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Huawei Watch FIT 2 receives new features with major software update

The November 2022 update for the Watch FIT 2 is packed with changes. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The November 2022 update for the Watch FIT 2 is packed with changes. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
Huawei has started distributing a new update to the Watch FIT 2, one of the company’s many smartwatches. Rolling out as HarmonyOS 2.1.0.177, the update brings several new features to the Watch FIT 2, such as a Running Ability Index metric and the expansion of the device’s alarm functionality.

Huawei has released a new update to the global version of the Watch FIT 2, with the company maintaining units it seels in China on a dedicated development branch. According to Huawei Ailesi, the Watch FIT 2 has received HarmonyOS 2.1.0.177, which is a 275 MB download via the Huawei Health app. As the screenshot below shows, Huawei has appended the HarmonyOS version number with the build number C00M04.

Based on the changelog below, Huawei has made a dozen changes to the Watch FIT 2 with HarmonyOS 2.1.0.177. Principally, this month’s update adds support for Running Ability Index (RAI), a feature that estimates VO2 Max levels when running to provide feedback about improving aerobic performance. For reference, other Huawei smartwatches support RAI, including the Watch GT 3 SE.

Additionally, it is now possible to set up to 10 alarms simultaneously, while HarmonyOS 2.1.0.177 also adds the option of editing the smartwatch’s layout by long-pressing any card element. Moreover, Huawei claims to have optimised the swimming pool activity by adding the ability to set a pool length. Similarly, HarmonyOS 2.1.0.177 should offer superior message notification functionality, along with improved call quality in certain scenarios. This month’s update for the Watch FIT 2 should be available to download now globally, regardless of the country in which you are based.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-11-22 (Update: 2022-11-22)