The wearable market today has gone through a major share of ups and downs. Off late, given the huge up rise in interest for personal health and well-being, the demand for smart wearables with health monitoring and fitness tracking capabilities, such as smartwatches and smart bands has seen a major increase. However, while this demand is met usually by smartwatches, its premium price point often acts as a pain point for some users. Huawei addresses this point with its newly launched HUAWEI Band 6, which brings all the features seen on its smartwatches, into the form factor and price of a smart band, making it more accessible for all users and allowing it to be a lot more than a smart band.
With the help of its solid features, the HUAWEI Band 6 shows off the capability to change how users perceive a smart band. Stepping away from tradition design ethos like minimal or monochrome displays or even limited fitness and health tracking, the HUAWEI Band 6 takes notes from its bigger brothers, for a more feature-filled smart band.
One such feature is the HUAWEI Band 6’s ability to monitor blood oxygen (SpO2) levels all-day long. While SpO2 monitoring is slowly becoming staple across wearables today, what makes this a unique feature on the HUAWEI Band 6 is that it constantly runs in the background: the continuous monitoring allows for users to get a reading whenever they want and be alerted in case of dangerous drops. This is further complemented by the HUAWEI Band 6’s abilities to track other key health indicators. This includes accurate heart rate monitoring with HUAWEI TruSeenTM 4.0, sleep tracking and analysis with HUAWEI TruSleepTM and stress management with HUAWEI TruRelaxTM.
Another feature that makes it stand out from other smart bands is the display on the HUAWEI Band 6. While most smart bands cut corners here and opt for not having a display or even just a minimal monochrome one, Huawei went all out by building into the HUAWEI Band 6 a full sized 1.47” AMOLED display complete with a bezel-less design. This serves as an immersive viewing experience, but also a more interactive user experience overall. From a user perspective, this allows for easier usage and also provides users with the experience of using a smartwatch.
Battery life is also a pain point when it comes to any kind of wearable, however, smart bands are known for their longer battery life. This is usually achieved by most smart bands by not having power demanding features, such as an AMOLED display for example. However, Huawei is no stranger to long battery life on its wearables, a trend seen on the HUAWEI Band 6 as well. One single charge can give users 2 full weeks of use.
With these features at its helm and dedicated fitness features packed in, the HUAWEI Band 6 makes a compelling argument for a solid smart band, with the added benefit of a smartwatch-like experience without the price of one, truly elevating the segment to the next level in terms of both innovation and customer accessibility.