Huawei Watch Fit is the stretched, rectangular design.
The screen has a 456×280-pixel resolution, and measures 1.64-inch diagonally. That offers plenty of room for on-screen data, although we’re unsure why that would be necessary.
A tall screen – like we saw in the old days of the Microsoft Band and Samsung Gear S – can be pretty uncomfortable on the wrist, and a 1.64-inch display will struggle to be unisex. Lots of people don’t want their wrist being dominated by a screen.
But the rest of the specs look pretty complete. GPS, heart rate and even a barometer. And there’s 10 days of battery life and 5ATM water resistance.
The leaks also suggest a pretty base level price of €119 (around £119.99), so it looks designed to compete with Fitbit more than perhaps the Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch 3.
The Huawei Fit Watch is clearly aimed at a fitness audience, and we’re going to presume the screen enables specific outcomes related to working out.
If that’s something like on-watch guided workouts it could be an attractive proposition – but the screen shots show a cartoony, pretty entry-level looking experience that doesn’t quite gel with the form factor.
The Huawei Watch GT2e featured some decent guided running features, so we could see Huawei expanding to more HIIT and body workouts.
These are all first impressions, the Huawei Fit Watch isn’t official yet. It could get an outing at IFA 2020…whatever that looks like.