Tuesday, December 7

a better finish with an improved pulse oximeter (SpO2)


A more sophisticated Fit watch has been launched by Huawei. The Elegant Edition comes with a metal frame and rubber strap instead of the textured matte frame and silicone strap. In addition, it benefits from a more precise pulse oximeter (SpO2) sensor. There is also the Band 6, cheaper with a few less functions.

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant Edition

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant Edition

Huawei has just announced two new connected watches: the Huawei Watch Fit Elegant and the Band 6. They complete the existing range.

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant : plus solide

Regarding the features, they are virtually unchanged from the classic edition (tested here). The only real addition is the ability to monitor the SpO2 rate 24 hours a day. But this functionality will also be added to the classic version via a software update. Previously, you could only perform manual spot checks.

The 24/7 SpO2 functionality is a nice addition. Most brands only monitor blood oxygen when a person is sleeping. The 24 hour function should make it more useful.

When it comes to health and wellness features, the Huawei Watch Fit contains an accelerometer, barometer, blood oxygen sensor, GPS, and ambient light sensor. This allows him to keep an eye on heart rate, activity, sleep, stress, and blood oxygen saturation.

When it comes to exercise, it offers 11 sports modes including walking, running, indoor / outdoor cycling and more. Swimming is also on this list as the watch comes with 5 ATM water resistance. A total of 96 sport modes are offered.

The Huawei Watch Fit Elegant Edition should be available from March 23, 2021. It will be sold at the original price of the classic Watch Fit, 129 euros, while the Watch Fit is currently offered by Huawei for 89 euros. Note that the Honor Watch ES takes exactly the same look. As a reminder, Honor was a brand of the Huawei group until the end of 2020.

Huawei Band 6: a version reduced in weight and features

The Huawei Band 6 is based on the same design as the Watch Fit, but it’s slimmer. With a weight of just 18 grams and dimensions of 43 × 25.4 × 11.5 millimeters, it is also slightly more compact. The monochrome OLED display is also rectangular and measures 1.47 inches, so it is smaller. The GPS and ambient light sensor are gone, but the pulse oximeter (SpO2) is still there.

The Huawei Band 6 will also hit stores on March 23. In terms of color, you can choose from Amber Sunrise, Forest Green, and Graphite. The recommended price is 59 euros.


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