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Huawei Watch Fit 2 : GPS Accuracy is Very Good

I have owned the Huawei Watch Fit 2 for a couple of months now, and I have yet to write about the GPS accuracy of the device. I have tracked a lot of workouts using the GPS and it’s always consistently the same thing, very good.

After conducting some tests, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 GPS accuracy has proven to be very good and consistent, scoring 10 out of 15. This is an excellent score, that has been achieved by going through the different levels of GPS accuracy and conducting further testing. Here are my test results:

Huawei Watch Fit 2 Test Results

GPS DifficultyRatingComments
Easy Level5Excellent precision
Hard Level1Not good
Very Hard Level4Very good precision

GPS Accuracy Rating System

No of StarsDescriptionComments
5Zero mis alignments, no errorsExcellent precision, no errors, tracks correctly
4Up to 3 minor mis alignmentsVery good precision, some minor errors
34 – 5 minor mis alignmentsAverage precision
26 or more minor mis alignmentsBelow average precision
11 Major mis alignmentNot good,
0More than 1 major mis alignmentWay off

Now that you have seen the results, I will go into further detail for each. This GPS accuracy rating system is something that I have created based on my experience testing smart watch’s so I know that this information would be interesting to anyone who does a lot of GPS tracking workouts.

Available GPS Sensors In The Huawei Watch Fit 2

  • GPS (American satellite system)
  • GLONASS (Russian satellite system)
  • BeiDou (Chinese satellite system)
  • Galileo (European satellite system)
  • QZSS (Japan satellite system)

All of the above mentioned sensors are built in the Huawei Watch Fit 2. The watch’s accuracy of GPS readings is contingent on the number of satellites connected with, however based on my experience, this is never guaranteed. After using the Huawei Watch Fit 2, the accuracy level has always been consistent, which I will show in my test results.

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It he Huawei Watch Fit 2 may not have the assisted GPS or dual band frequency capabilities of the higher end Huawei GT3 series, but it still boasts a quick satellite connection that can be achieved in mere seconds. Just tap and go with very little delay, which is why I like this watch so much.

Easy Level : Excellent Precision

To test the accuracy of the GPS tracking system, I often replicate a situation where someone is going for a walk or a run around the block during the easy level test. This is a common situation that many users would find themselves in, providing an accurate assessment of the accuracy of the system.

Taking into account the number of GPS sensors built into the watch, I had very high expectations of the Huawei Watch Fit 2, but luckily it passed with flying colours in the end. The image below is a snapshot of my planned route around my neighbourhood. The red dotted line is the line I drew on the map to demonstrate the level of accuracy I achieved. The black line is Huawei Watch Fit 2’s tracking which almost perfectly follows the red dotted line, which is incredibly satisfying.

Test Results

  • GPS difficulty : Easy, very little obstructions such as power lines and tall trees
  • GPS accuracy rating : 5 out of 5

If you plan your route similar to the one I have chosen you can achieve accurate results similar to mine

Easy Level Accuracy : The solid black line is the Huawei Watch Fit 2 tracking, the red dotted line is the path I have planned. Precision is excellent
Ground level of Easy GPS Test : not many overhead obstructions. This is to replicate anyone that likes to go for a run or a walk through there neighborhood.

Hard Level : Precision is Not Good

When I put the watch under hard test conditions, I like to simulate a user going through a densely populated area. This could be anything from a large city, to a busy suburban town. Tall buildings and complex street layouts can lead to inaccuracies in the tracking, and there is also the potential for digital devices to interfere with the accuracy of the watch.

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After analyzing the final results, I was right. However, I was impressed by how rapidly when I moved away from the town center, the watch’s accuracy improved noticeably. I reside in a very tiny village here in New Zealand, yet countries such as the United States and other European countries have very large cities and the accuracy could be even worse.

Test Results

  • GPS difficulty : Hard, tall buildings, walking under awnings can create errors in your tracking
  • GPS accuracy rating : 1 out of 5
Hard GPS TEST : Only one major mis alignment, and I have pin pointed the area in blue.
Major mis alignment : Red dotted line is the path I taken and the black line is the Watch Fit 2 tracking. Something to look out for when going through town.

Very Hard Level : Very Good Precision

In order to replicate a tough test, I set up a situation where someone would go for a jog outdoors, in either a big park or amidst mountain ranges, where the watch could suffer from lowered accuracy due to the thick vegetation and high peaks.

To my surprise the Huawei Watch Fit 2 performed incredibly well in these conditions, even without the addition of dual band frequency and assisted GPS. There was a slight mis alignment but apart form that the watch tracked my path really well. For a watch that’s very affordable and with all the features it has, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it performed in these tough conditions. The Huawei Watch Fit 2 deserves the 4 out of 5 rating

Test Results

  • GPS difficulty : Very Hard, dense forestry, tall trees, mountain ranges
  • GPS accuracy rating : 4 out of 5
Very Hard Test : After reviewing the test, precision is very good. This is good news for anyone who likes to go for a hike through the local parks. Also good news if you are using route back.
Mis Alignment : The solid black line is the Watch Fit 2 Tracking, red dotted line is the actual path. slight mis alignment on the top left, on the bottom right it’s fairly small mis alignment as well. Precision is very good.

How Does The Huawei Watch Fit 2 Rate

RankBrandSeriesNo of GPS SensorsRating
1Samsung Galaxy 4, 5, 5Pro5, Assisted GPS10
2Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic5, Assisted GPS10
3HuaweiGT35, Dual band10
4Huawei GT3 PRO5, Dual Band10
5XiaomiS1 Active5, Dual band10
6AppleWatch 7510
7PolarIgnite 35, Assisted GPS10
8Huawei Watch Fit 2510
9Garmin Forerunner 5559
10Fitbit Versa 413
11Fitbit Charge 512

Because I have only just created my new rating system, I had to re test some of my watch’s that I still have, just to authenticate each and every device. I will update some of my previous articles to reflect the scores that I have given. Please note I have only added smart watch’s that have been released within the last 18 months.

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Anyway, in comparison to the competition, the Huawei Watch Fit 2 rates very well for a fitness tracker. Technically my GPS rating is based off maybe 3 GPS sensors similar to the Garmin Forerunner 55, as the BeiDou and QZSS satellites can not be connected in New Zealand, same can be said about the Apple Watch 7.

Final Conclusion

In the end I am very impressed with the Huawei Watch Fit 2 GPS accuracy. For a fitness tracker with GPS an four other location sensors this level of accuracy is very good. The watch also has the route back feature so that you can easily get back to your starting point and not having to worry about your phone running out of battery.

I think if you avoid a similar planned route like my hard test then the accuracy of the Huawei Watch Fit 2 would do the job without any issues. For the cost of the watch I think it is a bargain and is a great watch for people who want a fitness tracker with GPS and some other cool features.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you found this article useful.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 GPS Accuracy is Very Good With a 10 out of 15 Rating