Fitness Band Market is currently one of the most growing industries. However, some are looking to maintain their health during the crisis while staying at home. The Fitness Band starts developing with a more prominent display, bundling many great features to the band and more to offer for an aggressive price point. Today, we will look into the Honor Band 6 and share our experience.

First thing first, the fitness band itself looks quite impressive for a budget. Before continue we also have to look at the Huawei Band 6 as both having identical design launched and specification. Here is the Quick Look.

Honor Band 6

 

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  • 1.47-Inch (194 x 368p) AMOLED
  • 5 ATM resistance
  • 14 Days Battery
  • 10 Exercise modes
  • Price: CNY 249 (~$39)

Huawei Band 6

  • 1.47-Inch (194 x 368p) AMOLED
  • 5 ATM resistance
  • 14 Days Battery
  • 96 Exercise Mode
  • Continuous SpO2
  • Price: CNY 269 (~$42)

Because Huawei Band 6 is expensive, it includes more modes alongside the Continous SpO2 monitoring feature.

Desing

If we compare it to its predecessor, Honor Band 5, launched back in 2019, it comes with a slightly more significant form factor, but there is no major change in a strip as it still comes with a silicone strap. Also, it doesn’t look good with the bigger design of the band, and the strip should be a little larger to accomplished the band.

The strip is a traditional loop-buckle design, and it supposes to fit every wrist. The Weight of the Honor Band 6 is 18grams makes it exceptionally lightweight, which means you can wear this for long-duration and don’t feel unease while wearing it even when you go to sleep. Thanks to Silicon Strip, you will not get any skin irritation, and replacing the strip with your finding could be your choice.

 

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You will find a home button placed on the right side of the band. A button having a Red-accent makes it delightful. At the same time, there is an honor branding on the left side of the band. As this is a fitness band, you don’t have to worry about water. Honor Band 6 is 5ATM certified, suggesting water resistance up to 50M for 10Minutes. To get the benefit of this, it having a Swimming tacking functionality.

Display

This is a major upgrade from its predecessor, and It has a 1.47-inch AMOLED display panel with 2.5D glass. A display like the best thing about this band because it allows you to interact with more apps. Despite intreating with apps, you can choose 5 different applications to make it on your home screen. Widget including sleep, heart rate, stress, weather, activities, and more.

You can interact with the band by swiping left to right or right to right and Swipe up or swipe down. As of now, the widget on the device only allows viewing the basic info of your activity. Therefore, the display packed a 194 x 368-pixel resolution having a 283 PPI resulting in pretty amazing sharp content. You can view all your important notifications, which you can open from swipe-down from topo the device; however you can’t do any action considering its fitness band, it seems fine for me.

 

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Likewise, Swiping down will open the control center for Quick actions like DND, Settings, and so on. Sadly, you can’t customize the control center. You won’t going to find any visibility issue, and the raise to wake-up feature is so smooth. Comes to visibility, you can choose 5 different levels of brightness. There is no auto-brightness support at this moment.

The Slightly curved around the display doesn’t hurt your finger, and there is no complaint about the touch-response either. We appreciate more if they trim the bezels slightly more to avoid those heavy bezels. On the other hand, there are many watch faces to choose from, likely 100 Watch Faces, and you can customize accordingly.

Companion App

Honor used to be a sub-brand of Huawei, and the Honor band still relies on Huawei technology, including companion applications. You can download and install the Huawei health, available on Android and iOS, and log in with your Huawei ID. Therefore, once you have paired you good to go, the Companion application is well-designed and packed with all your activity progress.

 

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All the activities widgets are placed neatly and the notification, Watch faces are instant. You can set different parameters for the notification and set the band according to your preference.

Fitness Tracking

This is where the Huawei band shies compare to Honor Band 6. It supports SpO2 but didn’t support all-day SpO2 monitoring. I believe this is the important thing during this COVID situation, for this Huawei Band is worth the little more. When it comes to the sleep cycle, it pretty good with accurate monitoring because of the Sleep monitor 2.0 Algorithm; it potentially seems quite good with monitor naps and quality of sleep.

As we have mentioned, there are 10 Fitness tracking to choose from Outdoor Run, Indoor Walk, Run, Cycle, Elliptical, Rower, and hula hoop. And it can auto-detected but not good at this, and still, the Honor Band 6 didn’t receive any firmware update to fix this issue. As for GPS tracking, the band doesn’t have in-build. Instead, you require to carry your smartphone.

 

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As for Specific workouts, you can set the distance, reminder, and goals. Later you can check Progress and notify about your heart rate during the workout. Moreover, it was also having music playback support and Payment using NFC.

Battery

 

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This device is equipped with a 118mAh battery. Honor claim 14 Days of Normal usages and 10 days for Heavy Usage. As for the charging solution, it had a bulky connection with a 2-pin charging solution. The change is quite easy and can be charge relatively fast. You can be expected 0-100% within ~50 Mins.