Even with the advent of smartwatches, smart fitness bands, which were before these smartwatches, continued to thrive. Beyond software differences, smart bands have always been distinguished by smaller or at least narrow monitors compared to the round or square screens of smart watches. There were of course a few exceptions, and Huawei’s latest fitness tracker is one of them. The Huawei Band 6 has a high but large display, which if you do not look closely, it can easily go wrong as a smartwatch.
True, the line between smartwatches and smartwatches can be arbitrary, especially for brands that use their own custom operating system rather than something like Wear OS designed specifically for smartwatches, at least for now. While the Huawei Band 6 does not have access to the same apps as Huawei’s dedicated smartwatches, it does allow users to switch to different watch faces with different themes.
This capability is useful with the Huawei Band 6’s 1.47-inch AMOLED screen, which it claims is 148% larger than its previous fitness band. Unlike many fitness bands, it is also wider and its overall design gives the Apple Watch a tense atmosphere. Those who follow the wearable international market, however, will most likely see traces of the DNA of the Honor Band 6 in its design.
Despite its smartwatch-like look, the Huawei Band 6 is a smart fitness tracker all the way through. It also has pins of such devices, from 24/7 heart rate monitoring to SpO2 monitoring throughout the day. The larger size also has the advantage of battery adjustment, along with more limited operating system functions, ensuring yields of operating time.
Coming with four color options of Sunrise Amber, Green Forest, Graphite Black and Pink Skora, the Huawei Band 6 will be launched at a price of 219 yuan, about $ 35. Although one of its predecessors, especially Huawei’s Band 3, did reach the shores of the United States, the chances of that happening this time are slim.