Innovations in wearable technology have made it possible for mid-range smartwatches to include premium features. This has made smartwatches with leading-edge health and fitness management features accessible to more people. While this trend has been going on for a while, the new HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 is certainly a huge leap forward. Packed with solid features and a fashionable design, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 has taken the idea of mid-range smartwatches to the next level.
So, this is the right time to compare this watch to the Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS Edition, which is an affordable smartwatch offering from Apple. Let’s put these two to the test and see which one deserves a place on your wrist.
HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 vs Apple Watch SE
Battery Life Matters
Huawei smartwatches are known for their incredible battery life. This holds true in the case of HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2, as well. Under typical usage scenarios, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 can be used for 10 days, and 7 days under heavy usage scenarios. To ensure a comfortable and uninterrupted experience, it also features fast charging that allows you to use the smartwatch for 24 hours with just a short 5 minutes of charging.
The Apple Watch SE will give you 18 hours of battery life, which is enough to get you through the day. However, this means you will have to charge the watch every day, making sleep-tracking a challenge.
Testing the Smart Features
HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 supports the Bluetooth calling feature, which is commendable for a smartwatch of this price. This feature allows you to answer and hang up calls through the smartwatch without taking out the smartphone. If users are not available to answer the phone, they can quickly reply in the form of a short message with one tap. The reply can be customised in the HUAWEI Health App, allowing users to always stay online and not miss anything important. Users can also reply quickly to messages via instant messaging apps from the watch itself.
The Apple Watch SE comes in 2 editions — GPS and Cellular; and 2 sizes —40mm and 44mm. Out of these, the 40mm GPS Edition is the most accessible in terms of price. The difference between the GPS Edition and the Cellular Edition is the lack of stand-alone LTE support. The Apple Watch SE GPS Edition supports Bluetooth calling and allows you to send quick replies to messages while connected to a smartphone.
Which One is Better in Terms of Design?
HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 embodies style and fashion. It features an AMOLED 1.74-inch HUAWEI FullView display with a screen-to-body ratio of 72.2% and a resolution of 336 x 480. The impressive 336 PPI pixel density makes the screen sharp and vivid.
Design-wise, the Apple Watch SE is similar to the Apple Watch 4. Unlike the Watch 7, the Watch SE has prominent bezels around the screen. The 40mm version of the watch has a 1.57-inch display with a resolution of 394x324 and a lower 326PPI pixel density than the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2. Although the 44mm version has a larger 1.78-inch display, the 448x368 resolution results in the same pixel density as the 40mm version.
Which One is the Better Health and Fitness Tool
HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 adopts the latest HUAWEI TruSeenTM 5.0 heart rate monitoring technology, which improves the accuracy of heart rate monitoring. It comes with features like SpO2 monitoring, heart rate, sleep, stress, and breathing monitoring to keep track of your health indicators. With the offline music playback feature on the watch, you can play your tunes right from the watch while working out. It also has a built-in animated fitness coach for 7 workout modes, offering easy-to-follow audio instructions and demonstrations, including warm-up and cool down. It also supports 97 different workout modes, such as running, cycling, swimming, skipping, weight training, dancing, ball games, water sports, winter sports, and extreme sports.
Although Apple Watch SE has many health and fitness features. In terms of health monitoring, the Apple Watch SE has heart rate monitoring but lacks the SpO2 monitoring feature. The watch can track your runs and measure the elevation using the altimeter. You can also store and listen to music directly from the watch. The watch can track many different workouts, including cycling, running, strength training, and swimming. Also, the built-in altimeter can measure the difference in altitude and measure the elevation changes as you run, along with GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks.
After comparing the two, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 stands out ahead of the Apple Watch SE in terms of value for money and features. It offers a bigger screen and a stylish design, and far better battery life. HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2 is also superior in terms of health and fitness features. Moreover, it is compatible with Huawei devices, as well as both iOS and Android devices. So, if you want a watch that gives you the best features for the price, then go for the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 2.