Well it’s official – I’ve relegated my Fitbit Blaze to the electronic collection drawer, next to the Palm Pilot, my BlackBerry Curve, and an old TI calculator. The Blaze did everything I wanted it to but it had worn out its’ welcome for a few reasons. There weren’t enough updates to increase functionality, there were questions about its’ accuracy (step count, heart rate, etc), and it was over 2 years old and feeling dated. This was not an easy decision as I am friends with the inventor, but it was time to take a step forward (this move was more of a leap than a step) in the world of wearables.
So where to start?
I wanted something that would work with Android Wear 2.0 and was compatible with my BlackBerry DTEK60 (tho’ not in that order). I wanted something that would work for fitness but was flexible enough for a professional office setting. After countless hours of searching functions, user reviews, and upgradeability, I decided on the Huawei Watch. I chose a leather band as it’s easy to replace and looks nice. I had some trouble pairing the watch and my DTEK so I factory reset the watch and Wallah! Paired immediately and ran through the set up. Next was a visit to the Google Store where I downloaded the Huawei Wear app. Other than the one slight hiccup the set was a breeze. One feature I really like is the ability to long press the dial and choose from 40 different dials!
According to Google Play on the fitness front-
For Huawei Wear APP, you can
1) Record your steps,calories,exercise distance and exercise time everyday
2) Intelligent motion timeline will tell you the amount of exercise every movement period
3) Record your sleep time everyday including deep sleep,light sleep and awake times
4) Exercise target settting
5) Share your sports data with your friends