After a short hiatus since announcing the Huawei Band 4 in 2019, Huawei is now ready with an update. The company is skipping number 5 and going straight to number 6 We’ll let you decide if this or the company has anything to do with the timing of Xiaomi’s recent Mi Band 6 announcement.
First, with a size of 1.47 inches and 194 x 368 pixels, the AMOLED screen on the Huawei Band 6 is a big step up from the 0.96 inch LCD screen of the Huawei Band 4. Larger to be exact 148%. The Huawei Watch has promised a plethora of watch faces available through the Face Store app. The new design also features very thin bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 64%. However, unlike Xiaomi, Huawei still uses a more traditional rectangular shape instead of a pill shape.
It measures 43×25.4×10.99mm, has a single side button for navigation, and is rated to be 5ATM water-resistant. Battery life is rated for up to two weeks of regular use or 10 days of heavy use and is charged via a magnetic charger. Huawei also mentions that just 5 minutes of charging will give you enough juice for 2 days of operation.
In terms of sensors, the huawei band 6 will offer continuous blood oxygen monitoring, which is the first of the series. In addition, green 4.0 heart rate monitor, TruSleep 2.0 sleep monitor, and TruRelax 2.0 pressure monitor. It will monitor your heart health and sleep apnea risk.
Other extras include standard notifications, call and text alerts from a connected phone, as well as a remote camera shutter and music playback controls.
The Huawei Band 6 is already listed on the Huawei Malaysia website and will be available for purchase from April 4 for RM219 or around $53.
Review Huawei Band 6
This is where Band 6 is in trouble. Pairing band 6 with a smartphone can be a complicated process. Once it’s paired, data syncing can be slow and we often see erroneous data syncing in apps, which requires several sync refreshes. This delicate connection can also sometimes disrupt route tracking when walking or running outdoors because the band relies on your smartphone’s GPS to map your route.
Another minor issue is that push notifications in band 6 can sometimes be delayed. When they appear in your notification panel, the messages will be shortened, you need to take out your phone to see the full message.
Considering its price, the Huawei Band 6 is an attractive fitness band with plenty of features. But consumers are spoiled for choice in this price range and the fact that Huawei has a great affordable fitness tracker in the Huawei Watch Fit – priced at just over AED 100 – we’re not sure. Where Band 6 is located at Huawei’s entry- Level Fitness The Tracker and Watch Fit over the Band 6 series are recommended.
Design and display
At first glance, the Huawei Band 6 looks like a flimsy Huawei Watch Fit but has a more compact and original design. The polymer watch body is surrounded by a textured metallic finish and a matte plastic finish on the bottom where the sensors are located.
Thin rubber strap with a soft and smooth texture, feels comfortable in contact with the skin. It does not accumulate dust and is easily removed when your wrists sweat. You won’t be able to swap bands with Band 6, which is understandable at this price point.
Band 6 is also very light, feels comfortable to wear all day, and does not scratch the skin, which is a plus. It’s water-resistant up to 50 meters, so you’ll be able to take it diving in the pool and not have to take it off for a quick shower.