With gyms closed and endless rows of tempting Christmas treats lining supermarket shelves, many of us need all the help we can get to stay fit and healthy right now.
While we all know how important it is to get outdoors and exercise in lockdown, the shorter, darker nights are making it increasingly tricky.
If your motivation is in short supply, this stylish-yet-affordable gadget from Huawei could be you and your family’s new secret weapon for staving off those lockdown pounds.
Already a big hit with celebrities including Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks, the HUAWEI Watch Fit is essentially a personal trainer on your wrist.
Not only does it come with a mega 96 different sports modes – including street dance, swimming and even skateboarding – its private trainer setting features 12 different training modules and 47 animated workouts, making it incredibly easy to follow the exercises and stay on track. It even detects if your blood is low in oxygen saturation with SPO2 tracking!
And with a battery life that lasts up to 10 days (yes, you read that right) after a single charge, you won’t have to worry about it cutting out mid-session.
To top it off, it’s currently priced at a bargain £89.99 – reduced from £119.99 in the Black Friday sale. Here we reveal why this revolutionary fitness tracker is the perfect Christmas gift that won’t break the bank.
Your own personal trainer
Whether you’re trying to stay active in lockdown or already planning your New Year fitness regime, investing in a smart watch is a great place to start.
Not only is it likely to motivate you to stick to your plan, it can also help you keep tabs on your exercise targets – and reward yourself when you meet them.
If you can’t afford to shell out on a personal trainer (and prefer the idea of working out on your own terms), then the HUAWEI Watch Fit is a fantastic option.
The HUAWEI Watch Fit can track 96 workout modes, including 85 custom ones such as dance, snow sports and racket sports.
To keep things interesting, it also encourages you to have a go at new forms of exercise thanks to its variety of animated fitness courses. These range from a full body stretch – bound to be a hit with yogis – to a thorough leg workout complete with everything from lunges to star jumps.
If you’re not sure how to do any of the 44 moves, don’t panic! The HUAWEI Watch Fit has its own animated ‘virtual PT’ demonstrating exactly how to master them.
If running’s your thing, there are 13 built-in running courses that cater for all abilities, from amblers to top athletes, as well as a GPS sensor.
While you’re busy pounding the pavements, the HUAWEI Watch Fit breaks down the instructions and analyses your step-count.
If you’re working from home sat at a desk or your kitchen table, the HUAWEI Watch Fit helps combat lethargy by delivering timely reminders to stand up and move around if you’ve been static for an hour (and you might as well make a coffee while you’re up…!).
If you forget to turn it on before you begin a session, don’t stress – the watch is able to detect the start of a workout, recognise the workout type and remind you to track it.
When you finish, you can view detailed metrics, professional analysis and scientific guidance in the HUAWEI Health App.
Pete and Sam try out the HUAWEI Watch Fit
Best friends Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks tried out the HUAWEI Watch Fit. See how they got on…
A fitness tracker and a smart watch in one
While the HUAWEI Watch Fit is a fantastic option for anyone who wants to get active, it doesn’t scrimp on the usual smart watch features – in fact, it does the opposite.
Time to get technical; the watch features TruSeen 4.0 technology which enables it to provide accurate real-time heart rate monitoring, with an AI algorithm that keeps tabs on your heart throughout the day.
Another health benefit is its ability to detect if your blood is low in oxygen saturation with SPO2 tracking. When your levels fall below a certain point, you may experience shortness of breath, headache, and confusion or restlessness – so being able to keep on top of them is a huge bonus.
Plus, there’s no need to reach for your phone every minute of the day, as the watch lets you know who’s calling you and enables you to read messages. It’ll also notify you of any reminders, calendar events or alarms you’ve set and flash up with alerts.
You can customise your watch functions so that what you care about the most, be it weather, heart rate or step count, are easily accessible on the high precision touch screen that’s visible even on a bright sunny day.
Its power-saving algorithms mean this watch can last for 10 days – and even if you suddenly realise it’s low on battery, plugging it in for five minutes can give you another 24 hours thanks to its unique quick charge technology.
Helping you to stay motivated every day, the HUAWEI Watch Fit records your daily steps, active hours and periods of medium to high-intensity activities in three colourful circles, providing you with a sense of boast-worthy accomplishment.
If music helps spur you on during a workout you can control it from your watch – or even use its remote shutter to snap a sweaty post-run selfie.
It even keeps an eye on your slumber; TruSleep tracks your heart rate and breathing as you snooze, analyses the quality of your shut eye and can diagnose six common sleep issues.
Meanwhile its TruRelax function monitors stress and offers guided breathing exercises if you’re feeling tense – ideal if the strain of lockdown is starting to get to you!
The HUAWEI Watch Fit can even help you keep track of your menstrual cycle and estimate your ovulation date.
Stylish AND affordable
Fitness perks aside, the HUAWEI Watch Fit is a sleek piece of kit.
It comes in four colours – graphite black, mint green, cantalope orange and sakura pink – and its rectangular 1.64 inch display boasts a vibrant HD screen.
The textured matte watch frame pairs perfectly with the soft straps, meaning the watch feels solid while looking sophisticated. It weighs just 21g, making it comfortable for all-day wear.
You can also personalise the watch face to suit your look, thanks to its range of colourful themes.
If none of the official ones take your fancy, there are plenty more in the Watch Face Store* for you to choose from – or, if you’re missing your loved ones in lockdown, you can customise your own theme with a photo from your mobile.
One of its biggest perks is the fact it’s ridiculously affordable compared to other smart watches and fitness trackers on the market.
With a £30 reduction for Black Friday, there’s no better time to up your smart watch game. Click here to buy
*The Watch Face store is available only on Android and availability may vary by region.
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