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Fitbit Charge 5 Vs Huawei Watch Fit 2: Which Will You Choose

The Huawei Watch Fit 2 and the Fitbit Charge 5 are both remarkable fitness trackers, and what’s more significant is that they both provide something unique for the user. This comparison makes it obvious and easy for readers to determine which tracker best suits their needs.

The outcome of this comparison will not indicate which fitness tracker is better than the other, but rather which one suits your needs better. For those who have read my prior articles, this should sound familiar.

Rather than going into the technical specifications, this comparison focuses on the features of the two fitness trackers and how they compare in six different categories. In the end, it is clear that the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is the superior choice. A brief overview of the results is presented below. Final score 5-1.

SectorWinner
Smart FeaturesHuawei Watch Fit 2
Health FeaturesFitbit Charge 5 (Premium)
Third Party AppsHuawei Watch Fit 2
Workout Mode AbilityHuawei Watch Fit 2
GPS TrackingHuawei Watch Fit 2
Battery LifeHuawei Watch Fit 2

Smart Features : Winner Huawei Watch Fit 2

Huawei Watch Fit 2 : Ability to store and stream music

When it comes to smart features, both devices don’t offer many options for the user to interact with. However, in my experience I believe that the available features are enough to make life easier and more efficient.

With the Fitbit Charge 5, I take advantage of the contactless payment feature on a regular basis. With the integration of Google Wallet, I know that I’m always set up for a reliable contactless payment experience no matter where I am in the world.

After looking into each device, I have decided that the Huawei Watch Fit 2 deserves to be crowned the winner in this category. It makes sure to provide the same features as the Fitbit Charge 5, but also adds further extras that make it stand out. One of these is the ability to control and stream music directly from the watch, while the size of the screen is bigger which makes it much easier to read notifications compared to the Charge 5.

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Health Features : Winner Fitbit Charge 5 (Premium)

When it comes to health features, in this category the Fitbit Charge 5 is the clear winner. I would say that this is the category that all Fitbit devices are very strong in, almost like they put all their efforts into creating a great health experience.

When it comes to sleep tracking, the Fitbit Charge 5 is a top-ranking device that can compete with the likes of the Fitbit Sense and Apple Watch Series 7, Withing’s and Whoop. As a fitness tracker, it has all the health features that Fitbit offers with a premium subscription. The only Fitbit device that can surpass the Fitbit Charge 5 in terms of health features is the Fitbit Sense, which offers all of its health features in a premium subscription. Not to mention how powerful the Charge 5 is.

Third Party Apps : Winner Huawei Watch Fit 2

Huawei Watch Fit 2: App gallery

When it comes to third party apps from a smart watch perspective, they have the ability to connect to third party apps directly or indirectly. The direct method is having the ability to connect to the third party app via the watch, whereas the indirect method is where your account is linked to the third party app.

From a fitness tracker perspective they dont quite have the same ability. The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has gone beyond that limit and is able to connect to third party apps directly. But it does come with a catch, you must have a Huawei phone to connect to the Huawei watch directly.

Then again fitness trackers have the ability to connect to third party apps indirectly, which is in my experience the preferred method because you can leave your phone at home.

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In this category I have chosen the Huawei Watch Fit 2 as the winner because it has a bigger out reach to third party apps than Fitbit does. Huawei Watch Fit 2 can connect to top third party apps like Strava, Komoot, adidas running and many more.

Workout Mode Ability : Winner Huawei Watch Fit 2

Huawei Watch Fit 2: Can offer way more than track 90 different workout modes

When it comes to tracking your workouts, both devices have the ability to go beyond just tracking different workout modes, as they also offer some quite impressive features that not many people are aware of. That’s why I have designed a system to help people determine which device is better able to track and monitor their workouts.

In this comparison the Huawei Watch Fit 2 has taken the win in a big way, and the score line does reflect the gap between the two products. To me this is the Watch Fit 2’s strongest category. No disrespect to the Charge 5 which has the ability to track your workouts at a basic level which is still in high demand, and has the same ability level as the Fitbit Versa 4. Here is a summary of the results.

Workout Mode Ability Comparison

Activity LevelCharge 5Watch Fit 2
Beginner Level5 out of 55 out of 5
Intermediate Level2 out of 55 out of 5
Advanced Levelzero out of 51 out of 5

Overall Comparison Across The Market

RankBrandWatch SeriesSpecialtyScore
1GarminForerunner 55Multi Sport15
2PolarPacerMulti Sport15
3AppleWatch 7, 8 UltraWell Rounded15
4PolarIgnite 3Fitness15
5Huawei GT3 PROWell Rounded13
6HuaweiGT3Well Rounded12
7Huawei Watch Fit 2Well Rounded12
8HuaweiBand 7Well Rounded9
9SamsungGalaxy Watch 6 ClassicSmart apps8
10SamsungGalaxy Watch 4, 5, 5 ProSmart apps8
11FitbitVersa 4, Charge 5, Inspire 3Health7
12XiaomiS1 ActiveSmart apps6
Workout Mode Ability Ranking : Maximum score is 15 3 brands that I know hit the 15 mark rating. Coro and Amazfit watch’s could reach the 15 point mark, but I havent placed them on the list because I have not personally tested them.

