The newest fitness tracker from Huawei has been officially released. The Honor Band 6 includes a large-screen experience in addition to virtually all of the other capabilities that are available on the Honor Band 6. The most notable improvement is continuous SpO2 monitoring, as opposed to the on-demand measures offered by Honor’s gadget.
The Chinese technology company Huawei bypassed number 5 and went directly to band 6. This choice was almost certainly made for marketing reasons. The Honor Band 6 was first introduced on the market earlier this year, and Xiaomi has recently released their Mi Smart Band 6.
A professional edition of Honor Band will most certainly be released in the coming weeks and months. The previous incarnation featured a SpO2 sensor, GPS, and NFC as optional add-ons, which caused a distinction between the Pro and non-Pro versions of the product. The first one is included today as a standard feature, but the other two are not part of the feature set that comes with the regular version.
Details about the Huawei Band 6’s technical specifications
In our opinion, there aren’t all that many noticeable distinctions between the Honor Band 6 and the Huawei Band 6 in our opinion. Therefore, the emphasis will mostly be placed on rebranding.
The color display on the 1.47-inch AMOLED panel is the same (194 x 368 pixel resolution). It offers an excellent viewing experience on full screen, blurring the line between what is considered to be a fitness band and what is considered to be a smartwatch.
The device has a rating of 5 ATM and its exact dimensions are 43 millimeters in height, 25.4 millimeters in width, and 10.99 millimeters in depth. It weighs 18 grams without the strap. On the side of the device is a single button that may be used to quickly access a shortcut as well as to wake up the display.
The battery life is another feature that stands out, in addition to the display. The battery life of the wearable device can last for an entire fortnight on a single charge. In addition to this, there is lightning-fast charging technology available via a magnetic dock. The device may be maintained for another two days with just a top-up that takes five minutes.
You’ll find an optical heart rate sensor and a 6-axis IMU sensor (which consists of an accelerometer sensor and a gyroscope sensor) located right next to the battery. These days, pretty much everything is normal fare. However, there is not an NFC chip or a built-in GPS. You’ll have to settle for using Connected GPS for now. Alternately, you might wait for the Pro edition.
Because of the TruSport algorithm developed by the company, the sensors can jointly track 96 different types of sports. In conjunction with this is the TruSleep 2.0 technology for monitoring sleep. This generates more than two hundred different recommendations for improved sleep quality as well as four distinct stages of sleep: deep sleep, light sleep, REM sleep, and napping. There is also a TruRelax Stress Monitoring feature, a TruSeenTM 4.0 Heart-Rate Monitoring feature, and an all-day SpO2 Monitoring feature.
The final wearable on our list is an improvement over the Honor wearable, which only contains measurements of SpO2 when they are requested. Aside from that, the only other distinction that we can identify is that the Huawei Band 6 has a construction that is marginally superior to that of the previous model.
The most recent iteration of Huawei’s wearable activity tracker is available in three different color options: amber sunrise, forest green, and graphite black. The straps are composed of silicone that has been UV-treated and is resistant to dirt and grime. At this time, the fitness band is exclusively available for purchase through the Huawei Malaysia website. There, it can be purchased in stores for RM 219, which is equivalent to just over $50. Availability on a global scale is expected to follow soon.