The Honor Watch ES was announced at IFA 2020 yesterday. A lot of you already know that this is Honor’s version of the Huawei Watch Fit which launched about a week earlier. However, while both watches are near identical and also share several features, there is a key difference between them that you should know in case you plan to purchase any of the two.
While one of the visual differences between the Huawei Watch Fit and the Honor Watch ES includes a red accent on the home button of the latter, a more important difference is under the hood.
This key difference is GPS. The Huawei Watch Fit has built-in GPS which is important for outdoor runs. However, the cheaper Honor Watch ES has connected GPS. What this means is that Honor’s own watch needs to connect to your phone to get location data.
The lack of GPS on the Honor Watch ES should explain why it costs less at €99.99 than the Huawei Watch Fit that launched for AED 399 and has been reported will cost €119 when it lands in Europe.
If having built-in GPS is a must for you, then you may want to pick up the Huawei Watch Fit. But if you don’t mind taking your phone along with you while running, then you can save some money with Honor’s own watch.
Another difference that you should know is the number of workouts supported. The Honor Watch ES supports 10 professional workout modes and 85 customized training modes for a total of 95 while the Huawei Watch Fit has 11 professional workout modes and 85 custom training modes for a total of 96 workout modes. Unfortunately, neither Huawei nor Honor has provided a list of the supported professional modes, so we can’t narrow down the missing sports mode.
The two smartwatches have built-in storage for storing files you can listen to while working out. They also both have a SpO2 monitor, stress measurement, animated workout courses, and can track menstrual cycles.
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