- Huawei announced a new large-screen fitness tracker called Huawei Band 6.
- Although the two companies are separated, Huawei Band 6 is the brand renamed Honor Band 6.
- The new fitness tracker has 14 days of battery life and all-day blood oxygen monitoring.
A few months ago, Honor officially separated from its parent company Huawei, although the DNA that combined the two can still be seen today. The new Huawei Band 6 is a fitness tracker, which is essentially the renamed Honor Band 6.
Honor’s device is the recipient of one of the following devices Android Authority CES 2021 Best Selection Award, this is for good reason. The large screen size and up to two weeks of battery life are excellent features that are not common in the field of budget-friendly fitness trackers.
Huawei Band 6 offers the same large 1.47-inch touch screen AMOLED display, which is much more spacious than traditional fitness trackers. Despite its larger size, it weighs only 18 grams. It is worth noting that Huawei Band 6 also has similarities with Huawei Watch Fit. However, Band 6 is slightly smaller and has a longer battery life.
The large box can hold large batteries. With a single charge for “normal” use, Huawei Band 6 can be used for up to 14 days, while for frequent use, it can be used for 10 days.
The fitness tracker is equipped with an optical heart rate sensor and SpO2 monitoring throughout the day. We usually see all-day blood oxygen monitoring on high-end health equipment, so it is nice to see Huawei incorporate it into the 6th frequency band. It will also warn you if your blood oxygen level drops too low throughout the day.
It can also track your sleep and report your heart rate during sleep, sleep stages and respiratory rate. The menstrual cycle tracking function can also be used in it, which allows women to track their menstruation, manage their pregnancy plans, and so on.
Finally, the band supports a total of 96 exercise modes. Six modes can be automatically tracked: indoor/outdoor running, indoor/outdoor walking, elliptical machine and rowing machine. Huawei said it can also track 11 “professional” modes, including running, cycling and… skipping rope. We have asked Huawei to provide more detailed information to understand exactly what it means.
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However, don’t expect too many smartwatch functions. Huawei Band 6 will be able to provide basic notification mirroring, remote camera shutter and functions to control mobile phone music, but does not support third-party applications.
Huawei Band 6 will be launched in the near future with Graphite Black, Amber Sunrise, Sakura Pink and Forest Green, but this is only what we currently know. There is no news about price or availability, but Honor Band 6 will be available soon for around US$35. Huawei’s wearable devices may be launched at about the same price.