One of Huawei’s most powerful areas in Spain is its smart watch division. From the inexpensive Huawei Watch Fit to the luxurious Huawei Watch GT2 Pro, the company has managed to create excellent smartwatches that stand out for being very complete in terms of health, also having a battery that makes its main rivals look ridiculous.
Part of the secret of this battery is the use of LiteOS, an operating system designed by Huawei for its devices that despite its virtues, also has limitations. In our experience we have appreciated the absence of mobile payments, a voice assistant and the support for third-party applications. This last point will soon cease to be an inconvenience, and it is that they are finally opening their ecosystem.
Huawei begins to open its watches to third-party applications
One of the strengths and weaknesses of Huawei’s watch ecosystem is that the company has absolute control over hardware and software. While the system has proven to be robust enough to create great watches, the absence of third-party apps was a big problem to fix.
Fitify is the first third-party app to reach Huawei watches.
The company has decided to open its ecosystem to third-party applications by presenting the first application of the many to come. Fitify, a popular training application will begin to be available to users of the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro, although it should also reach the rest of the models with a Kirin A1 processor. The application can be downloaded to the watch through the App Gallery.
Derek Yu, VP of Huawei CEE has indicated that the company continues to grow in the wearables sector, reaching a market share of 19.5% globally during the third quarter of 2020. After the debut of Fitify , Huawei wants to send a message to the rest of the developers, indicating that its platform has great potential.
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