20 January 2020
Huawei has brought a new member to its wearables family for tracking health and fitness. The newest entrant is Band 4 and it is essentially a re-branded Honor Band 5i that the company launched a couple of days back.
The Huawei Band 4 holds USB-A connector which lets you connect it to the USB port directly to charge, similar to the Honor Band 5i, though there is a little difference. While the Honor Band 5i has a circular capacitive Home button, the newest Huawei Band 4 or rebranded version has a pill-shaped capacitive button.
The Huawei Band 4 features a 0.96-inch TFT 2.5D colorful display. It is powered by Apollo 3 SoC and carries a series of sensors that include a three-axis accelerometer, infrared sensor, and an optical heart rate sensor. The Huawei TruSeen 3.5 monitors heart rate and Huawei TruSleep 2.0 recognizes the four phases of the heart rate during the sleep and analyses the sleep quality.
The Huawei Band 4 lets you track indoor as well as outdoor fitness activities. It shows notifications like calls and messages from the connected smartphone on the screen as well. There is also a Huawei Watch Face Store from where you can get new watch faces according to your choice.
The built-in USB plug enhances the productivity of the fitness tracker as it is self-sufficient to charge itself without the need for extra cable or charger. The company claims the 91mAH battery of Band 4 delivers up to nine days of power on a single charge. The Huawei Band 4 is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0.
Together with the Huawei Band 4, the company has also launched the VR Glass, a VR headset in China. The main highlights of the headset are 3D surround sound and IMAX screen-like experience. It comes with a screen resolution of 3200x1600 pixels along with 1058ppi of pixel density, 90 degrees of field of view, and 70/90Hz refresh rate. It comes with a breathable sunshade mask and can be easily worn by users who wear conventional glasses every day. It has support for Bluetooth and offers 30,000 hours of VR videos and over 100 VR games for its headset.
The price of Huawei Band 4 is set at 199 yuan (approx. $30) in China and it will go on sale from November 1. However, the fitness band is already available for purchase in Indonesia and Thailand. It comes in Sakura Pink, Amber Sunrise, and Graphite Black color options. It’s unknown if the company decides to launch it globally.
The price of the Huawei VR Glass is 2,999 yuan (approx. $429) and it will go on sale starting in December in China.