Honor is now an unbiased firm, launching wearables by itself, however its newest wrist band was truly developed below Huawei possession because it initially got here out in China in November 2020. It solely just lately hit international markets, giving us an opportunity to spend a while with it and produce this review. It does carry a bunch of options to get captivated with, and right here’s what we discovered them to carry out in actual life.
The Honor Band 6 will not be a smartwatch, though at this level the division traces are very blurry. It has a big show, a bunch of sensor and monitoring for all types of sports activities and shows notifications.
After all of the Huwaei Watch ES, which we reviewed a couple of months in the past is analogous in dimension and form, has precisely the identical software program, however is named a smartwatch.
We aren’t right here to argue semantics however fairly examine the worthiness of the Band 6. It feels mild on the wrist because of its weight of simply 18 grams with out the straps. Honor upgraded the AMOLED panel over its predecessor and now it’s 1.47” in diagonal, in comparison with 0.95” on the Honor Band 5.
There is sort of an enormous black bezel across the display which cheapens the looks a little bit bit, and that’s actually apparent in conditions the place the brightness is at max. The strap is lengthy sufficient and will be tailored to all wrists. For design functions, Honor additionally put holes on the brief aspect, the place the buckle is.
The charger for the Honor Band 6 is magnetic, with twin pogo pins. Not solely is it proprietary however it’s additionally totally different so if you’re coming from the Band 5 you can’t use the outdated one. However the one from the Honor Watch ES works.
Features and battery life
Just like every other fashionable Honor wearable, this one tracks SpO2 (blood oxygen ranges), stress by the center fee sensor, and brings TruSleep 2.0 know-how for a greater understanding of sleep patterns. Sports-wise, there are 10 pre-loaded modes together with working, swimming, or using a motorcycle, and you may even create a customized one.
The battery lifetime of the Honor Band 6 is marketed as 14 days. It will be finished, because of the efficienct Kirin A1 chipset and the light-weight Lite OS.
The precise battery life we had is about 10 days, which continues to be a large accomplishment – that features TruSleep activated, fixed coronary heart fee monitoring, leisure sports activities actions, and a few notifications and alarms. The energy cell on the within is 180 mAh, and expenses from 0 to 100% in below an hour.
Should you purchase it?
The Honor Band 6 was launched a number of instances – first in China, then at CES 2021, and eventually, it is going to hit the worldwide scene this month. The worth is ready at €49.90 at which level it represents nice worth for cash. However Honor usually throws the occasional present or two, that means the band is commonly a correct steal.