After the announcement of the Huawei’s Honor brand Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max smartphones, the company also introduced the Honor Band 4 and Honor Band 4 Running Edition fitness trackers, which come to hit the front with the Xiaomi Mi band 3.
The standard version of the Honor Band 4 is able to measure the heart rate in real time, with 94.3%precision thanks to Artificial Intelligence algorithm. They can withstand up to 50 meters and support payments via NFC (Alipay) and can be used as a remote control to capture photos with the connected smartphone and even have a feature that can find a lost laptop.
The Honor Band 4 features a 0.95-inch AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass. It comes with a circular Home button at the front, tracks a user’s heart rate, it packs 100mAh battery can offer a 6-day battery life with continuous heart rate measurement. It is also the company’s first wearable to come with a color display.
The Honor Band 4 supports Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and it can be paired with smartphones using Huawei Health app. It is water resistant up to 5ATM. Sensors on board include a 6-axis gyroscope, PPG heart rate sensor, and an infrared sensor. In terms of dimensions, the Band 4 measures 43×17.2×11.5mm and weigh 23 grams.
It is also equipped with Huawei TruSleep 2.0 that uses cardiopulmonary coupled dynamics spectrum (CPC) to monitor complete sleep structure including deep sleep (REM) to analyze sleep and offer personalized sleep recommendations. With the Huawei TruSeen 2.0 heart rate technology, the wearable can is capable of 24-hour continuous heart monitoring when running, walking, cycling and more.
The difference in “Running Edition” is due to an extra accessory that attaches itself, delivering a variety of extra information to anyone looking to improve the sports practices. The screen is slightly smaller, and it does not have a heart rate sensor.
The Honor Band 4 Running Edition features a PMOLED display and it does not have a colored display like the standard variant. It is powered by a 77mAh battery with up to 12 days of working time. It also comes with a 6-axis sensor that offers improved running detection by measuring cadence, step length, ground contact time, foot strike pattern, landing impact, eversion excursion, and swing angle. It measures 40.5×14.8×11.2mm and weighs 6 grams.
For Band 4 wearables will be available three different colors: pink, blue and black; while the Band 4 Running Edition will be offered with details in green, red, pink, blue and yellow.
While on availability, both Honor wearables will hit stores in China from September 20. Speaking of the price, the standard variant will cost CNY 199 – approximately $29, while the Running Edition will cost CNY 99 – approximately $15.