The Honor Band 4 fitness tracker that was released in China back in September has now made its way to India. The most noteworthy thing about the new edition of Honor’s fitness band is its color screen, as the previous iterations were monochromatic. For its low price, the Honor Band 4 has a lot to offer but it is expectedly not in the same league as premium fitness watches such as the Apple Watch Series 4. Alongside the Honor band 4, the Snapdragon 632-fueled Honor 8C was also unveiled during the launch event.
A Budget Wearable With All The Essentials
The Honor Band 4 sports a 0.95-inch color AMOLED screen with a 2.5D curved glass on top and has a rubberized band. Apart from the colorized display, the new band doesn’t look a lot different from its predecessor. It will be available in three color options: Blue, Black and Pink. The tracker measures 43 x 17.2 x 11.5mm and weighs 23g, which means it should be pretty comfortable to wear.
The wearable can track physical activities and also displays notifications on the OLED panel. Packing in a 100mAh battery, the wearable can seemingly weather 6 days on a single charge. The tracker also supports NFC and Bluetooth v4.2 but there is no GPS. The band is also water resistant up to 50m and comes with tracking capabilities such as swim stroke recognition.
The Honor Band 4 can also help you monitor exercise and even contains a pedometer, which means it can help you count the steps you take. It also integrates Huawei’s TruSeen 2.0 technology, which enables it to monitor your heart rate continuously during activities such as walking, running and cycling. The wearable also comes with Huawei’s TruSleep sleep monitoring, which can help you improve the quality of your sleep. The feature is capable of identifying sleeping issues such as insomnia and also doles out advice.
You can also get the notifications from your phone on the Honor Band 4. In fact, it was being touted as a companion for the Honor 8X, as it can act as a remote control for snapping pictures. You can even use it to find your phone when you misplace it.
There Is Something Very Special For Runners
The company had also revealed a Running Edition of the Honor Band 4, although, it remains to be seen if this particular variant will be released in India as well. The Running Edition of the fitness tracker sports a monochrome POLED display. It also has a smaller 77mAh battery but it comes with improved running-related stats such as step length, ground contact, cadence and foot strike pattern. The Running Edition will come in the colors Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Blue and Black.
The Honor Band 4 will directly compete with the Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Although, the company hasn’t revealed how much it will be sold for in India, it is expected to be pitched at INR 2,000 to take down the Mi Band 3, which starts at INR 1,999. Although, the Honor Band 4 seems like a decent option for people who do not want to splurge, it might not suit the needs of fitness fanatics.
Find out more about the Honor Band 4 in the video below.