I have already written a detailed article on the Huawei Watch Fit 2 ability to track your workouts, for more information about this click on the link.

GPS Tracking : Winner Huawei Watch Fit 2

Huawei-Watch-Fit-2-vs-Fitbit-versa-4-gps-accuracy-comparison
Huawei Watch Fit 2 : GPS Tracking is Very Good

In this comparison the Huawei Watch Fit 2 wins this comparison. In my experience testing many smart watch’s and fitness trackers it’s all because of the number of location sensors built in. The Huawei Watch Fit 2 out numbers the Charge 5, five location sensors to one winning this category with superior accuracy.

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The Huawei Watch Fit 2 can match it with the big name brands in terms of accuracy, only because of it’s ability to connect to Bluetooth sensors such as cadence and running pods. For an affordable fitness tracker with this much accuracy, it’s a very good when it comes to GPS tracking.

I wont go into detail as I have already written a detailed article on both devices GPS accuracy. Here is a summary of results.

Location Tracking Sensor Comparison

ComparisonCharge 5Watch Fit 2
QZSS navigation (Japanese)Yes
GPS Navigation (American)YesYes
GLONASS (Russian)Yes
Galileo Navigation (European)Yes
BeiDou Navigation (Chinese)Yes
The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has the advantage with 5 built in location sensors.

GPS Battery Consumption Rate Hour Rating Table

This is a very important metric for anyone that does a lot of GPS tracking workouts here is a quick summary of those results

  • Huawei Watch Fit 2 GPS consumption rate is 5% per hour, which is top tier level
  • Fitbit Charge 5 GPS consumption rate is 20% per hour, which is very bad
  • The Huawei Watch Fit 2 has a GPS consumption rate that’s 75% more efficient than the Fitbit Charge 5

GPS Battery Consumption Rating

No of StarsGPS Battery Consumption Rate
5Up to 7% per hour
48% to 12% per hour
313 to 15% per hour
216 to 19% per hour
120 % or more

Overall Location Tracking Comparison

CategoryCharge 5Watch Fit 2
GPS Accuracy1 out of 1510 out of 15
GPS Battery Consumption1 out of 55 out of 5
Huawei Watch Fit 2 wins this battle 15 points to 2 when it comes to GPS tracking, this is very accurate based on my experience

For More Info About GPS Tracking Accuracy Between Both Devices

Battery Life : Winner Huawei Watch Fit 2

When it comes to battery life, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 is a very good choice. The Watch Fit 2 is such an amazing watch that would match some of the biggest brands in the smart watch market,

Comparison Based on My Typical Usage

  • Huawei Watch Fit 2 is 67% more efficient than the Fitbit Charge 5
  • Huawei Watch Fit 2 is 75% more efficient than the Fitbit Charge 5
  • Huawei Watch Fit 2 is 43% faster when recharging
FeatureCharge 5Watch Fit 2
Battery Consumption Rate Without GPS Tracking15% Per Day10% Per Day
No of Days Without GPS Tracking*69
GPS Battery Consumption Rate20% per hour5% per hour
Battery consumption rate with 1 hour GPS tracking35% per day15% per day
No of Days With 1 hour of GPS tracking per day*2.56-7 days
Time to recharge battery from 0 to 100%150 minutes100 minutes
Time to recharge 1% of battery90 seconds60 seconds

Overall Comparison Across The market

RankBrandWatch SeriesEconomy RateNo of Days
1GarminForerunner 559%10
2HuaweiWatch Fit 210%9
3Fitbit Versa 415%6
4HuaweiGT318%5
5SamsungGalaxy Watch 5Pro22%4
6SamsungGalaxy Watch 4, 534%3
7AppleWatch 740%2.5
Battery Consumption Rates : Please note that no GPS tracking was done when recording these numbers. The test ends once the the device reaches 90% battery life. Only smart watch and Fitness trackers with built in GPS are recorded on this list.

Final Conclusion

Overall the Huawei Watch Fit 2 has come up trumps against the Fitbit Charge 5. With a final score of 5-1 it’s a overwhelming score. The great thing why I chose to do a comparison article in the way I have done it, is that it will expose the device’s strengths and weakness’s. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have learnt a lot.